Posts Tagged ‘Michael Mann’
In light of recent events, the organizers of this year’s TEDxPSU may have been concerned that the event might get lost in the fray. Despite it all, the community made a strong showing yesterday, filling up much of the allotted space in the HUB. Attendance probably should have been even higher since it was definitely worth seeing.The theme was Relics to Revolutionaries, and speakers including Michael Mann, Mia Bloom, Ian Rosenberger, and Joseph Michael Valente who covered topics as diverse as cyber charter schools, the involment of women in terrorist organizations, and making art from Twitter feeds.
And you thought you were having a rough year! Take a look at Meteorology professor Michael Mann’s. Mann was the subject of a recent Virginia court case that focused on his time spent at the University of Virginia and grants he may have used in his climate research. The Virginia Attorney General, Kenneth Cuccinelli, lost his case forcing UVA to disclose the grant documents, but Mann still might not be out of the woods.
Read on to see what could be next for Mann…
Kent Clizbe isn’t working for the US government or any other organization. He’s one man searching for answers amidst the Climategate controversy. As the Collegian reported this week, Mr. Clizbe sent letters to 27 Penn State faculty members in hopes of locating a snitch whistleblower. He possesses an extensive background in secure communications and has even recruited a lawyer who has experience working with the False Claims Act.
Faculty members who come forward with information about the Climategate controversy will be protected–and apparently well paid. We contacted Mr. Clizbe to understand his motives for launching this personal investigation.