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Hugh Gorman to give academic presentation April 9 at UT Martin


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MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Hugh Gorman, professor of environmental history and policy at Michigan Technological University, will present a lecture titled “Welcome to the Anthropocene!: A Social History of the Nitrogen Cycle and the Challenge of Sustainability” at 7:30 p.m., April 9, in Watkins Auditorium at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Gorman is a historian and published author on historical interactions involving technological innovations, uses of the environment and system of governance. He plans to use history to inform policy discussions triggered by technological change, especially change that alters human relationships with the environment.

"Dr. Gorman has extensive experience studying and writing about the historical implications of technological innovations in our society,” said Dr. Lionel Crews, director of UT Martin Honors Programs. “These topics have of course played a vital role in our development as a world superpower and in the massive population growth of the last century."

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Crews at 731-881-7436 or by email at


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