Last Science Seminar, Spring 2013: Howard Spero Speaks on “Our Changing Seas: Voyage to an Earth that No One Has Seen Before” – Thurs. May 9, 7 PM, BCC Auditorium

4 May 2013

Please join us for the last science seminar of the semester!


Dr. SperoThis Thursday, May 9 at 7pm, Dr. Howard Spero will speak on ‘Our Changing Seas: Voyage to an Earth that No One Has Seen Before.’ The talk will run from 7–8pm in the Berkeley City College basement auditorium and include time for questions. The reception will begin at 6:30pm with light refreshments and Dr. Spero will be around to meet and talk to people before the lecture so please come have a cup of coffee and ask him all of your questions about climate change. View the flyer announcing Dr. Howard Spero’s presentation.


starHoward Spero, PhD, is a professor and Chairman of the Department of Geology at the University of California, Davis. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the California Academy of Sciences. Dr. Spero conducts research at the interface between living organisms and the fossil remains that are left behind in ocean sediment. His research group focuses on the calibration and development of geochemical tools to extract novel environmental information from the shells of marine fossils in order to reconstruct the history of Earth’s past climates and ocean circulation change. Dr. Spero has trained numerous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and has authored more than 100 scientific publications in this research area.


The Science Seminar Series invites distinguished speakers from diverse areas of scientific research to speak about their fields. These talks are presented in conjunction with the Berkeley City College Science Club and sponsored in part by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. All of the seminars are open to the public and have covered topics such as stem cell research potential and policy, the neuroscience of consciousness, energy policy and models of climate change.


Please see visit the BCC Science Seminar Series webpage ( for more information.



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