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UI to host April 24 lecturer on Antarctica

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Molly Miller, Sigma Xi national lecturer and professor of geology at Vanderbilt University, will present a lecture, "Antarctica: Past, Present, Future -- And Why It Matters," at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 1997 in Buchanan Auditorium of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.

Miller's research interests include studying modern and ancient ecological relationships and reconstructing past environments. She is currently documenting environmental changes that accompanied the melting of Paleozoic continental glaciers and the subsequent colonization of lakes and streams by animals that live at the bottom of bodies of water.

She has served the Geological Society of America and the Society of Sedimentary Geology in many capacities, including editing a book of hands-on activities for kindergarten through grade 12 teachers. At Vanderbilt, Miller also serves as Chair of Distinguished Teaching.

The talk, co-sponsored by the University Lecture Committee, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), is suitable for all ages and will be followed by a reception.

The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

4/8/97