Briefs 4/26/12

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Apr 252012
 
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East and west merge in music at CSU

The music of the east and the west are coming together Thursday thanks to a partnership between CSU and East China University in Shanghai.

At 7:30 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall in the University Center for the Arts, 25 ECNU students and faculty will visit for a night of music and dance.

The event is modeled after a collaboration in April 2010. Todd Queen, the chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance and Cao Jin, the ECNU director of Opera, will perform a concert of art songs, arias, duets and traditional Chinese songs.

Admission is $7 for CSU students, $1 for youth (2 to 17) and $12 for adults.

Could extinction be coming our way?

With classes, paying for school and what to do this weekend the biggest worries for most college students, mass extinction is probably the furthest thing from their minds.

The topic of mass extinction is a concern for Philip Cafaro of the Department of Philosophy.

Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Lory Student Center room 224-226, Cafaro is presenting Three Ways to Think About the Sixth Mass Extinction.

According to a news release on the CSU university event calendar, the Earth has faced five mass extinctions during the last half-billion years. The last mass extinction occurred 65 million years ago and killed off the dinosaurs.

This lecture will focus on the theory adopted by a majority of biologists who believe a sixth mass extinction is coming and is caused by humans.

The presentation includes commentary by Cameron Ghalambor from the Department of Biology and Boris Kondratieff of the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management.

Climate change and the buildings around us

Ever wonder how the buildings you live in every day impact the environment?

On Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Lory Student Center room 230, a group of experts and stakeholders will explore new models of collaboration between scientists and the design/construction community.

The goal of the meeting is to start the conversation to move America to carbon neutral buildings.

Keynote speakers include Ed Mazria, the founder of Architecture 2030, Scott Denning, CSU Monfort professor and Victor Olgyay, a researcher and developer of Green Footstep.

Registration fees are $120 for regular registration, $95 for USGBC and ASCE members, $60 for faculty and $40 for students.

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