Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program
The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) of the Central Oregon Community College Foundation brings renowned scholars, lecturers and experts to our region to provide broad-based programming on a diverse range of subjects. VSP's mission is to provide educational and relevant programming to COCC, its students and the community.
The program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. to honor his wife Nancy.
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.
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Coming Fall Programming
Hope for the Ocean
Dr. Jane Lubchenco -- Distinguished University Professor & Advisor on Marine Studies, Oregon State University and Former Administrator of NOAA and First US Science Envoy for the Ocean
Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.
Tower Theatre, Bend
Tickets $10. Purchase tickets here.
Free student tickets available at Coats Campus Center Info Desk
Ocean health is important to every human, and Dr. Lubchenco
will tell us why. She will summarize current and emerging threats to ocean life
and describe successful efforts to tackle resource depletion and disruption to
achieve sustainable use of our oceans.
Drawing on four years as the Administrator of NOAA, two years as the
first US Science Envoy for the Ocean, and her vast experience doing research
around the world, Lubchenco will address the basic question: 'Can we use the
ocean without using it up?’ Join us for
this message of urgency and hope.
Photo credit: Joy Leighton
Dr. Jane Lubchenco is a world renowned environmental scientist with
deep experience in the fields of science, academia, and government. She was the
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and the Administrator of NOAA
from 2009-2013. Nominated by President Obama in December 2008 as part of his
“Science Dream Team,” she is a marine ecologist and environmental scientist by
training, with expertise in oceans, climate change, and interactions between
the environment and human well-being. She earned her B.A. in Biology at Colorado
College, her M.S. in Zoology at University of Washington and her Ph.D. in
Ecology from Harvard University.
Sponsored by OSU-Cascades with support from Brooks Resources, the Associated Students of COCC and OSU-Cascades Student Fee Committee.
For those of who missed our Season of Nonviolence keynote speaker, Dr. Shakti Butler, we have the below links to her presentations and workshops.
Sponsors Of The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program:
In 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 the office of Disability Services at 541-383-7583.