Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Environmental Science Lectures 4/10 & 4/11:

Former Top Government Official on Science To Speak April 10:

Neal Lane, former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will present “Giving Science Advice to the President – and Why It’s Getting Harder” at 4 p.m. Thursday (April 10) in Room 215 of the Animal Industries Building at Texas A&M University.  Sponsored by the Texas Center for Climate Studies and the College of Geosciences. 
Lane’s lecture will focus on the role of science adviser to the president and how that role is affected by societal forces. He will also discuss current challenges to the United States science and technology enterprise.

Lane is currently the Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Senior Fellow in the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.  He was appointed Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he served under President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2001.

He previously served as director of the National Science Foundation from 1993 to 1998. Lane became an assistant professor of physics at Rice University in 1966. He left Rice in 1984 to become chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, but returned to Texas in 1986 to serve as provost of Rice until 1992.
Renowned environmental activist McKibben to
lecture on climate change causes and solutions
Bestselling author and educator Bill McKibben, who the Boston Globe
called one of the United States' most important environmentalists, will
discuss the threat of global warming and the international movement
to end humanity's reliance on fossil fuels in two lectures:
The Science Behind Global Warming
7 p.m. Thursday, April 10 • Rudder Theatre 
Envisioning a World Powered
by Renewable Energy
10:30 a.m. Friday, April 11 • Preston Geren Auditorium 
Located in Building B of the Langford Architecture Center 
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