Environmental Studies News & Events
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May 20-21, 2014: Tri-Co Environmental Studies Faculty Conference: Building Bridges
For details and registration click here.
April 7-11, 2014: Sustainable Food Week at Bryn Mawr!
Speaker: Mr. Conor Lewellyn
Location and Time: Villanova University, CEER 314, 12:00pm.
There has been limited research performed to measure the effects and performance of SCMs in series. As a result, in 2011, Villanova University constructed a treatment train which combines four SCMs to study the quantitative hydrologic and water quality effect on rainfall runoff of SCMs in series. The treatment train includes a vegetative swale, two rain gardens in series, and an infiltration trench. Research at the treatment train continues to focus on accurately quantifying the flow of rainfall runoff through the system. New instrumentation has been tested and implemented to provide accurate rainfall runoff inflow to the system. Further research will focus on accurately quantifying outflow of the system, as well as individual performance of SCMs in the system.
The talks will be recorded and can be watched live.
Visit www.villanova.edu/vusp and go to presentations to watch previous talks
April 10, 2014, 7:30 pm: Tenant Farming to White House Arrests: A Scientific Perspective on the Unfolding Climate Crisis
Seating is reserved and tickets ($5.00 each) may be purchased by phone (610-436-2266) at the SSI Box Office in West Chester University's Sykes Student Union or online at http://tickets.wcupa.edu/ . Please note: There are no longer spaces available for the VIP Reception, but please join us for the Keynote! Location: Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S. High Street, West Chester, PA RSVP by April 7, at email@example.com
Dr. Hansen is the leading authority in the field of climate science and has contributed significantly to the public debates about climate change and the responsibilities of science. He served as Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and is an Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University's Earth Institute.
April 1, 2014: Environmental Studies Spring Tea - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Join us in celebrating Spring and meet current ES Minors and Faculty. Find out how an Environmental Studies Minor could make sense for you no matter what discipline you are majoring in! Quita Woodward Room, Thomas Hall. To download a flyer click here.
Please see Professor Taylor's schedule of events below. Please make note of the Public Talk on March 5 at 4:30 pm. This talk will examine historical and contemporary contexts in which environmental inequalities arise and are perpetuated. Dr. Taylor will show how patterns of inequalities such as exposure to pollution and living in hazard-prone environments were evident in early American cities and set the stage for some of today's concerns about environmental justice and long-term sustainability. The discussion will examine how gender, social class, and race influenced both environmental practices and decision-making as well activism and outcomes. The talk will analyze the role of activists and scholars in bringing issues such as environmental racism and social inequalities to light.
Suggested reading in preparation for Dr. Taylor's talk:
Dorceta E. Taylor. 2011. “The Evolution of Environmental Justice Activism, Research, and Scholarship.” Environmental Practice . 13(4): 280-301.
Dorceta E. Taylor is the author of The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s-1900s: Disorder, Inequality, and Social Change (2009, Duke University Press) and Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility (2014, New York University Press). To download a copy of a flyer, click here.
Tuesday, March 4:
* 10:30-12:00 noon meeting with Career and Professional Development staff—Campus Center 200 (Kate Krimmel)
*12:00-1:30 pm lunch conversation about environmental careers—Ely Room, Wyndham (Kate Krimmel)
Wednesday, March 5:
*9-10:30 A Conversation about Social Work and Environmental Justice—GSSWSR (Darlyne Bailey)
* 12:10-1:00 EDUC 285: Ecologies of Minds and Communities—Goodhart B (Jody Cohen)
* 1:10-2:30 Poli Sci 101--Dalton 2 (Carol Hager)
*2:40-4 ENGL 216 Re-creating Our World: Vision, Voice, Value—English House 2 (Anne Dalke)
* 4:30-6 Public Talk, "Race, Class, Gender and the Environment: The Role of Scholarship and Activism”--Dalton 300 (Anne Dalke)
* 6-8 dinner with faculty interested in sustainability issues—Wyndham (Victor Donnay)
* 8-9:30—Multicultural Center (Pensby Center)
An informal chat with NAACP, POSSE, Sisterhood, and BaCaSO
The participants of the Fall 2013 360, Perspectives on Sustainability: Narratives of Disaster and Rebuilding in Japan, invite you to attend the exhibition in Canaday Library 3rd floor, "Disasters and Rebuilding in Japan: Perspectives and Testimonies from the Tri-Co Collection."
The exhibition is based on research into connections between the Tri-Co Colleges and Japan which was conducted with both Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Library special collections.
December 12: There will be an official opening reception on December 5th (2:30-3:30 pm) and a panel discussion on December 12th (1-2 pm)
Join us for a screening of the documentary A Place at the Table which explores the state of hunger in the United States. This food documentary was produced by the same team that brought you Food Inc. Campus Center, 8 pm See attached flyer
Pre-registration is upon us. Here are a few things ES Minors should know:
Access to fresh water is an acute issue for the 21st century, and yet civilizations have designed a wide range of inventive projects for accessing and controlling water supplies over the centuries. Fresh water resources allocation generates issues between upstream and downstream users, between a country and its neighbors, between urban and rural residents, and between states and regions. This course examines a range of fresh water issues, comparing China and the U.S. For more details, download the flyer! Water Course Flyer
October 29 @ 3:30 - 5:30 pm - Environmental Studies Fall Tea Please join us in the Campus Center, Room 105 for refreshments and conversation. Meet the ENVS faculty, current minors and those interested in minoring! Learn about some exciting Environmental Studies courses lined up for the Spring Semester.
October 28 @ 5:30 pm - The SunShot Initiative - A Physics Department Colloquium
Come hear Dr. Lidjia Sekaric from Cornell University discuss the Sun Shot Initiative. The US Department of Energy started the SunShot initiative two years ago in an effort to decrease the cost of solar energy to be equal to other sources of electricity. The SunShot initiative was modeled after the Apollo Mission (the Moon Shot). How does getting solar power to be cheap compare with getting humans to the moon for the first time? The talk will address technical, economic, and political obstacles to deploying solar on a large scale. Dinner at 5:30 pm, Presentation at 6:30 - Dorothy Vernon Room, Haffner Hall
October 25 @ 5:30 pm - Global Water Challenges, Issues and Solutions TheFairmount Water Works Interpretive Center presents Dr. Peter Gleick, Co-founder and President of Pacific Institute. Dr. Peter Gleick is one of the world's top experts on global water. He'll be at the Van Pelt Auditorium on Friday, October 25, to present his views on global water challenges, issues, and solutions. Following this will be a reception here at the IC. For more information, please see the first page of the FWWIC calendar (http://fairmountworks.com/category/events/) or visit http://globalwatergleick.eventbrite.com.
October 8 - 10th - Mellon Creative Residency - Three Centuries of Stirring the Pot: African American Foodways
Culinary historian, food blogger, and Chef Michael W. Twitty (http://afroculinaria.com/) will visit campus through the Mellon Tri-College Creative Residencies program from October 5th-11th. We'd like for you to join us for these events and are encouraging you to RSVP early for the community dinner, as the seating is limited!
October 7 @ 4:00 pm - Effects of Fracking on Streams in Pennsylvaia Park 229
Biology Department presents Dr. Kelly Maloney, USGS Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory For more information about Dr. Maloney go to http://www.lsc.usgs.gov/?q=narb-kelly-maloney Refreshments will be served before the lecture.
October 7 @ 7:30 PM - Community Forum Distinguished Speaker Series: “Our Environment 2013 - Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
On Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m., psychologist and author Mary Pipher, PhD, will discuss her latest book, The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, where she tackles the way we deal with traumatic information about the fate of Mother Earth. Books will be available for sale on site, and Pipher will be available to sign books following her presentation. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church - 625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. For more information contact 610-525-2821 or www.bmpc.org
See more happenings around Tri-Co Environmental Studies at http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/environmental-studies.xml
Monday, Nov. 4 @ 7:30 p.m. - Community Forum Distinguished Speaker Series: “Our Environment 2013 - Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Pieter Tans, PhD, an internationally-recognized environmental scientist, will be our guest to discuss climate change and humankind’s influence on our environment. The link http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/education/ is a great educational resource for your classroom. The following link is offers more general information http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church - 625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. For more information contact 610-525-2821 or www.bmpc.org