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UWFox Scholars Series Presents 'Environmental Health Issues'

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley’s monthly Scholars Series offers its final presentation for the 2009-2010 academic year on Monday, May 10, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the James W. Perry Hall, located in the campus’ new Communication Arts Center.  “Environmental Health Issues” is being presented by Nancy Langston, professor in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison.

Langston is an environmental historian, examining the shared history of people and the environment. She focuses on two research fields: forest history and environmental health.  Her environmental health research examines the history of endocrine disruptors, regulation, and the precautionary principle in the United States.

More info can found through the book, “Toxic Bodies: Endocrine Disruptors and the Lessons of History” (Yale University Press, forthcoming). Her forest history research currently examines the history of the north woods, asking how and why northern forests have changed over time, how people have used and altered the forests, how our perceptions of forests have evolved, and how societies have struggled to establish policies governing forests.

The “Environmental Health Issues” lecture is free and open to the public, with unreserved seating. For more information about the program, contact Dave Hager, director of University Relations, at 920-832-2611, visit david.hager@uwc.edu, or visit www.uwfox.uwc.edu.

Posted 05/10/2010