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Climatologist to Speak on Links Between Climate Change and Hurricanes

Kerry Emanuel, Ph.D., a climatologist and hurricane expert, will give the Second Annual Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, on the Macon campus. Emanuel will give a lecture entitled “Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes.”

The event will be held in the Auditorium of the new Science and Engineering Building. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m.

Hurricanes have inspired literature and art through the ages and changed the course of history. In his lecture, Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss the science of hurricanes and their role in human history, ending with a discussion of the effect of climate change on hurricane activity.
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“Spotlight on China Series”

The College of Liberal Arts kicked off its “Spotlight on China Series” on Oct. 11, with a lecture by China expert and Mercer Economics Professor Penelope Prime, Ph.D., entitled “China’s Economic Rise: Context and Implications.”

Other Free Series Events:
Chinese Art and Artifacts Exhibit
, now through Nov. 16, Hardman Gallery.

Chinese Book Expo, now through Nov. 16, Jack Tarver Library.

“Recent Internationally Known Chinese Artists,” Beth Stewart, 6 p.m. Nov. 8, Hardman Hall, room 201.

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop led by Ge Wei and Linda Chen, 4 p.m. Nov. 14, Hardman Hall room 203.

Ticketed event:
Chinese Buffet Luncheon, Trustees Dining Room in the Connell Student Center, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Tickets $8.50, call 301-2936 to reserve.

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