Nature Conservancy administrator Howe to speak at Library Associates luncheon May 1
Nature Conservancy administrator Howe to speak at Library Associates luncheon May 1April 15, 2009Kathleen Whitekswhite@syr.edu
Syracuse University Library Associates’ annual spring luncheon will be held on Friday, May 1, at noon in the Milton Atrium of the Life Sciences Complex. The keynote speaker will be Jim Howe, executive director of the Nature Conservancy of Western and Central New York, who will discuss the organization’s overall goal of protecting at least 10 percent of every major habitat type on Earth by 2015.
Howe is co-author of “Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities” (Island Press, 1997), a book intended to help communities preserve their quality of life in the face of heavy growth and development pressures. He serves on the New York State Advisory Board of the Land Trust Alliance and the board of trustees of the Black River Environmental Improvement Association. Howe holds a bachelor’s degree in natural resources study from Cornell University and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.
Tickets to the luncheon are $25 for Library Associates members and $30 for the public. For reservation information, contact Kathleen White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-8782. Free event parking is available in the Booth Garage, at the corner of Waverly and Comstock avenues.
Library Associates is a society devoted to the enrichment of the Syracuse University Library and the greater Syracuse community. Members share an interest in books, learning and the preservation of knowledge. To learn more, visit http://library.syr.edu/libraryassociates.