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SAA August '94 College
STANFORD -- The 1994 Stanford Summer College, offered by the Stanford Alumni Association July 31-Aug. 7, will be based on the university's new interdisciplinary Earth Systems program. Titled "The Living Planet," the weeklong program will examine the state of the planet, its past and its future.
Topics to be studied include the Earth's geologic and climatic history; national and international public policy issues relating to global change, resource rights, ecological systems and biological diversity; and challenges to the planet within the contexts of law, economics, engineering and politics.
Donald Kennedy, Stanford president emeritus and the Bing Professor of Environmental Science at the Institute for International Studies, is dean of the 1994 Summer College. Joining him as core members of the program's faculty are Gary Ernst, dean of the School of Earth Sciences, and Rosamond Naylor, research associate at the Institute for International Studies.
Guest speakers will include Gretchen Daily, research associate at the University of California-Berkeley, on the field of ecological study; Walter Falcon, the Helen C. Farnsworth Professor of International Agricultural Policy and director of the Institute for International Studies, on the world's food supply and its population; Lawrence Goulder, associate professor of economics, on environmental economics; Thomas Heller, professor law, on the balance between society's demand for resources and the quality of the environment; Jeffrey Koseff, associate professor of civil
engineering, on the state of San Francisco Bay; William Reilly, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and visiting professor at the Institute for International Studies, on achieving environmental quality in a political world; Jonathan Roughgarden, professor of biological sciences and geophysics and director of the Earth Systems Program; Barton Thompson, professor of law, on critical natural resources; and Peter Vitousek, the Morrison Professor of Population and Resource Studies, on global change and ecological systems.
For more information on registration, accommodations, fees, texts and class schedules, contact the Alumni Association's Continuing Education division at 723-2028.
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