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Student Scholarship Week

Monmouth University’s 6th annual Student Scholarship Week: Celebrating the Research, Creative, and Service Accomplishments of MU Students will take place virtually April 19-23, 2021. Student Scholarship Week is a weeklong conference that showcases and celebrates students’ academic work inside and outside of the classroom, as well as highlights faculty-student collaboration, across the University. This includes highlighting students’ scholarly contributions in research, writing, service learning, clinical experiences (i.e. study abroad, internships), musical and theater productions, art exhibits, student development and leadership, student clubs, etc.

This year, Student Scholarship Week will be held virtually for the safety of our students and staff. Each day of the week will feature one theme with a variety of student projects showcased through a mix of live Zoom sessions and asynchronous posters and videos.

Please visit the website for a list of the daily live sessions and to view the students’ posters and videos.

The Ocean Climate Action Plan: Building the Blue Economy for the 21st Century

The Ocean Climate Action Plan Event Flyer

The Ocean Climate Action Plan: Building the Blue Economy for the 21st Century

October 21, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Scorce will discuss key projects that he is working on in food systems and ocean and coastal policy and why the International Environmental Policy (IEP) program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterrey (MIIS) is unique.

For more information, please contact Aliya Satku at

Cancelled: Accountability for Climate Change Harms in New Jersey: Scientific, Legal and Policy Perspectives

This event is intended to educate the state’s legal and policy communities and the public on local climate impacts and associated costs now facing communities and taxpayers, and to initiate a dialogue on the growing trend of climate damages litigation in the U.S. Panelists will discuss the extent of climate harms in New Jersey as well as the scientific basis for holding the fossil fuel industry accountable for them. Panelists will also offer legal and community perspectives on damages litigation as a means to shift some of the burden from taxpayers to polluters.

Panel members will include Bob Kopp, director of the Rutgers University Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences; Brenda Ekwurzel, director of climate science with the Union of Concerned Scientists Climate & Energy Program; and Jonathan Abady, a partner with Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP. The discussion will be moderated by Monmouth University Rechnitz Family/Urban Coast Institute Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy Randall Abate. The names of additional speakers will soon follow.

The event will take place from 3:30-5:15 p.m. at the Wilson Hall Auditorium. A free reception will follow.  For more information, contact Aliya Satku at or (732) 263-5662.

CANCELLED — Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS) Spring Meeting

Image of Flyer for AERS Spring 2020 Meeting at Monmouth University
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Registration is now open for the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS) Spring Meeting, to be held March 26-28 at Monmouth University. With a theme of “Estuarine Science in a Changing Climate,” the event will feature expert presentations, networking opportunities, a poster session, field trips and a concurrent Margaret A. Davidson Coastal Careers Workshop on March 26.

AERS brings together students, scientists, managers, and educators from the states of Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C., to discuss estuarine and coastal environmental issues and policies. The group’s mission is to a foster broader interest in our environment by increasing public awareness of current issues.

Among the planned field trips are a walking and birding tour of Sandy Hook, a Cheesequake State Park and Matawan Creek shark attack tour, and a ride aboard Monmouth University’s research vessel Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe in the Sandy Hook Bay area. Keynote speakers include Rutgers University Climate Institute Co-Director Anthony Broccoli, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Senior Science Director Danielle Kreeger, and Monmouth University Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy Program Director John Tiedemann. Participants may submit abstracts until Feb. 18 for oral presentations or poster presentations.

Students are eligible for discounted registration costs and early bird rates are available through Feb. 22. Registration will also include an opening night social and a day two continental breakfast, lunch and evening banquet.

Separate registration is required for the career workshop, which will feature a morning of talks on career options, employment prospects, successful pathways toward local opportunities and opportunities around the nation, as well as inspirational testimonies from coastal professionals. The afternoon will offer a series of smaller group discussions about various skills needed to succeed, such as leadership, networking, mentors, publishing, resumes, and more. Students and young professionals in the coastal and environmental field are encouraged to attend.



Climate Crisis Teach-In


8:30 a.m. Coffee, bagels, fruit and mingling
9:00 a.m. Bill Schreiber, “Introduction, Basic Climate Science, Basic Chemistry of Climate Change”
Catherine Duckett, “How Does Past Climate Change Help Us Understand the Present?”
9:30 a.m. Randy Abate, “The Plight of Climate Refugees: Rising Seas, Melting Ice, and Inadequate Legal Protections”
10:00 a.m. Pedram Daneshgar: “Climate Change Impacts on Plants and Plant Communities”
10:30 a.m. Golam Mathbor, “Effects of Global Climate Change on Bangladesh and Implications for Other Countries”
11:00 a.m. Walter Greason, “ADRIFT: Climate Change and the African Diaspora in the 21st Century”
11:30 a.m. Peter Reinhart, “The Impact of Climate Change on Real Estate”
12:00* p.m. Kayla Lewis, “Why Climate Models are Trustworthy”
12:30 p.m. Nancy Mezey, “Global Capitalism and the Anthropogenic Causes of Climate Change”
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Megan Delaney, “Climate Stress and Mental Health”
Courtney Werner and Patrick Love, “Climate Rhetoric and Persuasion”
Heide Estes, “What Can You Do?”
2:00 p.m. Coffee and Snacks
2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
Jason Adolf, “Climate Change Impacts on Oceans”
Keith Dunton, “Climate Impacts on Fish and Fisheries”
Sean Sterrett, “Climate Change Impacts on Reptiles and Amphibians”
3:30 p.m. Tom Herrington, “Determining the Onset of Chronic Flooding in Coastal Communities”
4:00 p.m. Depart for Red Bank Climate March, Riverside Park, Front Street, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Walk (or otherwise proceed) to Elberon train station (1.4 miles) to take the 4:34 p.m. train
We welcome faculty, students, staff, friends, and companions.

“Just Beachy” – DiMattio Gallery – Rechnitz Hall

ALL DAY: A public participatory art installment that highlights the effects of Hurricane Sandy and shares the stories of residents impacted.

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Opening Reception – Rechnitz Hall

* Vegetarian and Vegan salads and snacks will be offered.