Teaching International speaker to discuss climate connections Oct. 3

MCKEESPORT, Pa. — Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Teaching International program will welcome Joylette Portlock on Oct. 3. Portlock will discuss, "Climate Connections: Education, Empowerment, Humor, and Hope."

Portlock is the president of Communitopia, a nonprofit based in Pittsburgh that focuses on climate change communication. She has a degree from MIT and a doctorate in genetics from Stanford University. During and following her studies at Stanford, she designed genetics programs for science museums. She has focused on global climate change since 2007.

The talk, which is open to the public, will take place during Common Period, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., in the Ostermayer Room in the Student Community Center on campus.

The Teaching International program at Penn State Greater Allegheny has been in place since 2004. Its goal is to educate students about world trends by studying different regions and issues of global importance. This year's focus is on the Mediterranean, and the year’s theme is climate change. 

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