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UB-March 5-10 "Eco-ethics, Sustainability and the Environment"

Hoffberger Center's Annual Ethics Week, March 5-10: 'Eco-Ethics, Sustainability and the Environment'

February 21, 2012
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

The University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics will host its annual Ethics Week, March 5-10, at various locations on the UB campus. This year's theme, "Eco-Ethics, Sustainability and the Environment," will explore the ethical underpinnings of the movement toward a greener, more equitable future—in the ways we build things, take care of our natural resources, and, ultimately, in how we take care of each other. All events are free and open to the public, but reservations are requested for all attendees.

Tuesday, March 6, 2-3:20 p.m.: "Silent Spring," a panel discussion to be held in the M. Scot Kaufman Auditorium in the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave.
The discussion will feature Christopher Justice, lecturer in the School of Communications Design; Stanley Kemp, assistant professor in the Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies; Rita Turner, a faculty member specializing in environmental education and ecoliteracy at UMBC; and Noah Cincinnati, a historian whose expertise is in environmental history.

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson's landmark book, Silent Spring. The panel will consider the book as a policy narrative and how it sparked the environmental movement and led to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970.

An R.S.V.P. is requested for all events. To do so, call the Hoffberger Center at 410.837.5379 or send an e-mail to hoffberger@ubalt.edu.