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Steve McGregor, UTD
Dr. Robert Rutford’s Lecture on Antarctica Tourism
RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 30, 2002) - A lecture by Dr. Robert H. Rutford of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) entitled “Tourism in Antarctica: An Asset or an Issue?” has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the McDermott Library Auditorium on the UTD campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Rutford, an expert on Antarctica, will discuss the growing debate among researchers about the wisdom of allowing thousands of tourists to visit the Antarctic continent each year. Issues about the safety of tourists and the potential impact of tourism on the fragile Antarctic environment will be discussed among signatories of the Antarctic Treaty at a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, next fall.
Rutford served as UTD president from 1982-94. He is currently an Excellence in Education Foundation Professor in the university’s Geosciences Department.
For additional information about the event, please call Tom Koch, McDermott Library, 972-883-4951.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.
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