Category: Department Seminars

Tony Janetos to give lecture as part of BU’s Seminar Series on Climate Change

October 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Anthony Janetos, Dave Marchant, Department Seminars, Faculty, Oct-14

Tony Janetos, Earth & Environment Professor and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future, will be giving a lecture on “Developing Indicators of Impacts and Change in the US: Sustaining National Assessments of Climate Change” on Thursday October 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm in room B-01 of the Life Science & Engineering Building at 24 Cummington Street as part of the Boston University Seminar Series on Climate Change.

All members of the department and public are encouraged to attend.

This program is supported in part by a grant to Earth & Environment Professor Dave Marchant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program.

Paul Lui to give special seminar Thurs. at 3 pm

October 21st, 2014 in 2014, Department Seminars, Faculty, Oct-14, Sergio Fagherazzi

Dr. Paul Liu of North Caroline State University’s Department of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences will be in the department this Thursday to give a special lecture on “Fluxes and Fates of World Major Rivers to the Sea: their biogeochemical implications.”

The lecture will take place at 3 pm in room 141C this Thursday, October 23rd. All members of the department are encouraged to attend.

Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi is responsible for organizing this special lecture event. To learn more about Prof. Fagherazzi, check out his profile page.

 

The lecture’s abstract is below.

Most-recent data (up to 2012) and studies show the sediment fluxes from major world river systems (Yellow, Yangtze, Pearl, Red, Mekong, Chao Phraya, Indus, Nile, Mississippi, etc) have decreased sharply  (60-90%) in the last 50 years. Currently, these river deltas are all facing severe coastal erosion, and nearshore environmental deterioration. Dr. Liu will go through 25 world major rivers one by one to look at their historical water discharge and sediment load changes and their impacts on its delta and nearshore environment.

More information are available at Global River and Delta Systems Source-to-Sink Information Center: http://www.meas.ncsu.edu/sealevel/s2s/

Producer and Stony Brook Visiting Professor Graham Chedd to give lecture as part of the Seminar Series on Climate Change

October 15th, 2014 in 2014, Dave Marchant, Department Seminars, Faculty, Oct-14

Graham Chedd, producer and Visiting Professor at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, will be delivering a lecture on “Shooting Science: What’s the Big Idea?” as part of the Boston University Seminar Series on Climate Change this Thursday October 16th, 2014 at 5:00 pm in B-01 of the Life Science & Engineering Building at 24 Cummington Street.

All members of the department and public are encouraged to attend.

This program is supported in part by a grant to Earth & Environment Professor Dave Marchant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program.

Jim Clark of Duke to give lecture as part of Biogeosciences Seminar Series

October 14th, 2014 in 2014, Department Seminars, Oct-14

Professor Jim Clark of Duke University will be at BU tomorrow, Wednesday October 15, 2014, to give a lecture as part of the Biogeosciences Seminar Series.

The Seminar will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 in CAS 442, the student lounge.

Refreshments will be served following the lecture. All members of the department are encouraged to attend.

To learn more about future Biogeosciences Seminars, check out their website.

 

COM Associate Dean James Shanahan to give lecture as part of Seminar Series on Climate Change

October 6th, 2014 in 2014, Dave Marchant, Department Seminars, Faculty, Oct-14

James Shanahan, Associate Dean of the College of Communications at Boston University, will give a seminar on “Heroes, Villains, and Nerds: How Science is Portrayed in the Media, and How Portrayals Have Changed” in room B-01 in the Life Science & Engineering Building at 24 Cummington Street at 5:00 pm this Thursday, October 9th, as part of Boston University’s Seminar Series on Climate Change.

All members of the University and public are welcome to attend.

This program is supported in part by a grant to Earth & Environment Professor Dave Marchant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program.

Wally Fulweiler to give lecture tomorrow as part of BU’s Seminar Series on Climate Change

October 1st, 2014 in 2014, Dave Marchant, Department Seminars, Faculty, Oct-14, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler will be giving a lecture on “Nitrogen and the Global Climate Cycle” as part of  Boston University’s Seminar Series on Climate Change at 5 pm tomorrow, Thursday Oct. 2nd, in Room B-01 of the Life Science & Engineering Building at 24 Cummington St.

All members of the University and public are welcome to attend.

This program is supported in part by a grant to Earth & Environment Professor Dave Marchant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program.

Adrien Finzi to give talk as part of Biogeoscience Seminar Series

September 30th, 2014 in 2014, Department Seminars, Oct-14

This Wednesday, Oct 1, Biology Professor Adrien Finzi will be giving a lecture as part of the Biogeosciences seminar series.

The lecture will be held in CAS 442 and will begin at 3:00 pm.

To learn more about the Biogeosciences program, visit their website.

Northeastern Professor Matthew Nisbet to give lecture at BU’s Seminar Series on Climate Change this Thursday

September 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Dave Marchant, Department Seminars, Faculty, Oct-14

Matthew Nisbet, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, will be giving a lecture on “Climate Advocacy in the Obama Years: Assessing Strategies for Societal Change” at 5:00 pm this Thursday September 25th, 2014 in Room B-01 at the Life Science & Engineering Building on 24 Cummington St.

All members of the University and public are welcome to attend.

This program is supported in part by a grant to Earth & Environment Professor Dave Marchant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program.

Mike Dietze Tenure Seminar Monday at Noon

September 19th, 2014 in 2014, Department Seminars, Faculty, Michael Dietze, Sept-14

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Michael Dietze will be giving his tenure seminar talk this coming Monday September 22, 2014 at noon in CAS 132.

Dietze’s lecture is titled, “Terrestrial Ecosystems: Past, Present, & Future.”

All members of the department are encouraged to attend.

 

Dr. Birendra Jha to speak tomorrow at Solid Earth Seminar

May 19th, 2014 in 2014, Department Seminars, May-14

Dr. Birendra Jha will be in the department tomorrow, May 20th, 2014, to give a talk as part of the Solid Earth Seminar Series.

His talk, “Geomechanics of faults and induced seismicity,” will be held at 12:30 in room 141c.

Dr. Birendra Jha is a post-doc at MIT.