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East Asian Culture, Climate and Change symposium planned

“One Half the World: Culture, Climate and Change in East Asia,” a weekend symposium for college and university faculty, pre-collegiate social studies teachers and college students, will be March 24-26 on the HWS campus.

Presented by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Environmental Studies Program, the conference will examine the environment's impact on human activity and cultures in East and Southeast Asia, as well as the impact of human activity on that environment.

The population's impact on the earth — through land use patterns, migration and agricultural technologies — will be compared with the effect of earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions and the spread of disease on the people who live there.

Speakers will include William Atwell and Thomas Drennen of the HWS faculty, David Biggs of UC-Riverside, Graham Parkes of the University of Hawaii, David Rosenberg of Middlebury College, Miranda Schreurs of the University of Maryland, William Tsutsui of the University of Kansas, and Jennifer Turner of the China Environment Forum.

The weekend will also include a panel discussion and an evening of Tibetan traditional and contemporary music with Phurbu T. Namgyal.

Registration is $75 per person for Saturday and Sunday events, plus $20 for the Friday dinner, with discounts available. Rooms should be reserved at the Ramada Inn Geneva Lakefront, (315) 789-0400, with a discount by mentioning the HWS Asian Studies Conference.

For details, call Judy Mahoney in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, ext. 3179 or 3579 or e-mail mahoney@hws.edu. Details on the conference are available by visiting http://www.hws.edu/academics/community/EastAsia.asp.