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Group from Moravian College Attending UN Conference on Climate Change in Peru

Biology Professor Diane Husic Blogging on Huffington Post Website

COP 20

Bethlehem, Pa., December 5, 2014- A group from Moravian College are attending the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC).in Lima, Peru. Professors Diane Husic and Hilde Binford are joined by Moravian College alumna Sarabeth Brockley '10 and Deanna Metivier (an undergraduate at North Carolina State University).

Professor's Husic and Binford are keeping the Moravian College community informed of the latest news from the conference on the Moravian College UNFCCC blog. In addition, Professor Husic is blogging daily from the conference on the Huffington Post website at: Twitter fans can follow Dr. Husic at @HusicDiane, where she will tweet about important updates and issues beginning presented at the conference.

Husic, Binford, and Brockley were part of a group that attended the first COP meeting held in Copenhagen in 2009 when Brockley was a student. The College has sent a delegation of faculty, students, and alumni each year since the annual global conference began in 2009, when Moravian was one of only six private liberal arts institutions to be selected to serve as a "civil society observer" from the United States.

Last year, Husic, Binford, and Brockley traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark and were joined by the student observers representing the American Chemical Society led by two faculty, Keith Peterman and Greg Foy, from York College. The students themselves blogged throughout the entire event, and so did Moravian's team, reporting the information learned while in attendance at this conference.

Participation in UNFCCC is restricted to parties of the conference, observer states, admitted observer organizations, and accredited press/media. The sessions are not open to the public. The meeting is the twentieth U.N. Conference of the Parties (COP 20) on climate change.

Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, Moravian is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college and the first to educate women. The College emphasizes the deliberate integration of a broad-based liberal arts curriculum with hands-on learning experiences to prepare its 1,600 students, not just for jobs, but for successful careers. Moravian College excels at transforming good students into highly competent graduates who are ready to enter the workplace with confidence or shine in graduate school. Visit the Web site at