Scripps to salute centennial of UCSD founder/oceanographer Roger Revelle
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The presentation of the inaugural Roger Revelle Prize to former Vice President Al Gore will cap three days of celebration of the 100th birthday of the late Roger Revelle, oceanographer and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) founder.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD will hold a series of events in recognition of Revelle’s legacy, beginning with “Remembering Roger” today, March 5, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friends and colleagues will share their memories, followed by a reception with Revelle family members and close friends. This event is not open to the public.

The Roger Revelle Centennial Symposium is tomorrow, March 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment. Scientists and environmental leaders will discuss climate change, national security, energy independence and ocean and environmental health. This event is by invitation only, and not open to the public.

Gore, who was honored with a Nobel Peace Prize, among other awards, for “An Inconvenient Truth,” his film about global warming, will speak to selected UCSD students Friday before the presentation of the Roger Revelle Prize at Scripps during a special dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. This event is not open to the public.

Finally, the public is invited to “Happy Birthday, Roger!” festivities, including cake and a special display, on Saturday, March 7, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. For information, visit www.sio.ucsd.edu.

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