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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pacific Standard Magazine Kicks Off S.B “First Thursdays”

This free event will bring a panel of experts for discussion on new sources of fossil fuel.


When:

Thursday, May 2nd

6:00 PM

Where:

Antioch University Santa Barbara

602 Anacapa Street

Santa Barbara CA 93101

What:

Pacific Standard magazine, the award-winning publication of the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media, and Public Policy, is bringing two of its esteemed journalists to Antioch University this Thursday, May 2, to discuss the potential impact of new, surprising sources of fossil fuel at home and abroad.

Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, and Pacific Standard editor Vince Beiser will be joined by UC Santa Barbara geochemist David Valentine, whose research includes looking at the aftermath of offshore oil spills and whose lab has explored field sites from Alaska to southern Chile. Michael Todd, a staff writer at Pacific Standard, will moderate the conversation.

Why:

This free public event is co-sponsored by the UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency as part of its Summit on Energy Efficiency. It is the first in Santa Barbara’s 2013 First Thursday series, a program highlighting downtown arts, culture, and entertainment. Alma Sol, a micro-boutique winery, will be serving wine.

Contact :

Geane deLima, Miller-McCune Center

(805) 899-8620 x232

gdelima@miller-mccune.com

About Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard magazine, published by the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy founded in Santa Barbara, provides a unique perspective and insight into the social, political, and economic forces defining the world today. With an emphasis on fact-based, research-driven content; the magazine publishes fresh, compelling articles on the global economy, environmental issues, education, and health penned by foremost journalists, scholars, and subject matter experts.

Visit Pacific Standard online: www.psmag.com

About Antioch University Santa Barbara

Antioch University Santa Barbara (AUSB), a not-for-profit institution and part of the Antioch University system, provides a rigorous progressive education to prepare students for the complexities of today’s diverse societies.

About Alma Sol

Alma Sol is a family-owned and operated micro-boutique winery that sources premium fruit from top vineyard sites in California.

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