Oberlin College and Conservatory

“Studying the Lake that Didn’t Exist during my Cancelled Fulbright in Chengdu, 2019–2020"

Friday, December 10, 2021 at 12:15pm to 1:00pm

Severance Hall, 108
120 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Professor Amanda Schmidt (geology) will talk about her research as a Fulbright Scholar in Environmental Science at Sichuan University, China, in 2019–2020. Schmidt hypothesized a large lake used to fill the Yanyuan Basin in southwest Sichuan. If she could prove that the lake existed, her research would have major implications for the archaeology and geology of the region over the past 2,000 years. But then the pandemic changed everything. Join us to hear Amanda Schmidt’s fascinating story about research and life in China during COVID. Sponsored by LIASE. EAS, ENVST, and geology.

Free and Open to the public

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Academic, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Administrative, LIASE - Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment



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Amanda Schmidt.

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Ann Sherif

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