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Focus the Nation SLO-January 31 2008 Schedule

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Focus the Nation SLO--Schedule for January 31 2008

Time   Theme Place Participants  
9-10   The Science of Global Warming    Chumash Auditorium

1. Randy Knight, Professor of Physics--Global Warming: Mechanism and Causes--the evidence



2. Peter Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Physics--Physical Consequences of Global Warming



3. Lars Tomanek, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences--Biological Consequences of Global Warming

10-11     Technical Solutions 1: Engineering Chumash Auditorium

1. Art MacCarley, Professor of Electrical Engineering


2. Linda Vanasupa, Professor of Materials Engineering


3. Yarrow Nelson, Professor of Environmental Engineering

11-1    Arts fair, Career Fair, Lunch UU plaza, Epicenter Art Gallery, Chumash, Dexter Lawn   Band, Raps, Poetry, Theatre, Art Installations, organic zero waste box lunch, Club Fair,  Green Job Fair and Trade Show  
12-1   Technical Solutions 2: Architecture Chumash Auditorium

1. Thomas L. Jones, Dean of College of Architecture


2. Sandy Stannard, Associate Professor of Architecture


3. Margot McDonald, Professor of Architecture

1-2   Technical Solutions 3: Agriculture Chumash Auditorium 

1. Ryan Rich, Four Elements Farm


2. David Headrick, Professor of Crop Science


3. Stuart Styles, Director, Irrigation Training and Research Center, Pal Poly

2-3   Business Solutions
Chumash Auditorium

1. Kate Lancaster, Associate Professor of Accounting


2. Eric Fisher, Professor of Economics


3. Norm Borin, Professor of Marketing


4. Christopher Perello, Lecturer in Business Law

3-4   Climate Change and the Individual Chumash Auditorium

1. Shawn Burn, Professor of Psychology--Protecting the Environment: From Intentions to Behavior

2. Larrry Inchausti, Professor of English--Why I Love My Electric Bike

3. Stephen Lloyd-Moffett, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies--The Theology of Environmental Stewardship

4-5   Cal Poly’s role in Climate Change  Solutions Chumash Auditorium

1. Dennis Elliot, Cal Poly Utility Manager


2. Administration Spokesperson TBA


3. Chad Worth, President, Empower Poly and Chair, Focus the Nation SLO

5-7     Focus Cal Poly: A Polytechnic Approach to Climate Change  TBD  Dinner  
7-9:30   Strengthening the Political Will for Investment in Climate Change Solutions Chumash Auditorium

Discussion of 2008 Presidential Candidates Global Warming Plans


Townhall Meeting: Local officials


Tentative keynote speakers:  Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee, Congresswoman Lois Capps (by live webcast).









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