Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is very pleased to announce that Professor Wallace S. Broecker was honored with the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Achievement at the 2014 GSAS Ph.D. Convocation Ceremony.
Wally Broecker is the Newberry Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, and a climate scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. An alumnus of Columbia, Wally has been a fixture in the Columbia community for over 55 years; receiving his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Columbia. Wally earned his doctorate in geology in 1958 and was appointed to the Columbia faculty in 1959. Read more about Wally's illustrious career...
The GSAS Convocation Ceremony was held on Sunday, May 18, on the Morningside campus of Columbia University. The Ph.D. Convocation speaker was Klaus Lackner, the Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics at Columbia, Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at the Earth Institute, and one of the scientists profiled in Broecker’s book Fixing Climate.
“Wally’s pioneering research into the process of climate change has influenced generations of scholars and brought one of the foremost issues of the 21st century to global attention. Wally’s research has made significant contributions to our understanding of the forces underlying both gradual and sudden climate change”…
Dean's Award for Distinguished Achievement (15:35)