TU presents lecture, 'How You Can Prevent Global Warming'
BALTIMORE (Oct. 12, 2007)— The College of Graduate Studies and Research at Towson University presents Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at University of Michigan, for a lecture, "How You Can Prevent Global Warming," Monday, October 22, at 7 p.m. in the University Union, Potomac Lounge located on the campus of Towson University.
Bierbaum was a Washington insider on science policy working for 22 years with the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The event, sponsored by Towson University’s College of Graduate Studies and Research and the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is free and open to the public. A pre-lecture reception begins at 6:30 p.m.
During the Clinton administration, Bierbaum served as the president’s senior scientific advisor for environmental research and development issues. In that capacity, she coordinated the $5 billion federal environmental research budget across the agencies of the federal government. She serves as a trustee of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and as a board member for the Federation of American Scientists, The Energy Foundation and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. She is a member of the International Advisory Board for the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, the National Research Council’s Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, the Design Committee for The Heinz Center’s The Sate of the Nation’s Ecosystems project and the Executive Committee for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. She has written and traveled extensively throughout the world leading U.S. delegations to numerous global warming plenaries. Bierbaum earned a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in English from Boston College and received a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
For additional information, please call 410-704-2077. Information can be found on the Web at www.grad.towson.edu. The lecture will be held at the University Union, Potomac Lounge located off of Osler Drive.