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  • Dixie Forum to Present Lecture on Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill
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    Dr. John Farrington, dean emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who will speak at “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World”  on Sept. 2.
    Dr. John Farrington, dean emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who will speak at “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” on Sept. 2.
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Learn about oil pollution and how it affects the ocean at Dixie State University’s “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World.” Dr. John Farrington, dean emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will speak at the forum at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free for all community members, DSU students, faculty and staff.

    Farrington will present the lecture “Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill (2010) in the Gulf of Mexico: A Reminder About Oil Pollution in the Ocean.”

    Among his professional interests, Farrington, who has written more than 100 publications and more than 50 reports, has studied organic geochemistry of the marine environment, biochemistry of marine organisms and the interaction between science and policy as well as that between science and religion. Farrington earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from Southeastern Massachusetts University and a doctorate in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.

    Dixie Forum is designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. Dixie State students can earn one college credit by signing up for HUM 1000, attending lectures regularly, carefully considering the ideas expressed and writing about the presentations.

    The weekly series will continue its 2014 fall semester slate at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 9, with Julie Rogers offering a lecture on fine art painting. This forum will be in DSU’s Art Building and may run until 1:50 p.m.

    The remainder of the fall Dixie Forum schedule is below. All forums will be at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus, unless noted.

    Sept. 9 Julie Rogers, presenting on Fine Art Painting

    This event is scheduled in the Art Building and may run up to 1:50 p.m.

    Sept. 16 Kai Anderson, presenting on Apple Computers

    Sept. 23 Clark Gilbert, CEO of Deseret News, presenting “Innovation in the Media” This event is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. in the Zion Room

    Sept. 30 Glen Blakley, DSU art professor, presenting on Ceramic Art

    Oct. 7 Annie Henrie, presenting on Fine Art Painting

    Oct. 14 No Forum (Fall Break this week)

    Oct. 21 Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, Brian Cauldwell and Aston Basile, presenting “Cutting Edge Cancer Research: A Report from Stanford University”

    Oct. 28 Kathleen Herndon, chairwoman of the English department at Weber State University, presenting “Islamic New Year and Muslim Journeys”

    Nov. 4 Rico Del Sesto, DSU assistant professor of chemistry, presenting “The Future of Science”

    Nov. 11 No Forum (DSU Career Day)

    Nov. 18 J. Kirk Richards, presenting “Fine Art Painting and Sculpture”

    Nov. 25 No Forum (Thanksgiving Break this week)

    Dec. 2 Del Parson, DSU art professor, presenting on Fine Art Painting

    Dec. 9 Lin Alder, presenting on Energy Efficiency

    For more information on Dixie State University's Dixie Forum series, please contact DSU Forum coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or burns@dixie.edu or visit www.dixie.edu/humanities/dixie_forum.php.

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