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September 2014

Baskets, Beetles and the Future

September 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Abbe Museum,
26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME United States
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The potential arrival of the emerald ash borer in Maine threatens ash trees that are central to Wabanaki basket making and ways of life. But students and faculty from the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions are working with basket makers, tribal communities, state and federal government, the forest products industry, and many others to prepare for this environmental, cultural and economic challenge. Professors David Hart and Darren Ranco will discuss how this innovative partnership is blending indigenous…

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Seminar – Damian Brady

September 15 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
107 Norman Smith Hall,
Mitchell Center - UMaine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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How Models Influence Environmental Policy Decision-Making: Lessons Learned from Models of Nutrient Loading and Hypoxia Damian Brady, School of Marine Sciences, UMaine Co-sponsors: Mitchell Center, New England Sustainability Consortium

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Seminar: Rebecca Jordon

September 22 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
107 Norman Smith Hall,
Mitchell Center - UMaine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Development of Citizen Science Programs and Evaluation of Outcomes Rebecca Jordan, Rutgers University  

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Seminar: Dan Murphy

September 26 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
107 Norman Smith Hall,
Mitchell Center - UMaine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Engaging Future Vulnerability and Adaptation Using Landscape-scale Iterative Scenario-Building Dan Murphy University of Cincinnati Co-sponsored by the Mitchell Center, the Dept. of Anthropology, the Climate Change Institute, and EES  

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October 2014

2014 Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability

October 2
Hauck Auditorium,
University of Maine, Orono, United States
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Keynote Speaker: William Clark Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development Harvard University  John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Seminar: Nick Giudice

October 6 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
107 Norman Smith Hall,
Mitchell Center - UMaine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Title tba Nick Giudice, Dept. of Spatial Information Science and Engineering

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Seminar – Dave Owen

October 20 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
107 Norman Smith Hall,
Mitchell Center - UMaine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Trading Dams: The Penobscot River Restoration Project and the Future of Dam Law Dave Owen, University of Maine School of Law

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Seminar – Jon Devine

October 27 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
107 Norman Smith Hall,
Mitchell Center - UMaine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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We All Swim Downstream: Policy Solutions to Beach Water Pollution Jon Devine, Senior Attorney, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

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November 2014

Seminar: Jonathan Kramer

November 3 @ 3:00 AM - 4:00 PM
107 Norman Smith Hall,
Mitchell Center - UMaine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Building Capacity for Socio-Environmental Problem Solving: A Design for Learning and Adaptation at SESYNC Jonathan Kramer, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

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Seminar: Robin Alden

November 10 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
107 Norman Smith Hall,
Mitchell Center - UMaine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Title tba. Robin Alden, Penobscot East Resource Center

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