Category: Events

Robert Kaufmann to be featured in Pardee House Seminar, RSVP required by Friday

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, Robert Kaufmann, Sept-14, Talks

Earth & Environment Professor Robert Kaufmann will be participating in a special Pardee House Seminar at noon next Wednesday, September 17th, at the Pardee House at 67 Bay State Road.

The seminar is on “The Future of Urban Housing: Enhancing Energy Efficiency” and will feature Kaufmann and Mechanical Engineer Associate Professor Michael Gevelber and will be moderated by Pardee Senior Research Associate Enrique R. Silva.

Limited seating is available and RSVP is required by this Friday, September 12th. Lunch will also be served at the event beginning at 11:30.

To learn more about the seminar, visit the Pardee center website’s page dedicated to the event.

To learn more about Robert Kaufmann’s work, check out his profile page.

Lucy Hutyra to give plenary talk at Urban Environmental Pollution Conference in Toronto

June 12th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, June-14, Lucy Hutyra, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra will be Toronto, Canada tomorrow, Friday June 13th, to give a plenary talk at the 2014 Urban Environmental Pollution Conference.

The conference, held June 12th through the 15th, will focus on the increasing urbanization of humanity and the environmental problems that result from urbanization. Some of the topics include:

  • Urban Environments and how they function
  • CO2 greenhouse gases and warming
  • Air, water and soil pollutants
  • Human health in the city
  • Vegetation in the city
  • Built environment and urban climate
  • Alleviation or urban stress problems

Hutyra will be discussing “Urbanization and the carbon cycle.”

To learn more about Hutyra’s work, visit her profile page or check out her recent grants  and publications.





Wally Fulweiler’s “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen” lecture available online

June 10th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, June-14, News, Presentations, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler‘s recent New England Aquarium lecture titled “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen” is now available online.

It can be accessed via our department media section by clicking here; Fulweiler’s lecture is the first video available on the playlist.

You can also see the entire New England Aquarium Lecture Series on their YouTube Channel.

You can learn more about the work of Assoc. Prof. Fulweiler by visiting her lab website or checking out her recent publications and grants.

You can view other department media including short news stories and more in-depth lectures by visiting our Department Media Section.



Wally Fulweiler to give public talk at New England Aquarium Tuesday June 3rd

May 29th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, June-14, News, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks

Earth & Environment Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler will be at the New England Aquarium this coming Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 to give a talk on “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen” as part of the New England Aquarium’s Lecture Series.

The talk will be begin at 7:00 pm and last one hour.

It will be open and free to the public.

To learn more about the event, visit the New England Aquarium Lecture Series website.

Click here to get directions to the aquarium.


Read the talk’s abstract below:

Without nitrogen there would be no life—no me, no you, no blue whale, no Atlantic cod, no Antarctic krill. But too much nitrogen leads to a series of negative consequences. Human activities have more than doubled the amount of nitrogen cycling through the biosphere in the past 100 years, and in doing so we have introduced large amounts of nitrogen to coastal waters. This excess nitrogen has led to eutrophication, loss of submerged aquatic vegetation, harmful algal blooms, increased low oxygen conditions and dead zones, fish kills, and loss of biodiversity. Fortunately, we can take steps to mitigate this excess nitrogen and to decrease future inputs to marine waters. Fulweiler will tell the story of how one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century transformed our planet and how each of us can help save our coastal ocean through simple, easily adaptable changes.

Robert Kennedy & Students to hold symposium tomorrow on Digital Image Processing

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Events, Faculty, Graduate students, Presentations, Robert Kennedy, Talks

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Robert Kennedy and his Digital Image Processing, GE 440/640, students will be holding a student symposium tomorrow, Wednesday April 30th, from 11:00 to 2:30 pm on Digital Image Processing

The symposium will feature student talks lasting roughly 12 minutes in length with 3 minutes allotted for a Q&A session.

The event will be held in CAS 132. Pizza and drinks will be provided around lunch time.

All are welcome to attend.

Rachel Abercrombie & Kasey Aderhold to present at Seismological Society of America in Alaska

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Events, Faculty, Graduate students, May-14, Presentations, Rachel Abercrombie, Talks, Trips

Research Associate Professor Rachel Abercrombie and graduate student Kasey Aderhold are headed to Alaska this week to participate in the Seismological Society of America 2014 Annual Meeting.

The meeting will take place from Wednesday April 30 to Friday May 2nd.

On Thursday May 1, Aderhold will be presenting a talk titled “Seismic slip distribution of large inter- and intra- plate oceanic strike-slip earthquakes.”

Then on Friday, Prof. Abercrombie will be presenting a poster titled “Improving stress drop measurements from EGF – scaling and stress release in the Darfield-Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake sequence.”

Prof. Abercrombie is also the co-author of two other presentations concerning earthquakes in Nevada and in New Zealand.

For More information on Prof. Abercrombie, visit her profile page.

For more information about the Seismological Society of American 2014 Annual Meeting, click here.

James Baldwin to give Rhett Talk on Social Justice tonight

April 7th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Events, Faculty, James Baldwin, Talks

Earth & Environment Lecturer James Baldwin will be giving a talk this evening at 7 pm in room 206 of the Photonics Center as part of BU’s Rhett Talks.

The theme of tonight’s Rhett Talk will be “Social Justice.” Baldwin’s talk will focus specifically on the implications of demographic and environmental change for humanity in the coming decades.

In addition to Baldwin’s lecture, two other faculty members will also give brief lectures on past and present issues related to social justice.

Each talk will last roughly 15 minutes and be followed by a 5 minute Q&A session.

BU Rhett Talks are modeled after the popular TED talks and are designed to allow students to engage with faculty on a variety of interesting, intellectual topics.



Rita Cabral’s PhD Dissertation Defense set for Tomorrow at 1 pm

April 3rd, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Events, Graduate students

Earth & Environment Graduate Student and PhD Candidate Rita Cabral will be defending her dissertation tomorrow, Friday April, 4th at 1 pm in CAS 222.

The title of her dissertation is “A window into the mantle: analyzing the geochemistry of melt inclusions from the volcanic isle of mangaia.”

The presentation will last roughly one hour.

The department encourages everyone possible to attend!

Suchi Gopal to give AGU Lecture at 2014 National Conference on Science Education

March 21st, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Events, Faculty, Suchi Gopal, Talks

Earth & Environment Professor Sucharita Gopal announced today that she will be giving the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Lecture: The Geosciences – The Nexus of Data Drive Science and Applications at the National Science Teachers Association‘s 2014 National Conference on Science Education.

The Conference will be held in Boston April 2 – 6 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Gopal’s lecture will be on Friday, April 4th, at 2 p.m. in Room 210 A/B of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

To learn more about this years National Conference on Science Education, visit their website.

To learn more about Prof. Gopal’s projects, check out her list of her recent publications or grants, in our publications and grants sections of the website.




Curtis Woodcock to deliver Keynote Address at Remote Sensing Conference in Berlin

March 18th, 2014 in 2014, Curtis Woodcock, Events, Faculty, March-14, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Chair Curtis Woodcock is in Berlin, Germany this week to participate in “Frontiers in Earth Observations Land System Science,” the 5th Workshop of the EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use and Land Cover.

The Workshop is a joint venture by the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) and NASA’s Land-Cover/Land-Use Change Program.

The event is taking place from March 17th to 18th and features four half day sessions focused on different themes surrounding Remote Sensing.

Prof. Woodcock delivered the opening Keynote Address at the first session on “New sensors and emerging opportunities for land use and land cover monitoring.”

His address was titled “Monitoring Land Change: New Observations and New Opportunities.”

To learn more about Prof. Woodcock’s work, check out the publications and grants section of our website.