Synergy in Scholarship: A Blend of Science and Humanities

Virtual Event MN, United States

Join Dr. Amelious N. Whyte, Jr., Christine Baeumler and Laurie Moberg in a conversation about the opportunities and gaps surrounding interdisciplinary work, best practices and lessons learned to demonstrate the work’s value, how teaching approaches have expanded to include this interdisciplinary mindset, and more.

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Food Waste to Animal Feed : A Virtual International Conference

Virtual Event MN, United States

The University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Feedstuffs are hosting a virtual international conference on "Food Waste to Animal Feed" from March 26 -28, 2024 on the upcycling of food waste into animal food.

Everything is Connected: Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Practices

Northrop 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Join scholars Wendy F. K’ah Skáahluwáa Todd and Clint Carroll for a critical conversation about the challenges and possibilities of Indigenous approaches to ecosystem management, tribal land conservation practices, and knowledge sharing.

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Global Mining Justice: Water, Climate, and Community Advocacy from Honduras to Minnesota

Humphrey School of Public Affairs Cowles Auditorium 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, United States

The Partnership for Participatory International Policy (P-PIP) brings together a panel of speakers to discuss the environmental and human impacts of mining, featuring Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Humphrey School alumni Kathryn Hoffman and JT Haines – both from the Minnesota Council for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) – with opening remarks by Dean Nisha Botchwey.

Free

Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us with Susan Magsamen

Online

We're on the verge of a cultural shift in which the arts can deliver potent, accessible, and proven solutions for the wellbeing of everyone. The science of neuroaesthetics offers proof of how our brains and bodies are transformed when we participate in the arts and aesthetic experience. Join Susan Magsamen to talk about how the arts and aesthetic experiences measurably change the brain, body and behavior and how this knowledge can be translated to inform health, wellbeing and learning programs.

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Environmental Justice Summit: Breaking Down Silos, Building a Greener Future

Mississippi Room - Coffman Memorial Union 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

The UMN Environmental Justice Summit was created to connect university students with community members and organizations within the greater Twin Cities area to focus and collaborate on environmental justice and climate action solutions.

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Sigurd Olson Lecture Series: Wild California and the Antiquities Act

R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences 1954 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, United States

The 2024 Sigurd Olson Lecture will explain the use of the Antiquities Act as a land preservation tool using the history of national monuments in California. National monuments have a nearly one-hundred-year history in the state and have been essential in the establishment of the statewide network of protected landscapes.

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The Rights of Nature vs. Human Rights?

Humphrey School of Public Affairs Cowles Auditorium 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Join us The Humphrey School of Public Affairs for two panel discussions with leading scholars, lawyers, and activists. How have the “rights of nature” been a legal tool used to advance Indigenous and Afrodescendant rights in Ecuador, Colombia, and the United States? What lessons and strategies can we learn from Afrodescendant, Indigenous, and women’s rights activists leading environmental struggles?

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Northern Nights, Starry Skies

Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium 1023 University Drive, Duluth, MN, United States

Join the UMD Institute on the Environment for a showing of the documentary Northern Nights, Starry Skies, a visually stunning celebration of our spectacular starry skies

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