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The Barry Commoner Environmental Lecture Series, Featuring Dr. Tyrone Hayes

The Barry Commoner Environmental Lecture Series was established at Marymount Manhattan College through the gifts from the husband and wife team of Richard S. Berry and Lucy A. Commoner. These gifts have also created The Commoner Fund for Environmental Studies at the College. Barry Commoner, who recently passed away in September 2012, was a prominent environmental scientist, widely known as a writer and lecturer on the relation between environmental and energy problems and public policy.

This year’s lecture, titled “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men,” will be given by Tyrone Hayes, Professor of Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Hayes’ work examines the impact of chemical contaminants on environmental health and public health, with a specific focus on the role of pesticides in global amphibian declines and environmental justice concerns associated with targeted exposure of racial and ethnic minorities to endocrine disruptors and the role that exposure plays in health care disparities.

7:00 pm in the Theresa Lang Theatre. Seating is free, limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; you do not need to RSVP.

For more information please contact, Katie LeBesco at klebesco@mmm.edu.