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University of Iowa News Release

May 5, 2005

Cost Of Energy Is Subject Of May 6 Seminar

The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Science Department of Geography will present a seminar titled "Why Are Energy Prices So High? Can the Bush Energy Plan Do Anything to Lower Them?" by Cutler Cleveland, professor of geography and environment and director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston University, from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Room S207, John Pappajohn Business Building.

Cleveland plans to address such issues as the likely effects of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the importance of conservation and energy efficiency.

The seminar, free and open to the public, is the Third Annual James Lindberg Seminar, named for James Lindberg, UI emeritus professor of geography, who was involved with the oil industry before joining the UI faculty in 1960, where he taught economic geography for some 40 years.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation in order to participate should contact the Department of Geography in advance at 319-335-0151.

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