Weston Roundtable Archives

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Fall 2013

September 12
Water Sustainability in Australia
SIMON TOZE
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September 19
Ecohydrology for Sustainability
STEVE LOHEIDE, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison
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September 26
Climate Change: Integrating Interior Perspectives
MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN, Director, Center for Humanities and the Arts, Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder
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October 03
THE SUCCESS OF FAILURE - Learning What Works from What Didn't
JULIAN CHAMPION, Executive Director, Fresh Moves mobile produce market
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October 10
ECOLOGIES OF RISK IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Place, Urban Form, and Vulnerability in the 2003 Heat Wave Disaster
RICHARD KELLER, Professor, UW Dept. of Medical History and Bioethics Director, International Studies Major/Global Studies Program/Development Studies Program IRIS, Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enj
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October 17
SUSTAINABILITY AND ARTIFICIAL LIGHT Energy Efficiency and the Rebound Effect
TOM THEIS, Director, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy University of Illinois at Chicago
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October 24
GRAND CHALLENGES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY The Water, Climate, Soil, and Food Nexus
DONALD SPARKS, S. Hallock du Pont Endowed Chair, Soil and Environmental Chemistry Director, Delaware Environmental Institute University of Delaware
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October 31
Food, Susainability and Union South
CARL KORZ, Food Service Director, Wisconsin Union, UW-Madison
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November 07
New Reasons to Preserve the Amazon Rainforest
MARCOS HEIL COSTA, Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Engineering Univ. Federal de Vicosa (Brazil)
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November 14
Dissolved Organic Carbon - Why it Matters
GEORGE AIKEN, Senior Researcher, U.S. Geological Survey in Boulder, CO
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November 21
Agricultural Sustainability and the Role of Anaerobic Digestion
REBECCA LARSON, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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November 28
No lecture scheduled.

December 05
Sequestering Carbon Dioxide in the Built Environment
MATTHEW GINDER-VOGEL, Assistant Professor, Environmental Chemistry and Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering UW-Madison
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Spring 2014

January 30
Testing Air Qualtiy Models for Application, Source Attribution, and to Advance Fundamental Science
BARRON HENDERSON, Professor of Environmental Engineeering Sciences, University of Florida
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February 06
Globalization is Increasingly Driving Land Use Changes
ERIC LAMBIN, Ishiyama Provostial Professor School of Earth Sciences Woods Institute for the Environment Stanford University and University of Louvain, Belgium
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February 13
Enduring Technological Optimism: Israeli Water Resources at the Crossroads
ALON TAL, Ben Gurion University, Israel Visiting professor, Stanford Center for Conservation Biology Professor, Ben Gurion University
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February 14
No lecture scheduled.

February 20
No lecture scheduled.

February 27
Optimization and Climate Policy
TOM RUTHERFORD, Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW–Madison
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March 06
Can We "Nudge" People to Be More Sustainable? Insights from UW-Madison Students
NANCY WONG, Professsor of Consumer Science, Faculty Director, Center for Retailing Excellence, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison
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March 13
Critical Thinking in Sustainability: What does it mean to have a professional opinion?
MICHAEL WASHBURN, Principal, Washburn Consulting
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March 20
No lecture scheduled.

March 27
Atmospheric General Circulation Models: Complexity, Synthesis, and Computation
LEO DONNER, Lecturer, Dept. of Geosciences and Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Princeton University
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April 03
Organic Chromophores for Optoelectronic Devices
TRISHA ANDREW, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, UW–Madison
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April 10
Predicting Patterns of Energy Technology Adoption: An Agent-based Approach
VARUN RAI, Assistant Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
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April 17
Water for food: what are the challenges facing global food security and how can science help?
JERRY KNOX, Reader, Agricultural Water Management, School of Applied Sciences Cranfield University, United Kingdom
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April 24
Governance and sustainability: insights from watershed management
KEN GENSKOW, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Environmental Resources Center, UW–Madison
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May 01
Developing and Applying Social Cost Estimates for Air Quality
ELISABETH A. GILMORE, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park
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