The fifth annual Symposium on Notre Dame Environmental Education and Research (NDEER) will be held Thursday (Nov. 16) from8:30 a.m.to4 p.m.in the McKenna Hall auditorium. TitledForging Integrative Solutions: Challenges in Disease, Water Quality and Pollution,the symposium is sponsored by Notre Dames Center for Aquatic Conservation, the GLOBES program, and the Graduate Schools Office of Research.
The symposiums morning plenary session, which is free and open to the public, will feature guest speakers Austin Demby, director of the Center for Disease Controls Global AIDS Program in Malawi, southern Africa; Douglass Rohrman, an environmental lawyer with the Chicago firm of Lord, Bissell and Brook; and Peter Annin, former Newsweek journalist and author ofThe Great Lakes Water Wars.
After the plenary session, faculty and postdoctoral and graduate students from all disciplines will have the opportunity to participate in faculty-moderated interdisciplinary sessions that will examine how research at Notre Dame can best inform society about these environmental challenges.
More information about the symposium can be found at: www.nd.edu/~ndeer .