Posted on Jan 28, 2009

Tyrone Hayes, an integrative biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, whose research focuses on the role of steroid hormones in amphibian development,will speak on “From Silent Spring to Silent Night” Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

Hayes’ talk is the second in the 2009 Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering Winter Seminar Series, “Achieving Environmental Sustainability: The Role of U.S. Higher Education.”

Next up is Geoff Garver, an environmental consultant and lecturer in law at Laval University, Quebec, speaking on “Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy” (Feb. 11). 

James Howard Kuntsler, urban planning expert, social critic, journalist and author of “The Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency” and other books, will conclude the series with his talk on “Urban Planning, Design, Peak Oil and Sustainability” (Feb. 18).

All talks are free and open to the public.