March 25, 2011
Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown and Our Community
Friday, March 25, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fourth Floor Board Room
Who: Saint Xavier University Department of Chemistry Acting Chairwoman Sr. Frances Crean, R.S.M., and Department of History and Political Science Professor Peter N. Kirstein.
What: A forum about the growing crisis emanating from Japan’s nuclear reactors.
Where: Fourth Floor Board Room, Warde Academic Center, SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.
When: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Fri., March 25. FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
More information: Sr. Frances and Professor Kirstein will discuss the potential nuclear threat for our community and beyond as a result of the Japanese nuclear crisis in the wake of the March 11 recent earthquake and tsunami. They also will discuss and explain nuclear reactors and radiation, as well as explore nuclear chain reactions, fission, nuclear weapons proliferation and the implications of nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels. Kirstein will address the reasons for abolishing all nuclear power and reactors throughout the world. His views will in all likelihood will not be shared by the other presenter. This event is intended to stop the fear with knowledge and enhance the Saint Xavier University AND the general public’s knowledge in a multidisciplinary manner that combines science, politics and history.
The above image is a reference to one of numerous articles Kirstein has written on the Manhattan Project and the history of the atomic bomb.