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Speaker at RC to discuss sustainable cities

Friday, April 09, 2010  
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For immediate release – 4/7/10
Contact: Chuck Brown, Communications, 815-226-3374

Kimberly Gray, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, will present a talk entitled "The Modern American City: Can We Ever Make it Sustainable?”  April 20, 4 p.m. at Rockford College’s Maddox Theatre.

Gray’s work is motivated by a commitment to protect and improve the environment, and a drive to solve interesting problems in science and engineering. In her talk, she discusses the various perspectives on "sustainability," a term that means very different things to different people, and makes the case for why this is a pressing issue to be addressed sooner rather than later.

The program, part of the college’s Forum Series, is co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society-Rock River section. It is free and open to the public though tickets must be reserved. For tickets and other information, call the college’s box office at 815-226-4100. For more on the Forum Series, see

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