Environmental Sciences and Engineering Seminar lecture by Lydia Abebe titled Silver-Impregnated Ceramic-Water Filters to Improve Water Quality and Health scheduled for Wednesday September 10 at 12:00 PM in Michael Hooker Research Center Room 0001. Abebe is a post-doctoral student in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC. For more information: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/ENVR400Abebe.pdf.

 

UNC Marine Sciences Department Student Interdisciplinary Seminar lecture by Jihyuk Kim titled Marine Natural Products: Toxin or Drug? scheduled for Wednesday September 10 at 3:00 PM in Murray Hall Room G201. Kim will present his research on using marine resources as future drug sources. Refreshments will follow this lecture in the Murray Hall third floor lobby. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/event/student-research-seminar-kim/.

 

Performance of Ice Music scheduled for September 12-13 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center. Ice Music is a multimedia work for chamber music ensemble, video and dance. It creatively explores various aspects of ice — its structure, power, fragility and its interaction with animal life and human presence. Inspiration comes from Brooks de Wetter-Smith’s trips to Antarctica, the High Arctic and explorations within glacial ice. Through its constantly shifting nature, ice underscores an undeniable connection we all share in our history as a species. For more information: http://uncnews.unc.edu/2014/08/07/unc-process-series-features-seven-artistic-works-development/.

 

Curriculum for the Environment & Ecology Seminar Lecture by Dr. Larry Band titled Critical zone processes at the watershed scale: Hydroclimate and groundwater flowpath mediated evolution of forest canopy patterns scheduled for Thursday September 18 at 4:00 PM in Gardner Hall 105. Band is the Voit Gilmore Distinguished Professor in Geography and director of the Institute for the Environment at UNC, as well as the recipient of the 2014 Birdsall-Dreiss Lectureship that provides travel funds for outstanding scientists in the field of hydrogeology to visit other institutions and share their research.

 

Environmental Sciences and Engineering Seminar lecture by Susan White titled Sea Grant and WRRI, dance partners you should definitely know! scheduled for Wednesday September 24 at 12:00 PM in Michael Hooker Research Center Room 0001. White is the Director of NC Sea Grant and the Program Director of the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina System.

 

UNC Marine Sciences Department Guest Seminar lecture by Daniel Barshis scheduled for Wednesday September 24 at 3:00 PM in Murray Hall Room G201. Barshis is an Assistant Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Old Dominion University. The focus of this talk will be coral climate change resilience. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/event/guest-seminar-barshis-old-dominion/.

 

UNC Marine Sciences Department Student Interdisciplinary Seminar lecture by Justin Baumann titled Ecosystem dynamics in kelp forest: how urchins and physical processes shape the environment scheduled for Monday September 29 at 12:00 PM in Murray Hall Room G201. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/event/student-interdisciplinary-seminar-baumann/.

 

Environmental Sciences and Engineering Seminar lecture by Maura Allaire titled Shelter from the Storm: A Field Experiment to Encourage Flood Mitigation scheduled for Wednesday October 1 at 12:00 PM in Michael Hooker Research Center Room 0001. Allaire is a PhD student in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC.

 

UNC Marine Sciences Department Guest Seminar lecture by Dr. Jeff Chanton scheduled for Wednesday October 8 at 3:00 PM in Murray Hall Room G201. Chanton is the John Widmer Winchester Professor of Oceanography in the Department of Earth, Oceanic, and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/event/guest-seminar-chanton-fsu/.

 

Lecture by Dr. Don Hornstein titled Climate Change Adaptation and Insurance: The Surprising $100-Billion Place Where the Rubber Meets the Road in Climate Change Economics and Politics scheduled for Thursday October 9 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. This lecture is one event in a four part What’s The Big Idea? series hosted by the Friday Center that is collectively titled Future Vision: Survival Tactics for Our Changing Environment. Dr. Hornstein, Aubrey L. Brooks Professor of Law at UNC’s School of Law, will speak on the issues and politics that arise at the intersection of climate and insurance in the aftermath of floods, high wind catastrophes, and other extreme weather events. The cost to attend this single session is $10. For more information: http://bit.ly/1mA2w94.

 

UNC Marine Sciences Department Student Interdisciplinary Seminar lecture by Bryce Van Dam titled Impacts of Saharan dust on Atlantic ocean biogeochemisty and geology scheduled for Monday October 13 at 12:00 PM in Murray Hall Room G201. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/event/student-interdisciplinary-seminars-van-dam/.

 

2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy scheduled for October 13-17 at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Organized by the Water Institute at UNC, this week-long event will consider drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. For more information: http://whconference.unc.edu/.

 

UNC Marine Sciences Department Guest Seminar lecture by Dr. Alex Kolker scheduled for Wednesday October 22 at 3:00 PM in Murray Hall Room G201. Kolker is an Assistant Professor affiliated with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). The focus of his talk will be stochastic and sustained forcing of coastal sedimentary processes. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/event/guest-seminar-kolker-lumcon/.

Lecture by Dr. Greg Characklis titled Improving Management of Our Most Precious Resource: Water scheduled for Thursday October 23 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. This lecture is one event in a four part What’s The Big Idea? series hosted by the Friday Center that is collectively titled Future Vision: Survival Tactics for Our Changing Environment. Dr. Characklis, a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and director of the Center for Watershed Science and Management in the UNC Institute for the Environment, will speak on the need for new approaches to sustainable water management solutions that integrate technical, economic, and environmental factors. The cost to attend this single session is $10. For more information: http://bit.ly/1mA2w94.

 

Technical talk by Dr. Inez Fung titled Water, Plant, and Climate: Assessing the Climatic Impacts of Afforestation scheduled for Friday October 24 at 12:30 PM in Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium of the UNC School of Social Work. Dr. Fung is a climate scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies interactions between climate change and biogeochemical cycles, as well as processes that modify the composition of the atmosphere, and hence climatic activity. This talk is occurring as part of the 7th Annual Carolina Climate Change  Seminar hosted by the Department of Geological Sciences with support from the College of Arts & Sciences, the Institute for the Environment, and the offices of the Chancellor and Provost. This talk open to the public and free parking is also available. For more information: http://www.geosci.unc.edu/page/7th-annual-carolina-climate-change.

 

UNC Marine Sciences Department Student Interdisciplinary Seminar lecture by Kathleen Onorevole titled Physical Transport and Biochemical Fate of Marine Microplastics scheduled for Monday October 27 at 12:00 PM in Murray Hall Room G201. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/event/student-interdisciplinary-seminars-onorevole/.

 

Lecture by Christine Klein on her new book titled Mississippi River Tragedies: A Center of Unnatural Disaster scheduled for Thursday October 30 at 5:00 PM in the UNC School of Law Classroom 5042. Klein is a professor at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and director of of the LL.M. Program in Environmental & Land Use Law.

 

Lecture by Dr. Larry Band titled Forests, Green Infrastructure, and the Sustainable City scheduled for Thursday October 30 from 7:00-8:30 PM in the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. This lecture is one event in a four part What’s The Big Idea? series hosted by the Friday Center that is collectively titled Future Vision: Survival Tactics for Our Changing Environment. Dr. Band, Voit Gilmore Distinguished Professor of Geography and the director of the UNC Institute for the Environment, will speak on the needs and new methods for watershed management by ecosystem restoration of existing urban areas, and design of new development, which has direct implications for local watershed management in the Jordan and Falls lakes, both major urban water supplies immediately downstream of our rapidly growing NC Triangle cities. The cost to attend this single session is $10. For more information: http://bit.ly/1mA2w94.

 

UNC Marine Sciences Department Student Interdisciplinary Seminar lecture by David Marshall titled Titan: Oceanography on a New World scheduled for Monday November 3 at 12:00 PM in Murray Hall Room G201. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/event/student-interdisciplinary-seminar-marshall/.

 

Curriculum for the Environment & Ecology Seminar Lecture by Dr. Dorthe Wildenschild, Associate Professor in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University and the 2014 National Groundwater Association Darcy Lecturer, titled What Happens in the Pore, No Longer Stays in the Pore: Opportunities and Limitations for Porous Media Characterization and Process Quantification Using X-ray Tomography scheduled for Monday November 3 at 12:00 PM in Michael Hooker Research Center Room 0001. For more information: https://cee.unc.edu/sem/f14/DW_posterfinal.pdf.

 

Environmental Sciences and Engineering Seminar lecture by Edema Ojomo titled T.R.U.I.S.M: the self-evident truth about advancing water safety at home scheduled for Wednesday November 5 at 12:00 PM in Michael Hooker Research Center Room 0001. Ojomo is a PhD student in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC.

 

Carolina Performing Arts presentation of Curlew River scheduled for Thursday November 6 at 7:30 PM and Friday November 7 at 8:00 PM in Memorial Hall. Inspired by the ritualized drama of Japanese Noh theater, director Benjamin Britten explores themes of community, suffering and redemption in an intriguing encounter between Japanese aesthetic and medieval mystery play, the whole shot through with mysterious and exotic music. UNC and Carolina Performing Arts is one of only a handful of US presenters of this work. These performances are co-produced with Barbican Centre, Cal Performances at UC Berkeley and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Single and student tickets are available starting at $10. For more information: https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/curlew-river-benjamin-brittens-dramatic-homage-to-the-japanese-noh-play/.

 

Curriculum for the Environment & Ecology Seminar Lecture by Dr. Scott Ensign, Principal at Aquaco Aquatic Analysis and Consulting LLC, titled Tidal Freshwater Ecosystems: Environmental and Ecological Processes at the Front Lines of Sea Level Rise scheduled for Thursday November 13 at 4:00 PM in Gardner Hall 105. For more information: http://cee.unc.edu/sem/f14/EnsignPoster.pdf.

 

UNC Marine Sciences Department Student Interdisciplinary Seminar lecture by Megan Schutt titled Wave power devices as energy dampers and their effect on longshore sediment transport scheduled for Monday November 17 at 12:00 PM in Murray Hall Room G201. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/event/student-interdisciplinary-seminar-schutt/.

 

UNC Marine Sciences Department Student Interdisciplinary Seminar lecture by Caleb King titled The Mystery of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) Carbon-Isotope Anomaly scheduled for Wednesday November 19 at 3:00 PM in Murray Hall Room G201. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/event/student-interdisciplinary-seminar-king/.

 

Curriculum for the Environment & Ecology Seminar Lecture by Anne Cohen, Associate Scientist with Tenure of Geology and Geophysics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, titled Climate Change and the Decline of Caribbean Reefs scheduled for Monday November 24 at 4:00 PM in Mitchell Hall 05. This lecture is co-sponsored by the UNC Departments of Geological Sciences and Marine Sciences, in addition to Carolina Climate Change Scientists. For more information: http://cee.unc.edu/sem/f14/CohenPoster.pdf.

 

Student works in progress on the theme of Water in support of UNC’s pan-campus initiative “Water in Our World by DRAM FYS 88: Ecology and Performance scheduled for Tuesday December 2 from 2:15 to 3:00 PM in Center for Dramatic Art Room 101.

We Had It Coming

Our play is a satirical commentary on the overall ignorance of Americans regarding water conservation. It highlights the relationship between time, social class, and the hypocritical nature of most people living in the United States today. What seems like exaggeration is often times the unspoken truth in this play. We want people to think about the future instead of the present.

Featuring: Hadley Ashford, Em Barnard, Jacob Bell, Ashlyn Calvert, Alexander Peeples, and Laney Sears

 

A Dolphin’s Tale

This performance revolves around Finn the dolphin and his impossible love with Aquafina to show how plastics negatively impact our underwater friends.

Featuring: Paris Evans, Nick Hackley, Wai-Sum Leung, Chandler Musson, Daniel Pureco, and Selena Zhang

 

All Aboard the Environmental Train

Everyone has a choice. Four different individuals are forced to make decisions on how they will use water in their everyday lives as they travel across the country in a train. In this musical production, we explore the duality behind our nation’s top water concerns and discover the passion, indifference, and ignorance that exist in the United States.

Featuring: Stan Arnaud, Olivia Bane, Luke Gaines, Kim Ngo, Parth Patel, and Joshua Price

Performance-as-research projects facilitated by Karen O’Brien and Schuyler Mastain. Seating will begin at 2:10 p.m. with a start time of 2:15 p.m. To RSVP or for more information contact: Karen O’Brien at obrien@unc.edu.