Nature & The Environment: The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series
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 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"
Clifford G. Morrison Professor of Biology and Sykes Family Faculty Director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
19 November 2015
"Bosses of the Biosphere? Earth Mastery, Plutocracy, and Environmental Justice”
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”
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York
3 March 2016
21 April 2016
“Opportunities and Challenges of Shale Gas Production”
Benjamin M. Page Professor in Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
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
, Lecture Series Coordinator
Jean Nelson, Lecture Series Administrator