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MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator of the Office of Research and Development, Paul Anastas, Delivers the Fifth Borlaug Lecture at N.C. State University

Release Date: 10/01/2010
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, (404) 562-8293, marraccini.davina@epa.gov

Raleigh, NC - On October 4, 2010, Dr. Paul Anastas will present the 2010 Borlaug Lecture - "Sustainability Through Innovation" - at North Carolina State University. Paul Anastas, Ph.D. is the Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the Science Advisor to the Agency. He is known widely as the "Father of Green Chemistry" for his groundbreaking research on the design, manufacture, and use of minimally-toxic, environmentally-friendly chemicals. During his visit, Anastas will also engage in a roundtable discussion with students and faculty.

The Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Distinguished Lecture on Global Service to Society and Environment is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources. Known as the “Father of the Green Revolution,” Borlaug was instrumental in developing crop varieties that helped feed millions around the world. The first person to deliver the lecture that later bore his name, Borlaug passed away last year.

What: Fifth Borlaug Lecture, N.C State

Where: the N.C. State Talley Student Center Ballroom, Raleigh, NC

When: October 4, 2010 at 3:30pm

Who: Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Paul Anastas.