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UW-Eau Claire Guest Speakers to
Discuss World Summit on Sustainable Development
MAILED: Oct. 8, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — On Monday, October 14, two guests speakers will lecture to a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Geography 111 class on their recent visit to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. They will speak in Hibbard 100, from noon to 12:50 pm.
Eau Claire resident Jeanne Foust, special assistant to the president/owner of ESRI, Inc., attended the WSSD as an official U.S. delegate, focusing on Geographical Information Systems as a tool for environmental planning.
Robert Van Zile, a cultural leader and a member of the tribal Mining Impact Committee on the Mole Lake Chippewa Reservation, will also speak. His reservation, known for its wild rice beds, is adjacent to the proposed Crandon zinc-copper mine.
At the WSSD in Johannesburg, Van Zile was part of a Mole Lake delegation that met with the CEO of the Australian/ South African firm planning the Crandon mine, BHP Billiton.
The UW-Eau Claire campus community and the public are invited to attend.
For more information contact Zoltan Grossman, assistant professor of geography, at email@example.com or 836-4471.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: October 22, 2002