Chesapeake Lecture Series: Dr. Grace Brush
What did the Chesapeake Bay look like over
two centuries ago, and why is that important today?
Dr. Grace Brush, award-winning professor of geography and
environmental engineering at Johns Hopkins University's Whiting
School of Engineering, answers those questions and more as the
inaugural guest in SU's Chesapeake Bay Distinguished Lecture
Series. Brush is known for her work on the pre- and
post-Colonial ecology of the Chesapeake Bay; her groundbreaking
studies have helped scientists and geographers better understand
how the clearing of forests surrounding the bay in the 18th
century impacted the ecosystem. Her talk focuses on the
links between human-induced landscape changes and water quality.
Her presentation is 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 20, in
the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.
Earning her PhD from Harvard University, Brush has received
professorship and fellowship honors from Harvard and Duke
Universities, as well as the University of Virginia and
Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale du Lausanne.
She has earned the renowned George E. Owen Teaching Award, the
Mathias Medale and the Estuarine Research Foundation's Life
Achievement Award. She also served as an exchange
scientist to Czechoslovakia through the National Academy of
Sciences' InterAcademy Council.
Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department, Fulton School
of Liberal Arts, and Henson School of Science and Technology,
admission to her talk is free and the public is invited.