Seminar Series

The GCSC seminar series presents some of the best researchers--from around campus and across the country--whose work sheds light on global change and sustainability.
Seminars are at 4:00 pm on alternate Tuesdays in room 295 fasb. participants may also join via zoom.
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Seminars are open to all, and students who are enrolled in the Seminar course, SUST 6800, have additional opportunities to engage with the speakers.

April 4, 2023
  • Thure Cerling, Distinguished Professor, Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah
    "From the illegal ivory trade to nuclear waste – an improbable journey by an accidental geologist"
April 18, 2023
  • Ruhan Nagra, Associate Professor of Law; Director, Environmental Justice Clinic, University of Utah
    "Using Interdisciplinary, Multimodal Advocacy to Advance Environmental Justice in Louisiana"

Earlier this semester:

January 31, 2023
  • Amanda Bertana, Department of Sociology, Southern Connecticut State University
    "Avoiding Maladaptive Outcomes: Relocation as an Adaptation Response to Climate Change"
    Read more.
February 14, 2023
  • Danae Hernandez-Cortes, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
    "Examining disparities in air pollution exposure and its implications for environmental justice"
    Read more.
February 28, 2023
  • Jessica M. Smith, Professor in Engineering, Design & Society, Colorado School of Mines
    "Sustainability and the Corporate Self: An ethnography of engineers and scientists working in the mining and oil and gas industries" Read more.
March 21, 2023
Video recordings of most seminars (Spring 2015-on) are available for viewing by those with a U of U Network ID (uNID).

Seminar April 4

Thure Cerling, Distinguished Professor, Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah. "Sometimes science questions seem to choose us. In this talk I will discuss my involvement in problems related to nuclear waste, the illegal wildlife trade, and other unexpected turns in my career as a geologist."

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