September 2016

Public Polices and Hydroelectric Dams: How to reduce the social impacts
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 303 International Center
Speaker: Emilio F. Moran, Hannah Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University "Public Policies and the Electric Sector" Vanessa Boanada Fuchs, Postdoctoral Fellow, State Univ. of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil "Impacts experienced by traditional riverine populations" Cristina Gauthier, Ph.D. Student, Michigan State U., Dept. of Geography "Water and Solid Waste: a failure of public policies?" Marcia Grisotti, Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil "Public Health: always forgotten in delivering needed services" Commentary: Maira Borges Fainguelernt, Laura Castro, Laurie Medina
Host: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Note: Light snacks will be provided.

ESPP Fall Town Hall, Orientation and Open House
Date: Thursday, September 15, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: 273 Giltner Hall
Host: ESPP
Note: All students are welcome to attend the Fall 2016 Town Hall. New student orientation begins at 11:30 a.m. with a town hall discussion to follow. Open house and Lunch for students and faculty will take place 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Register by Sept. 10 at this site

Gov. Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum
Date: Friday, September 23, TBA
Location: Wharton Center
Speaker: Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns
Host: Department of Political Science
Contact: Alex Tripp at (517) 432-1801
Note: The event, to be held at MSUís Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, will support the Blanchard Forum program administered by the Department of Political Science in MSUís College of Social Science. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 29 through the Wharton Center box office.

October 2016

Great Lakes Adaptation Forum
Date: Wednesday, October 5, Oct. 5-7
Location: University of Michigan
Speaker: TBA
Note: The 2016 Forum theme, A Network of Networks, reflects the opportunity and challenge we face in advancing climate research, adaptation, and resilience in the Great Lakes region. As climate change efforts are taken up across a diversity of sectors and disciplines, the need to share practices within and across our areas of expertise is more necessary than ever.

Deadline for Interdisciplinary Conference Funding for MSU Doctoral Students
Date: Saturday, October 15, 5 p.m.
Location: 274 Giltner Hall
Host: ESPP
Note: For any MSU doctoral student to attend conference or meetings with an interdisciplinary environmental focus. Students must present their work. Up to $500 for domestic and $750 for international travel. ESPP specialization students who have completed two of the four requirements of the program are eligible for additional funds.

Feeding the World by User-Inspired Science
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 273 Giltner Hall
Speaker: Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Host: Environmental Science and Policy Program
Series: Distinguished Lecture Series
Note: Please register by Oct. 7 at this site . Refreshments will be served.

November 2016

ESPP Research Symposium: Environmental Health
Date: Friday, November 11, All day
Location: Kellogg Center
Speaker: TBA
Host: ESPP
Contact: Karessa Weir
Note: Call for Abstracts open now. Submit here: abstract

Date: Saturday, November 12, 8:30 a.m.
Location: MSU Pavilion
Host: Collage of Agriculture & Natural Resources

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