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April 17, 2014

Health Consequences of Hydrofracturing: The Known and Unkown

Reynold Panettieri, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of the Airways Biology Institute; Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Panettieri will be speaking live from the University of Pennsylvania.

This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of spring speakers here.

Start: April 17, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 1:15 pm
Venue: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford

April 22, 2014

Sustainability Dinner

This dinner coordinated with TSC (Tufts Student Collective) celebrates Earth Day and the ideals of protecting the environment. Expect a sustainably-oriented menu. Much is focused on the food, but equally important is the emphasis on providing a teachable moment about insuring the future of our earth! 

View the menu now.

Start: April 22, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Dewick-Macphie Dining Hall

April 23, 2014

Biking at Tufts!

Come find the Office of Sustainability in the Campus Center during open block! We’ll be giving out tips on how and where to bike at Tufts and in the area, and we’ll have a photo booth so that you can enter our Sustainable Selfies contest. There may also be chances to win fun prizes…..

Start: April 23, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 23, 2014 2:00 pm

April 24, 2014

Lunch and Learn: Ian Kline, Cadmus Group

Ian Kline serves as president and CEO of The Cadmus Group, Inc. He sets the strategy and vision for Cadmus and its more than 400 employee-owners and is responsible for Cadmus’ highly successful growth plan, which more than doubled the size of the firm over the first three years of its execution and has continued to generate significant growth and diversification for the firm’s employee-owners.

In his project work, Mr. Kline provides technical and strategic advice to government and commercial clients on a variety of complex sustainability, environmental, and public health issues. Mr. Kline joined Cadmus in 1995, was named a principal in 1999, and became a vice president in 2000. As a vice president, he led two of Cadmus’ business units. He became president in 2005 and chief executive officer in 2007.

Mr. Kline holds an M.P.P. in environmental policy and management from the University of Southern California and an A.B. from Cornell University. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s comprehensive executive leadership program.

Mr. Kline serves on the advisory board of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He also sits on the executive board of The Nature Generation, a nonprofit organization that works to inspire responsible environmental stewardship.

This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of spring speakers here.

Start: April 24, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 1:15 pm
Venue: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford

May 1, 2014

Shale Gas Development Impacts on Surface Water Quality in Pennsylvania

Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin

Ms. Olmstead will be speaking live from the University of Texas-Austin.

This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of spring speakers here.

Start: May 1, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 1, 2014 1:15 pm
Venue: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford

May 7, 2014

National Climate Seminar: China – How Much Climate Action?

Each semester, The National Climate Seminar provides a twice-monthly call-in opportunity for your students to engage with top climate scientists, economists, political leaders, film-makers, business pioneers, artists and others who are on the front lines of understanding global warming, and driving change to stabilize the climate.  Students can send in advance questions or ask questions in real time, and all conversations are available for podcast after the call. The Seminar is sponsored by The Bard Center for Environmental Policy.

Calls are first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon eastern. To get on our mailing list, and stay informed about upcoming calls, please send an email to climate@bard.edu.

This week’s presenter: Tao Hu, China Program Director, WWF

Topic: China – How Much Climate Action?

Start: May 7, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 7, 2014 1:00 pm

May 9, 2014

Webinar: Security and Sustainability

In the first week of May,  the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) plans to release the report of the third U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA).   The NCA is a climate status report authorized every four years under the Global Change Research Act of 1990. It is based on the best available science and written by hundreds of scientists and experts from academia; government; the private; and non-profit sectors.
The USGCRP released the draft report for public comment nearly a year ago. The Security and Sustainability forum hosted a series last year on the draft NCA findings.  For free access to those recordings join SSF for free.  The recordings are posted under the Archive tab on the website.
In partnership with Second Nature, the National Council on Science and the Environment and Adaptation International,  SSF is reconvening the leaders of the assessment to discuss new insights and implications from the final report.
Registration is open for the webinar:
The panel includes
  • Kathy Jacobs: Director, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, University of Arizona. Formerly, Director of the National Climate Assessment, and Assistant Director for Climate Assessments and Adaptation, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.
  • Emily Cloyd. Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment, USGCRP.
  • Jim Buizer: Director, Climate Adaptation and International Development, Institute of the Environment; Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona. Member, Executive Committee, National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee
  • Anne Waple. Director of Resilience Initiatives at Second Nature, Inc.  Formerly, Program Specialist for the Global Change Information System, USGCRP
The panel will discuss the findings and their implications and take questions from the audience.
Start: May 9, 2014 11:30 am
End: May 9, 2014 1:00 pm

June 18, 2014 – June 20, 2014

Mass. Water Resources Conference

The Mass. Water Resources Research Center is collaborating with UCOWR, NIWR, and CUAHSI to organize a three-day conference at Tufts University on the theme of Water Systems, Science, and Society under Global Change. We are in charge of a track on Evolving Roles of Blue, Green, and Grey Water in Agricultural Water Security and Resilience under Uncertainty. We are particularly interested in the on-the-ground work of extension with farmers/landowners in the US. Please see the conference website.

Start: June 18, 2014
End: June 20, 2014

October 10, 2014

Eco-Imaginaries: Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

The Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference Committee is pleased to share the following CFP for the fourth annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference, “Eco-Imaginaries”. The keynote will be delivered by Elizabeth DeLoughery, an associate professor of English and of the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. We welcome papers from all disciplines and fields whose work participates in emergent conversations about the environment in the humanities. Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words, along with a short bio, totuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com by June 15, 2014. We are also building a working group of Tufts graduate students that meet every few weeks to discuss environmental issues. All are welcome to join, regardless of discipline or background. Learn more.

Start: October 10, 2014 8:00 am
End: October 10, 2014 5:00 pm

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