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Le Moyne College Hosts Talk by Geologist on Climate Change and Human Ancestry

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a lecture by geologist Chris Scholz on Friday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium titled "East-African Megadroughts and the Origin of Modern Humans: Results of Deep Lake Drilling in the East African Rift." <br /> <br /> His talk will describe the results of research examining the record of climate change in Africa and its relation to human ancestry.<br /> <br /> Chris Scholz is associate professor of sedimentology and reflection seismology at Syracuse University. His research focuses on the basin analysis of extensional systems, with emphasis on lacustrine rift basins. Current research and field programs are concentrated in the East African Rift Valley and the Baikal Rift of Siberia. Scholz holds a doctorate from Duke University.<br /> <br /> The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the developing Center for the Study of Environmental Change at Le Moyne.</p>
posted on: 3/19/2007