February 11, 2011


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The "Marcellus Shale and the Impact on Local Communities" series at Bucknell University will continue with the panel discussion, "Community Impact: Public Health," Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.

Panelists will include Thomas Shelley, chemical safety and hazardous materials specialist (retired) with Cornell University Environmental Health and Safety; Sharon Larson, co-director of the Rural Health Policy Institute at the Geisinger Center for Health Research; and Susan Everett, director of Outpatient Rehab at Susquehanna Health.

Events in the series are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, the series examines the impact of Marcellus Shale development on local communities.

The third panel, "Community Impact: Severance Tax," is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center. Panelists will include Gene Yaw, state senator for the 23rd District; and Rick Mirabito, state representative for the 83rd District. [Note location change for third panel.]

PCN coverage
The first panel discussion in the series, "Community Impact: Economic Impact and Job Development," was held Feb. 10 and videotaped for broadcasting by The Pennsylvania Cable Network; view the schedule on the PCN website.

The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy is a new interdisciplinary institute to link more closely the Bucknell curriculum with the major policy issues facing the United States. It serves as a locus for student and faculty exploration in related areas, expands the University's engagement with America's civic discourse as it relates to both domestic and international issues, and increases service-learning programs that enrich students' understanding of their role in society.

Contact: Division of Communications

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