Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations. As a liberal arts intensive institution, Oxford College includes all environmental, social, and economic aspects in this definition of sustainability. The sustainability theme aims to facilitate the discovery and exploration of sustainability by making interdisciplinary connections between the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences that would more fully engage the mind and the body.

The sustainability theme includes both curricular and co-curricular components of campus life.

                              The CAE presents: "Sustainability: Humanity's Challenge for the 21st Century"

                          by William Armaline, Director of San Jose State University's Human Rights Program

                                                                 6:30 pm Tarbutton Theatre

                                                                   Monday March 31, 2014

  You are invited to participate in a talk on some of the most vexing challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century. Dr. Armaline will outline some of the different ways we might conceive of sustainability and assess humanity's impact on the environment and each other. He will then discuss some prospects for meeting and overcoming those challenges and how we might create a decent future for ourselves, our youth, and the environment that we all share.

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Lecture: Amy Webb Girard
Lecture: Amy Webb Girard

"A Table for 7 Billion, Please: The Challenges and Opportunities of Feeding Our Growing World". Amy Webb Girard is assistant professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. She will speak on the challenges and opportunities of feeding our growing world.

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