We had a great turnout for Will Steger's presentation for Frontiers in the Environment seminar Eyewitness to Global Warming,
today! Close to 120 people joined is in the St. Paul Student Center
for today's seminar, as well as another 30 online to hear Will talk
about his experiences in the Arctic.
Join us this week for Frontiers in the Environment at the St. Paul Student Center Theater to see Will Steger, Arctic explorer and founder of the Will Steger Foundation present "Eyewitness to Global Warming." Will Steger: Eyewitness to Global Warming Wednesday, February 24, 12:00p.m. St. Paul Student Center Theater (map) watch online live viaUMConnect
Steger has traveled tens of thousands of miles by kayak and dogsled for more than
45 years, leading teams on some of the most significant polar
expeditions in history, earning him the Lifetime Achievement award from
National Geographic Adventure Magazine in 2007. Will led the first
confirmed dogsled journey to the North Pole without re-supply in 1986,
the 1,600-mile south-north traverse of Greenland (the longest
unsupported dogsled expedition in history) in 1988, and led the first
dogsled traverse of Antarctica (the historic seven month, 3,471-mile
International Trans-Antarctica Expedition) in 1989-90. From the front lines
of global warming, Will Steger is inspiring, educating and empowering
people around the world to take action on global warming solutions.
RSVP on Facebook See the full Frontiers lineup and description of "Eyewitness to Global Warming" on our website. ----- Other upcoming events:
Frontiers in the Environment: High-tech Global Change Experiments in Terrestrial Ecosystems: A Lot of Hot Air? Wednesday, February 17 at 12:00 P.M. IonE Seminar Room R380 VoTech Bldg, St. Paul Campus Can't make it to St. Paul?Join us online via UMConnect or visit the Frontiers in the Environment webpage to find a recording of Reich's talk.
The IonE Seminar room was once again packed with a standing-room only crowd for John Sheehan's talk, "Biofuels as a Contact Sport: Shifting the Debate from Food vs. Fuel to Sustainable Land Management."
The second talk in our spring Frontiers in the Environment series, Sheehan gave the audience a critical and common sense perspective about the controversy over sustainable use of land for food, feed, fiber and production, while sprinkling it with real life examples and a sense of humor.
Click below to see a preview of Sheehan's presentation as well as one of our audience member's thoughts on the seminar.
watch the full version online. This and previous Frontiers seminars
are also archived for viewing at the Frontiers in the Environment website.
Coming up next Wednesday:
"High-tech Global Change Experiments in Terrestrial Ecosystems: A Lot
of Hot Air?" by Peter Reich, Professor of Forest Resources
John Sheehan is the scientific program coordinator for biofuels and the global environment at the Institute on the Environment. He has worked in the area of biofuels for nearly two decades. He worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo before joining the Institute on the Environment in 2009. (full bio)
Update: This event has been canceled due to illness. We're sorry for the inconvenience. (Feb. 17)
Sustainable Communities: Lessons from a European Approach February 23, 2010
Learn about sustainable, "healthy" design of communities and eco-cities in an interdisciplinary lecture on February 23, featuring Joachim Eble of Joachim Eble-Architektur in Tübingen, Germany. Considered the "grandfather of green building" in Germany, Eble's experience includes projects throughout Europe and Asia. The event will open with an introduction by Carla Carlson, assistant vice president for Statewide Strategic Resource Development, including highlights of the vision for a sustainable University-founded community at UMore Park. Following Eble's lecture, a reactor panel consisting of Thomas Fisher, dean of the College of Design; Mary Jo Kreitzer, director of the Center for Spirituality and Healing; and Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment; will share their expertise and perspectives on issues around economic, environmental and social sustainability. The event will close with a light reception and opportunity to visit with Joachim Eble and colleagues in the Humphrey Center Atrium.
February 23, 3-5 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus. Visit www.umorepark.umn.edu/EbleLecture for more information and to register.
Sustainable Communities: Lessons from a European Approach February 23, 2010 3:00-5:00 pm Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus Additional information and registration available at www.umorepark.umn.edu/EbleLecture Cosponsors: Center for Spirituality and Healing; College of Design; College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences; Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs; Institute on the Environment; School of Public Health; Office of the Vice President for Statewide Strategic Resource Development/UMore Park
This afternoon, Craig Packer gave the first of our spring Frontiers in the Environment series to a packed house. Over 80 U of M staff, faculty and students, as well as others from the community filled the room to listen to Craig talk about The Whole Village Project.
A preview of Packer's presentation:
The full event was recorded by UMConnect and has been archived on the Frontiers in the Environmentweb page. Click here to go directly to the full recording, free of the bumpy "special effects" in the clip.
Did you attend "The Whole Village Project" or watch online? Share your thoughts below in the comments!
Coming up next Wednesday: "Biofuels as a Contact Sport: Shifting the Debate from Food vs. Fuel to Sustainable Land Management" by John Sheehan
Join us this Wednesday, February 3 at noon in the IonE Seminar room for a lecture from Craig Packer, professor in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior.
This is the first of our Frontiers in the Environment spring series, which dive into a range of environmental issues and leave time for your burning questions at the end.
Craig will be telling us about The Whole Village Project in sub-Saharan Africa, which includes the collaboration of over 20 University of Minnesota researchers working together to evaluate the effectiveness of foreign aid projects.