VANCOUVER, Wash. — Washington State University Vancouver’s Honors College is hosting a fall lecture series titled “Ethics for a New Millennium: Environmental Problems and Decisions.” The intent of the series is to explore the role of science, society and culture in a variety of contemporary ethical and environmental challenges. All lectures are free and open to the public.

The Yacolt Burn forum kicked off the series on Oct. 3. The second lecture, set for Monday, Oct. 7, is “A Language Older than Words.” Author, environmental activist, journalist and philosopher Derrick Jensen will discuss his recent books “A Language Older than Words” and “The Culture of Make Believe.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Services building lecture hall.

On Oct. 21, Brian Tissot, associate professor of environmental science and regional planning and director of WSU Vancouver’s science programs, will present
“Changing Our Relationship with Nature Lessons from the Past, Ideas for the Future.”
The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Student Services building, Room 129.

“Science in Natural Resources Policy: Lessons from the Trenches” is the title of the Nov. 4 lecture by Deborah Brosnan, founder and president of Sustainable Ecosystems Institute, an organization of dedicated and ethical scientists committed to using their technical expertise to help solve ecological issues. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Services building lecture hall.

On Nov. 18, Steve Sylvester, WSU Vancouver associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics, will present “Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering: Where Do We Draw the Line?” The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Services building lecture hall.

“Ethics in Engineering and the Environment” is the title of the Dec. 2 lecture by Ernest Portfors, president and chief executive officer of Klohn Crippen, an integrated service provider in engineering, management and environmental solutions. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Services building lecture hall.

For more information, call 546-9575. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205.