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2011-2012 Sustainability Seminar Series
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, Gowan Room, Wilson Commons

Fall 2011

September 8  Perspectives on Land Use from UR Student Summer Experiences
Kuhu Parasramupuria, 2011 Urban Fellow:  “Urban Planning and Design at RRCDC”
Margaret Ball, 2010 Sustainability Intern, “Rochester’s Urban Forests”
Margaret Ball, Apprentice, Mud Creek Farm:  “Knowing Your Place”

September 22-  UR Sustainability Summer Intern Experiences
Ellen Sadri, 2011 Intern:  “C. thermocellum Summer Research”
Joseph Griggs, 2010 Intern, “Revolving Loan Funds:  A CLEAR Solution”
Rachel Goldstein, 2011 Intern:  “Creating a Sustainability Newsletter for UR"

October 13- “Using Ice Cores to Understand Past Environmental Change”
Vasilii Petrenko, Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences

October 27- “Sustainability Initiatives in the Finger Lakes Region: How Lifecycle Assessment Can Help Inform Decision Making”
Lisa Cleckner, Director, Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

November 10 “Epidemiology, Public Health, and Sustainability”
Edwin van Wijngaarden, Associate Professor, Community & Preventive Medicine

December 8“Consequences of Historical Agricultural and Land-use Practices on Forest                                          Communities of Monroe Co., New York
Justin Ramsey, Assistant Professor, Biology


Spring 2012

January 26“Environmental Politics and Management”
Larry Rothenberg, Professor, Political Science

February 9“Traceability Systems in Food”
Dan Reichman, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

February 23 “Ensuring sustainable water flows in New York’s Great Lakes”
Jim Howe, Executive Director, and David Klein, Senior Field Representative
The Nature Conservancy, Central-Western New York

March 15“Greening ‘Fort Apache’- Appropriate Technology as Environmental Justice in  South          Bronx”
Jordan Kleiman, Associate Professor, History, SUNY-Geneseo:

March 29 – “’What do you see?’  Documenting climate change in upstate New York”
Kate Kressmann-Kehoe, Co-producer, “Comfort Zone”

April 12“Sustainability Initiatives at RIT”
Enid Cardinal, Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President, RIT

April 26 - “Ecology, Art and Technology”
Cary Peppermint, Assistant Professor, Art & Art History, co-founder, ecoarttech