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Spotlight on CSU features Antarctic researcher

November 6, 2009

The Spotlight on CSU event will feature Diana Wall, Colorado State University professor and senior research scientist, speaking about her work in the dry valleys of the Antarctic, the most extreme desert on Earth. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Researchers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of the Antarctic.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m.
Hilton Fort Collins
425 W. Prospect

How would you like to "explore" the Antarctic by way of listening to the first-hand accounts of a researcher who has been there and can tell you what it's like?  

CSU Professor Diana Wall has been to a part of Antarctica that is perhaps the most harsh environment on earth. Come hear her speak about her work and experiences in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica in a CSU Spotlight event on Thursday, Nov. 5. 

The title of Wall's lecture is, "The Antarctic, the Climate, and Implications for the Ecosystem."
The event will be held at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road. 

What are "Spotlight on CSU" events?

Spotlight on CSU highlights the latest Colorado State University innovations and programs in a social atmosphere where professional relationships and partnerships are developed.

Ecological changes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys 

Share Professor Wall's fascination with ecosystems, specifically how the ecological changes have affected the dry valleys of Antarctica. The McMurdo Dry Valleys form the largest ice-free area on the continent. The valleys are the most extreme desert on Earth and represent a region where life approaches its environmental limits.  

At CSU, Diana Wall is a professor of biology and director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.


  • $10 Alumni Association members
  • $15 non-members

RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 4 by 5 p.m. online or call (970) 491-6533.

Appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. For more information call the CSU Alumni Association at (970) 491-6533 or e-mail

Contact: Ginger Morehouse
Phone: (970) 491-6533