Denison Hosts Global Climate Discussion
Posted: January 9, 2008 / Last Updated: January 12, 2008
How could global climate change affect human experience? What does a northward shift of animal and plant species mean to society? What economic and political forces could be affected? These and other questions will be explored by a panel held at Denison University at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Admission is free and open to the public.
Nan Jenks-Jay, the dean of environmental studies at Middlebury College, will join the global warming panel whose members embrace a wide variety of disciplines. Taking part in the discussion will be political science professor Jim Pletcher, Rebecca Homan from the department of biology, professor of geosciences Tod Frolking, professor of economics Quentin Duroy and professor of philosophy Steve Vogel. The panel will offer discussion on selected topics with time for questions from the audience.
At the conclusion of the panel’s discussion, Jenks-Jay will offer a roundtable discussion addressing small colleges and their part in stemming the tide of global warming. Jenks-Jay notes that on the campus of Middlebury College, “The environmental studies major is the third most popular on campus, and the college recycles 64 percent of its waste,” according to ACF NewsSource website. Middlebury College has one of the oldest environmental studies programs in the country and is dedicated to on-campus activism in this arena. As dean of environmental studies, Jenks-Jay has a unique insight and appreciation of the actual application of many technologies and procedures that contribute to achieving carbon neutrality and is eager to share that knowledge with the Denison campus.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville—Global Climate Change Panel and Discussion, 7:30 p.m., Weds., Jan. 30, at Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For further information contact Andrew McCall at 740-587-8554.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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