Merrill-Cazier Library Friends Fall Lecture
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
USU professors Edwin Stafford and Cathy Hartman are the guest speakers for the Merrill-Cazier Library Friends of the Library fall lecture Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101. The lecture is free and all are invited.
Friends of the Merrill-Cazier Library, a support group for University Libraries at Utah State University, presents its fall lecture Thursday, Oct. 25. Featured speakers are Edwin Stafford and Cathy Hartman, marketing professors and directors for the Center for the Market Diffusion of Renewable Energy and Clean Technology at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at USU. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101. The lecture is free and all are invited.
For their presentation, Stafford and Hartman will screen the documentary “Wind Uprising,” then provide updates on current issues facing wind energy on the national, regional and local levels, including Cache Valley and USU.
The marketing professors have collaborated on research and energy and clean technology and sustainable entrepreneurship since 1995. As founding members of the Utah Department of Natural Resource’s Wind Working Group in 2003, Stafford and Hartman helped kick-start Utah’s wind industry through marketing initiatives and economic analyses on how local wind development would create job opportunities and property tax revenues for schools and rural communities.
In collaboration with Michelle Nunez of Green Tech Films, they produced the award-winning documentary “Wind Uprising,” which tells the story of Utah’s four-year struggle to establish its first wind power project at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. The story is told through the eyes of the entrepreneurs, policymakers, citizens and advocates who made it happen. Stafford and Hartman’s academic research documents the barriers and issues facing clean energy development in Utah to uncover “lessons learned.”
Friends of Merrill-Cazier Library is a community-based support group that promotes awareness of the library’s resources, facilities and personnel. Its mission is to enrich library resources and sponsor outreach activities throughout the year, including fall and spring lectures.
Those interested in supporting University Libraries at Utah State University by joining Friends of Merrill-Cazier Library, may contact Trina Shelton, (435) 797-2631, at the library. Members receive a card that allows circulation privileges for one year at Merrill-Cazier Library.
Source: University Libraries
Contact: Trina Shelton, (435) 797-2631, email@example.com