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  Boston, MA - This event has been postponed - Cleaning the Environment: Small Organisms Generate  Big Impact
  April 18, 2013 6:30 PM
The University of Massachusetts Club
Amherst Room
225 Franklin Street, 33rd Floor
Boston, MA  

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Social
7:00 p.m. Speaking Program
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Networking

Cost: $15 per person
This event is open to alumni, students and the public.

Environmental scientist Derek Lovley has uncovered some hidden talents of microorganism. His lifelong passion for environmental issues and pioneering research in microbiology is leading to new solutions for the global challenges of:
  • waste management
  • contaminated water and soil clean-up
  • harmful automobile emissions
  • clean energy and more
Popular Science selected Lovley for its “Best of What’s New in Environmental Technology” feature, and Time lauded his work as “One of the Year’s Top 50 Inventions” for his discovery of a new class of bacteria called Geobacters. Watch a short video to learn more.

A researcher and professor at the UMass Amherst College of Natural Sciences, one of the nation’s great centers for the study of climate and the environment issues, Lovley’s work is also driving economic and investment opportunities in the emerging green economy. William G. Bannick '70, chief investment officer for Cadence Capital Management and chair of the College of Natural Sciences Advisory Board, will provide a special insight into economic implications of Lovley’s work.

As Earth Day approaches, come learn how a UMass professor is following his dream for a cleaner environment – one microbe at a time.

Join Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, College of Natural Sciences Dean Steve Goodwin and area environmental and business leaders to welcome Professor Derek Lovley to Boston. Don’t miss this impressive networking opportunity!

Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be provided.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Association at 800-456-UMASS. Sponsored by the Boston Alumni Network and the College of Natural Sciences.