USDA Deputy Under Secretary to Present Sustainability Lecture at CSU

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Ann Bartuska, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (REE), will visit Colorado State University on Wednesday, Oct. 30, to talk about sustainability research.

At 1 p.m., Bartuska will present a free public lecture on “The Science of Sustainability: Multiple Approaches for Complex Issues.” The lecture is sponsored by CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) and will take place at the Lory Student Center in Room 228.

During her time on campus, Bartuska also will meet privately with CSU deans, administrators and SoGES faculty to learn more about the groundbreaking sustainability research being conducted at the University.

The USDA REE Mission Area is dedicated to the creation of a safe, sustainable, competitive U.S. food and fiber system, and strong, healthy communities, families, and youth, through integrated research, analysis, and education.

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About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is at the core of a growing number of exciting sustainability initiatives in research and education at Colorado State University. SoGES serves as a hub to connect CSU’s community of scholars and practitioners interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to large-scale environmental, economic, and social questions not easily addressed through traditional approaches. The School was uniquely designed to reach across disciplines and colleges to forge new alliances and advance greater understanding of the challenges to achieving sustainability faced by our nation and global community. SoGES is meeting this challenge and continues to strengthen CSU’s reputation of being at the forefront of addressing the world’s sustainability issues through research, education, and outreach.