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UNH Hosts a Lecture with Alumnus in Honor of Earth Week

Release Date:
4/23/2012 2:53 PM

University of New Haven: Sustainability, events

WHO: Richard Steeves ’77 B.S., principal utilities finance specialist for the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel

WHAT: Lecture on “Where Energy Technology, Management, and Policy Meet: The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. Where We Are and What Lies Ahead.”

WHERE: Schuman Auditorium, Buckman Hall B 120, University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, New Haven, CT

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25 at 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

SPONSOR: The UNH Sustainability Research Cluster Lecture;co-sponsored by the economics department in the College of Business

WHY: This program commemorates Earth Day. The speaker will provide an overview of the programs offered by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund.  Connecticut is expected to double its energy efficiency budget from $100 million to more than $200 million this year.

Earth Week activities are presented as part of UNH’s Sustainable Communities Series, created to celebrate the launch of the university’s new interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program in sustainability studies. Topics highlight the relevance of sustainability across academic disciplines and the importance of sustainability issues to scholars, researchers, students and the general public.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.