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The Coming Week in Environmental Studies
February 18–24, 2017
Unless otherwise specified, all events take place on the
University of Delaware's Newark campus.


Monday, Feb. 20

New Connections ISLL Speaker Series
12:30–2:00 p.m., 110 Harker ISE Lab
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Edward Whereat, program coordinator for the UD Citizen Monitoring Program, will present "Introduction to the Citizen Monitoring Program — Protecting Delaware's Water Quality." David R. Wunsch, state geologist and director of the Delaware Geolgocial Survey at UD, will present "Who Measures All the Water in Delaware? An Introduction to the Delaware Geological Survey."

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Food Fight Book Talk & Signing
Co-Sponsored by the Department of English and DENIN
4:00 p.m., 104 Gore Hall
Dr. McKay Jenkins, Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, Journalism and Environmental Humanities, Dept. of English, University of Delaware, presents a talk on his recently released book, Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Lights, Camera, EARTH! Film Series: Split Estate
Co-Sponsored by DENIN and the College of Arts and Science Environmental Humanities Program
7:30 p.m., Trabant Theatre
In this film, citizens in the path of a drilling boom in the western U.S. discover that they don’t own the rights to mineral resources beneath their land and struggle against the erosion of their dreams, liberties, communities, and health. Jerry Kauffman, director of the Delaware Water Resources Center, will lead the discussion after the film. See the full schedule at the film series webpage.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Geological Sciences Seminar
3:30 p.m., 209 Penny Hall
Dr. Nick Heavens, Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Hampton University, presents
"Paleozoic Paleoclimate."

Water: A Medium for Life Art Exhibit
4:00–7:00 p.m., Taylor Hall Gallery
Co-sponsored by the Engineers Without Borders UD student chapter and Delaware professional chapter and the UD Dept. of Art and Design, this exhibit celebrates projects the two EWB chapters are doing to bring clean water to communities in several countries along with artwork by UD students inspired by the EWB projects.

Friday, Feb. 24

Plant & Soil Sciences Seminar
12:20 p.m., 132 Townsend Hall
Dr. Allen Gellis and Dr. Matthew Cashman, U.S. Geological Survey, Baltimore, present
"Identifying Sources of Fine-Grained Sediment."

Geography Seminar
3:30 p.m., 218 Pearson Hall
Dr. Eve Buckley, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, University of Delaware, presents
"Latin American Opposition to Overpopulation Orthodoxy in the Early Cold War: Dr. Josué de Castro's The Geography of Hunger."


Other Upcoming Events

DENIN Graduate Student Research Symposium
March 16, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Harker ISE Laboratory
Graduate student researchers from across campus present their environmental research in 5-minute talks, 15-minute talks, or posters. Prizes will be awarded for top posters. See this UDaily article for more information.


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