Community Briefs

Apr 172011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

CSU celebrates Earth Day with a week

In honor of Earth Day, CSU will celebrate with a week of green events starting today and running through Friday.

The events will include a student sustainability fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Lory Student Center Plaza on Wednesday, which will feature student organizations, non-profits and local businesses that will present on topics such as renewable energy, clean water, green goods and services, student research, green careers and composting. It’s free and open to the public.

Other events include the annual constumed Earth Week bike parade on the Oval at 2 p.m. today, a Cenergy Clean Tech Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the East and Main Ballrooms in the Lory Student Center on Wednesday and a variety of other films, speakers and panels.

The annual city Earth Day celebration is at Civic Center Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is free with a non-perishable food item donated to the Larimer County food bank.
For a full list of events, check

2011 Environmental Science Communication Fellows named

CSU has named 30 doctoral and post-doctoral students as 2011 Environmental Science Communication Fellows.
These fellows, named from the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology and the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, will participate in a hands-on communication training workshop led by Lead Communication Trainer for the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Nancy Baron and other prominent journalists.

The workshop is intended to help students become comfortable talking about their research with the public, policymakers and nonscientists, said professor Diana Wall in a press release.

Go to for more information and a list of the fellows.

USAID Director to speak at CSU today

USAID’s director of the Office of Women in Development Katherine Blakeslee will be giving a talk on “Women: Informing Social, Economic and Political Development” today in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock room at 11 a.m.

CSU’s Women Population and the Environment Research Team and the School of Environmental Sustainability are hosting the event.

CSU students to “Milk” wisdom of Dustin Lance Black

In 2009, after he won the 2009 Academy Award and Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay for “Milk,” Dustin Lance Black became a household name.

And, later this week, the 37-year-old’s name will be abuzz among students, faculty and community members who attend his lecture at the Lory Student Center Theatre tonight at 7 p.m.

After graduating from UCLA’s School of Film and Television, Black began directing documentaries, TV series, music videos and commercials, according to an announcement about the event on the university calendar.

After releasing his first two documentaries, “On the Bus” and “My Life with Count Dracula,” Black’s opportunity arose to produce the TLC series “Faking It,” which gave people the chance to experience a
career wildly opposed to their own.

He then co-produced the award-winning “Big Love,” an HBO drama focused on a polygamist family.

Black is a member of several civil rights boards, including the American Foundation for Equal Rights and speaks nationwide to promote equal rights, especially those related to the GLBT community.

Having published two books on top of his career in film, OUT Magazine named Black one of the “Top 40 Under 40” and “50 Most Powerful LGBT People in America Today.”

The event is open to the public, but tickets are required and free to CSU students, faculty and staff and are $5 to the public.

— Collegian Staff Report

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