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The Coming Week in Environmental Studies
March 17 – 23, 2018

Monday, March 19

Issues in Global Studies Lecture
12:20 p.m., 204 Gore Hall
Dr. Holly Michael, Unidel Fraser Russell Career Development Chair in Environment, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Delaware, presents
"Water Sustainability Challenges for the 21st Century: Examples from Asia and Beyond."

Tuesday, March 20

From Laboratory to Life Workshop Series
12:30 — 2:30 p.m., Horn Entreprenuership Co-Lab, 132 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark
Dr. Patrick J. Kelly, Partner, Riverside Law LLP, will discuss patents and their importance, the various kinds of patents, the Technology Commercialization Model, and how startups can avoid problems with patent and trademark issues. RSVP to Alaina Norvell,

Film Screening: Straws
7:00 p.m., 206 Kirkbride Hall
The DENIN Ambassadors are sponsoring this short (30-minute) film about plastic pollution, including the 500 million plastic straws that are used once and tossed each day in the United States alone. The film will serve as the launch for their effort to reduce straw use on campus and in the community.

Wednesday, March 21

Entomology Wildlife Ecology Seminar
11:15 a.m., 009 Townsend Hall
Dr. Juan Manuel Alvarez, FMC Corporation, Newark, DE, presents
"Arthropod-Pathogen-Plant: A Trilogy Affecting Agriculture with Limited Solutions for Growers.”

Science Café
Sponsored by the Center for Science, Ethics, and Public Policy
5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Deer Park Tavern. 108 W. Main Street, Newark
Dr. Yo Chin, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, presents
"Beyond Climate Change: The Threat of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Polar and Alpine Environments."

Lights, Camera, Earth! Film Series: Tidewater
7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Main Street Movies 5, Newark
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment is hosting the screening and panel discussion at the cinema located in the Newark Shopping Center on Main Street. The event is free but reservations are required — reserve seats via this link. The film highlights the efforts of the Hampton Roads, Virginia, community, home to the highest concentration of military assets in the country, to respond to rising sea levels. The panel discussion includes oceanography professor Chris Sommerfield, Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service specialist Danielle Swallow, and Lewes-based photographer Judy Rolfe who was an assistant producer on the film.


Other Upcoming Events

Lights, Camera, Earth Film Series: Chasing Coral
April 4, 7:00 p.m., 101 Brown Lab
This screening was rescheduled due to UD's weather-related closing on its original date. The film documents how an adventurous team of divers, photographers, and scientists capture the effects of climate change on coral reefs. Dr. Danielle Dixson, Assistant Professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, will lead the discussion after the film. Note the change in location.

The Earth's Carbon Cycle in the 21st Century: Climate, Ecosystems, and Energy
April 18, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room
To honor alumna Susan Trumbore for winning the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Enviromental Science, the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, its Department of Gological Sciences, and DENIN are co-sponsoring this symposium which includes speakers and a poster session. For more information or to register to attend or present a poster, visit the event website. Registration deadline is April 1.


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