(MUGS) Harvest Challenge; Guest Lecturer

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A few updates..

i) Reminder that Harvest Challenge is tomorrow!! Monday Nov.18th in the lounge
(Burn 305) at 12:30- come enjoy tasty fall treats, pumpkin carving, tons
of fun games and a raffle. This is also the kick-off of our clothing drive,
so bring over some unused clothing to be donated to Dans la Rue, a local
organization serving struggling youths on the streets of Montreal. Regardless
of whether you're new to the Geography department OR an old-timer, come meet/hang
out with friendly people!

ii) Thursday Nov.4th, come see Prof. James R. Fleming present his lecture "Fixing the
Sky: Historical perspectives on weather and climate control". Held from 6:00-7:30pm
in Leacock 219, This presentation examines the tragicomic history of rainmakers,
weather warriors, and climate engineers, arguing that "history matters" in pressing
issues of current public policy concern and technical decision-making.

James Rodger Fleming is a Historian of Science and Technology and Professor of Science,
Technology, and Society at Colby College. He is a Fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elected "for pioneering studies on the history
of meteorology and climate change and for the advancement of historical work within
meteorological societies." He recently held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace
History at the Smithsonian Institution and the AAAS Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global
Stewardship while a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center
for Scholars. He enjoys fishing, good jazz, good barbecue, seeing students flourish,
building a community of historians of the geosciences, and connecting the history of
science and technology with public policy. He also recently published a book on the
topic, "Fixing the Sky: The checkered history of weather and climate control"

Sponsored by Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre, Geography, Atmospheric
& Oceanic Sciences, Earth & Planetary Sciences, and McGill School of Environment

Don't let midterms get you down! See you at Harvest Challenge!


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