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World-renowned environmental ethicist gives 'My Favorite Lecture' Sept. 22

September 17, 2010

The environment is on the world agenda, also on the ethical frontier, for the foreseeable future. "My Favorite Lecture" series offers students the opportunity to learn from some of the University's most distinguished professors, including Holmes Rolston, a University Distinguished Professor of philosophy and acclaimed author and lecturer.

CSU's own Holmes Rolston is known as a world's leading scholar in environmental ethics.

'My Favorite Lecture'
Professor Emeritus Holmes Rolston, III
Wednesday, Sept. 22
4:15-5:30 p.m.
TILT Building, Room 221

TILT Learning Program's "My Favorite Lecture" series offers student the opportunity to learn from some of the University's most distinguished professors.

Holmes Rolston is a University Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Colorado State University. He has written six books, critically acclaimed in both professional journals and the national press. Rolston has spoken as a distinguished lecturer on all seven continents.

Respected policy consultant

Rolston has served as a consultant with over two dozen conservation and policy groups, including the U. S. Congress and a Presidential Commission. He is a member of the Working Group on Ethics of the World Conservation Union, or IUCN.

Rolston won the Pennock Award for Distinguished Service at Colorado State University, the Dean's Award for Creativity and Excellence in the Humanities, and has been named a University Distinguished Professor.

Q & A will follow lecture

Critical environmental and ethical concerns Rolston will address include:

  • A managed earth and the end of nature
  • Global warming
  • Human capacities with global problems
  • Sustainable development vs. sustainable biosphere
  • Biodiversity
  • Envisioning an Earth ethics

Arrive early for reception and to get a seat

No RSVP necessary, but limited seating is available; you may want to arrive early to ensure seating.

There will be a reception prior to the lecture, and a question and answer session at the end.

Contact: Heather Landers
Phone: (970) 491-1324