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CSUF Sponsors Environmental Lectures, Exhibit

March 7, 2013

Betsy Lohrer Hall artwork

This artwork by Betsy Lohrer Hall will be on exhibit.

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A prize-winning environmental historian, California’s poet laureate and a novelist will help bring attention to pressing environmental problems, during a Sustainability Lecture Series that begins March 20 on campus. All events in the series are free and open to the public.


March 20 —Conservationist and author William deBuys on “Hotter and Dryer: Life in 21st-Century Southern California.”
11:30 a.m. in the Titan Student Union (Gabrielino Room)

April 10 — Author Susan Straight on: “Notes From a Native Daughter: Sustainability, Sense of Place and the Meaning of Home.”
12:30 p.m. in the Titan Student Union (Alvarado Room)

April 23 — California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on: “Sustain the Heart First — The Key for Deep Change.”
Noon in Pollak Library (Rotary Club of Fullerton Room) 

April 24Steven Jobbitt, CSUF assiatant professor of history, on: “The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Age of Rising Debt and Automation.”
Noon in Pollak Library (Atrium Gallery)

May 1 — Environmental activist and historian Jenny Price on: will discuss “Enact a Sustainable City! Adventures in the Brave New World of Environmental Art Actions.”
11:30 a.m. in the Titan Student Union’ (Titan Theater) 


“Earth Body: The Art of Sustainability,”  will be open from March 20 through May 27 in Pollak Library's Atrium Gallery. On displays are works by art faculty members Elizabeth Holster and Betsy Lohrer Hall, as well as work by artist Echo Baker, book sculptures by artist Kitty Maryatt, books from the Scripps College Press and poetry broadsides from the Center for Book Arts in New York.

Library hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday.


“From their various angles of vision these speakers and the accompanying exhibit will point the way toward achieving a fuller, healthier, more enduring way of life for people, both locally and globally," said Michael Steiner, professor of American studies and one of the lecture series organizers. "In Robert Frost’s words, these writers, artists, poets, academics and public intellectuals will help us learn ‘how to crowd but still be kind.’ ”

More Info:

Contact the event organizers: Steiner at 657-278-3640; Tian at 657-278-2569; or John C. Carroll, chair and associate professor of geography, at 657-278-3189.


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday; free after 5 p.m. Friday and on weekends. Details are available online.

Media Contact:

Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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