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Antarctic Ozone Depletion
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1993 12:15 p.m.

The effects of pollution on the Earth's atmosphere became painfully clear when the ozone hole was discovered over the Antarctic. However, the potential for unilateral protection of the biosphere was exemplified by the Montreal Protocol which resulted in the reduction of the use of ozone depleting chemicals. Currently, professor Anthony Fucaloro is working with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to investigate and explain Antarctic ozone depletion.

Dr. Fucaloro, a native of Brooklyn, New York, received his bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics. He then received his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the University of Arizona. After completing two postdoctoral fellowships, as a teaching associate and as a research associate, he came to the joint science department at the Claremont Colleges in 1974. From 1980 until the present, Dr. Fucaloro has served as the scientific adviser to Congressman David Dreier. In 1989 he was selected to be the George C.S. Benson Professor of Public Affairs, and in 1992 he became the dean of facuity at CMC.

Dr. Fucaloro's specialization in chemistry is molecular spectroscopy luminescence and electron impact, subjects about which he has published more than two dozen articles in scientific journals since 1971. In addition to these, Dr. Fucaloro also authored a math text entitled Selected Topics in Mathematics for Introductory Science Students (1978).

Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. Professor Fucaloro speaks at 12:15.