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MSU hosts sustainability expo Oct. 27 during International Education Week featuring New Zealand

October 7, 2011


Colleagues in both the U.S. and New Zealand will discuss the work of Sir Paul Callaghan in a video conference during MSU International Educati set for 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27, in room 103 of the EPS Building during MSU's 2011 International Education Week. MSU professors Sarah Codd and Paul Gannon and New Zealand physicists Andrew Coy and Shaun Hendy will discuss "Prosperity via a Sustainable Economy" via a live video connection from New Zealand. The group will discuss, among other things, the work of Callaghan, a New Zealand physicist who was recently selected as Kiwibank's "New Zealander of the Year" for his contributions to science and technology entrepreneurialism. Several of the speakers, including Codd, are colleagues of Callaghan. The video conference is preceded by a sustainability expo, also in EPS.   High-Res Available

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Montana State University will host a sustainability expo featuring university sustainability groups at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the lobby of the MSU EPS Building.

The fair will be held in connection with MSU International Education Week, Oct. 24-28, which features New Zealand. The expo precedes an interactive video conversation between Americans and New Zealanders on effective sustainability practices in the two countries.

Groups with informational displays in the sustainability expo will include:
Campus Sustainability Advisory Council, a group of students, faculty and staff that advises MSU President Waded Cruzado on meeting the obligations of the American University Presidents' Climate Commitment; the ASMSU Sustainability Center, a student-funded group that runs campus recycling in addition to numerous other sustainability initiatives about campus; NECO, the Network of Environmentally Conscientious Organizations student environmental group; and the Sustainable Foods and Bio-energy Systems degree program.

The accompanying U.S. /New Zealand video conference is set for 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27, in room 103 of the EPS Building. MSU professors Sarah Codd and Paul Gannon and New Zealand physicists Andrew Coy and Shaun Hendy will discuss "Prosperity via a Sustainable Economy" via a live video connection from New Zealand. The group will discuss, among other things, the work of Sir Paul Callaghan, a New Zealand physicist who was recently selected as Kiwibank's "New Zealander of the Year" for his contributions to science and technology entrepreneurialism. Several of the speakers, including Codd, are colleagues of Callaghan.

Other activities during MSU International Week will include lectures, food, stories, demonstrations and a story hour at the Bozeman Public Library, all focusing on New Zealand.

For more information about International Education Week, please contact the MSU Office of International Programs at 994-4031 or check out further details and the full schedule on the OIP website at
http://www.montana.edu/international/Events/iew.htm

Yvonne Rudman (406) 994-4032, rudman@montana.edu