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Science, Society, and Sustainability Series

2014 – 2015

The Monmouth University School of Science and Urban Coast Institute will host the first Science, Sustainability, and Society Series in 2014-2015. The series will bring highly regarded experts to campus to engage students and the community in dialogue on critical aspects of sustainability. “The Series is an opportunity to highlight how science can make a real difference in people’s lives.” says Vice Provost Michael Palladino, and former Dean of the School of Science.

The Monmouth community and public are invited to attend the events. All events are free. Mark your calendars for the following dates.

Winter / Spring 2015

February 3, 2015: Governor James J. Florio

The Science and Politics of Energy Policy

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Great Hall – Auditorium

James J. Florio

April 15, 2015: Caleb McClennen, Ph.D., Executive Director for Marine Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Lynne Zeitlin Hale, Managing Director for Oceans for The Nature Conservancy

Protecting and Restoring Ocean’s Wealth and Health

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Great Hall Auditorium

Caleb McClennen
Lynne Zeitlin

April 20, 2015: Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Professor & Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

6 p.m.

Great Hall Auditorium

Dr. Douglass Tallamy

April 27, 2015: Paul Greenberg, award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller and notable book Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood

4:30 – 6:15 p.m.

MAC Varsity (All Club Rooms)

Paul Greenberg

Fall 2014

September 29, 2014: Dr. Jason Scorse, Chair of the International Environmental Policy Program and the Director of the Center for the Blue Economy.

The Ocean as the Primary Driver of Mid-Atlantic Economic Prosperity

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Samuel Hays Magill Commons: Club Rooms 107, 108 & 109

October 24, 2014: Ann Reid, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE)

The Science Denial Playbook: What We Can Learn From Debates on Evolution and Climate Change,

5th Annual School of Science Dean’s Seminar

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Great Hall

October 30, 2014: Dr. Kathy Sullivan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Mrs. Wendy Schmidt, President of the Schmidt Family Foundation and Co-Founder of the Schmidt Ocean Institute.

New Horizons for Ocean Health, Research and Exploration,

10th Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champions of the Ocean Awards Luncheon

10 – 11:45 a.m.
Great Hall – Great Hall Room