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      November 15, 2019

      Friday   1:45 PM

      160 College Avenue
      Orono, Maine 04473

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      What’s it like on Everest? Find out Nov. 15 from CCI researchers  Six University of Maine explorers will talk about participating in the single most comprehensive scientific expedition ever conducted on Mount Everest.   “The University of Maine’s Role in the National Geographic and Rolex's Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest” is the title of the free, public event 1:45-2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the McIntire Room at Buchanan Alumni House.  UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will introduce Paul Andrew Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute director and professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences. He was the Everest Expedition leader and lead scientist. Mayewski will give a 15-minute overview of the April-June expedition, which will be followed by a panel discussion among the six UMaine participants.  In addition to Mayewski, panelists include: Aaron Putnam, Everest Geology team co-leader. Putnam is an assistant professor in the CCI and the School of Earth and Climate Sciences.  Mariusz Potocki, Everest Summit and Glaciology teams. Potocki is a Ph.D. candidate in the CCI and the School of Earth and Climate Sciences.  Heather Clifford, Everest Glaciology team member. Clifford is a Ph.D. candidate in the CCI and School of Earth and Climate Sciences.  Peter Strand, Everest Geology team member. Strand is a Ph.D. candidate in the CCI and School of Earth and Climate Sciences  Laura Mattas, Everest Geology team member. Mattas is graduate student in the CCI and School of Earth and Climate Sciences.  Photographs, a summit suit, a drill used to secure the highest ice core in the world, and other items from the expedition will be displayed.

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