Actor & Human Rights Activist
Even before becoming a beloved favorite of American television viewers for his roles on the hit series M*A*S*H and NBC’s Providence, Mike Farrell was dedicated to the belief that being a responsible citizen meant working for the ultimate benefit of all citizens. Read More >
Finding Purpose in Life
Dr. Keeling's Curve Preview
Noted actor and activist Mike Farrell plays Dr. David Keeling, the scientist whose research on CO2 gave the world its first early warnings of global warming. In this highly acclaimed performance, Farrell brings to life the quirky and brilliant man who created the Keeling Curve, the iconic chart that illustrates the rise in atmospherice CO2 levels from 1958 to the present.
The story combines Keeling's personal journey with the insights of atmospheric scientists who, hundreds of years earlier, made discoveries that laid the foundations for Keeling's own extraordinary work. We meet Jean Joseph Baptiste Fourier whose obsession with heat led to an understanding of the greenhouse effect, and Svante Arrhenius who proved a link between global warming and CO2. The play paints very human portraits of these and other great scientists.
"I want to thank you for being a part of Utica College’s 2006 Commencement Weekend. I hope that you sensed, as I did, that your Commencement message resonated not only with our more recent graduates but with faculty, staff, and parents as well. Your challenge to our graduates to make a difference in the world was a fitting send-off as they begin their personal and professional journey in life. We were also thrilled that you so graciously mingled with our guests, both Saturday evening and Sunday after our Commencement ceremony. It was surely a high point for students and families alike to be able to talk so easily with you."