The gains from natural gas from Marcellus Shale are well known—jobs, energy, and economic gains for secondary business and industry. A three-day symposium, “Marcellus Shale and a Sustainable Future: Balancing Energy, the Economy, and the Environment,” explores the lesser-known aspects, such as the historical, social-environmental, legal, political, and health issues related to gas extraction. The conference includes a balanced series of topics, with speakers and panelists from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, and SUNY–Oneonta, plus University of Pittsburgh faculty, other regional scholars, state-elected and agency officials, corporate executives, and representatives from statewide environmental groups, as well as community members and students.
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Note to area teachers: Act 48 credit is available
Gasland documentary (2010 Sundance Film Festival Award) by Joshua Fox, Milanville Pa.
IUP College of Business and Information Technology, Eberly Auditorium, with panel discussion. Student facilitators from the IUP Anthropology Club, IUP ECO, and the IUP chapter of the National Society of Professional Journalists
Music to be announced
Full-day symposium with presentations on the hour, including afternoon student session and posters. IUP Student Union, Ohio Room
IUP Student Union, Monongahela Room
Opening music performed by Joe's Legacy: The Joe Yeslovich Family Fiddlers, featuring Dr. Carl Rahkonen, ethnomusicologist, IUP professor and music librarian, 6:30–7:00 p.m.
Community showing of Gasland documentary (2010 Sundance Film Festival Award) by Joshua Fox, Milanville, Pa., followed by a panel discussion. Indiana Theater, 641 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, Pa. Student facilitators from the IUP chapter of the National Society of Professional Journalists. Facilitator: Sherene Hess, Indiana League of Women Voters
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