Information Desk

The Spring Falconer Lecture Series are held on TUESDAY EVENINGS at 8:00PM in the John J. Sullivan Auditorium, CESTM building, The University at Albany, 251 Fuller Road, Albany, New York 12203


Donation Information

Tax-deductible donations to sustain the Natural History Lectures may be made out to the "University at Albany Foundation" and mailed to the University at Albany Foundation UAB-201, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222. Address donations as "Attention: Ray Falconer Fund"

The Ray Falconer Natural History Lecture Series

Spring 2016:

You are cordially invited to attend this series of free public lectures. The current lectures are listed below. For a more detailed description of each of the current lectures, CLICK HERE.

March 29, 2016
  • "Earth´s earliest atmosphere and surface, a new–old view."
  • Professor Emeritus George Shaw, Union College

April 5, 2016
  • "Atmospheric Sciences: an "anecdotal" overview of its evolution and future outlook."
  • Professor Volker Mohnen, Director Emeritus, ASRC, University at Albany

April 12 ,2016
  • "Antibiotics in America Agriculture: Understanding the Sources of an Emerging Public Health Problem"
  • Professor Kendra Smith-Howard, University at Albany, SUNY

April 19, 2016
  • "Lidar Remote Sensing, Wind Energy, and Boundary-Layer Meteorology: Ingredients for Improving Weather Forecasting and Modeling"
  • Dr. Robert Banta, NOAA Earth System Research Lab., Boulder, CO.

April 26, 2016
  • "Atmospheric Processes Research in the Arctic"
  • Dr. Ralf Staebler, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Toronto

May 3, 2016
  • "Turbulent and non-turbulent flow in the stable boundary layer: observations and modeling"
  • Professor Otávio Acevedo, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil