William Rathje to Speak Tuesday Night

03/25/2005

Contributed by Jack Rossen

William Rathje, Stanford University, author of Rubbish: The Archaeology of Garbage will speak on "Garbology: The Archaeology of Us" on Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 pm in Textor 102.

The event is free and open to the public

Bill Rathje began his career as a traditional archaeologist until he started the Garbage Project at the University of Arizona. His excavations of modern landfills to examine our garbage disposal habits brought new attention to the garbage crisis and present a unique perspective on sustainability.

C.P. Snow was a British philosopher, physicist, biographer, novelist, and social critic who believed that communication between mainstream scientists, social scientists, and humanists is the greatest avenue to social progress. Each year, Ithaca College sponsors a lecture series and student award that honors this principle. This year's student award will be presented before the talk.

For more information contact Jack Rossen, 607-274-3326.

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