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. To receive notifications, join our email list.

Seminars are open to all, and students who are enrolled in the Seminar course, SUST 6800, have additional opportunities to engage with the speakers.


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”
    Log in to your Zoom account to join. Calendar appointment / Zoom link
October 19, 2021
  • Heather Tanana, College of Law, University of Utah
    “Universal Access to Clean Water for Tribal Communities”
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?”
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”

Earlier this semester

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”
Video recordings of most seminars (Spring 2015-on) are available for viewing by those with a U of U Network ID.

GCSC-affiliated faculty  are invited to nominate speakers for the Seminar Series.