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Noted Physics Historian To Speak In Bullen Lecture Series Event, November 9

Spencer Weart, Ph.D.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Iona College is proud to announce its first speaker for the 2017-18 Thomas G. Bullen, Ph.D., CFC, Memorial Lecture Series in Science and Technology. Iona welcomes noted physics historian Spencer Weart, Ph.D., to the Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium on Thursday, November 9, at noon. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Weart presents "The History of Climate Change Science." Climate change has been a grave problem for humanity since the Ice Ages. The history of how we learned about climate change offers a deep look into the way scientists work, how that has changed, and how science interacts with public policy.
Dr. Weart is a noted historian specializing in the history of modern physics and geophysics. Until his retirement in 2009 he was director of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) in College Park, Maryland, and continues to be affiliated with the Center. He received a BA in Physics at Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Colorado.
The Bullen Lecture Series began as Scientific and Technological Lecture Series and founded in 1989 by Victor Stanionis, Ph.D., professor of physics at Iona College. Its purpose was to instill a measure of scientific awareness in Iona’s science, liberal arts, business students and the public so they may confront scientific issues as informed citizens. A secondary purpose of the series was to bring them into contact with scientists who have achieved at the highest levels in their fields. The series was renamed to honor Br. Thomas G. Bullen, Ph.D., who was a legend in the Science departments at Iona College, and it became known as the Thomas G. Bullen, CFC, Ph.D., Memorial Lecture Series in Science and Technology. Presently the series is sponsored by the Josephine Lawrence Hopkins Foundation. Read more on the Bullen series.

Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education, located just 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan in New Rochelle. With a global network of more than 45,000 alumni, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science and business administration, pre-professional and professional programs, Master of Arts, Master of Science and Business Administration degrees, and numerous advanced certificate programs. The College is the second-largest private sector employer in New Rochelle and provides more than 66,000 service hours in the community each year. Studies indicate the College also has an annual economic impact of $258 million as measured by the NY Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU). See more at