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Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America

Contact: Syd Steinhardt
(212) 636-6538

Fordham will take part in a national teach-in on global warming, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the McGinley Center on the Rose Hill campus.

The all-day event features more than 40 presenters from a variety of disciplines who will lead and participate in the many sessions that will address the vital issues concerning climate change and sustainability. There will also be an art and photography exhibit and a Sustainability Marketplace of Goods and Good Ideas on the second floor of the McGinley Center, and a student-built wind farm on Edwards Parade.

More than 1100 colleges and universities in all 50 states will participate in the national teach-in.

The teach-in is the culmination of Earth Week at Fordham, which begins on Thursday, Jan. 24, when the fifth annual conference of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities will be held at McGinley Center. The theme of this year's two-day conference is "Climate Change: Science, Culture and the Regional Response."

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,600 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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