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CEES Colloquium Series


This weekly Colloquium Series is designed to allow our 100+ CEES affiliates from across the college to gather in community and share updates on current research, academic writings, courses and more. We meet regularly on Mondays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. 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 rather than gathering on Monday. The schedule as it stands is listed below. Questions or ideas? Would you like to present? Contact Erin Stephens at stepheec@wfu.edu.


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