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2010.03.11 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Science, Politics Collaboration is Focus of April 9 Presentation

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will welcome Connie Ozawa of the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University on Friday, April 9.

Ozawa will present “Working with Science and Politics: Collaboration in Environmental Decision Making” at 11:30 a.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons on the UNO campus.

The event lasts until 1:30 p.m., featuring a free pizza lunch. RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

A panel discussion featuring Michael George, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and John McCarty, director of the Environmental Studies program at UNO, will follow Ozawa’s presentation.

The event is part of the Center for Collaboration Science Distinguished Lecture Series and the School of Public Administration Lecture on Community Engagement, both at UNO.

Ozawa holds a Ph.D. in urban planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has lectured and published widely in the area of environmental collaboration. Her two books are Recasting Science: Consensual Procedures in Public Policy Making and The Portland Edge: Challenges and Successes in Growing Communities.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Ross Rippe: (402) 554-3010 or rrippe@unomaha.edu.

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