POTSDAM -- Evan Hadingham, the senior science editor for the award-winning PBS series NOVA, will give two fascinating talks about solving scientific mysteries and producing television shows in lectures sponsored by SUNY Potsdam's Geology Club.
The TV editor will present "Cracking the Maya Code: A Special NOVA Screening" at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 in Stowell Hall Room 121. Hadingham will screen an episode of the award-winning television series and tell students, faculty and staff his own story of how he researched the background of the film.
Additionally, Hadingham will give a lecture entitled "Science Television: The View from NOVA," at noon on Friday, Oct. 15 in the Barrington Student Union Fireside Lounge.
In this informal meeting with students, he will discuss today's rapidly changing media landscape and the challenge of reporting on science, and controversial topics like global warming in particular.
Both events are free and open to the public.
The shows Hadingham has produced for NOVA include "Search for the First Americans," "Who Killed the Red Baron?" and "Decoding Nazi Secrets."