UMM to Host Libra Speaker David Marcouiller April 22nd

Machias, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host guest speaker Dr. David Marcouiller on Wednesday, April 22nd at 4:00 p.m. as part of its Libra Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Marcouiller will give a lecture entitled Rural Multi-functional Landscapes in Remote Places.

Dr. Marcouiller is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Extension Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A resource economist by training, his work focuses on the linkages between natural resources and community economic development in remote rural areas. He has published 3 books and over 150 manuscripts bridging the topics of recreation and tourism, land use planning, natural amenities, forestry, and economic development.

Dr. Marcouiller’s lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd at 4:00 p.m. in the Portside room of Kimball Hall. A question and answer session will follow. The public is invited to attend.

The Libra Distinguished Lecture Series at UMM was designed to offer a unique opportunity for the community to hear outside experts and engage in structured philosophical discussions with important repercussions for society. Each lecture is followed by a question-and-answer session that encourages audience participation. The acclaimed series is funded by the Libra Foundation, a Portland-based philanthropic organization. The late philanthropist Elizabeth P. Noyce created the Libra Professorships in 1989 to recognize and sustain academic programs of excellence at the seven campuses of the University of Maine System.

For more information call 255-1327 or visit www.machias.edu/libra.

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