FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A lead economist in the infrastructure/environment team of the World Bank's Development Research Group will be the guest lecturer at the 16th B.A. Monaghan Lecture in Economics at Birmingham-Southern March 16 in the Norton Campus Center Theatre at 11 a.m.
Dr. Maureen L. Cropper, a professor of economics at the University of Maryland, will present “Developing Countries, the Environment and Climate Change.” She will also speak at a luncheon March 16 at Birmingham-Southern in the Norton Campus Center Bruno Great Hall at noon. Reservations are limited and required for the luncheon lecture. Inquiries about availability can be made by contacting the college's Office of College Events at 226-4921. The 11 a.m. lecture is open to the public.
Cropper received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1973. She has completed research in several areas of economics including environmental, health, natural resource and urban. Most recently her research has focused on environmental problems of developing countries.
Cropper also taught at the University of California Riverside and the University of Southern California prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland.
The Monaghan Lecture in Economics was established at Birmingham-Southern in 1981 by Vulcan Materials Co. in honor of Bernard A. Monaghan, who served as Vulcan Materials' president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the executive committee. Monaghan, who was a 1934 Rhodes Scholar graduate of Birmingham-Southern and a member of its Board of Trustees, died in 1987. This year's lecture is another event in the continuing BSC Sesquicentennial celebration.