March 26, 2012

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Five Bucknell University faculty members will discuss a range of topics at an Environmental Snaptalk Symposium on Friday, March 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Traditional Reading Room of the Bertrand Library.

The event, which is presented by the Bucknell University Environmental Center (BUEC), is free and open to the public, although seating is limited.

The following professors will speak for eight minutes each on a variety of environmental and sustainability perspectives and research:

  • Maria Antonaccio, professor of religion, will discuss "Environmental Evil"
  • Brandn Green, coordinator of the Nature and Human Communities Initiative, will discuss "The Community Platform"
  • Peter Jansson, associate professor of electrical engineering, will discuss "Renewable Electricity: Coming of Age in the 21st Century"
  • Steve Jordan, associate professor of biology, will discuss "Conservation Genetics of the Endangered Glacial Meltwater Stonefly of Montana"
  • Eric Martin, assistant professor of management, will discuss "Sustaining International Development"

The Environmental Snaptalk Symposium is presented as part of the Environmental Center's mission to integrate perspectives from the natural and social sciences, humanities, and engineering to enhance faculty, staff, student, and community understanding of complex contemporary environmental issues and of the interaction between nature and human beings in traditions throughout the ages.

For more information, call 577-1490 or email

Contact: Division of Communications

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