Director of ‘Gasland’ Anchors Speaker Series at UNC Nov. 13-15

Josh Fox

Josh Fox

A presentation by the maker of an Academy Award-nominated documentary film about the use of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas will anchor three events this week that are part of a popular interdisciplinary speaker series at the University of Northern Colorado.

Filmmaker Josh Fox will discuss hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, in the Colorado, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the University Center ballrooms, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

Fox chronicled the cross-country trip he took to understand the concerns posed by the controversial drilling process in Gasland, which was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award in the Documentary Feature category.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but free tickets must be obtained through the UNC Ticket Office by calling 351-4849 or stopping by the information desk in the UC.

Fox's appearance is the final event in a trifecta of events that are part of UNC's Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series. The other events include:

  • The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will perform a live musical score to the 1927 silent film Chicago beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Milne Auditorium (room 2050) in Kepner Hall, intersection of 8th Avenue and 17th Street. The event is free and open to the public. More information
  • A presentation by University of Georgia Professor Lorilee Sandmann on the importance of community-engaged scholarship, especially in times of shifting economic and social landscapes. "Cracks in the Ivory Tower" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the University Center's Panorama room, also is free and open to the public. More information

Free parking is available in university parking lots after 5 p.m.

The series is sponsored by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind Program.



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