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ES Keynote: “Restor(y)ing America’s Environmental Past and Present”

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Dr. Lauret Savoy

This Thursday, Mount Holyoke professor Lauret Savoy will deliver the annual Environmental Studies Program’s keynote address, titled “Restor(y)ing America’s Environmental Past and Present.”

Dr. Savoy is a scientist, professor, writer, photographer, and pilot, whose work considers “how the braided strands of human history and geologic-natural history contribute to the stories we tell of the land’s origin and history and to stories we tell of ourselves in the land and of relational identity.” Her new book, The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World (Milkweed Editions, 2011, co-edited with Alison Hawthorne Deming) has received wide praise. She also co-edited Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology, which was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s five best science books in 2006.

Before the talk begins, various local and community environmental organizations will staff information tables in the Palamountain Lobby.

Thursday, September 27 in Gannett @ 8pm

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