Gasland talk Oct. 1

Josh Fox will talk about “Gasland” at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 1, in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It’s the first Fall 2012 Contemporary Issues Lecture.

“Josh Fox is the founder and artistic director of International WOW Company. Fox has written/directed/produced two feature films and over twenty works for the stage which have premiered in New York, Asia and Europe. Gasland, his 2010 documentary about hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the U.S., earned him an Oscar nomination, several Emmy awards, a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize, the Environmental Media Award for Best Documentary and many other honors. In Gasland, Fox reached out to scientists, politicians and gas industry executives and visited with people in several states where “fracking” is used to investigate its effects. The New York Times hailed him as an “adventurous impresario”. Fox earned his BA from Columbia University.” –from the lecture series web page

Andersen Library has a copy of the Gasland film (2nd-floor Browsing DVD, Academic, TN881.A1 G37 2010), and UWW students and staff may also request the DVD from other UW campus libraries via the free Universal Borrowing service.

Andersen Library also has additional information if you’d like to learn more, either before or after the lecture. Search HALCAT for books, videos, or government documents such as Review of hydraulic fracturing technology and practices, a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in 2011 (online or in 2nd-floor U.S. Documents collection, Y 4.SCI 2:112-17). Search the web for additional information, e.g., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Hydraulic Fracturing Background Information” and “Learn about toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing” (TOXMAP News) from the National Library of Medicine. Search article databases to find articles such as “The Future Of Fracking” (Environmental Health Perspectives, 2012, vol.120:no.7, pp.A272-A279) and “Natural gas: Should fracking stop?” (Nature, vol.477:no.7364, pp.271-275).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional materials, please ask a librarian.

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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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