Information Desk

The Spring Falconer Lecture Series are held on TUESDAY EVENINGS at 8:00PM in the John J. Sullivan Auditorium, CESTM building, The University at Albany, 251 Fuller Road, Albany, New York 12203


The Summer Falconer Lecture Series are held on TUESDAY EVENINGS at 7:00PM at the ASRC Whiteface Mountain Field Station located at 110 Marble Lane, Wilmington, New York 12997


Donation Information

Tax-deductible donations to sustain the Natural History Lecture series may be made out to the "University at Albany Foundation" and mailed to the University at Albany Foundation UAB-201, 1400 Washingtion Avenue, Albany, NY 12222. Address donations as "Attention: Ray Falconer Fund"

The Ray Falconer Natural History Lecture Series

SPRING 2014:

You are cordially invited to attend this series of free public lectures. The current lectures are listed below. For a more detailed description of each of the current lectures, CLICK HERE.

April 1, 2014
  • Prof. Volker Mohnen
  • Professor & Director Emeritus, ASRC, University at Albany
  • "Making Science with Vince Schaefer"

April 8, 2014
  • Dr. Haroldo Fraga de Campos Velho
  • Brazilian Space Institute (INPE), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP Brazil
  • "Data science: What is it? Is it important?"

April 15, 2014
  • Dr. Morris Weisman
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO.
  • "Supercell Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Derechos: The science of forecasting these extreme weather phenomena."

April 22, 2014
  • NO LECTURE

April 29, 2014
  • Prof. Christopher Chabris
  • Union College
  • "Seeing What You´re Missing"

May 6, 2014
  • Prof. Jennifer Francis
  • Rutgers University
  • "Rapid Arctic warming and increased extreme weather in mid-latitudes: are they connected?"

May 13, 2014
  • Prof. Jordi Vila-Guerau de Arrellano
  • Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  • "Shallow cumulus clouds rooted in photosynthesis"