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Seminar to Discuss and Apply Curriculum Ideas for Sustainability Studies

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The Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota is holding a seminar series in the spring of 2011 titled, "New Curricula for Sustainability Studies: Making Places That Maintain Abundance and Alleviate Scarcity." The seminar will bring together a diverse group of faculty and graduate students to discuss, critique, synthesize and apply curriculum ideas for sustainability studies in a wide range of disciplines.  It  will examine essential meanings of 'abundance' and 'scarcity' and will serve as a curriculum design workshop for faculty who are participating in, or exploring innovation relating to, the pursuit of sustainability by developing pedagogical (and andragogical) materials for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education.

Participants will meet biweekly on Tuesdays from 2:30-5 p.m. in 235 Nolte Center on the East Bank Campus, beginning January 25.

Faculty and graduate students interested in participating in this seminar are requested to submit a short description of their background and interest.  For submission instructions and further information, visit the Institute for Advanced Study website.

Nick Jordan
Agronomy & Plant Genetics, CFANS

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