An Undergraduate Discussion Lunch with
Seamus McGraw, author of The End of Country
Monday, Jan. 14, 1-2:15 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below
The IU Department of Geological Sciences, the Center for Research on
Energy & the Environment (CREE), the Office of Sustainability, and the
Integrated Program in the Environment are welcoming Penn State
University geology Professor Terry Engelder, a leading authority on the
Marcellus shale gas reservoir, and
Seamus McGraw, author of The End of Country: Dispatches from the
Frack Zone, to campus on Monday, Jan. 14th, for discussions (see
details below) on the
natural gas boom and the controversies surrounding the hydraulic
fracturing (or "fracking") technique being used in the United States.
Engelder and McGraw will examine the complex social, economic, and
policy implications of natural gas exploration in America.
us for lunch with Seamus McGraw, author of The End of Country:
Dispatches from the Frack Zone, which describes his own family's
experience with natural gas development as the Marcellus Shale gas boom
impacted his Pennsylvania community in 2007. Jeffrey White, director of
IU's Integrated Program in the Environment and a professor in the School
of Public and Environmental Affairs, noted that "hydraulic fracking
represents one of the more complex environmental concerns facing this
nation and will soon be a pressing issue in other countries worldwide,"
and "it challenges our understanding of long-term impacts and our
existing regulatory regimes intended to control risks from such
activities." Listen to McGraw's first-hand account over lunch and
yourself if this new technology is more beneficial or harmful to the
country and environment. For reviews and more information about The
End of Country, click here.
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this
undergraduate lunch, please check your schedule to make sure you are
available for the
entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating
you wish to sign up for the "Seamus McGraw" program and include your
name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) or study. Space is
limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when
you replied. The lunch is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.
Engelder and McGraw will be speaking at these public events:
Terry Engelder: "Shale Gas: Technical Details Behind
Monday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m., Geology 126
This Tudor Commemorative Lecture will be preceded by coffee and
cookies in the lobby of the Geology Building.
Terry Engelder and Seamus McGraw: "Lessons from Marcellus:
Fracking and the New Natural Gas
Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Whittenberger Auditorium, IMU
This Campus-Community forum will be followed by an informal
reception, where copies of "The End of Country" will be available for