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
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
"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
"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.