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Social Sustainability Colloquium and Reception
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 1:00pm to Friday, January 7, 2011 - 3:00pm

WHAT: Social Sustainability Colloquium Presentation by Jonathan Fink and Reception

WHEN: Friday, January 7, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Academic Student Recreation Center (ARSC) room 660

Please help welcome Jonathan Fink, PSU's new VP of Research and Strategic Partnerships. Dr. Fink will talk about his passions and his vision - and, of course, his views on social sustainability.

Jonathan Fink comes to PSU from Arizona State University (ASU) where, as VP for research, he oversaw the tripling of external funding, the launching of internationally recognized institutes in sustainability and biodesign, and stronger ties between academic research and regional economic development. During his time at ASU, he was also Director of Center for Sustainability Science Applications and the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) as well as the University Sustainability Office.  His research and policy interests at ASU included problems of urban sustainability, conservation biology, natural hazards, renewable energy, and transboundary water conflicts. His publications include a journal article in Science: Toward Inherently Secure and Resilient Societies.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information please contact: Marion Sharp at 503-725-4876 or sharpml@pdx.edu.