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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 stepheec@wfu.edu.

Spring 2019 

The spring 2019 schedule will be updated frequently as the semester continues. Please check back periodically for the most updated schedule.

Date/Location Type Speaker Topic RSVP
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

Fall 2018

Date/Location Type Speaker Topic 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