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Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Ohio Wesleyan Graduate to Discuss Global Warming, Creating a Green Campus

November 11, 2008

Woodrow “Woody” Clark II, Ph.D.
DELAWARE, OHIO – Woodrow “Woody” Clark II, Ph.D., a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Ohio Wesleyan University graduate, will speak on campus Nov. 19 as part of the university’s 2008-09 Sagan National Colloquium.

Clark was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along other scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore for the film “An Inconvenient Truth.” The documentary discusses the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming.

Clark will discuss “Cultivating a ‘Green’ Campus: The Third Industrial Revolution” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. The event is free and open to the public. It also will be available live online at stream.owu.edu.

Clark is a senior fellow at the Milken Institute and a lecturer in sustainable development at the University of California, Riverside. He also serves as executive director of the Alternative Energy Center at the Heckmann International Center for Entrepreneurial Management in Palm Desert, Calif., and is co-author of “Agile Energy Systems: Global Lessons from the California Energy Crisis.”

Click here to read more about Clark.

Each year, Ohio Wesleyan’s Sagan National Colloquium spotlights an issue of global significance. This year’s theme is “Cultivating a Green Campus: Promoting Sustainability and Environmental Understanding on the OWU Campus and in the Delaware Community.” Past Colloquium speakers have included President Gerald Ford, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, and author Kurt Vonnegut.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 47 states and 50 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.