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October 2017

GCSC Seminar – Lisa Dilling “Learning lessons from managing drought: Adaptation in an interconnected, uncertain world”

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
210 ASB (Aline Skaggs Biology bldg), 257 S. 1400 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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"Learning lessons from managing drought: Adaptation in an interconnected, uncertain world" - Lisa Dilling, Director, NOAA Western Water Assessment; Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Abstract Cities in the U.S. have been adapting to drought for many years, implementing a combination of mechanisms to cope with climate and water variability and increasing population. These experiences provide a wealth of data on how communities navigate water scarcity in different contexts. Furthermore, these data allow us to examine potential opportunities and challenges…

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GCSC Seminar – Ananya Chatterjea – ” Choreographies of Resistance: Dancing Ecosystems”

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
210 ASB (Aline Skaggs Biology bldg), 257 S. 1400 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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" Choreographies of Resistance: Dancing Ecosystems”- Ananya Chatterjea, Professor of Dance, University of Minnesota Abstract In this talk, I will trace the intimate relationship between embodied and environmental sustainability as I have come to understand it in my creative research. What might be some specific methodologies of choreographing eco-feminist stories from the perspective of women artists of color? I will refer to some of my recent choreographic works in order to identify the complex conceptual frames and staging strategies that I have…

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Deadline to apply for Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

October 30

All application materials must be received by midnight in order to be considered for Spring semester enrollment in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability program. Click here for complete details.

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November 2017

GCSC Seminar – Terry Irwin “Designing for Systems-Level Change”

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
210 ASB (Aline Skaggs Biology bldg), 257 S. 1400 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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"Designing for Systems-Level Change" - Terry Irwin, Professor and Head, Carnegie Mellon University School of Design In this lecture, Terry Irwin will discuss the role that design can play in addressing the complex problems confronting 21st century societies. She will introduce Transition Design, a new area of design focus aimed at catalyizing systems level change and making the tools and approaches used by designers available to transdisciplinary teams working on problems such as climate change, water shortages, poverty, crime and many…

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GCSC Seminar – Jack Williams “Achieving global ecology via dispersed community curated data resources”

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
210 ASB (Aline Skaggs Biology bldg), 257 S. 1400 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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“Achieving global ecology via dispersed community curated data resources:  Neotoma and PalEON” Jack Williams, Center for Climatic Research, Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin Ecologists often seek to study processes operating at continental to global scales from amalgams of data originally collected at local to regional scales. Ecological data are, increasingly big data, characterized by large data volumes, high heterogeneity of data types, and methods (variety), multiple potential sources of uncertainty and error (veracity), and, increasingly, high rates of data generation…

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