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Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory Announces Guest Lecture Schedule

12:00 pm, Wed May 23, 2012 –

Put-in-Bay, OH Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, has announced its new Guest Lecture Series for the summer of 2012. Beginning on Thursday, June 14, the series offers a unique opportunity to hear authorities from their respective fields speak on a variety of issues facing Lake Erie.

Researchers will give brief summaries of their research at 7 p.m. and lectures will last from roughly 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests are invited to take a Lake Erie Water Taxi, at their own expense, at 6:30 or 7:15 p.m. from the Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island, where they will be given a short tour before the lecture.

The public can view the lectures and research briefs via a live web seminar from any computer with internet access. Connection is simple and fast. Those interested in more information about the webinar option and getting the log-in information for specific lectures should send an email to

The lectures also will be broadcast live into the Stone Laboratory Office at 1314 Kinnear Road on the Ohio State main campus. Please RSVP by contacting the office at 614.292.8949. The lectures will also be available a few weeks after each presentation as podcasts at

“The Guest Lectures Series is a great way to get Great Lakes information out to the public”? says Dr. Jeff Reutter, Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. “I encourage the public to come and take advantage of the opportunity to hear and interact with each of them.”?

This year’s lectures and research presentations include:

6/14 The Honorable Marcy Kaptur, U.S. House of Representatives

“Lake Erie, the Great Lakes, and Congress”?

6/21 7 p.m. Lecture:  Jim Zehringer, Director, Ohio DNR

“ODNR Update/Director’s Initiatives”?

6/28 Scott Nally, Director, Ohio EPA

“OEPA Update/40th Anniversary”?

7/12 Leon Carl, Regional Executive, U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Area

“USGS Science – Partner driven Research: Huron-Erie Corridor, Asian Carp, and Harmful Algal Blooms”?

7/26 David Ulrich, Executive Director, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

“Great Lakes — Great Opportunities”?

8/2 Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the Administrator (Great Lakes), U.S. EPA

“The Day Science Saved the Great Lakes”?

Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is The Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the education and research facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 32 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit



Jeffrey Reutter, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, Director, 614.292.8949,

Chris Winslow, Assistant Director, Ohio Sea Grant, 614.247.6684,

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Matthew Forte
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