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President’s Lecture Series

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Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix, president of Shepherd University, has created this lecture series as part of the Lifelong Learning Program. The lectures are free to the public with advanced registration as seating is limited.


SkyTruth: Using Satellites, Digital Mapping, and Big Data to Illustrate Environmental Issues

Monday, January 30
Erma Ora Byrd Hall Auditorium
6:30 p.m.

John Amos, founder and president, will discuss how SkyTruth uses tools such as digital mapping and big data to investigate and measure human impact on landscapes and ecosystems and to engage the public on environmental issues. He will feature examples of SkyTruth’s work on oil and gas drilling and mountaintop removal coal mining. Amos will also discuss the organization’s Global Fishing Watch, a project begun in 2014 in partnership with Oceana and Google that tracks where commercial fishing is taking place around the world.

For more information about the President’s Lecture Series, contact Karen Rice at 304-876-5135 or There will be a reception following the lecture sponsored by the Shepherd University Foundation.

Fall 2016 Lectures