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John Bock points out the equipment in a hydrogen-powered bus. The bus was one of several alternative vehicles displayed on the quad during Earth Week in April. Photo by Kelly Lacefield

Discussing Sustainability

Feb. 18 Campus Forum on Sustainable Futures


Cal State Fullerton hosts "Sustainable Futures: Diversity and Green Initiatives in Graduate Education,” a Feb. 18 campus forum exploring sustainability in all its guises — environmental, cultural, social, economic and educational — in order to identify requirements for the future workforce and the implications for the future of graduate education.


Thursday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.


Room 130 of the Pollak Library, Cal State Fullerton, unless otherwise noted


8:30 a.m.:
President Milton A. Gordon delivers welcome message.
8:45 a.m.:
Keynote address by Orlando Taylor, president of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology's East Coast campus.
10 a.m.:
Faculty members Tara A. Kneeshaw of geological sciences, Joshua S. Yang of health science, Jane V. Hall of economics, Erualdo R. Gonzalez of Chicana and Chicano studies and Brandon E. Strathmann of art will present their diverse research on sustainability.
11:30 a.m.:
Giles T. Brown, emeritus associate vice president for academic affairs, dean of graduate studies and professor of history, will be recognized for his contributions to Cal State Fullerton's graduate programs.
11:35 a.m.:
Lunch and student exhibits of their research on Sustainability. Salz-Pollak Room
1 p.m.:
Panel discussion on "Community Engagement on Sustainablity Issues." Panelists are: Willem van der Pol, director of physical plant; Sara Johnson, associate professor of anthropology and the Fullerton Urban Agriculture Initiative; Rob Fulton, site manager of the California State University Desert Studies Center; and Brian Maddock, environmental studies graduate student. John Bock, director of Cal State Fullerton's Center for Sustainability, will moderate the panel and give an overview of the center's efforts to promote sustainability across campus and in the community.
3 p.m.:
Panel discussion on "Sustainability and Future Careers." Panelists are: Frank Dela Vara, director of Disneyland Resort's environmental affairs and conservation; representatives from the Anaheim Center for New Energy Technology, Los Angeles Community College and Southern California Edison; and alumna Carmen J. Cortez, a doctoral student in ecology at UC Davis.
11:30-5 p.m.:
Job fair. Pollak Library loft, second floor
5:15 p.m.:
Ceremony commemorating the opening of the university's Center for Sustainability.

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John Bock, Anthropology, 657-278-7578 or
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