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R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences

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1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States

December 2015

Frontiers: Does competition promote planet-saving innovation?

December 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Alfred Marcus, Professor, Edson Spencer Endowed Chair in Strategy and Technological Leadership, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Carlson School of Management, and Author, Innovations in Sustainability: Food and Fuel Can competition between companies encourage innovations in sustainability that have the potential to solve some of the world’s grand challenges? Using a series of case studies from his recent book, Innovations in Sustainability, Marcus will examine the progress, obstacles, competition and evolution of sustainable innovations in such companies as Tesla, General Motors, Toyota, General…

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April 2016

Is the current university funding model sustainable?

April 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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analyzing graphs and funding models

Can’t make it in person? Join us online via YouTube Live! Lewis Gilbert, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Institute on the Environment The funding model for university research has drastically changed since the 1980s. Private sector investment in fundamental research has all but evaporated and federal funding across disciplines has been flat at best. In the current landscape, universities can no longer significantly grow their own research enterprise without either identifying new sources of funding or increasing their market…

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Can new GMO crops help grow sustainable agriculture?

April 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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soybeans growing in small cylinders

Can’t make it in person? Join us online via YouTube Live! Nicholas Jordan, Institute on the Environment Fellow and Professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Humanity faces truly grand challenges in sustaining and expanding supplies of food, water and energy. To meet these challenges, genetic improvements in a wide range of crops are essential. Emerging technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 and other forms of genome editing may greatly facilitate such improvements. At the same time, they…

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What’s new on the climate change front?

April 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Can’t make it in person? Join us online via YouTube Live! Katharine Hayhoe. Director of Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and Founder and CEO of ATMOS Research Hayhoe’s research focuses on establishing a scientific basis for assessing the regional to local-scale impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment. She’s frequently quoted by national and international media and was featured in the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. Photo by Oxfam International (Flickr/Creative Commons) Note:…

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How can nature and design improve our mental health?

April 27, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Can’t make it in person? Join us online via YouTube Live! Lacy Shelby, Principal Urban Designer, City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development; Jean Larson, Center for Spirituality and Healing and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum; and Tim Griffin, Urban Design Director, Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation In many developed countries such as the U.S., mental illness affects a larger proportion of the population than any other group of illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. Using approaches ranging from surveys and…

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May 2016

Combined Heat and Power: Integrated Solutions in Germany’s Energy Transition

May 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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The Institute on the Environment, the Energy Transition Lab, and the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota cordially invite you to a presentation on combined heat and power (CHP) by the person in Germany's federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy who helped shape Germany's new CHP policy.

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October 2016

“Developing Intercultural Competence” – Boreas Public Skills Workshop

October 18, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Do you want to be more effective at navigating cultural differences at home or abroad? This workshop is designed to give you an overview on strategies not only to successfully overcome sticky cultural barriers and misunderstandings, but to understand and maximize the benefits of working across cultures. Participants will engage in activities to enhance their self-knowledge through the application of real-life scenarios. This event is for graduate students and post-docs only. Interested participants must apply to be considered for the workshop.…

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“Integrative Leadership” – Boreas Workshop

October 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This event occurs on October 21 and October 28. Participation is required on both days.
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Participation on both days is required for this workshop. Solving environmental challenges requires the best efforts of teams of people with diverse skills and perspectives. The Boreas integrative leadership workshop empowers participants with integrative leadership skills for making meaningful progress on tough problems. This experience is not for spectators! Participants learn about leadership practices and then practice and apply them in an experiential, learning lab format. Participants sharpen their abilities to address common challenges in leading diverse groups working on wicked environmental…

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“Negotiating Basics” – Boreas Public Skills Workshop

October 27, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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We don’t always agree, especially on really important matters. But we still need to make decisions and figure out how to move forward collectively. Strong negotiation skills will help you facilitate decision-making and make you a better leader. This workshop introduces participants to basic principles of negotiation and provides the opportunity for practice. Margaret Kelliher, former speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, teaches this workshop. She’s negotiated state budget deals and taught negotiation at the Humphrey School. Now she’s…

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November 2016

“Meetings that Matter” – Boreas Public Skills Workshop

November 1, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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You’ve almost certainly sat through a bad meeting. But have you ever been part of a meeting that feels transformational? Or at least productive? Done right, meetings facilitate great work. And you can learn to better facilitate meetings that matter. In this workshop, you will learn and practice a strategy to become a master of meetings. Try out some meeting games (yes, games at meetings!). Get ready to harness the contributions of colleagues and collaborators. Earn gratitude for not wasting…

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“In My Opinion” – Boreas Communications Workshop

November 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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It’s easier than ever to enter the public conversation through a variety of forums such as Facebook, tweets and tirades at your local bar. Still, a well-crafted opinion piece holds sway. If you have the skills, discipline, rigor and leadership to put your ideas out into this more formal public conversation, you can share your viewpoint with thousands or even millions of influential people. This workshop will introduce you to the art of the op-ed, get you started on your…

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“Building Better Presentations” – Boreas Communication Workshop

November 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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In case you haven’t heard, IonE has a pretty famous presentation expert who’s been helping to raise the quality of presentations at the University for years. Now you, too, can benefit from the insight and coaching of IonE communications director Todd Reubold. Learn presentation design and delivery best practices. Explore presenting to scientific vs. general audiences. Improve one of your own presentations. You’ll have to deliver presentations in graduate school and beyond, no question. If you get good at it,…

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December 2016

“Systems Thinking and Tools” – Boreas Workshop

December 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - December 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Winter ice caves, two people exploring

Participation on both days is required for this workshop. The complexity of the social, biological, and physical systems often defies human intuition. Few people are prepared to work through the complexities within a discipline, much less problems that transcend disciplines. Systems thinking is a set of approaches used to describe and simulate the interactions among components of complex systems. Systems thinking can provide insights into the functioning of systems and contribute to solutions for today’s difficult challenges. This event is for graduate…

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Mni Wiconi: #NoDAPL and decolonizing our work in the University

December 5, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Current events at Standing Rock speak powerfully to our central concerns at the University. As seekers of knowledge in a public institution, we cannot ignore our relations to such a massive social churning, especially in light of the silence of mainstream media. We invite you to a discussion with a multi-generational panel of Native scholars from the University to engage with the various perspectives at stake in Standing Rock. Attendees will also brainstorm how these events inform and challenge our…

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“Telling Your Story” – Boreas Communication Workshop

December 7, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Storytelling is an important leadership skill if you’re interested in science, policy and having an impact. This workshop will help you understand others’ stories and get better at telling your own. You’ll be able to answer the questions: Why do you do what you do? Why does your work matter? You’ll even gain a few ideas about how you can practice telling your story and so grow your leadership. This event is for graduate students and post-docs only. Interested participants…

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January 2017

Report from Marrakech: UMN at COP22 Global Climate Negotiations

January 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United 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, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United 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 for registration and pre-event networking.  Water…

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February 2017

Frontiers in the Environment

February 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Featured talk by Rebecca Montgomery and Christine Baeumler.

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Acara Challenge Judging: International Division

February 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:45 am
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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International presentations are open to all. Hear from student teams that are developing solutions to address global social and environmental challenges.

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March 2017

Acara Challenge Judging: Domestic Division

March 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:45 am
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Domestic presentations are open to all. Hear from student teams that are developing solutions to address global social and environmental challenges.

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St Paul Campus Blood Drive

March 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Help save lives with only 1 hours of your time!

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Frontiers in the Environment

March 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Communicating science in a post-truth world. Panel discussion moderated by Todd Reubold, Communications Director, IonE

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April 2017

Frontiers in the Environment

April 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Breaking boundaries in sustainability education. Panel discussion with IonE Educators moderated by Kris Gorman, Assistant Director, Center for Educational Innovation

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Challenge of Science Leadership Workshop

April 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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$300

A training covering strategic planning and techniques for building more effective research and outreach programs.

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May 2017

Valuing Environmental Risk Through Financial Assurance Planning in Copper-Nickel Mining: A Case Study

May 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join the Institute on the Environment for a presentation from Jim Kuipers, international expert on financial assurance for mining.

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Cultural Continuity and Sustainability in the Gullah/Geechee Sea Islands

May 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join the Institute on the Environment for an interactive discussion with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Elder Carlie Towne of the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network on the components of cultural continuation that are often left out of the discussions of sustainability and adaptation.

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Institute on the Environment Writing Workshop

May 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This two-day writing retreat and workshop is focused on making rapid progress on a manuscript that will be submitted for publication.

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September 2017

Sustainability Education Summit

September 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Interested in Innovation in Sustainability Education? Hear from faculty from across the disciplines who are teaching sustainability in creative ways.

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October 2017

Sustainable Design Strategies and the Future of Accessibility

October 26, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Sustainable architecture in the 21st century tends to work without explicit attention to disability. In this public lecture...

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November 2017

Minnesota Reflections: Bonn Climate Summit

November 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join us as we bring together four Minnesota delegates who attended the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany for Minnesota Reflections: Bonn Climate Summit, in partnership with Climate Generation.

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February 2018

IAS Thursdays at 4: Resilience Panel Discussion

February 1, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join IonE in hosting IAS Thursdays topic on Resilience.

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Acara Challenge Judging: Undergraduate Division

February 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:15 am
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Undergraduate presentations are open to all. Hear from student teams that are developing solutions to address global social and environmental challenges.

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Acara Challenge Judging: Graduate Division

February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:15 am
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Graduate presentations are open to all. Hear from student teams that are developing solutions to address global social and environmental challenges.

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March 2018

St Paul Campus Blood Drive

March 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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To schedule your appointment or for information, log on to www.redcrossblood.org, or use The Blood Donor App. Search with Sponsor Code: U of M-LES Help save lives with only 1 hours of your time! LES, Seminar Room, R-380

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October 2018

Film Screening: The Price of Free

October 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Meet Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, and learn about his life’s work on behalf of children in India, through conversation and a private showing of THE PRICE OF FREE

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IonE Seminar Series – The World Cannot Wait: Innovation for the Energy Transition

October 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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The talk will feature Deb Frodl, Former Global Executive Director, GE Ecomagination.

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IonE Speaker Series – Sustainability: The journey from Promise though Practice, to Priority

October 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This talk will feature Chris Lambe, Independent Consultant and former Director of Strategic Initiatives at Columbia University's Earth Institute.

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November 2018

Making Change Speaker Series: Building public will for the public commons: two decades of observations from the front lines

November 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This talk will feature Amy Skoczlas Cole, Managing Director of the Water Main, part of American Public Media | Minnesota Public Radio.

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Making Change Speaker Series: Leading the Energy Future – Xcel Energy and Sustainability

November 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This talk will feature Chris Clark, President, Xcel Energy - Minnesota.

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Your Water Futures

November 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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University of Minnesota students represent future leaders in the state's complicated water sector. This program features a panel of current water practitioners addressing students, and the people who will be their likely successors.

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Making Change Speaker Series: Connecting Farmers to Consumers through Sustainability

November 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This talk will feature Matt Carstens, Senior Vice President, Land 0'Lakes.

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December 2018

Making Change Speaker Series

December 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This talk will feature Gayle Schueller, Chief Sustainability Officer, and John Ostergren, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, 3M.

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Minnesota Reflections: Poland Climate Summit

December 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join us as we bring together four Minnesota delegates who attended the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland

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February 2019

Sustainability Education Summit

February 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join us for the 2019 Sustainability Education Summit, an interactive Summit that will virtually connect the University of Minnesota campuses to share innovations in Sustainability Education.

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November 2019

IonE Second Monday: On the Front Lines: Environmental Justice in the Classroom

November 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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How we're defining — and teaching — the issues at the U and beyond

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[Seminar] Hunger as a Weapon of War: Hitler’s Hunger Plan, Native American Resettlement and Yemen

November 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This presentation will consider the Nazi Hunger Plan as an instrument of annihilation and tool of war, its retrospective reliance on the American example of resettlement of indigenous peoples, and how these policies prefigured the use of starvation against the people of Yemen by Saudi Arabia, aided and abetted by US and British foreign policy. It is part of a growing literature on state-induced famines. This seminar will include a presentation followed by a Q & A session. When: Wednesday,…

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February 2020

Climate-Induced Natural Disasters: Lessons for universities from the Global Convergence Lab

February 10, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join us for this IonE Second Mondays conversation!

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Sustainability Education Summit

February 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join us for the 2020 Sustainability Education Summit, an interactive Summit that will virtually connect the University of Minnesota campuses to share innovations in Sustainability Education.

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March 2020

Global Futures: Where Environment and Economy Converge

March 9, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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We know climate change has devastating effects on the environment, but what does it have in store for our economies? Join us for this IonE Second Mondays conversation!

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