St. Lawrence University Department of Geology hosting guest speaker in Canton
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:46 am

CANTON -- St. Lawrence University’s Department of Geology will host John F. “Jack” Shroder as the guest speaker for the Susan Caroline Ferguson Memorial Lecture in Geology.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the Bloomer Auditorium, Brown Hall, room 122.

Shroder is a senior research scholar at the Center for Afghanistan Studies as well as faculty fellow at the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and emeritus professor of geography and geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Shroder will deliver a talk, titled “Afghanistan Water and Resource Wars.” He is an expert on the geology and geomorphology of Afghanistan and its natural resources and is the author of the recently published book Natural Resources in Afghanistan and the upcoming book Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan.

The Susan Caroline Ferguson Memorial Lecture in Geology is given yearly to commemorate the life of Susan Ferguson, a St. Lawrence sophomore who tragically lost her life in May 1982. Susan was an enthusiastic student of geology and of her natural surroundings. At St. Lawrence, she had made many friends, and faculty respected the vitality and curiosity that she brought to the classroom.

Susan’s parents and friends began a memorial fund in her honor in 1982. Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson wished that the memory of Susan continue to enrich the entire community. To that end, the fund has been utilized to bring an exceptional geoscientist to St. Lawrence each academic year to present the Susan Caroline Ferguson Lecture in Geology.

For more information, contact the Department of Geology at 229-5851.