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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Alumnus and Director of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy to Speak on Climate Change

February 18th, 2011

Story Contact: MU News Bureau, 573-882-6211,

WHAT: A noted University of Missouri alumnus who has risen to the position of director of the Office of Science for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will speak about climate change and the science that could power the world into the future.

During the lecture, “Science for Energy,” noted MU alumnus William Brinkman, BS ’60, PhD ’65 physics, will present a brief overview of man-made climate changes, along with a summary of the major sources and uses of ener­gy in the U.S.

He also will discuss scientific research opportu­nities that could lessen the effects of energy use. Research areas that will be described include materials and chemical sciences, biological and environmental sciences, fusion energy, and advanced computation.

WHO: William Brinkman, director of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy. Brinkman will later be honored with the College of Arts and Science Distinguished Alumni Award.

WHERE: Room 120

Physics Building

MU campus

WHEN: Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m.

NOTE: The public and the media are invited to attend. A question and answer session will immediately follow the lecture.