Spring schedule announced for Energy and the Environment Lecture Series

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 are 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Cushwa Hall Room B112.
On-street parking is available on Lincoln Avenue.

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

In the list below, a * denotes that the lecture will be presented live in person, while a  ^ denotes the lecture will be presented live via Skype:

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, Univ. 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* Fr. 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.