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The Coming Week in Environmental Studies
April 22 – 28, 2017
Unless otherwise specified, all events take place on the
University of Delaware's Newark campus.


Monday, April 24

New Connections Speaker Series
12:30–2:00 p.m., 110 Harker ISE Lab
Contact Kimberly to register for lunch
Tara Trammell, John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, presents "Sustainable Cities: Challenges and the Need for a Socio-Ecological Approach," and Vikram Krishnamurthy, Executive Director, Delaware Center for Horticulture, presents "Functional Beauty: An Overview of Urban Greening in Wilmington, Delaware."

Tuesday, April 25

Earth Month Event: Green Expo
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Trabant University Center Concourse
Exhibits and displays by members of the University of Delaware community on their activities to improve environmental sustainability on and off campus. The DENIN Ambassadors will be holding their annual "Ice Cream for the Earth" activity, with free UDairy ice cream cones, while supplies last.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Seminar
1:00 p.m., 120 Sharp Hall
Dr. Junesoek Lee, California Water Service Co. Chair and Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, San Jose State University, California, presents
"Critical Emerging Issues in Drinking Water Infrastructure."

Wednesday, April 26

Entomology & Wildlife Ecology Seminar
11:15 a.m., 009 Townsend Hall
Dr. Dara Satterfield, James Smithson Fellow, Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Washington, DC, presents
"Insects on the Move: How Long-Distance Insect Migrations Influence Infectious Disease Patterns and Other Ecological Processes."

Thursday, April 27

Earth Month Event: Graduate Student Panel
3:00 p.m., Townsend Hall Commons
This presentation combines Earth Month with the Institute for Global Studies' Middle East Month celebration by featuring two graduate students, Afraa Al Hchaimi from Iraq and Mahmoud Sherif from Egypt, who will present their research on honeybees and the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, respectively.

Geological Sciences Seminar
3:30 p.m., 209 Penny Hall
Dr. John Huntley, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri, presents
"Parasites, Climate Change, and Sea Level Rise: Insights for the Quaternary Record of Gymnophallid Trematodes."

Earth Month Event: Environmental Case Competition
7:00 p.m., 205 Kirkbride Hall
Watch the finalists in this student competition present their ideas for making the University of Delaware more environmentally sustainable. Co-sponsored by the Blue Hen Economics Club, the UD Sustainability Task Force, and DENIN.

Friday, April 28

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Seminar
10:00 a.m., 102 Colburn
Dr. Yueh-Lin Loo, Theodora and William Walter Professor and Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University, presents
"Small Molecules for Large-Area Applications: A Solar-Powered Electrochromic Window."

Plant & Soil Sciences Seminar
12:20 p.m., 132 Townsend Hall
Kristen Hughes Evans, Executive Director and Founder, Sustainable Chesapeake, presents
"Successful Collaborations That Benefit Agriculture and Water Quality."

Geography Seminar
3:30 p.m., 218 Pearson Hall
Dr. Carlos Moffat, Assistant Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, presents
"The Ocean and Glacier Retreat in Patagonia."

Other Upcoming Events

April is Earth Month at UD
See the full list of events planned to promote environmental education and awareness across campus at the Earth Month webpage.

Ag Day
April 29, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., South Campus
This annual tradition of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources features everything from bird shows to bee demonstrations, livestock exhibits, 4-H arts and crafts, farm tours, plant sales, exhibitors, music, food, and fun. Visit the event webpage for details.


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