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October 3, 2012

Climate scientist to speak at SUNY Oneonta

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — ONEONTA — Global warming expert Dr. Eban Goodstein will deliver SUNY Oneonta’s 12th annual Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann Lecture on Environmental Education and Communication on Thursday, Oct. 11. He will present “Good Work for Hot Times: Sustainability Leadership in Business and Policy” at 8 p.m. in the ballroom of the Hunt College Union on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Goodstein directs two national educational initiatives on global warming: C2C and The National Climate Seminar. He also is the director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.

In recent years, Goodstein has coordinated climate education events at more than 2,500 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions nationwide. His book “Economics and the Environment,” now in its sixth edition, is a widely used college text.

Goodstein earned an undergraduate degree in geology from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Chemical and Engineering News, The Economist, USA Today and The Chronicle of Higher Education. A member of the advisory committee for Chevrolet’s Clean Energy Initiative, Goodstein also serves on the board of directors of the Follett Corporation, the steering committee of Economics for Equity & the Environment, and the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and Environment, Workplace and Employment.

The Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann Annual Lectureship on Environmental Education and Communication was established by Virginia and William Kaufmann through a gift to the College at Oneonta Foundation in 1999. The lecture series is named in honor of several families from the Oneonta and Stamford areas who exemplified an enduring love and appreciation for the natural resources of the Catskill region. Virginia Kaufmann was a 1944 SUNY Oneonta graduate.