Renowned Oceanographer to Speak at NOVA

Renowned Oceanographer to Speak at Leonard J. Mills Memorial Lecture

The distinguished oceanographer Richard C. Murphy will deliver the
2011 Leonard J. Mills Memorial Lecture at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday,
February 3, 2011, in the CE Theatre on the Annandale Campus or Northern Virginia Community College.
Murphy has a doctorate in marine ecology from the University of Southern California. He is currently the director of science and education at the Ocean Futures Society. He began working with Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Jean-Michel Cousteau in 1968 and has been involved in projects and expeditions around the globe, including Papua New Guinea, the Fiji Islands, the Caribbean, Indonesia, the Mekong River, the Amazon, the Sea of Cortez, Australia and New Zealand. Murphy has served as chief scientist, photographer, writer, educator and project director, and has created a number of education programs for young people in developed and developing countries.

His book, “Coral Reefs: Cities Under the Sea,” offers a unique perspective
on how a reef functions and what lessons coral reefs can bring to the development of sustainable communities.

This program is sponsored jointly by the Mills Lecture Fund and the Lyceum.

For additional information, please contact Professor Jill F. Caporale
(AN) at 703-323-3234.


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