Hartwick’s Titus to Discuss Catskills Flooding

September 19, 2011

Professor Robert Titus, of the Hartwick Geology Department, will speak on the recent flooding in the Catskills at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27 in Room 202 of Johnstone Science Center on the College campus. His presentation is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Titus writes for Kaatskill Life magazine, The Woodstock Times and the Register Star Newspaper Chain in the Hudson Valley. While Titus was just one among many in the first wave of journalists to enter many of the devastated Catskills, he was the only one who is a trained geologist. Since these historic floods Titus has been studying what happened and will try to explain it in his talk. He will illustrate his presentation with numerous photos that he took on the scene.

Titus has developed a reputation for his ability to reach out and communicate Catskill geological history to the general public in his many articles. A paleontologist by training, Titus has done a great deal of professional research on the fossil record of New York State. Since 1991, however, he has increasingly become interested in writing about Catskills and Hudson Valley geology for a general audience. More and more he has become committed to communicating the fascinating story of our region's geological history to a growing readership. He also is a popular speaker and does numerous appearances each year throughout the region.

The talk will be sponsored by Delta Delta Gee, the Hartwick College geology club.

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