15 Oct16 OctMartina Vecchi, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Penn State16 Oct
The common popular image of the geography of U.S. agriculture is that the nation’s “Heartland” (or breadbasket) dominates in producing the nation’s food.16 OctThe next century will see unprecedented changes to the climate system with direct consequences for society. As stated in the National Climate Assessment, “changes in extreme weather events are the primary way that most people experience climate change.” In this sense, the characteristics of extreme weather are key indicators of climate change impacts, at both local and regional scales.17 OctGeoscientists (volcanologists) study and monitor active volcanoes to understand the processes that lead to eruption. This talk will review the history of volcanology, monitoring techniques, and use specific examples from the speakers research of active volcanoes in Central America and the Galapagos Islands.17 OctJoin us for a free and informative webinar! We will welcome Doug Speerstra from Energy Transfer to discuss the process of pipeline construction, covering all aspects of planning and development of the route, the permitting process, construction, reclamation of the site, operations, and the safety and environmental concerns taken on such a project. Don't miss out on this vital information!18 OctLindsey Sloat, UC Irvine18 OctHalting deforestation and forest degradation are central in the efforts to protect forests and achieve sustainability goals in forest landscapes, particularly in the tropics. Forest sustainability has increasingly been framed within broader policy agendas of conservation, climate change and sustainable commodity supply.18 OctRachel Brennan, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Director of Advanced Ecological Engineering Systems Laboratory, Penn State20 Oct
The United Nations Association of Centre County and Its Council of Organizations invite you to our UN Day Dinner22 OctNatural gas energy focused students and faculty are invited to partake in the SHALE INSIGHT™ 2019 University Research Showcase on October 22-24 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.22 Oct
We are excited to announce details of the “Afternoon of Theoretical Ecology” on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, in MSC and LSB.22 OctThe subject of mathematical ecology is one of the oldest and most exciting in mathematical biology, and has helped in the management of natural systems and infectious diseases. Though many problems remain in those areas, we face new challenges today in finding ways to cooperate in managing our Global Commons.23 Oct23 OctPart of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus Initiative Fall 2019 Speaker Series—Steve Davis, Associate Professor, Earth System Science at University of California-Irvine23 Oct
A behind-the-scenes look at the changing world of journalism. National journalists discuss how the media is changing and what it means for communicating science to the public and policymakers. They will share their personal perspectives on how to get your stories told and what makes a good science story, and “do’s and don’ts” of dealing with journalists.24 OctSeveral shrub species from our yards and ornamental gardens are escaping and spreading into forests. We will discuss how a unique trait - holding onto their leaves for a longer time than native species - makes them successful and can impact native plants and animals.29 OctThe theme of this year’s Materials Day is Mind the Gap Transitioning Technology to Application. The gap between the university lab and commercialization of research is often called the Valley of Death. During this Materials Day, we look for ways to close the gap.18 NovJoin universities and colleges from across the nation for a three-day conference that will explore how higher education can strengthen preparedness, response, and recovery in the face of growing threats posed by a changing climate and extreme weather as we strive to build a national platform.19 DecDo you understand the public access requirements for your DOE-funded research? Under DOE's public access policy, publications based on DOE-supported research must be deposited in the DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES). Join Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, for a brief overview of grant recipients' obligations, with time for questions.