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The Coming Week in Environmental Studies
April 14 –20, 2018

Monday, April 16

New Connections Lecture Series
12:30 – 2:00 p.m., 215 Harker ISE Lab
Contact Kimberly to register for lunch.
Jamē McCray, Environmental Social Scientist, Marine Advisory Service, University of Delaware, presents "The Art of Learning: Integrating Performing Arts into Science Education." Dr. Lynnette Overby, Professor of Theatre and Deputy Director of Community Engagement, University of Delaware, presents "Women of Consequence: Ambitious, Ancillary, and Anonymous."

Tuesday, April 17

Delaware Energy Institute Seminar
10:00 a.m., 106 Composites Manufacturing Science Lab
Dr. Eric Toone, Executive Managing Director for Technology, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, presents
"Rethinking Energy: Global Trends, Global Consequences, and Opportunities for Innovation."

Wednesday, April 18

The Earth's Carbon Cycle in the 21st Century: Climate, Ecosystems, and Energy
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room
Pre-registration was required for this event.
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.

Center for Catalytic Science & Technology Seminar
10:30 a.m., 366 Colburn Lab
Dr. Ezra Clark, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presents
"Enhancing the Selectivity of Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to Multi-Carbon Oxygenates."

Applied Economics & Statistics and Marine Policy Joint Seminar
1:00 p.m., 025 Townsend Hall
Dr. Sonja Kolstoe, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics and Finance, Salisbury University, presents
"Blending Supplementary Surveys with Citizen Science Data to Estimate Representative Use Values for Non-market Environmental Goods: An eBird Example."

UD Sustainability Task Force Open Forum
3:00 p.m., Trabant University Center Theatre
The UD Sustainability Task Force invites the campus community to hear updates about sustainability initiatives within the UD Community Engagement Initiative. Light zero-waste refreshments will be served.

Q.E.D.: Natural Science Symposium
Sponsored by The Ethics Resource Site, DSU
4:00 p.m., 308 University Club, Delaware State University
Dr. Kalpalatha Melmaiee, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware State University, presents
"Blueberries: Beyond the Health Benefits."

Thursday, April 19

Geological Sciences Seminar
3:30 p.m., 209 Penny Hall
Dr. Gabe Filippelli, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, presents
"The New Field of GeoHealth: Mapping Out Intersections Between Earth Processes and Human Health."

Friday, April 13

Plant & Soil Sciences Seminar
12:15 p.m., 132 Townsend Hall
Dr. Jude Maul, Research Ecologist, USDA Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland, presents a topic to be announced.

Graduate Student Professional Development Seminar
Sponsored by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
1:00 p.m., 206 Robinson Hall, Newark, and 202 Cannon Lab, Lewes
Karen Carlson, Geoscience Adviser, KC Geoscience Consulting, presents
"Diversity Perspectives of the Earth Sciences Workplace: Gender, Cultural, Education, Thinking."

Geography Seminar
3:30 p.m., 218 Pearson Hall
Dr. Guido Cervone, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography,Pennsylvania State University, presents
"Fusion of Remote Sensing and Social Media During Emergencies."


Other Upcoming Events

Ag Day
April 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., UD Newark South Campus
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will host its annual family-oriented public showcase of research, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, food, and entertainment. The theme this year is "Global Explorers," celebrating the college's activities on a global scale. Free admission and parking. See the Ag Day website for more information.


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