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DU Professors Address Greenhouse Gases, Health and Religion Issues at Environmental Event

The issues of greenhouse gas emissions, environmental health and religion as a social catalyst will be tackled in panel discussions lead by Duquesne University professors on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The three panels, all presented from 1:45 to 3 p.m., are:

  • Some Convenient Truths: How Cities and Universities Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, with convener Dr. Stanley J. Kabala and presenters David Deal and Lindsay Baxter, all of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne
  • Environmental Health: Pollution, Food Quality and the Interface with Human Health, with convener Dr. H.M. “Skip” Kingston, chemistry department, and co-presenters Dr. John Stolz, biological sciences department; and Dr. Scott Faber, physician at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Religion as a Social Catalyst in the Global Arena: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam, with convener Dr. Christina A. Astorga, director of the Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought at Duquesne, and co-presenters Pemaratana Soorakkulame of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, and Nusrath Ainapore of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

The presentations are part of the fourth annual Global Problems, Global Solutions conference. Duquesne is a co-sponsor of this event, which focuses on the United Nations Millennium Goal to ensure environmental sustainability. The free conference will be held at La Roche College.

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