Duquesne Student, Professor to Address Water Issues as Part of Film Series
The issue of water will be the focal point of the next screening on Monday, Feb. 10, in Duquesne University's ongoing human rights film series, Conflict and Community.
The film Last Call at the Oasis provides an argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century.
Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film features activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prud'homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon.
After the free screening, which begins at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of College Hall, Duquesne student Matt Burnett, founder of the nonprofit Pure Thirst, will speak about his experiences in helping to bring clean water to a remote community in Honduras.
Also speaking will be Dr. Stan Kabala, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, who is involved in water quality monitoring initiatives.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.