The Anniversary Kickoff Reception
on January 17 at the Narragansett Bay Campus begins the Graduate
School of Oceanography's 25th anniversary year with a big thank-you
to the people who established and continue to support GSO.
Four people top the list of those
being honored: Dr. Marie Poland Fish, who, with her late husband
Charles J. Fish instituted the first academic program in marine
biology at URI; Benjamin R. Sturges of Saunderstown, who led the
effort to acquire land for the original marine lab; Francis H.
Horn, former University president, under whose administration
the GSO was founded and who has supported it ever since; and Claiborne
Pell, the person mainly responsible for the establishment of the
Sea Grant program at URI, and for whom the Pell Marine Science
Library is named.
In addition to helping GSO observe
its quarter-century mark, it's an unprecedented opportunity to
see first-hand some of the important contributions made by the
state oceanographic school to advances made in the marine and
geographical study of the world's oceans.
Examples of this are the all-day
seminar in July on the "Future of the World's Oceans"
planned in conjunction with the Providence Journal-Bulletin,
and an Open House on the Narragansett Bay Campus during Anniversary
Week, from July 1-6.
Other events include a Gordon Bok
concert, a Stan Waterman film, a GSO Clambake, the URI Foundation
Ball which this year takes place at sea in honor of the 25th anniversary,
and a symposium on Narragansett Bay.
---The University Pacer,
January 16, 1986
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