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Where Is Environmental Science and Management Headed?

Duquesne Program Kicks Off 20th Anniversary With O'Rourke Lecture

Duquesne University's Bayer School's Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Duquesne's environmental science program by launching a series of lectures and other special events.

To kick off the series, CERE will present The Evolution of Environmental Science and Management: 20 Years Back, 20 Years Forward on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Featuring Bill O'Rourke, executive director of The Beard Institute, the event will examine the last two decades of environmental management to develop a prospective picture of the field 20 years from now. From the vantage point of his 30-year career in environmental protection, corporate social responsibility and sustainability at Alcoa, O'Rourke will profile the state of technology, changes in curriculum, characteristics of students and faculty, employment prospects, the perspective of business, the role of government and the central place of enlightened, responsible leadership in the year 2032.

Other fall events hosted by CERE will include:

Energy and Environment in the Alleghenies Conference

Co-sponsored with the Air & Waste Management Association, Allegheny Mountain Section

Sept. 24-25
Power Center Ballroom

Living in a New Climate Paradigm: Welcome to the "Idiocene"

Featuring Larry Schweiger, president and chief executive officer of the National Wildlife Federation

Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m.
Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center


For more information about the ongoing CERE anniversary events, visit www.duq.edu/cere20.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.