Past Seminars

We have been honored to host visiting researchers who are experts from diverse fields, and to feature the work being undertaken here at the University of Utah. Explore below to see the history of the GCSC seminar series.

Video recordings of most seminars (Spring 2015-on) are available for viewing by those with a U of U network ID (uNID). Log in to Canvas to view seminar videos.

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August 31, 2021

  • Brenda Bowen, Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah
    “Transdisciplinary Explorations of Sustainability in a Time of Change at the Bonneville Salt Flats”
September 14, 2021
  • Stacy Harwood, City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah
    "Everyday Racism in Integrated Spaces"
    Many college campuses promote themselves as integrated multicultural spaces where students from diverse backgrounds live, study, and play together in unity. This study reveals that many students of color experience racial hostility and exclusion in their daily routines.
September 28, 2021
  • Carlos Santana, Philosophy, University of Utah
    "Whose Anthropocene? A data-driven look at the prospects for collaboration between natural science, social science, and the humanities"
October 19, 2021
  • Heather Tanana, College of Law, University of Utah
    "Universal Access to Clean Water for Tribal Communities"  Read more

November 2, 2021

  • Taylor Sparks, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah
    "Why does humanity need new energy materials, and where will we find them?" Read more

November 16, 2021

  • Lynne Zummo, Educational Psychology; Curator of Learning Sciences, Natural History Museum of Utah
    "Confronting the politics of a changing climate in the science classroom"  Read more
January 18, 2022
  • Heather Holmes, Department of Chemical Engineering
    "Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality in the Western U.S."  Read more
February 1, 2022
  • Shane Macfarlan, Department of Anthropology
    "Human-Ecosystem Dynamics on the Forgotten Peninsula: A Historical, Demographic, and Ethnographic Exploration of Baja California Sur, Mexico"  Read more
February 15, 2022
  • Lazarus Adua, Department of Sociology
    "The Downside of the Gap! Examining the Impacts of Inequality on Environmental Views and Outcomes in the United States"   Read more
March 1, 2022
  • Jennifer Follstad Shah, Environmental and Sustainability Studies
    "WEO2: Using the Wasatch Environmental Observatory to engage in water resource research, education and outreach"  Read more
April 5, 2022
  • Robert Adler, Distinguished Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    “Interpreting the Clean Water Act: the uncertain relationship between environmental law and science”  Read more
April 19, 2022
  • Andy Hong, Department of City & Metropolitan Planning
    "Rethinking Healthy Cities in a Post-Pandemic World"  Read more