Event Details

Location: Seattle, WA

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Cornell University Presents:
Return to the Classroom

“Sea of Glass: An Underwater Adventure in Art, Science and History”
presented by
Drew Harvell
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Faculty Fellow, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Thursday, May 31, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Program Schedule
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Reception – refreshments and networking with local Cornellians
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Presentation by Prof. Harvell and Q&A
8:30 – 9:00 p.m. Dessert reception

$20 General Admission
$15 Young Alumni (Classes of 2008 – 2018)

Seattle Tennis Club
922 McGilvra Blvd East
Seattle, WA 98112

Drew Harvell is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University and curator of the Blaschka Glass Invertebrates at Cornell. She received her PhD from University of Washington (UW) in 1985 and is currently an affiliate faculty at UW and teaches Cornell programs at Friday Harbor Labs in the San Juan Islands. Her research on the sustainability of marine ecosystems has taken her from the reefs of Mexico, Indonesia, Myanmar and Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest. She leads an NSF Research Coordination Network on Ocean Health. She is a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, a winner of the Society of American Naturalists Jasper Loftus-Hills Award, the National Outdoor Book Award and a Rachel Carson Environment Book Award.  Harvell’s most recent work focuses on environmental drivers of sea star wasting disease and eel grass health. Her writing appears in The New York Times, The Hill and in over 160 academic articles in journals such as Science, Nature, and Ecology. A Sea of Glass is her new book (2016), focused on the quest to find the matches to the 700 Blaschka models made in the 1860s. Visit her research website or the Fragile Legacy Blaschka Website.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.