Brief: Environmentalist to speak Wednesday

Henry Howe, professor of biological sciences at the UI at Chicago and one
of the driving forces behind the creation of a National Institute for the
Environment, will speak at the UI on Wednesday. 

His talk - at 2 p.m. in 149 Environmental and Agricultural Sciences
Building - will focus on why the nation needs an institute, similar to the
National Institutes for Health, to coordinate and lobby for scientific
research on environmental issues. 

Howe, along with Stephen Hubbell of Princeton University, is credited with
originating the idea for the institute. In 1989, he and Hubbell formed a
Committee for the Naional Institutes for the Environment to lobby Congress
for creation of the institute. This past spring, legislation to that effect
was introduced in Congress. 


UIUC -- Inside Illinois -- 1994/01-20-94