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Nov. 9, 2006

ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER EXPERT TO VISIT SMU

Environmentalist Ivor Van Heerden, director of the Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes, will lecture about hurricanes at the Jerry R. Junkins Engineering Building auditorium on the SMU campus, Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

In the months following Hurricane Katrina, Van Heerden gained significant attention from media including CNN, CBS and PBS for his knowledge of the Louisiana wetland systems. His lecture will focus on wetlands preservation and restoration, hurricane protection and institutional responses to Hurricane Katrina.

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Contact:
Levente Smith
Tele. 214-768-7650
E-mail: smithl@smu.edu