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KNOXVILLE — A visiting scientist is scheduled to talk April 10 at the University of Tennessee about how environmental issues may help decide the 2000 presidential election.

Dr. Riley Dunlap, Boeing Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sociology at Washington State University, will speak at 7 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium on “Americans’ Concern for the Environment: Implications for the 2000 Elections.” The program is free and open to the public.

Dunlap, known for his studies on trends in public opinion toward environmental issues, helped develop the field of study known as “environmental sociology.”

In 1999, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his contributions in this area.

Dunlap’s speech is the third in the lecture series “Environmental Issues and the 2000 Presidential Campaign.”

Other lectures in the series are:
April 17, “The Snail Darter, the Tellico Dam, and Sustainable Democracy,” Zigmunt Plater, Professor of Law at Boston College; April 27, “The Economy and the Environment,” V. Kerry Smith, Distinguished Professor of Economics at North Carolina State University.

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Hood at 865-974-7023.