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Environmental Scholar Robert Musil to Speak at Mars Hill University

MusilRobert K. Musil, Ph.D., will present a lecture on “Rachel Carson’s Environmental Legacy for North Carolina Today” at Mars Hill University on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in Broyhill Chapel. There will be a reception and book signing following the lecture. Admission is free.

Musil is the president and chief executive officer of the Rachel Carson Council, a national environmental organization, and the former CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is the author of Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment .

Musil’s talk will introduce students [and the general public] to Rachel Carson, a pioneer of the modern environmental movement, and to other extraordinary women environmentalists.

~Laura Boggess, Mars Hill University biology instructor

Rachel Carson BookMusil will focus on Carson’s legacy and what actions she might encourage today’s students to take regarding key environmental issues such as climate change, nuclear weapons, and fracking. Boggess says the talk “will provide much-needed historical context for understanding the environmental dilemmas facing North Carolina in the coming years.”

For more information about the event, contact Boggess at (828) 689-1157 or