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Campus to host guest speaker Jim Farrell during Earth Week 2011

Posted by Judy Korn on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011


The University of Minnesota, Morris will host guest speaker James Farrell during Earth Week 2011. Farrell is an author, professor, and frequent speaker on “greening” college campuses. His Morris address, “On The Nature of Our Lives: Sustainability and College Culture” is free and open to the public. It will be held on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall room 109. A reception and book signing follow.

The Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor at St. Olaf College, Farrell developed Campus Ecology, a course that makes students the subject of their own environmental studies. He also teaches Consuming College Culture and Campus Ecology. He is the author of Inventing the American Way of Death 1830–1920, The Nuclear Devil’s Dictionary, The Spirit of the Sixties: Making Postwar Radicalism, One Nation Under Goods: Malls and the Seductions of American Shopping, The Nature of College: College Culture, Consumer Culture and the Environment, The Dangers of Education, and The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy.

Farrell holds a doctorate and a master of arts in history from the University of Illinois and a bachelor of arts in political science from Loyola University.