CU Alumni Association Hosts Lunch And Energy Talk April 22 To Celebrate Earth Day

Published: April 17, 2008

In celebration of Earth Day, Professor Carl Koval of the University of Colorado at Boulder will discuss CU's Energy Initiative on April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hotel Boulderado in downtown Boulder.

The talk and lunch is open to the public and is part of the CU-Boulder Alumni Association's Smart Lunch series, which features professors and their research twice a semester. The Hotel Boulderado is located at Spruce and 13th streets.

CU-Boulder's Energy Initiative aims to play a leading role in addressing the world's pressing need for innovative solutions to the challenge of renewable and sustainable energy. The initiative involves several departments and colleges on campus, including several in the basic sciences, engineering, business, law, social science and the humanities. Koval's presentation will summarize the Energy Initiative's accomplishments over the past two years and its plans for the future.

"In the 21st Century, humanity is faced with two critical challenges: meeting an increasing societal demand for energy in various forms and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production and use," said Koval, who is a faculty member in CU's chemistry and biochemistry department.

The event, which includes lunch and Koval's lecture, costs $20 for Alumni Association members and $25 for nonmembers. Interested persons can get more information and also may register for the luncheon online at

The CU-Boulder Alumni Association was established by CU graduates on June 4, 1882 and today serves 30,000 dues-paying members and more than 200,000 alumni worldwide.

Based in the Koenig Alumni Center at the corner of Broadway and University Avenue, it administers scholarships, awards, online networking opportunities, alumni clubs and campus lectures, and publishes the monthly electronic newsletter Buffalum Notes and the quarterly alumni magazine, the Coloradan.