Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Saint Xavier University takes part in Global Warming Symposium Jan. 31

SXU to host a “Focus the Nation” webcast the night before

Chicago (Jan. 16, 2007) – The Saint Xavier University chapter of the Tri Beta National Biological Honors Society and the Latin American Studies Department will host a global warming symposium from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Warde Academic Center, located at 3700 W. 103rd St.

Participants from different academic departments, including language, philosophy, political science, and biology will give ten-minute presentations on how global warming affects their respective fields.

“This is not an issue only for biology or the hard sciences,” said SXU Biology Professor Tatiana Tatum, Ph.D. “Our aim is to demonstrate that global warming must be addressed by all people, no matter their discipline.”

The night before on Wednesday, Jan. 30, Saint Xavier will serve as one of the hosts of a “Focus the Nation” webcast to be produced by the National Wildlife Federation at the University of Central Florida and aired by The Earth Day Network. After an expert panel, there will be an informal discussion followed by a vote to rank the top three global warming issues. The top three issues will then be delivered to congressional offices across the nation on Feb. 18th when members of congress are back in their districts for the Presidents Day recess.


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