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UM program focuses on future of Libby

by Western News
| November 30, 2009 11:00 PM

An event that focuses on the future of Libby is scheduled to take place on Thursday, Dec. 3 on the campus of the University of Montana.

Libby resident Gayla Benefield will be among those speaking at the event – “Libby, Montana: The Next Conversation.” It is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in UM’s Gallagher Business Building, room 106. The community discussion is free and open to the public.

Besides Benefield, other speakers include Andrew King-Ries, UM law associate professor; Helia Jazayeri, UM law student and former aide to U.S. Sen. Max Baucus; Curtis Noonan, UM associate professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences; and Pat Williams, former U.S. congressman and Senior Fellow at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West.

Steve Schwarze, a UM associate professor of communication studies, will serve as moderator.

Environmental Justice students in UM’s Environmental Studies program organized the event.