On Wednesday, Oct. 15, from noon-1:15 p.m. in the Multicultural Center (F03-002), assistant professor of history Andrew Jenks, will make a presentation on "The Perils of Progress: Toxic Waste Disasters in Modern World History." The talk will focus on Chernobyl, the Bhopal gas leak in India (1984) and Love Canal in the United States. This presentation is open to the entire campus community.
On Thursday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-noon, the 25th Annual World Food Day Teleconference will be aired live via satellite in University Telecommunications (UTC-127). You may attend part or all of the broadcast.
This year's theme is "Choices for a Warm and Hungry Planet." Scheduled panelists are Nancy Birdsall, founding president of the Center for Global Development; Dr. Siwa Msangi, from the International Food Policy Research Institute; and March Ritchie, Minnesota's Secretary of State, and they will discuss and consider methods to address these pressing issues.
Continuing education credits for teleconference participation are available for registered dietitians and dietetic technicians and professional development units for members of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
There is no need to RSVP for either of these CIE-sponsored events. For more information, contact Linda Olson-Levy at 562/985-8440.