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The Coming Week in Environmental Studies
October 14 – 20, 2017

Monday, Oct. 16

Entomology & Wildlife Ecology Seminar
11:15 a.m., 009 Townsend Hall
Dr. Keith Nislow, Research Fisheries Biologist, USDA Forest Service, presents
"Landscapes and Riverscapes Along the Urban-to-Rural Continuum in the Northeast U.S."

UD Botanic Gardens Lecture
7:00 p.m., Townsend Hall Commons
Free for UDBG Friends, $15 for nonmembers; email to register.
Jenny Rose Carey, Director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Meadowbrook Farm, presents
"Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden."

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture in Groundwater Science
Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Geological Sciences and DENIN
2:30 p.m., 219 Brown Lab, reception to follow
Dr. Kamini Singha, Professor, Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, presents
"A Tale of Two Porosities: Exploring Why Contaminant Transport Doesn't Always Behave the Way It Should."

UD Sustainability Town Hall
4:00–6:00 p.m., Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room A
UD's sustainability manager Michelle Bennett will present an update on the University's sustainability initiatives, including campuswide greenhouse gas emissions, research projects, and internship activities.

Energy & Environment Seminar Series
Co-sponsored by DENIN and the Delaware Energy Institute (DEI)
See the full schedule here
4:00 p.m., 106 Center for Composite Materials
Dr. Bingqing Wei, Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, presents
"Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Applications."

Science Café
5:30–7:00 p.m., Deer Park Tavern, 108 W. Main Street, Newark
Food and drink wil be available.
Dr. Lindsay Naylor, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, University of Delaware, presents
"Thinking About Drinking: Ethical Purchasing Practices in Craft Beverage Consumption."

Friday, Oct. 20

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar
4:00 p.m., 101 Brown Lab
Dr. Daniel Nocera, Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, presents
"A Complete Artificial Photosynthesis: Fuels and Food from Sunlight, Air, and Water."


Other Upcoming Events

Oct. 26: An Inconvenient Sequel screening with live Q&A webcast with Al Gore
Sponsored by DENIN and the University of Delaware Library
5:00 p.m. screening, 6:45 p.m. webcast, Trabant Theater
A decade after the Adacemy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, the follow-up shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Nov. 2: John R. Mather Visiting Scholars Lecture
Hosted by the Dept. of Geography
6:00 p.m., Gore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts, reception to follow
Event is free but registration is requested
Dr. John Selker, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, presents
"TAHMO Model for African Climate Observation: The Science, Politics, and Business of Sustainable Observation."

Nov. 7: Building a Sustainable Agriculture
Co-sponsored by CANR, DENIN and DEI
3:30–5:00 p.m., Roselle Center for the Arts, reception to follow
Panel discussion includes Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and nominee for USDA Undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation, and Bill Couser, an Iowa farmer who tills 5,000 acres, raises beef cattle, and has been a leader in adopting conservation practices.

Nov. 16: Pitch:90
6:00–8:30 p.m., Harker ISE Lab atrium
DENIN's fourth annual scientific elevator pitch competition showcases graduate and undergraduate student researchers vying for a $500 grand prize. Contestants should register by October 23 using this online form. For more information see the event webpage.


Unless otherwise specified, all events take place on the University of Delaware's Newark campus.
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