Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Environmental sociologist to offer lectures, book signings at Michigan Tech Oct. 18, 19

HOUGHTON -- Tom Heberlein, an environmental sociologist, will be giving lectures and book signings at Michigan Tech University Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct. 19.

Heberlein is professor emeritus in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology and the Gaylord Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies in the College of Forestry in Umeå, Sweden.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday he will present "A River Runs through it: Lessons from Rivers and Lakes," at the Great Lakes Research Center 202. This will include a book signing and informal discussion, with refreshments to follow. Open to the public.

At 7 p.m. Thursday evening, the Green Lecture Series will feature Heberlein speaking on "Navigating Environmental Attitudes: Lessons from Wolves," in Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building G002. Again the presentation will be followed by a book signing and refreshments.

At Noon on Friday, Oct. 19, Heberlein will present "The Role of the Social Scientist in Environmental Research and Management" in Michigan Tech's Academic Office Building 201. This is a Department of Social Sciences Brown Bag discussion, and all are welcome.

Heberlein's visit is cosponsored by the Department of Social Sciences' Environmental and Energy Policy Program, Great Lakes Research Center, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Keweenaw Land Trust, Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society, and Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

The Green Lecture Series program is partially funded with a grant from the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, and UP Environmental Coalition. 

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