Lamont Weekly Report, May 30, 2008

In a speech in the Low Library earlier this week  Mayor Bloomberg  said: "Science in our city also puts New York on the cutting edge in the study of climate change. Columbia University's Earth Institute and its Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are world leaders in understanding and addressing global warming...

So it is nice that he knows our name!

The Commissioner of the New York State Dept of Environmental Conservation (Peter Grannis) and his Deputy Stu Gruskin spent most of the day here at Lamont, learning about the many NYS research activities in which we are involved. This was an extremely productive session that I believe will lead to substantially increased interactions. Other States around the nation, especially California and Florida, provide significant support for University-based research that has relevance to State interests - we must get New York into this same state of mind. The reality is that we do a tremendous amount of  research here at Lamont that is of fundamental importance to the healthy future of NYS.

Believe it or not, I am going to see Richie Havens at the Turning Point tonight - have not seen him perform since Woodstock...will probably fall asleep half way through...

It is Saturday tomorrow, so it will rain.  Have a great weekend anyway,

- Mike<