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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 held at 4:00 pm in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

Downloadable pdf version of the poster.

September 12, 2013

"Bridging the gap between the natural and social sciences for addressing our common future in a changing world"
Harold Mooney
Professor of Biology, Emeritus, and Senior Fellow,
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Recorded lecture can be found here


October 3, 2013

"This Verse Business"
The Poetry of Robert Frost in a one person play written by A. M. Dolan, performed by Emmy-winning actor Gordon Clapp

This play is co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute


October 24, 2013

"Towards Sustainable Food Systems: A Tale of Three Transitions"
Olivier De Schutter
The UN Social Rapporteur on the Right to Food   

Recorded lecture can be found here



February 13, 2014 - !Due to the weather, this lecture has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the Fall, 2014!

"Climate Change in the American Mind"
Anthony Leiserowitz
Director, Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies


March 27, 2014

“What role will the oceans play in meeting the global demand for food?”
Steven D. Gaines
Dean, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
University of California - Santa Barbara

Recorded lecture can be found here 

April 10, 2014

"Climate, Weather, Oceans and Biodiversity: Science in Policy and Politics"
Jane Lubchenco
Valley Professor of Marine Biology
Distinguished Professor of Zoology
Former Administrator of NOAA

Recorded lecture can be found here 


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 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, 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


This page is maintained by J. Nelson.