TIE Talks is a monthly get-together of environmental faculty, staff, students, and alumni to learn from each other in a casual social setting. On the first Wednesday of each month beginning February 1st, 2012, TIE will host an informal educational event to facilitate interdisciplinary cross-pollination. TIE Talks will be based around thematic presentations by a member of the Tufts community; the inaugural theme of the spring 2012 semester will be “Environmental Justice.” TIE Talks speakers include: 2/1: Penn Loh, UEP Professor of Practice; 3/7: TBA; 4/4: Dr. Beatrice Rogers, Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy Professor, Food Policy & Applied Nutrition Program Director; 5/2: Sivan Kartha, Senior Scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute – US. TIE Talks will be held in the Miller Event Space (next door to TIE at the former RezQuad Café) from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.