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McAuley Lectures—Fall 2018

The McAuley lectures feature outstanding faculty members from the University of Hartford. The lectures take place once a month at 2 p.m. at McAuley Retirement Community, Asylum Avenue and Steele Road, West Hartford. Visitors should take the Steele Road entrance and park in visitors parking. The lectures are held in the main building, at the foot of the hill.

Oceans in Crisis-Stephan Bullard

Fri., Dec. 7; 2 p.m.

Last of three McAuley lectures. Series cost: $20; Fellows: no charge. Register online.

As human populations grow and the environmental impacts of society increase, the oceans suffer significantly. Yet, the damage caused to the seas is often hidden below the surface. Many parts of the ocean “look fine,” but are in fact in rapid decline. This lecture will explore some of the larger impacts affecting the world’s oceans, such as overfishing and marine pollution.

Stephan Bullard, PhD, is a marine biologist and an associate professor of biology in Hillyer College. He teaches all aspects of biology, and has a particular interest in environmental studies and the science of disasters. His research concerns invasive species, particularly sea squirts, and plankton, and is currently centered on Long Island Sound. His publications include work on ascidians and bryozoans, crabs, and plankton.