John Graham, a professor at Harvard University, will discuss “Environmental Risks: Facts, Fears and the Unknown” at 4 p.m. on April 13 in Carswell Hall, Room 111. In the field of environmental health, Graham’s research has focused on the need to better understand the risks, costs and benefits of options in the environmental regulatory process. His 1997 book, “The Greening of Industry: A Risk Management Approach,” shows how risk analysis and cost-benefit analysis have stimulated pollution prevention measures in American industry. His research has helped stimulate efforts in the U.S. Congress and the European Union to use science and economics to improve the process of environmental regulation. The talk is part of the “Environment 2000” symposium.
Nearly 250 students will go out into the Winston-Salem community to volunteer at 25 local agencies from 3 p.m. -5 p.m. April 13. Volunteers will do everything from planting flowers at Samaritan Ministries to tutoring children at the Best Choice Center. The group will meet at Magnolia Court (beside Benson University Center) at 3 p.m. and then depart for agencies around town. Call the News Service for a list of agencies and projects.
Wake Forest will host the local Special Olympics from April 17-19. The games will take place each day from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Kentner Stadium, located behind Reynolds Gymnasium. Nearly 1,000 participants are expected to compete during the three-day event. Opening ceremonies, where each team is introduced and then carries their team banner around the stadium, will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 17. The games will be cancelled in the event of rain. For information, call Charlie Davis at 758-6164.
Holmes Rolston III, a professor at Colorado State University, will discuss “Science and Religion: God and Genes” at 4:30 p.m. on April 19 in DeTamble Auditorium. Rolston is the author of the 1999 book, “Genes, Genesis and God: Values and Their Origins in Natural and Human History.” The event is part of the “Environment 2000” symposium.
Adam Werbach, past president of the Sierra Club, will present “A New Brand of Activism” at 7:30 p.m. on April 19 in Benson, Room 401. Werbach is the author of the book, “Act Now, Apologize Later,” which encourages young people to become environmental activists. He was elected president of the Sierra Club in 1997, when he was only 23 years old. The talk is part of the “Environment 2000” symposium.
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