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.
fall seminars will be held virtually at 4:00 pm on the dates below, and will be recorded.
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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. GCSC-affiliated faculty  are invited to nominate speakers for the Seminar Series. See grey box below for links to seminar videos.



SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
  • Divya Chandrasekhar, City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah
    “A grassroots view of disaster recovery”
    How communities recover from disasters, the interactions underlying this recovery, and what it means to be disaster resilient in a complex, uncertain and unjust world.    Read more here | View flyer
September 22, 2020
  • Julie Sze, Professor of American Studies at UC Davis
    “Interdisciplinarity, Intersectionality and Environmental Justice: The Time is Now ”
    What role can colleges and universities in particular, and specific fields (sustainability, environmental policy, etc.)  play in addressing climate and other crises?     Read more here | View flyer
October 13, 2020
November 10, 2020
  • Sarah Hinners, Director, Center for Ecological Planning + Design, Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah
    “Campus as a Living Lab: Embedded Research for Sustainability Innovation in the Built Environment”
    Zoom meeting link  | Read more here |  View flyer
december 1, 2020
  • Joan Nassauer, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Michigan
    “Cues to care in socio-hydro-ecological systems”
    This talk will describe how mechanisms for the effectiveness of cues to care relate to properties of socio-hydro-ecological systems as exemplified by a transdisciplinary green stormwater infrastructure project in Detroit, MI, USA.
    Zoom meeting link | Read more hereView flyer

Spring 2021 seminars will be listed here as speakers are confirmed.

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