Wednesday, Sept 20th, 2017 launches the first in a series of thought-provoking lectures focusing on the complexity of global and local environmental issues, and how citizens can work together toward solutions. Each lecture in the series aims to engage the LMU community in discourse on the range of environmental research studies and projects being conducted both on and off campus. LMU faculty, staff, and affiliates will discuss their work and highlight collaborative partnerships with other universities, environmental organizations, and public agencies. Students will learn about potential internships and research opportunities.
Each lecture will take place in the Ahmanson Auditorium, UNH 1000 from 4:30-5:30, with refreshments following. The event ends at 6:30.
2017-2018 Environmental Lecture Series:
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017: “Using Social-Ecological Science to Inform & Empower Communities” – Michele Romolini and Eric Strauss, the LMU Center for Urban Resilience (CURes).
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017: “Global Climate Change, Food, Health, and Sustainability” – Cristina Tirado, LMU Environmental Science.
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017: “Man Destroys Nature? Gender, History, and the Feminist Praxis of Re-framing Environmental Politics” – Traci Voyles, LMU Women’s and Gender Studies.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2017: “Evaluating and Enhancing Natural Systems as Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change” – Tom Ford & Karina Johnston, The Bay Foundation.
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018: “Urban Land, Urban Sea: How Walnut Trees, Sushi DNA & Slime Mold Can Solve LA’s Environmental Challenges” – Demian Willette, LMU Biology.
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2017: “Veganic Agriculture in the US: The History, Values, and Practice of a Growing Movement” – Mona Seymour, LMU Urban & Environmental Studies.