Miles Coburn Environmental Symposium & 2nd Annual “Ride For Miles”

An Event Honoring the Beloved JCU Professor, Cyclist, and Environmentalist

September 12, 2009
10 a.m.

The Miles Coburn Environmental Symposium and “Ride For Miles” honors the life and work of Miles Coburn. Dr. Coburn was a beloved John Carroll University Biology professor, avid cyclist, and environmentalist. The symposium will highlight a significant environmental topic each day, September 8-11, culminating with the Ride for Miles on September 12. Riders of all levels of ability are invited to participate in the 15-mile route.

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The “Ride For Miles” on September 12 will begin and end in the John Carroll University parking lot adjacent to the Dolan Center for Science and Technology. (Pre-Registration: $15.00 / Event Day: $20.00)


All presentations will be held in the Donahue Auditorium in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology. Events and speakers are listed below. All symposium discussions are open to the public and free to attend.

Tuesday, September 8
4 p.m., Donahue Auditorium
Laurie Christi, Climate Change Project Manager, Green City Blue Lake
“Creating a Carbon-Neutral Campus”

5-7 p.m., Dolan Gallery, Room East 135
Bradley Hart and Nancy Richards Davis, Artists
Opening Reception for “1° Change” Exhibit

Wednesday, September 9
4 p.m., Donahue Auditorium
Saul Kliorys, Environmental Programs Coordinator, Great Lakes Brewing Company
“Sustainable Business”

Thursday, September 10
4 p.m., Donahue Auditorium
Dr. Joseph Mendelson III, Zoo Atlanta
“The Biodiversity Crisis and Amphibian Species Decline

Friday, September 11
4 p.m., Donahue Auditorium
John Smol, Queen’s University, Ontario Canada
“Evidence for Climate Change in the Arctic”

Saturday, September 12
10 a.m.
[Registration Required]
Dolan Center for Science and Technology – PARKING LOT
“Ride for Miles”
John Carroll University
20700 North Park Boulevard
University Heights

For more information, please contact Dr. Christopher Sheil at 216.397.3088 or

Posted on August 12, 2009