USD Hosts Panel Discussion on Flint, Mich., Water

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota professors from multiple backgrounds will be on a panel discussion next week on issues related to lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, including the role of politics, ethics, science and environmental justice.

“The Flint Water Crisis: An American Tragedy” will be held 4-5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, in the School of Law courtroom.

Speakers include Myanna Dellinger, associate professor, law; Sean Kammer, associate professor, law; David C. Lane, assistant professor, sociology; Justin Moss, lecturer, philosophy; and Rick Wang, assistant professor, chemistry. Sarah Christopherson from the law school will moderate.

The panel is sponsored by the Environmental Law Society, USD School of Law and the USD Sustainability Program.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News