Lectures on Green Architecture and Preventing Deadly Diseases

…not at the same time though. Completely separate subjects. Not lectures about how sustainable architecture can prevent deadly diseases. Here’s the info:

The UT Green Building Association spring lecture series continues this week with new speakers from the Austin area. Come connect with professionals and other students interested in sustainability and green buildings. Refreshments will be provided! Sponsored by the Campus Environmental Center.

Wayne Jeansonne, Solluna Builders
“Green Building in the Real World”
Thursday, March 30th
7:00 PM
Garrison 3

Rick McMath, Austin Energy
“Green Architecture in and around Austin”
Thursday, April 6th
7:00 PM
Garrison 3

Affordable Green Housing Panel Discussion:
Discuss green building solutions with UT professors, Austin professionals, and other students!
Thursday, April 20th
6:00 PM
Garrison 3

The Environmental Science Institute presents the 42nd Hot Science – Cool
Talks
Outreach Lecture, “Fighting Deadly Diseases: Strategies for Prediction and
Containment”, by Dr. Lauren A. Meyers (Professor of Integrative Biology at
UT-Austin) on April 7th.

DESCRIPTION: Are you concerned about the bird flu? What would happen if a
case
appeared in the US? Emerging global public health challenges like bird flu
and
SARS require innovative methods to understand and control the spread of new
diseases. Dr. Lauren A. Meyers will discuss how strategies for stopping the
spread of deadly diseases can be developed by creating mathematical models
of
the transmission of diseases, using these models to predict the spread of
disease, and assessing control strategies such as quarantine, travel
restrictions, and vaccinations. In 2004, Dr. Meyers was named one of the
Top
100 Global Innovators under the age of 35 by the MIT Technology Review. For
more information, see the website posted below.

SCHEDULE: Friday, April 7
5:45-6:45 pm: Reception outside Welch 2.224. Exhibits. Refreshments!
7:00-8:00 pm: “Fighting Deadly Diseases” by Dr. Lauren Meyers in Welch
2.224.
8:00-8:15 pm: Question and answer session.

For maps, and more info, including a short video of Professor Meyers, see
http://www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/ols/lectures/Meyers/index.php

For more information about bird flu outbreaks, see
http://www.nature.com/news/infocus/birdflu.html

WEBCAST: For those that cannot attend, the lecture will be broadcast live
over
the Internet at 7:00 pm CST. We recommend linking to the site 15 minutes
early
to allow time for downloading the presentation. For more information see:
http://www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/ols/lectures/Meyers/index.php

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http://www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/newsletters.php

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