CEES Colloquium Series
The CEES Colloquium Series was started in Fall 2018. CEES exists to create a space for interdisciplinary connections to form and for work related to energy, environment and sustainability – broadly defined – to flourish both on our campus and beyond.
The CEES Colloquium Series is designed to allow our 120+ affiliates from across the college to gather in community and share updates on current research, academic writings, courses and more. After just one semester, the weekly colloquia was reported by affiliates as one of the most valuable opportunities that CEES offers. The colloquia is open to all interested students, faculty and staff. During weeks in which department seminars or university events center on energy, environment, or sustainability, we will promote those events in an effort to encourage participation in campus-wide events that are of interest to those affiliated with CEES. The schedule as it stands is listed below. Questions or ideas? Would you like to present? Contact Erin Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The spring 2019 schedule will be updated frequently as the semester continues. Please check back periodically for the most updated schedule.
|Thursday, January 31 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Location: Wingate 206||Presentation and Discussion||John Knox||“The Human Right to a Healthy Environment”||RSVP|
|Thursday, February 7 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Location: Wingate 206||Presentation and Discussion||Dr. Joel Tauber||“Environmentalism and the Arts”||RSVP|
|Week of February 18 – 22. Various opportunities to engage with Carl Safina.||No Colloquium||Carl Safina||Writing Beyond Words: Perspectives on Earth and Humanity||RSVP|
|Thursday, February 28 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Location: Wingate 206||Presentation and Discussion||Justin Catanoso||COP24 Recap: Is the Annual UN Climate Summit Still Effective?||RSVP|
|Monday, September 10 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Tribble A307.||Presentation and Discussion||Dr. Rob Erhardt||“The Nexus of Climate Data, Adaptive Capacity and Insurance“||n/a|
|Monday, September 17 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Tribble A307.||Round Table Discussion||Dr. Michael Lamb||“Ethics for Climate Change Communicators“||n/a|
|Monday, September 24 at 7:00 pm. Byrum Welcome Center.||Partner Event||Dr. Dava Newman||“Exploring Space for Earth: Earth’s Vital Signs Revealed“||n/a|
|Wednesday, October 3 at 4:00 pm. Olin 101.||Partner Event: Physics Colloquium||Dr. Lauren Lowman||“Adaptive Modeling of Vegetation Green-up and Die-off Responses to Extreme Weather”||n/a|
|Monday, October 8 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Tribble A307.||Presentation and Discussion||Kristen Haaf||Addressing Community Environmental Issues through Green Infrastructure||RSVP|
|Wednesday, October 17 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Winston 232.||Partner Event: Eco Lunch||Dr. Christopher Zarzar||Drones and Modeling||n/a|
|Thursday, October 18 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Kirby 202.||Partner Event: Social Science Research Seminar||Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui||“An Empire of Morals: Or the Decolonization of the Cosmopolitan Imaginary”||n/a|
|Wednesday, October 24 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Olin 101.||Partner Event: Co-Sponsored Physics and Chemistry Colloquium||Dr. Ilias Belharouak, Distinguished Scientist and Group Leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory||“Science and Technology Drivers in Batteries for Renewables Energy & Mobility Applications”||n/a|
|Monday, October 29 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Tribble A307.||Round Table Discussion||Dr. Sid Shapiro||“Social Justice in a Green Economy”||RSVP|
|Monday, October 29 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Winston 126||Partner Event: Biology Seminar Series||Stephen Long, University of Illinois||“Engineering photosynthesis for global food security. Why, how, and will you let me do it?”||n/a|
|Monday, November 5 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Tribble A307.||Presentation and Discussion||Dr. Stephanie Friede||“Atmospheric Pressure: Transforming Air into Power in Southern Mexico”||RSVP|
|Monday, November 12 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Tribble A307.||TBD||Dr. Rowie Kirby Straker||“Incorporating Sustainability into the classroom”||RSVP|
|Tuesday, November 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Winston Hall Atrium||Partner Event: Exhibit Opening and Reception||Dr. Pat Lord and FYS students||“Outbreaks: Epidemics in a Connected World” from Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History||n/a|
|Monday, November 19||No Colloquium – Thanksgiving Holidays|
|Monday, November 26 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Winston 125.||Partner Event: Biology Seminar Series||John Bruno, UNC Chapel Hill||“The Role of Temperature as a Process Regulator in Marine Communities”||n/a|
|Thursday, November 29 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Kirby 202.||Partner Event: Social Science Research Seminar||Dr. David Phillips||“Resilient Urban Coastal Landscapes: New Community Relationships with Water”||n/a|