FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marshall University joins hundreds
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Beginning Thursday, Jan. 31, Marshall University will host a series of events as part of its participation in a nationwide Teach-In to further inform the public about the facts of global warming.
More than 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the United States have been organized through Focus the Nation (www.focusthenation.org) to host such events. It will be the largest Teach-In in U.S. history.
The Marshall events begin with a free showing of the Oscar-winning documentary movie “An Inconvenient Truth” at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Alumni Lounge. Events continue the next day, Friday, Feb. 1, with a lecture on Paleoclimate by Dr. Dewey Sanderson of the MU Department of Geology beginning at 9:30 a.m. The lecture will take place in Room 376 of the Science Building.
The lecture will be followed by four 50-minute panel discussions, all in Room 376 of the Science Building. They include: “Lessons in Climate” (10-10:50 a.m.), “Climate and West Virginia” (11-11:50 a.m.), “Motivating Action” (1-1:50 p.m.), and “Climate and Social Justice” (2-2:50 p.m.). Discussion panels will be composed predominantly of Marshall faculty. A notable exception is Tony Cavalier, Chief Meteorologist at WSAZ-3, who will participate in “Climate and West Virginia.”
Sodexho Foods is sponsoring lunch, which will be provided in the Harless Dining Hall and will feature local food. Informational booths will be set up in Morrow Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Teach-In will conclude that evening with a lecture featuring keynote speaker Stephanie Timmermeyer, Cabinet Secretary with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, at 6 p.m. in the MSC Alumni Lounge.
All events for the Marshall University Global Warming Teach-In are free and open to the public.
For additional information on the Marshall University Global Warming Teach-In, contact Dr. Dawn Holliday (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Frank S. Gilliam (email@example.com). Gilliam also may be reached at (304) 696-3636 or by fax at (304) 696-3243, or persons may visit his Web site at http://mupfc.marshall.edu/~gilliam/.