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Planning for a Sustainable Wisconsin to Be Focus
of Next 'Let's Do Lunch' Session

RELEASED: Dec. 14, 2005

'Let's Do Lunch' imageEAU CLAIRE — Important choices by Wisconsin residents that will affect the environmental health of generations to come will be the focus of a Dec. 28 luncheon presentation hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association.

Crispin Pierce, Ph.D., will present "Balancing Act: Planning for a Sustainable Wisconsin" from noon to 1 p.m. at Sweetwater's restaurant. The presentation is part of the Alumni Association's monthly "Let's Do Lunch" series.

Pierce will present decisions Wisconsin residents must make on issues such as energy sources, vehicle regulations and building density. He will discuss the economic, political, and scientific factors to be considered in making these decisions, as well as consequences of current and alternative choices for a balanced and sustainable future in Wisconsin.

Pierce is a UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of public health professions and director of the university's environmental public health program. He earned a doctorate in toxicology from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Pierce is an author of numerous scientific publications and grants. Students in his laboratory conduct research and are authors of peer-reviewed publications in the area of toxicokinetics (the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of dangerous substances).

Upcoming "Let's Do Lunch" speakers, dates and topics include: Arlyn Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication and journalism, Jan. 25: "The Role of the American Media in International Crisis"; and Edward Young, Ph.D., professor of economics, Feb. 22: "Earnings and Incomes in Eau Claire and Other Wisconsin Cities."

The speaker series is open to the public. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To reserve tickets, send e-mail to alumni@uwec.edu or call (715) 836-3266 for more information.

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