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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 25, 2014

"The Global Urban Crisis and an Ecological Way Forward"
Steward T.A. Pickett
Distinguished Senior Scientist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Lecture can be seen here

October 30, 2014

"The Importance of Being Urban: Density & the Green City”
Julie Campoli
Author & Photographer
Terra Firma Urban Design

Lecture can be seen here

November 20, 2014

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

Lecture can be seen here

February 26, 2015

“Dispatches from a Hotter Planet and a Cooler Cosmos”
Seth Borenstein
Associated Press national science writer

Lecture can be seen here

March 26, 2015

“Ecological Imperialism Revisited: Entanglements of Disease, Commerce and Knowledge in a Global World”
Gregg Mitman
Vilas Research & William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History & Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lecture can be seen here

April 16, 2015

“From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads & Men”
Tyrone Hayes
Professor of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley

Lecture can be seen 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, 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


This page is maintained by J. Nelson.