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Department of Geography presents: Dr. Craig Colten

Maxwell Auditorium

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Dr. Craig Colten, Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University and the Director of Human Dimensions at the Water Institute of the Gulf, will discuss “The End of Abundance: Uncivil Water Wars in the American South” at the Geography Department’s second annual Donald W. Meinig Undergraduate Lecture Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:15 P.M. in Maxwell Auditorium. 

Colten earned his Ph.D. in geography at Syracuse University and worked for a number of years in state government and the private sector before returning to the academy. He is the author of the award-winning Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature (2005) and LSU Press will release his new book on water resources in the American South this fall. 

The Professor Donald W. Meinig Undergraduate Lecture honors the pivotal geographical work of Maxwell Professor Emeritus Donald W. Meinig, a member of the Syracuse University Department of Geography from 1959 until his retirement in 2005.

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