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  • Tuesday, October 7th

    1. THE GINGKO TREE: A talk by Sir Peter Crane
      • Start time: 07:00pm
      • End date: Tuesday, October 7th
      • End time: 09:00pm
      • THE GINGKO TREE: A talk by Sir Peter Crane
        Tuesday, October 7, 7 p.m., Bowker Auditorium
        General admission advance: $10; At the door: $15. Free to Five College & GCC students.

        Perhaps the world’s most distinctive tree, Ginkgo has remained stubbornly unchanged for more than two hundred million years. A living link to the age of dinosaurs, it survived the great ice ages as a relic in China, but it earned its reprieve when people first found it useful about a thousand years ago. Today Ginkgo is beloved for the elegance of its leaves, prized for its edible nuts, and revered for its longevity. Renowned botanist Peter Crane explores the history of the ginkgo from its mysterious origin through its proliferation, drastic decline, and ultimate resurgence. Crane also highlights the cultural and social significance of the ginkgo: its medicinal and nutritional uses, its power as a source of artistic and religious inspiration, and its importance as one of the world’s most popular street trees.

  • Thursday, October 9th

    1. Lecture - Fracking -
      • Start time: 03:00pm
      • End date: Thursday, October 9th
      • End time: 04:00pm
      • Annual Tsuan Hua Feng Lecture
        Collaborative Efforts,
        Current Issues and Research
        Priorities in Unconventional
        Gas Development
        Dr. Jared Cohon
        The exploitation of unconventional gas and oil
        supplies using the technique of hydraulic fracturing
        has had a very significant impact on US energy supply
        and use with major economic and environmental
        implications. Western Pennsylvania is at the heart
        of the production of natural gas from the Marcellus
        Shale formation. The region has also seen the
        emergence of unique, collaborative efforts by industry
        and environmental groups to control the impacts
        of shale gas development and to improve the fracking
        process. These efforts will be examined, and current
        issues and research priorities will be discussed.

        Held at the Cape Cod Lounge Student Union.

  • Monday, October 13th

    1. Holiday - Columbus Day - Office closed
  • Tuesday, October 14th

    1. Last day to drop courses with "DR"
    2. Monday class schedule
  • Saturday, October 25th

      • Led by Jack Ahern this bus tour of New York city will look into several famous landscapes and artfully crafted designed spaces. Full details to be determined. Check back for details.

  • Tuesday, November 11th

    1. Holiday – Veterans' Day
  • Wednesday, November 12th

    1. Registration begins for Spring 2015
    2. Tuesday class schedule