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A&M-Texarkana PLACE to present Dr. Laurence C. Smith, UCLA Climate Scientist

A&M-Texarkana PLACE to present Dr. Laurence C. Smith, UCLA Climate Scientist

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Program for Learning and Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will present “The New North: Four Forces Shaping Our World in 2050” by Dr. Laurence C. Smith, one of the world’s leading climate scientists. The presentation, scheduled for April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in TAMUT’s Eagle Hall, will feature stunning photographs and graphics accompanying the talk, which will explore how demographics, climate science, resource demand and economic issues could combine to change the coming world.

Dr. Smith, Professor and Chair of Geography and Professor of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA, has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in a number of leading journals. In 2006 he addressed the United States Congress concerning the impacts of northern climate change and in 2007 and 2014 his work appeared in Assessment Reports of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2006 and has received in excess of $7 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation and from NASA.

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “science and technology.”

For more information, contact Dr. Corrine Hinton, PLACE chair, at and visit the PLACE website at




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