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  •  Alternative Energy: the Future Is Now

    Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009


    A panel discussion on the directions--and challenges--of alternative energy

    highlighting Silicon Valley-Israel high-tech cooperation


    Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA -

    Have alternative-energy solutions finally reached a tipping point? Or will plummeting oil prices and bailouts swamp the way forward? The panelists of "Alternative Energy: the Future Is Now" will share their visions and the innovative technologies that are driving their companies and organizations forward.

    This panel discussion also highlights the high-tech connections between Silicon Valley and Israel, which both seek solutions to the issues of energy independence and global climate change. Organized by Santa Clara University's Jewish Student Union and Hillel of Silicon Valley, the discussion will take place January 29, 6-8 p.m. in the elegant Saint Clare Room of Santa Clara University’s Learning Commons/Library* in the heart of Silicon Valley.

    Geoffrey Bowker, Moderator

    Executive director, Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology and Society, fostering a global network of scholars, activists, and leaders to understand social dimensions of technological change.    

    Allison Kopf

    Student project manager of Santa Clara University's 2009 Solar Decathlon team. In their last outing, SCU's Solar Decathlon team won third place in the 2007 International Solar Decathlon, organized by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    Amit Nisenbaum

    Global operations and strategy, Better Place, leader in building an electric car network for sustainability and oil independence. Better Place was highlighted in the Jan. 11, 2009, San Jose Mercury News and by Thomas Friedman in the Dec. 10, 2008, New York Times.

    Udi Paret

    Vice president of business development & marketing. Pythagoras Solar, building cost-effective solar energy products through innovative photovoltaic technology and a winner of Scientific American's magazine's "50 most significant scientific breakthrough" awards.    



    Santa Clara University (SCU) Jewish Student Union

    Hillel of Silicon Valley
    SCU Center for Science, Technology and Society
    SCU School of Engineering
    SCU University Library
    SCU Leavey School of Business
    SCU Environmental Studies Institute
    SCU Associated Students


    Michal Strutin, campus advisor; SCU Jewish Student Union,, 408-551-7021
    Hillel of Silicon Valley,, 408-286-6669
    January 29, 2009, 6-8 p.m. - Saint Clare Room (3rd floor)

    * Harrington Learning Commons - Sobrato Technology Center - Orradre Library

    Light refreshments provided
    Please direct ADA/504 requests to Terry Hingston at 408-554-6830

    or call TTY-California Relay, at 1-800-735-2929 at least 48 hours prior to this event.

  •  Sustainability Update, January 2009

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

    Sustainability | Ready for midterms?

    Green Highlight
    Ready for midterm exams? Grab a Green Book!

    SCU Student Sustainability Convergence
    Are You a BEAN?
    SCU Featured in Strategize Magazine
    Clean Air-Cool Planet is hiring 10 Fellows

    Bioethics in a Global Perspective, 1/15
    Gray Wolf Conservation and Reintroduction, 1/16
    The Party's Over: President Obama's Global Challenges, 1/20
    Alternative Energy: the Future is Now, 1/29

    What Can I Do: 
    Reduce: Reduce your carbon footprint due to excessive home heating
    Reuse: Stay cozy by a fire fueled by reusable logs
    Recycle: Wear fleece!
    Respect: Support businesses and initiatives with environmental stewardship and social equity as their focus

    Read the Sustainability Update for January 2009.

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