Environment Today: Biodiversity and Environmental Justice-Weekend-Today - Carnegie Mellon University

Environment Today: Biodiversity and Environmental Justice (99234A4)

Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mellon Auditorium in Posner Hall (Tepper)

The "Environment Today" is an annual course that brings students together over a weekend to discuss environmental issues affecting our planet now and for generations to come. This year, the 3-unit course will meet on March 25-27 and focus upon the issues of 'biodiversity' and 'environmental justice.' The course will explore relevant environmental issues from a variety of perspectives, through a series of lectures and discussions led by professors and professionals who are experts in their respective fields. The course will provide students with an understanding of biodiversity and environmental justice and their relevance to our everyday lives, the health of our economy, society and the planet. Grades for this course are determined by one reflective paper that the student must submit after attending all of the weekend sessions.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Peter Madsen (pm2n@andrew.cmu.edu)

If you have difficulty signing up for the course or have questions regarding the "audit option", please contact Cathy Ribarchak in the Office of the Vice Provost for Education at cr2@andrew.cmu.edu. Her office phone is: 412-268-8677. Thank you!

In addition to students attending the various sessions for credit, the individual lectures are open to the campus community and to the public.

The Environment Today has been supported by a grant from Heinz College.