Environmental Health Science Hosts World-Class Spring Lecture Series

January 15, 2015
Enviro science

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015)—Summoning Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
Baylor University’s Environmental Health Science program has replaced fictional TV characters with real life environmental and health superheroes with their spring lecture series. From Jan. 14, through the end of April, the EHS program will be hosting a dynamic assortment of world-renowned experts to share their perspective on an array of current regional and global issues. All lectures will be held in Baylor Sciences Building Room C. 105.
“We have this series so we can bring in speakers on a wide variety of topics as they relate to environment and public health assessment and management,” said Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies, and director of Environmental Health Science program.
The unique and interdisciplinary nature of the Environmental Health Science program creates a diverse spectrum of speakers and topics. As a whole, the series will offer perspectives from Asia to Antarctica to Waco, Texas.
“We’re interested in diverse perspectives not only for environmental health science students but also for all Baylor students to get a glimpse of the diverse jobs and career paths available after they leave Baylor,” Brooks said.
The following is the tentative schedule for the series:
1/14/15 Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
1/21/15 Dr. Sally Gaw, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
1/28/15 Dr. Ryan King, Baylor University
2/11/15 Dr. Spencer Williams, Baylor University
2/18/15 Christopher Holtz, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
2/25/15 Dr. Jan Mennigen, University of Texas, Austin
3/4/15 Dr. John Nichols, Environmental Protection Agency
3/18/15 Anna Dunbar, City of Waco, Solid Waste and Recycling Services
3/25/15 Dr. Alice Hontella, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
4/1/15 Dr. Julie Zimmerman, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
4/8/15 Dr. Robert Baca, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville Maryland
4/15/15 Timothy Hatch, Alabama Department of Public Health, Mobile, Alabama, and International Federation of Environmental Health
4/22/15 Dr. Jone Corrales, Baylor University
4/29/15 Dr. Mary Ann Ottinger, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
For more information, contact Dr. Bryan Brooks
by Sarah Czerwinski, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference. For more information, contact Dr. Bryan Brooks