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January 2017

The Dynamics & Evolution of Emerging Pathogens

January 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mississippi Room – Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis,MNUnited States
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Prof. Dobson will provide quantitative estimates of levels of pathogen diversity in natural communities, illustrating the relative insignificance of ‘discovering’ new viruses, and will describe the factors that determine successful emergence and subsequent evolution in a well-studied avian pathogen.

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Report from Marrakech: UMN at COP22 Global Climate Negotiations

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul,MN55108United States
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A panel of graduate students and three faculty leaders of the International Climate Change Study Abroad program will discuss their experience and takeaways from the recent U.N. international climate negotiations gathering in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016.

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Governor Dayton’s 2017 Water Summit – Remote Viewing Event at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

January 27 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul,MN55108United States
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Join in community at the University of Minnesota's campuses in Crookston, Duluth and the Twin Cities to watch live stream of the panels and presentations from Governor Dayton's 2017 Water Summit. The live event will be taking place on the campus of University of Minnesota-Morris. A brief welcome at will be held at 10:15 am, followed by live streaming from Morris at 10:30 am. Guests are welcome to arrive as early as 9:45 am. More details about the day's events…

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February 2017

The Petri Dish: Where Do We Go From Here

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cabaret at Camp Bar, 490 N Robert St
St Paul,MNUnited States
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The science, policy and politics of addressing and adapting to global-scale environmental change. Everything we do has an impact on the environment. Climate change is top of mind for many, but our carbon dioxide emissions are only the beginning of the story.

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Headliners – Best of Class: Can We Feed the World Without Destroying it?

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue
St Paul,MN55108United States
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Join us February 2 when Dr. Hill will discuss global food security and sustainability, as well as how students are learning how to develop innovative solutions to this and other grand challenges.

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March 2017

Acara Challenge Reception

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE Oak St
Minneapolis,MN55455United States
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The Acara Challenge is a competition for students with ideas for financially sustainable social ventures that address social and environmental challenges. Students receive intensive training and mentoring to learn how to best pitch their ideas at the competition, then compete for up to $500 in competition prizes and $5,000 in fellowship funding. Applications are accepted from students from all majors and in all stages of project development. The evening reception will feature a poster session followed by awards. More information,…

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2017 Natural Capital Symposium

March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm
Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall
Stanford,CA94305United States
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The 2017 Natural Capital Symposium will take place at Stanford University March 20–23, 2017. Featuring keynote speakers Carter Roberts, president and CEO of World Wildlife Fund, and Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, this event will once again convene leaders in advancing the science and practice of incorporating nature's diverse values into decisions. Interactive sessions throughout the symposium will focus on five central themes: sustainable development planning, securing freshwater, fostering resilient coastal communities, developing sustainable cities and…

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May 2017

National Adaptation Forum

May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Blvd
St Paul,MN55102United States
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The National Adaptation Forum is the gathering of the adaptation minded. Since the forum is created by and for the members of the adaptation community, the meeting focuses on issues of the day — established and emerging. Registration will open up Fall 2016. Please check the event website at that time.

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