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July 2017

Advanced Materials for Water-Energy-Health Nexus
Date: Monday, July 24, 11 a.m. - noon
Location: 3540 Engineering Building
Speaker: Danmeng Shuai, Assistant Professor Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, George Washington University
Host: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Series: Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
Note: Abstract Society is currently confronting serious threats to our sustainable development including the contamination of dwindling freshwater supplies, an impending energy crisis, and infectious disease outbreaks. Innovative materials-based strategies have emerged as a promising platform for sustainable water treatment, renewable energy production, and antimicrobial applications with performance that can far exceed traditional approaches. Work presented herein will demonstrate the promise of several novel materials-based strategies for treatment of impaired water supplies, biofuel production, and pathogen inactivation. For example, an emerging photocatalyst of graphitic carbon nitride was proven highly effective for the removal of a broad spectrum of persistent organic micropollutants and pathogens under simulated sunlight and artificial indoor light, providing a sustainable route by which otherwise chemical pollutants and pathogens can be destroyed with reduced energy footprint. In addition to focusing on the fundamental science and practical engineering application of innovative materials for water treatment, this talk will also discuss the future of functional materials that can be translated into renewable energy production and infectious diseases prevention.

Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists
Date: Monday, July 31, July 31-Aug. 5
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Speaker: Dr. Erin Bayne, University of Alberta; Dr. Amanda Rodewald, Cornell University; Dr. Michael D. Sorenson, Boston University
Contact: Dr. Jen Owen owenj@msu.edu

Assessing Ecosystem-Based Management in the Great Lakes Basin
Date: Monday, July 31, 9 a.m.
Location: Room 105 Manly Miles
Speaker: Amanda G. Guthrie, master of science degree candidate, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Host: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact: Major Advisor Dr. William Taylor

August 2017

Impacts of Lake Erie harmful algal blooms (HABs) on zooplankton, larval fish, young-of-year forage fish availability, and walleye year class strength
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2 p.m.
Location: Room 105 Manly Miles
Speaker: Tomena K. Scholze, candidate for Master of Science degree in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Host: Major Advisor Dr. William Taylor

Plants and the Geometry of Nature
Date: Thursday, August 3, 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Beal Botanical Garden
Speaker: Peter Carrington, Beal assistant curator
Host: MSU Libraries
Series: Library Environmental Series
Note: Tours begin near the shed in the garden. In case of severe weather, join us for a virtual tour of the garden in the Main Library's Beal Classroom (3rd floor west). Join Beal Botanical Garden assistant curator Peter Carrington in a tour of the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden to look into the underlying and reoccurring mathematical and geometrical basis of the structures we love and appreciate in plants and nature, from Fibonacci to DNA.

Windmill Walk and Talk Dinner
Date: Thursday, August 10, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: W.K. Kellogg Manor House, 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners
Speaker: Author and historian Alisa Crawford
Host: KBS
Note: Have you ever visited the windmill on the W.K. Kellogg Manor House estate and wondered how it was once used? Do you enjoy local farm fresh food? If yes, then we have prepared an evening that is sure to please. Our event will start off with a presentation by author and historian Alisa Crawford who will share her knowledge on Michiganís two original Dutch Windmills.100 miles apart, these two windmills have inspired our dinner which will be procured between the two cities where the windmills now reside. $55 Members $60 Non-members Reservations required

October 2017

Cities and How They are Fueling America's Destiny: Smart Growth and a Sustainable Future, and American Latino and the Nation's Future
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 5 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Speaker: Henry Cisneros, former HUD Secretary and co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Immigration Task Force
Host: School of Planning, Design and Construction, MSU Julian Samora Research Institute, Chicano Studies Program, ESPP and the University Outreach and Engagement
Series: SPDC Special Guest Lecture
Note: This event is free and open to the public

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