Tuesday, October 24 Christopher Proce, Principal Hydrogeologist, and Daniel Sihksnel, Business Development Associate, will be guest lecturing at New York University. Mr. Proce and Mr. Sihksnel of Roux’s Islandia, New York office will be teaching Environmental Law as part of a Legal Issues in Hospitality Graduate class Tuesday evening from 6:20pm to 8:50pm.
Topics for discussion include Lead-Based Paint, Tanks, Cooling Towers, Environmental Due Diligence Prior to Purchase, Operating the Hotel in Keeping with Environmental Concerns, Hazardous Chemicals, and Asbestos.
Click here to learn more about NYU’s MS in Hospitality Industry Studies.
Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22 The Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite is nationally recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law. The 26th annual conference is hosted by The State Bar of California, and brings top environmental professionals, lawyers, and officials together for educational programs and receptions. Some topics for this year’s conference include climate change, CEQA, water resources, groundwater contamination, air pollution, and much more.
Click here to download the conference brochure, and read more here.
Defending Lead Cases: Strategies and Tactics for a Trending Toxic Tort
Wednesday, October 25th • 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Central) • Hosted by DRI
Please join DRI’s Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee for an informative webinar featuring Susan E. Smith, Partner at Goldberg Segalla; James B. Slaughter of Beveridge & Diamond; Patrick T. Connor, Technical Director at CONNOR; and Marc Scarcella and Adam Love, Ph.D. of Roux Associates. Personal injury claims from lead exposure involve very serious allegations of permanent brain injuries to children with huge damage claims. Fueled by the Flint, Michigan crisis, lead lawsuits are rapidly expanding from lead paint claims to alleged lead exposure from drinking water, groundwater, soil, and airborne media. This presentation will highlight the leading cases, and current exposure and causation theories. The panel of experienced lead defense trial lawyers and experts will explain the legal and scientific defenses to lead claims and damages. They will also review the complex web of statutes and regulations governing lead and how clients can limit their risk of lead claims.
Friday, October 13 Princeton University’s Science and Technology Job Fair, held annually since the 1980s, features representatives from nearly 100 companies. Over 1,000 students attended last year. Attendees are largely undergraduates, but also include graduate students and post-doctorate researchers. Many of the companies in attendance offer full-time positions and summer internships with positions catered to students majoring in science, engineering, and math, and those who possess quantitative/analytical skills.
Click here to learn more about this career fair.
Monday, October 23 Join Pure Earth for a presentation on the findings of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, including a briefing and reception with light lunch. The Lancet is the world’s oldest and most prestigious health journal, and will be releasing a landmark report that analyzes the massive scope of the health and economic costs of air, water, and soil pollution on October 19, 2017. This event in New York City will be one of the many launch events/briefings around the world, including Washington, D.C.; Brussels; Ottawa; and Delhi.
The Commission on Pollution and Health is an initiative of The Lancet, the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with additional coordination and input from the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank. The aim of the Commission is to reduce air, soil, and water pollution by communicating the extraordinary health and economic costs of pollution globally; providing actionable solutions to policy-makers; and dispelling the myth of pollution’s inevitability.
Click here to download the event flyer, and read more about The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health here.
For the 8th year in a row, Roux Associates has donated 250 backpacks and boxes of school supplies to Long Island Head Start. The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income and at-risk children and their families. Long Island Head Start has 25 Head Start & Early Head Start Centers throughout Long Island, New York.
See below for photos of children in the Head Start Program sporting the backpacks we donated! To read more about our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts click here, and see some of our CSR Spotlights here.