by Jim Nintzel
Randy Olson, a marine biologist who became a filmmaker with Sizzle, will be at the Loft for the screening and a subsequent Q&A that will include UA professors Julia Cole of geosciences, Diana Liverman of the Institute of the Environment, Brian McGill of the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Jacqueline Sharkey of the School of Journalism. (BTW: Sharkey is also my boss over at UA School of Journalism.)
Olson is also in town to help celebrate EarthWeek, "a showcase of research by undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences," according to Mari Jensen of the UA College of Science. Olson will deliver a lively plenary lecture that encourages future scientists to go a little more gonzo. You can catch "Don't be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style," at
noon on Wednesday, March 31, at the Arizona History Museum auditorium, 949 E. Second St.
Here's some more you science geeks looking for a good time:
Wednesday, March 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
20th Annual El Dia Del Agua Student Symposium
Departments of hydrology and water resources and soil, water and
3:30 p.m. Keynote: Hydrophilanthropy
David Kreamer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Thursday and Friday, April 1 and 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
GeoDaze: 38th Annual Geoscience Symposium
Departments of geosciences and soil, water and environmental science
Keynote on Thursday, April 1, 4 p.m.
The California River and its role in carving the Grand Canyon
Brian Wernicke, California Institute of Technology
Saturday, April 3
GeoDaze Field Trip to Mt. Lemmon
Leader: Paul Kapp, UA associate professor of geosciences
The scientific focus of the trip will be the history and significance of
Cretaceous to Miocene magmatism and deformation.