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.

LOCATION: 210 ASB (ALINE SKAGGS BIOLOGY) UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
ALTERNATE TUESDAYS, 4:00-5:00 PM

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.


Download fall seminar schedule

August 22, 2017

  • Amy Wildermuth, Associate V.P. for Faculty, Academic Affairs; Chief Sustainability Officer; Professor, College Of Law, U of Utah
    “Navigating renewable energy challenges on campus”   Abstract, flyer

September 5, 2017

  • Ryan Smith, Associate Dean, College of Architecture + Planning; Director, Integrated Technology in Architecture Collaborative, U of Utah
    “Building Systems: ecological design and construction”   Abstract, flyer

September 19, 2017

  • Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean, David Eccles School of Business; Director, Gardner Policy Institute, University of Utah
    “What’s missing in Utah’s economic prosperity?”

October 3, 2017

  • Lisa Dilling, Director, NOAA Western Water Assessment; Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Colorado
    “Learning lessons from managing drought: Adaptation in an interconnected, uncertain world”  abstract | flyer

October 24, 2017

November 7, 2017

November 28, 2017

  • Jack Williams, Professor of Climate, People, and Environment, University of Wisconsin
    “Achieving global ecology via dispersed community curated data resources:  Neotoma and PalEON”  abstract/flyer

download spring seminar schedule

January 9, 2018

  • Kari Norgaard, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon
    “Climate Change as Strategic Opportunity: Imagination, Responsibility, and Community”

January 23, 2018

  • Kip Solomon, Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah
    “Can Groundwater Feed the World? It’s All About Time”

February 6, 2018

  • Edella Schlager, School of Government & Public Policy, University of Arizona
    “Water Scarcity, Governance, and Adaptation in Western Transboundary River Basins”  download flyer

February 20, 2018

  • Sarah Kanouse, Department of Art + Design, Northeastern University
    “Entanglements: artistic strategies for complex ecologies”  Read more here

March 6, 2018

  • Sarah George, Executive Director, Natural History Museum of Utah
    “Climate Change at the Natural History Museum:  Research and Interpretation”

March 27, 2018

April 10, 2018

Video recordings of select seminars are available for viewing by those with a U of U Network ID.

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Past seminars are listed here.