AMHERST, Mass. - Paul C. Stern, author, sociologist, environmental scientist and global change researcher, will meet with members of the faculty with interests in environmental, social, and behavioral sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Monday, Nov. 8. At the invitation of UMass Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Cora B. Marrett, Stern will lead a discussion on the role of social change in environmental issues. "We believe UMass can be the center for environmental change for the entire region. By bringing together experts from many areas - from the social and behavioral sciences, as well as life and environmental sciences - we can effect change at the local level that, ultimately, will reach the global level," said Marrett. "Dr. Stern will help us stimulate discussion across departmental lines."