Briefs 3/22/12

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A day for appreciating H20

Most of the Earth is made up of it, most of your body is made up of it and you can’t live too long without consuming it. Yes, we’re talking about water, and Thursday is International World Water Day, with events around campus.

Water Day is an annual event held as a means of focusing on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, a news release said.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is being celebrated at CSU with guest speakers, booths, a movie, a live band and opportunities to talk to organizations.

Fording the path to sustainability

Thursday at 11 a.m. in Lory Student Center room 228, students have a chance to see a talk from John Viera, the global director of sustainability and vehicle environmental matters at Ford Motor Company.

His presentation, called “Greening the Blue Oval: Global Sustainablitiy Programs at Ford Motor Company,” will center on the company’s environmental and social performance.

He has held his position since January 2007 and develops sustainable business plans and policies, interfacing with global regulatory bodies and leading the company’s engagement with non-government organizations.

Viera has worked with Ford for 27 years.

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is sponsoring the event.

The lectures of history

Thursday at 7 p.m. in Clark A204, Fred Anderson of the University of Colorado will lecture as part of the 47th Furniss Lecture Series.

Anderson is a military historian who will give three lectures over the course of two days. The first lecture on Thursday is titled “War and Peace in American History.”

The second lecture, which is on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Lory Student Center Senate Chambers, is titled “To the Fort and Back Again 1967-2012.” The final lecture, “What Goes Around Comes Around, or Be Careful What You Wish For,” is also on Friday at the Fort Collins Hilton.

Tickets are free for CSU students and staff and are available for pick up from the History Department office. A CSU ID is required, and there is one ticket available per CSU ID.

The History Club and Phi Alpha Theta are sponsoring the event.

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