Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program

The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. and his wife, Nancy R. Chandler. The program brings renowned scholars to the Central Oregon region to present a balanced and broad-based scope of programming in the form of lectures, forums and interactive workshops. In doing so, we hope to encourage stimulating conversations that broaden our community's perspectives and perceptions.

For more information about the program or its upcoming events, please contact Charlotte Gilbride, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program Coordinator at 541-383-7257. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming events, please reply here with your name and preferred email address:

Upcoming events:

Glaciers, Science and Top Secret Military Schemes

Mark Carey - Greenland FjordDr. Mark Carey, University of Oregon 

Thursday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.
Hitchcock Auditorium, COCC Bend Campus

Join us for an evening exploring how Greenland’s ice has changed the world and captured our imagination!  Dr. Mark Carey will discuss the continuing history of human interaction with Greenland’s ice from the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic, which led to iceberg bombing and oceanographic research, to Camp Century, an under-ice nuclear-powered US military base, the site of early glacial ice coring at the root of recent climate science.  He will bring us up to present-day concerns about climate change, Greenland ice, and the reason melting glaciers matter for societies that might never even see a glacier or an iceberg. 

Typical of Dr. Carey’s interdisciplinary approach to making sense of the world, this presentation will appeal to a broad audience with its elements of exploration, adventure, science, bizarre military schemes, national security and present-day concerns about climate science and society.

Dr. Carey is Associate Professor of History at the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.  He is the author of In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society, Oxford University Press, 2010.  He is currently working on his next book.

Tickets: $10 general admission, students free with ID at the door. Advance sales from the Sunriver Nature Center: 541-593-4394 or 541-593-4442, or purchase at the door.

A collaboration between the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program and the Sunriver Nature Center.

Oregon Community Foundation

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Oregon Observatory at Sunriver


Sponsors Of The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program:

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Accessibility IconIn advance of College events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Annie Jenkins: 541-383-7743.

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