URI faculty union to hold climate change science conference April 22

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Sen. Whitehouse to deliver keynote, morning panel to feature Union of Concerned Scientists chief


WHO: U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, URI President David M. Dooley, Cornelia Dean, New York Times contributor and Brown University writer-in-residence; Kenneth Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists; Lee McIntyre, research fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University; J. Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of sociology at Brown; and numerous URI climate science researchers and policy experts.


WHAT: American Association of University Professors at URI to present “Climate Change Science in an Age of Misinformation.” The morning’s program highlight is a roundtable discussion featuring Dean, Kimmell, McIntyre and Roberts. Whitehouse will deliver the keynote after lunch. Three afternoon panel discussions featuring URI experts will be held in the afternoon: Communicating Climate Science, Environmental Justice and Activism, and Impacts to Coastal Rhode Island.


WHERE: URI’s Memorial Union Ballroom, 50 Lower College Road, Kingston campus


WHEN: Friday April 22, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


To make coverage arrangements, call Dave Lavallee, URI Marketing and Communications at 401.874.5862.