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Minerva oil lecture series continues this week


Riki Ott
Riki Ott

Marine biologist Riki Ott will continue the Minerva lecture series “Oil: A World in Short Supply" this week.

Ott, also an author and former commercial fisherwoman, will focus her talk on “Exxon Valdez to Gulf Disaster: Changing the Endgame.” The talk will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Nott Memorial. 

More than 100 students are enrolled in the “Oil” course, which meets twice a week. The Minerva course was organized by Teresa Meade, the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture. Other professors who are participating include John Garver (Geology), Ashraf Ghaly (Engineering and Computer Science), Brad Lewis and Eshi Motahar (Economics), Jeff Corbin (Biology and Environmental Studies), Elana Shever (Anthropology), and Mark Dallas, Tom Lobe and Philip Nicholas (Political Science).

Ott will also be speaking at the Women and Gender Studies Luncheon Speaker Series from 12:50 to 1:50 p.m. Wednesday in the Reamer Campus Center, Room 301. Her talk is:  "What's Democracy Got to Do With it? Women, Politics and the Environment."

For a full list of the upcoming Minerva speakers, click here.