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Spring Schedule Announced for Energy Lecture Series

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University Lecture Series on Energy and the Environment continues this spring semester with talks by an economist, a journalist, scientists, engineers, activists and a priest.

Five talks will be live in person, and seven talks will be presented live via Skype.

The free lectures take place at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Cushwa Hall Room B112.
On-street parking is available on Lincoln Avenue.

Here is the schedule:

Jan. 27: Dr. Patricia DeMarco, Carnegie Mellon University, Pathway to a Sustainable Future.

Feb. 3: Lynn Anderson, Guardians of Mill Creek Park, Threats to Human Health From Fracking & How One Community Battles to Protect Itself.

Feb. 10: Doug Fowler, YSU Physics & Astronomy, Basic Principles and Techno-Mythology.

Feb. 17:  Dr. Bernard Goldstein, MD, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Differing European Union and United States Approaches to Environmental and Energy Issues.  Insights From Shale Gas Development.

Feb. 24: Dr. Richard Wolff, The New School, N.Y.C., Economic Update on Energy and the Environment.

March 2: Dr. Kelly Sanders, University of Southern California, Uncharted Waters? The Future of the Electricity-Water Nexus.

March 16: Chris Hedges, Truthdig.org, Death by Fracking.

March 23: Dr. Tony Ingraffea, Cornell University. The Science of Shale Gas/Oil: The Latest Evidence on Methane Emissions and Implications for Energy Policy.

March 30: Dr. James Rosenblum, University of Colorado Boulder, Characterization and Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback and Produced Wastewater Over Time from Northeast Colorado.

April 6: Garth T. Llewellyn, Appalachia Hydrogeologic & Environmental Consulting, Evaluating a Groundwater Supply Contamination Incident Attributed to Marcellus Shale Gas Development.

April 13*: Father. Bob Bonnot, Christ Our Savior Parish – Struthers, Laudato si’, Caring for Our Common Home, Creation, the Second Encyclical of Pope Francis.

April 20: John Williams, Frack Free Mahoning Valley, Regulate This! A Case Study of shale gas development in Trumbull County, Ohio.

For more information, contact Ray Beiersdorfer, Distinguished Professor of Geology, at 330 941 1753 or ray@cc.ysu.edu.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.