Distinguished Geochemist to Lecture at Cerritos College
For Immediate Release:October 15, 2007
Media Contact:Allison Abel, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451, ext. 7878
WHAT: Cerritos College has the unique opportunity to host Joint Oceanographic Institute (JOI) geochemist Dr. Philip A. Meyers, an internationally-recognized authority on oceanography, as a guest lecturer on Tuesday evening, Oct. 23. This lecture is free and open to students and the general public. There will also be an informal luncheon and discussion held on the campus earlier in the day.
Meyers’ lecture will focus on the “greenhouse model,” an alternative to popular theory in geology regarding petroleum-producing rocks. As the two classic models of how the rocks were formed don’t answer all the questions, this theory has been devised in order to shed additional light on the subject. The greenhouse model suggests that global climate change was necessary to create geographic formations containing oil.
This lecture will be of interest to anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the world’s petroleum supply, how this supply came to exist, and the possibility of new petroleum being produced at the current time.
Meyers earned his Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island and his B.S. in chemistry from Carnegie-Mellon University. He lectures worldwide and has edited and written for numerous peer-reviewed publications, including Organic Geochemistry and Marine Geology. Meyers currently serves as a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been honored as an elected fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geochemical Society, and the American Geophysical Union.
WHEN: Lecture: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
Luncheon: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 11 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lecture: Science building, room 201
Luncheon: Student Center Stage
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
A map of the campus is available at www.cerritos.edu/guide.
COST: Lecture: There is no cost to attend the lecture.
Luncheon: There is no cost to attend the luncheon, and lunch will be provided. However, please note that an RSVP is required. RSVP to Robert Kreger at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2668 or Meg McQuarrie at ext. 5037.
Parking permits cost $1 and may be obtained in lots C-1, C-2 and C-10.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Dr. Robert Kreger, professor and chair of the Cerritos College Earth Science Department, at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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