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Director of Earth Institute to address Class of 2010

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:30 am | Contact: *Editor's note: release distributed as "the college's 164th Exercises of Commencement;" should have read "Exercises of Commencement in the 164th year of the college."

GRINNELL, IA—Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, will address the Class of 2010 at Grinnell College’s 164th Exercises of Commencement, on Mon., May 24, at 10 a.m. on Central Campus.* The Earth Institute supports scientific research, education, and the application of research to advance nine interconnected global issues: climate and society, water, energy, poverty, ecosystems, public health, food and nutrition, hazards, and urbanization. As director of The Earth Institute, Sachs leads large-scale efforts to mitigate human-induced climate change.