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TALK CANCELLED – Rapid Arctic Change: Why Does It Matter and How Can the Science Community Help?

March 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

| Free

Fran UlmerGiven the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, and following guidance from the University of Maine System and the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this talk has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule for a later date.

* This talk is scheduled for 12pm in the McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House.

Speaker: Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

Fran Ulmer is chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, where she has served since being appointed by President Obama in March 2011. In June 2010, President Obama appointed her to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Ulmer was chancellor of Alaska’s largest public university, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Before that, she was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at UAA. She is a member of the Global Board of the Nature Conservancy and on the Board of the National Parks Conservation Association.

Ms. Ulmer served as an elected official for 18 years as the mayor of Juneau, a state representative, and as Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. She previously worked as legal counsel to the Alaska Legislature, legislative assistant to Governor Jay Hammond, and Director of Policy Development for the state. In addition, she was the first Chair of the Alaska Coastal Policy Council and served for more than 10 years on the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission. She has served on numerous local, state, and federal advisory committees and boards. Ulmer earned a J.D. cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and has been a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government.

Co-sponsors: Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology; Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions


March 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Mitchell Center
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McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House
Two Alumni Place, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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