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Spring 2018

Monday, January 29, 7 p.m. – Global climate, global health, and global culture in the Anthropocene

Please join the Geosciences Dept for a film screening of The Life and Death of Glaciers, followed by a panel discussion.
Location: Gannett Auditorium

Tuesday, February 6, 7 p.m. – Jeff Goodell: “The water will come”

Author and editor Jeff Goodell will speak about his recent book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. He will discuss rising sea levels caused by climate change and their impact on society.
Location: Gannett Auditorium

Wednesday, February 7, time to be determined – Dr. Bernard Coetzee

Dr. Coetzee, a faculty member from the Organization for Tropical Studies program in South Africa, will discuss his research in Kruger National Park.
Location: Tang Museum

Friday, March 2, 7 p.m. – Elizabeth Kolbert: “The sixth extinction”, co-sponsored with Saratoga Reads

Author Elizabeth Kolbert will discuss her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, which was chosen as this year’s Saratoga Reads book for the year.
Location: Gannett Auditorium

Wednesday, March 21, 5 p.m. – ESS Advising Meeting

ESS faculty will give an overview of the ESS Program and talk about upcoming classes for the fall, internship opportunities, and study abroad options.  Afterward, we will break into groups to talk about our 2 majors: Environmental Studies and Environmental Science.  If you are planning on majoring or minoring in ESS, don’t miss this session.
Location: Dana 285

Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. – “Inhabiting/Excavating/Sustaining: Understanding This Place”

Scholar Paul Mendes-Florh, archaeologist Jodi Magness, and international consultant Michael Ben-Eli, founder of The Sustainability Lab, will lead a public conversation about “this place” through three interrelated lenses.  
Location: Tang Museum

Tuesday, March 27, time to be determined – Jason Houston

Photographer Jason Houston, a Senior Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers and Senior Fellow at the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability at Wake Forest University, will discuss his work at the intersections of social and environmental issues.  His public lecture is part of a 3-day mini-residency with MDOCS on campus from March 26-28.

April TBA, time to be determined – Karen Coulter: “TBA”

Karen Coulter, a long-time activist, has dedicated her life to environmental and social justice causes.  She will discuss Deep Ecology and Biocentrism as the guiding principles for protection of the wild.

Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. – Senior Capstone presentations

ESS seniors will present their capstone research projects.
Location:  Filene Auditorium