The award-winning environmentalist documentary The Islands and the Whales, which focuses on how the Faroe Islanders have been affected by global pollution, will be screened on Thursday, September 27, in the Charles B. Wang Center. Scottish filmmaker Mike Day will be on hand for a post-film discussion of the movie.
Liliana M. Davalos has received a research award from the NSF to advance her studies of bat genomes and how they may reveal clues to longevity. The “Rules of Life” award is among 29 granted nationally, each of which NSF expects to contribute significantly to the understanding of living systems.
Brian Colle’s research focuses on improving the understanding and forecasting of extreme weather in the coastal margins of North America and how these phenomena may change during the next century. Using field observations and numerical models his group investigates severe convective storms, extratropical and tropical storms, low-level jets and sea breezes, precipitation bands and microphysics, orographic flows, and heavy precipitation. He also utilizes models for storm surge, fire weather, and offshore wind power resource assessments.