Delaware Environmental Institute
Our roundup of upcoming academic seminars and and other environmental events taking place at the University of Delaware is updated each weekend during the spring and fall semesters for the coming week. These events are sponsored by a variety of departments and units and are collected here as a service to our affiliates, students, and the interested public. Inclusion in the listing does not imply sponsorship or endorsement by DENIN; for DENIN-sponsored events and deadlines, see our calendar.
Unless otherwise specified, all listed events take place on the University of Delaware’s Newark campus.
Use this campus map to find directions, buildings, and parking. See the full UD events calendar here.
Week of May 5 – 11, 2018
Monday, May 7
New Connections Lecture Series
12:30 – 2:00 p.m., 215 Harker ISE Lab
Email Kimberly to register for lunch.
Dr. John R. Jungck, Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Dupont Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories at UD for the past six years, will give a lecture prior to stepping down as director to embark on a year-long sabbatical.
Wednesday, May 9
Applied Economics & Statistics Seminar
1:00 p.m., 025 Townsend Hall
Dr. Neslihan Uler, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, presents
“Behavioral Sources of the Demand for Carbon Offsets: An Experimental Study.”
Thursday, May 10
3:30 p.m., 209 Penny Hall
Dr. Deon Knights, Doctoral Candidate, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, presents
“Direct Groundwater Discharge and Vulnerability to Hidden Nutrient Loads Along the Great Lakes Coast.”
Friday, May 4
12:15 p.m., 132 Townsend Hall
Dr. Nicole Donofrio, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, presents
“Thinking Locally and Acting Globally: Understanding Plant-Pathogen Interactions in Rice and Lima Bean.”
1:00 p.m., 202 Cannon Lab, Lewes, and 206 Robinson Hall, Newark
Dr. Jeanine Ash, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Rice University, presents
“Clumped Isotopes as Tracers from Enzymes to Global Biogeochemical Cycles.”
3:30 p.m., 218 Pearson Hall
Multiple speakers will be featured in the second annual departmental pecha kucha.
Other Upcoming Events
Food Intersections Symposium
May 12, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Clayton Hall
This symposium focuses on the impact of food and agriculture in shaping nature, our bodies, and our sense of place and community and features a combination of paper sessions, a keynote presentation by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé (author of Diet for a Small Planet and her daughter), and an activist workshop. The symposium is free and open to the public; see the event website for a detailed schedule and registration for the keynote talk.
21st Century Clean Energy Solutions:
A Conversation Between Joe Biden and Ernie Moniz
Co-sponsored by the Biden Institute and DENIN
May 15, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m., Mitchell Hall
The 47th Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the former Energy Secretary, Ernie Moniz, will discuss the future of energy jobs and innovation. This event is free and open to the public — tickets will be available to UD students and employees at UD box offices beginning May 7 and to the general public on May 8. Box offices are located at Trabant University Center and the Bob Carpenter Sports Center. The event will also be streamed live at sites.udel.edu/udlive.