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Speaker to detail impact of transport associated with fracking

Dr. Karl Korfmacher, associate professor of environmental science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will present “Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Transportation Associated with High-Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing” as the next guest lecturer in Alfred University’s (AU) fall Environmental Studies seminar series.

The lecture will take place on Friday, Nov. 1 at 12:20 p.m. in the Roon Lecture Hall (Room 247) of the AU Science Center. Everyone is welcome to attend, admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Korfmacher’s current teaching focus is environmental, ecological, and infrastructure impacts of truck, rail, and ship emissions related to hydraulic fracturing activities.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Carleton College, Northfield, MN and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in environmental management from Duke University.

The Environmental Studies Seminar series at Alfred University is held every Friday during the fall semester when the University is in session. Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within AU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus, including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do better to sustain our world.