Titus to Present Friday's Faculty Lecture Series

April 5, 2011

Professor of Geology Robert Titus will present this month's Faculty Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall.

In Glaciers in the Hudson, Titus will discuss his recently completed book (co-authored with Johanna Titus)  about the Hudson Valley during the Ice Age, describing its glacial landscape.

He describes the lecture: "The Hudson Valley is renowned for its scenic landscape. 'The Rhine of America' is one of our most picturesque rivers. It is this scenery which inspired the Hudson Valley school of art during the 19th century. But few see the valley as a geologist does. To stand on the Mountain House ledge and survey the valley is to see it today and, then again, to see it as it was during the Ice Age. A massive glacier descended that valley as it was grinding its way to Long Island. It filled the valley so that only the peaks of the Taconic Range could be seen above the ice. Later, when all the ice was melting, torrents in meltwater streams carved much of the landscape we know today."

Titus' lecture is the seventhof eight discussions throughout the 2010-11 academic year focusing on art, literature, mathematics, social movements, chemistry, and history. Faculty members will discuss recent research in their field with members of the Hartwick community.

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Contact: Jen Moritz
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