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  • Mar 6
    John Howard, Ph.D., J.D. Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus

    12th Annual John Howard Lecture on Law & Justice: If Free Speech is Not Free–Who Pays the Price?

    Time:  7:00pm
    The 12th annual Law and Justice lecture at Purchase College, The State University of New York will focus on free speech issues on college campuses, with particular attention given to the numerous instances in which an invitation to a controversial speaker has resulted in protests. There will be a short film, “Home Of The Brave: Free Speech On College Campuses” and a discussion panel.
  • Mar 20
    Lola Fatoyinbo, Ph.D.Sigma Xi Distinguished LecturerBiospheric Sciences LaboratoryNASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Tree-hugging Meets Rocket Science: Space-age Estimation of Forest Carbon Stocks

    Time:  7:00pm
    Lola Fatoyinbo received the Ph.D. degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, in 2008. From 2008 to 2009, she was a Postdoctoral Candidate in Radar Remote Sensing with the California Institute of Technology/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Since 2010, she is a Research Scientist with the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA. Her research interests include applications of synthetic aperture radar polarimetry, interferometry, and fusion with optical data for ecosystem science applications. She is the Principal investigator of the EcoSAR P-band airborne system, Lead scientist for the NASA AfriSAR campaign and member of the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) science team. In addition, she is the Principal or Co-Investigator of several NASA projects focusing on ecosystem structure and function. Dr. Fatoyinbo is the recipient of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.