Lecture Series on Energy and Environment resumes

The Youngstown State University Lecture Series on Energy and the Environment kicks off its sixth consecutive semester this week.

The lectures, sponsored in part by the James Dale Ethics Center, are 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Room B112 of Cushwa Hall on campus. The talks are free and open to the public.

Some of the lectures are live in person, others a live via Skype. Among the lectures are YSU Emeritus Biology Professor Lauren Schroeder, who talk about “The Saga of the Mahoning River,” and a talk about the new shrouded windmill on campus by Hazel Marie, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. 
The schedule:
Jan. 25 (Skype) Joe Uehlein, Labor Network for Sustainability.
Feb. 1 (in person) Lauren Schroeder,YSU Emeritus Biology professor, “The Saga of the Mahoning River.”
Feb. 8 (in person) Charles McCollester, Battle of Homestead Foundation, “Manual and Intellectual Labor in a Blue-Green America.”
Feb. 15 (in person) Mike Stout, internationally known, socially conscious singer/song-writer,” I Learned More From a Three Minute Record Than I Ever did in School.”
Feb. 22 (in person) Doug Fowler, Weis Earth Science Museum, University of Wisconsin at Fox Valley, “Avocations and Home Economics: Alternatives to Consumption.”
March 1 (Skype) Matt Kelso, Fractracker Alliance, “Updated Pipeline Incident Analysis report.” 
March 15 (in person) Stephanie Celt, Washington State policy coordinator, and Lee Geisse, Ohio State policy coordinator, The BlueGreen Alliance.
March 22 (in person) Mark McDermott, “Making the American Dream Real for Everyone.”
March 29 (in person) Leonard Grbinick, Frackfree Mahoning Valley, “Tales from the Workers Solidarity Club and Other Stories,.”
April 5  Chris Mark, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Coal Mining:  Past, Present, and Future.

April 12 (Skype) Richard Heede, Climate Accountability Institute, “Are Coal, Oil and Gas companies accountable for climate change?”
April 19 (in person) Hazel Marie, chair, YSU Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, “Wind Turbine Initiatives at YSU.”

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