The featured speaker for the 2013 Mitchell Lecture will be Jane Lubchenco, former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
More details coming soon!
A Call to Arms for a Transition to Sustainability
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Keynote Speaker: Pamela Matson, Stanford University
with remarks by Senator George Mitchell
Pamela Matson is the Dean of the School of Earth Sciences and the Goldman Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford University. Her research addresses a range of environment and sustainability issues, including sustainability of agricultural systems; vulnerability of particular people and places to climate change; and the environmental consequences of global change in the nitrogen and carbon cycles. With multi-disciplinary teams, she has worked to develop agricultural approaches that reduce environmental impacts while maintaining livelihoods and human wellbeing.
Dr. Matson is an elected member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship and directs the Leopold Leadership Program. Her recent publications include Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution and the National Research Council volume titled Advancing the Science of Climate Change.
Helping Science Speak for Itself: Improving Communication Between Scientists and Citizens
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Keynote Speaker: Baruch Fischhoff, Carnegie Mellon University
Baruch Fischhoff is a cognitive psychologist and professor of social and decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Fischhoff will discuss his research on using “non-persuasive communication” to explain science to the public in ways that help people make more informed decisions about complex issues. Fischhoff, whose leadership roles include chairing the FDA’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee and serving on the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board and chairing its Homeland Security Advisory Committee, focuses on helping the public understand and respond to health and environmental risks. His research interests include establishing a new interdisciplinary approach to communicating science to the public.
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