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August 2017

GCSC Seminar: Amy Wildermuth “Navigating Renewable Energy Challenges on Campus”

August 22 @ 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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“Navigating Renewable Energy Challenges on Campus” - Amy Wildermuth, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Utah. 4pm, 210 ASB Universities are increasingly interested in finding ways to bring renewable energy to power their campus. Universities, and particularly public universities, have certain qualities that make this effort a unique challenge. Using the University of Utah as an example, we will examine the barriers and opportunities to deploying renewable energy on campuses. We believe that the lessons learned from our experiences can better…

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September 2017

GCSC Seminar: Ryan Smith – “Building systems: ecological design and construction”

September 5 @ 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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“Building Systems: ecological design and construction” - Ryan Smith, Assoc. Dean for Research, College of Architecture + Planning, U of Utah.  4pm, 210 asb Building systems is a noun - the built infrastructure systems that constitute our physical world.  Building systems is also a verb - the daily design decisions of architects, planners, engineers, contractors and owners often have unintentional consequences on society, environment and economies that have long term effects.  This talk will illustrate research and teaching by Professor Smith…

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Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Deadline

September 15

Applications and all supporting materials must be received by midnight. Complete information here.

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GCSC Seminar – Natalie Gochnour “What’s missing in Utah’s economic prosperity?”

September 19 @ 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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"What's missing in Utah's economic prosperity?" - Natalie Gochnour, Director, Gardner Policy Institute, Associate Dean, David Eccles School of Business, U of Utah The Utah economy receives accolades for rapid job growth, low unemployment, industrial diversity, and upward mobility. Economic growth, however, brings challenges as not all areas of the state are prospering and new residents enlarge the state¹s development footprint, demand greater quantities of treated water, contribute to air quality problems, and create other sustainability challenges . The presenter will…

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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, U of Colorado 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 for…

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