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Sutton, Metz Present at Wood Library

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology James Sutton and Assistant Professor of Geoscience Nicholas Metz will deliver a pair of guest lectures at the Wood Library in Canandaigua, N.Y., as part of a special speaker series featuring HWS faculty members.

Sutton will kick off the series with his talk, “Re-Entry: From Prison to Society,” on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. The lecture will address a range of questions about transitioning from prison back into society, including: How are prisoners prepared for reentry? How can one know if they are prepared for society? What is the prison culture? How can society prepare for returning prisoners? And, what works?

At the Colleges, Sutton is a member of the steering committee for the HWS Second Chances Prison Education Program held at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, N.Y.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, the Wood Library will welcome Metz, who will present, “Our Weather Comes from…Where?” His lecture will address how weather changes across the globe can have a local impact. As an example, the presentation will discuss the mechanisms by which western Pacific typhoons helped spawn significant weather events across the U.S., including the 84 inches of snow that fell near Buffalo last year.

Metz has expertise in the effects of high-impact weather on climate and recently worked with Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird on an extensive winter weather research and outreach project funded by the National Science Foundation.

The Wood Library is located at 134 North Main Street in Canandaigua. The lectures are free and open to the public.