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Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer to Discuss Energy Use and the Issues of Supply, Security and Environmental Impact - November 19, 2009

Factors determining the paths to sustainability of alternative sources of energy, including supply, use patterns, and environmental impacts, will be the focus of the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture at UNL's Nebraska Union.

This year's distinguished lecturer will be Dr. Kimberly Gray, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. She will present "Energy and the Environment: the Central Challenge of Sustainability" at 7:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by the UNL chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, and by the Nebraska Center for Energy Science Research. Gray's research interests include development of photoactive materials for energy and environmental applications and on the study of chemical fate in environmental systems. She works closely with the Chicago Legal Clinic to provide technical expertise to solve environmental problems for low-income urban communities. Both her teaching and research are tightly interwoven with the many issues that underpin the drive toward sustainability.

 

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