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What do moonshiners, climate change, Union Carbide, the tides, Yogi Berra, the concept of the Sublime and river deltas have in common?

All have a place in this fall's lineup for IonE's Frontiers in the Environment lecture series. Held Wednesdays at noon at IonE (LES Building, University of Minnesota, St. Paul), Frontiers brings top thought leaders from across the University of Minnesota and beyond to offer a brief talk on a diverse array of topics of environmental concern followed by a lively Q&A and a casual get-together in the IonE Commons.

Not in St. Paul? No problem. All conversations are webcast live on UMConnect with access via the Frontiers web page, and comments are welcome from the online audience as well as from those in the room. (Sorry, innovative though we are, we still haven't figured out how to share the snacks with our virtual participants.) Programs are also archived for anytime viewing here.

Add the Frontiers calendar to your calendar now, and get ready for some thought-provoking insights. Dates, talk titles, and presenters are listed below, or read detailed descriptions here.

When: Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m. Fall series starts September 21, 2011.
Where: IonE Seminar Room (R380 Learning & Environmental Sciences Building. 1954 Buford Ave., St. Paul) or online at umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers

SEPTEMBER 21 - Better Still: Zeolite's Promise As an Energy-saving Molecule Sorter
Michael Tsapatsis, University of Minnesota

SEPTEMBER 28 - Coal, Climate, Health: Broadening the Public Dialogue on Energy Policy
J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy

OCTOBER 5 - Wind and Solar on the Power Grid: Emergence of Mainstream Renewable Energy
Mark Ahlstrom, Windlogics

OCTOBER 12 - Entrepreneurship and Environment: Innovative Business Leaders Can Positively Impact Our Environment
Todd Taylor, Fredrikson & Byron

OCTOBER 19 - Helping Forests Thrive in the Face of Global Change
Anthony D'Amato, University of Minnesota

OCTOBER 26 - Closing the Loop in the Product Life Cycle
Leo Raudys, Best Buy

NOVEMBER 2 - Harnessing the Power of Waterways and Oceans: Challenges and Opportunities
Fotis Sotiropoulos, University of Minnesota

NOVEMBER 11 - The Frugal Future
Chris Farrell, American Public Media

NOVEMBER 16 - Collaboration for Environmental Protection: Integrating Knowledge, Communication and Process
Carissa Schively Slotterback, University of Minnesota


NOVEMBER 30 - Cultural History Meets Natural History
Richard Leppert, University of Minnesota

DECEMBER 7 - Why Don't River Deltas Drown?
Chris Paola, University of Minnesota


It's magnificient that you have this information available to everyone via online meeting forums for those that can't attend in person. Love the Zeolite and alternative energy talks.

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