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Nature & The Environment: The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series

Edwin Way Teale





About the Series

The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series developed as a joint effort of a number of departments, out of discussions initiated in 1995 by faculty members and graduate students with common interests in the many facets of environmental issues. The Lecture Series is designed to bring a variety of distinguished speakers to the University to speak on various aspects of nature and the environment.

The Teale Lecture Series received the Joshua's Trust Conservation Award in recognition of Outstanding Conservation Efforts in 2007.

All lectures are free, open to the public and, unless otherwise noted, held at 4:00 pm in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

16 October 2015 -- Nota Bene: Friday @ 3p.m.

"Island Ecosystems as Models for Human-Environment Interaction"
Peter Vitousek
Clifford G. Morrison Professor of Biology and Sykes Family Faculty Director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
Stanford University

19 November 2015

"Bosses of the Biosphere? Earth Mastery, Plutocracy, and Environmental Justice”
Rob Nixon
Rachel Carson & Elizabeth Ritzmann Professor of English
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-sponsors: Teale, Junior Faculty Forum of the Humanities Institute, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

4 February 2016

“Of Mice and Men: Emerging Infectious Disease in a Warmer, More Fragmented World”
Rick Ostfeld
Senior Scientist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York

3 March 2016

“Comedy, Economics, and Climate Change”
Yoram Bauman
Author, "standupeconomist," and carbon tax activist

21 April 2016

“Opportunities and Challenges of Shale Gas Production”
Mark Zoback
Benjamin M. Page Professor in Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
Stanford University


Past Lecturers

The Lecture Series is sponsored by:

Sponsored by the Vice President for Research, Offices of the President and Provost, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, Center for Environmental Science & Engineering, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Geosciences Program, Office of Environmental Policy, UConn Libraries, Humanities Institute, School of Engineering, School of Fine Arts, UConn School of Law, Center for Conservation & Biodiversity, Human Rights Institute, and the Departments of Natural Resources Management & Environment, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, Geography, Political Science, History, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies and Physics.

For further information about the Teale Lecture Series, or to suggest a future speaker, please contact

Kathleen Segerson, Lecture Series Coordinator
Jean Nelson, Lecture Series Administrator