Hartwick to Host Talk on 'Climate Change Avatars'

February 25, 2010

On Thursday, March 4, Hartwick College will host Dr. Eban Goodstein, who will give a talk titled "Climate Change Avatars: Virtual Bodies in the Fight for the Future." The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in the Celebration Room of Shineman Chapel House on the College campus. A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

The talk will address Goodstein's experiences at the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference, the local and global impacts of climate change, and energy legislation pending before Congress.

Goodstein is director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Prior to his appointment at Bard, Goodstein had a 20-year career as a Professor of Economics at Lewis & Clark and Skidmore Colleges. He also led the 2009 National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions, coordinating educational events at more than 2,500 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions across the country.

Goodstein is the author of Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (2007) and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment (1999). Articles by Goodstein have appeared in The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Chemical and Engineering News, The Economist, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Sponsors for this event include the Energy Academic Theme and the Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies. For more information, contact Pine Lake Institute Program Coordinator Dan Morse at or 607-431-4666.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Christopher Lott
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