Gannon University Hosts "Chasing Ice" Film

Posted: September 21, 2016

Gannon University will host a showing of the film "Chasing Ice" as a part of the yearlong "Culture and Climate Change" series of events. The film will be shown in Room 104 of the Zurn Science Center, 143 W. Seventh St. on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m.

"Chasing Ice" is an Emmy Award-winning film showcasing stunning images of a multi-year record of the world's disappearing glaciers.

The film that originally debuted on National Geographic will now be displayed at Gannon University to allow the community to explore the Earth's changing climate through this breathtaking documentary. A panel discussion will follow.

Kelly Grant, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the biology department at Gannon, said that she suggested the film after many students responded positively after showing the film to her classes.

"It's a beautiful film and so many of my students were amazed at how dramatically the glaciers changed over the course of many years," Grant said. "I think [global warming] can be a difficult idea to conceptualize, but when you can actually see the changes that are being made to our beautiful world, it really moves you."

"Culture and Climate Change" is sponsored by Gannon's College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences and will feature events throughout the 2016-17 academic year. This event and all that follow are free and open to the public.