Current Topics in Science Lecture Series

Current Topics in Science Lecture Series

Each fall, the Department of Environmental and Health Sciences at Northern Vermont University-Johnson, hosts a popular speaker series featuring experts on topics in science for EHS students, faculty, campus community members, and the general public. The presentations are one of the many ways NVU-Johnson provides learning opportunities beyond the classroom to help students expand their knowledge and make connections with professionals in their fields of study. The presentations are scheduled for Wednesday afternoons and coordinated by EHS Professor Les Kanat, Ph.D. All presentations run from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. in Bentley Hall, Room 207, and are free and open to the public. Please join us for the 25th Annual Current Topics in Science Lecture Series.

 

Fall 2019 Schedule

Date Speaker and Affiliation Presentation Title
4 Sep 2019 Carrie Black, Ph.D.,
Geospace Facilities, Program Officer, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA

From Wolcott, VT to Washington, DC: A Vermonter’s Adventures in Science.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

11 Sep 2019 Nicholas Gotelli, Ph.D.,
Professor of Biology, University of Vermont

Forecasting Nature: Ecological Experiments in a Time of Planetary Change.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

18 Sep 2019 Alvin S. Acerbo, Ph.D.,
Beamline Scientist, The University of Chicago Center for Advanced Radiation Sources

Using a Synchrotron X-ray Microprobe for Imaging and Microspectroscopy Research in Biology and Geochemistry.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

25 Sep 2019 David Allen, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor in Biology, Middlebury College

What Drives Lyme Disease Risk in Vermont.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

2 Oct 2019 Brian Glenney, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Norwich University

Skate and Destroy: Helmet Neglect in Extreme Sports.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

16 Oct 2019 Elizabeth Gribkoff, MS,
Journalist, Vermont Digger

Bumble bees, solar panels and wastewater plants: the environmental beat.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

23 Oct 2019 Matthew Amenta, Ashley Donahue, Kelsey Jacobs, Brandon Lanoue, Erin Nichols, and Renee Spiese

The 2019 Science Student Internship Presentations include topics about fishing, the Long Trail, shoreline restoration, hand pollination, moose collaring, and mosquitoes.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

30 Oct 2019 Richard Taylor, Ph.D.,
North Carolina State University

Quantifying Labile Organic Carbon Dynamics in Antarctic Peninsula Sediments:  A Radiocarbon Approach.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

6 Nov 2019 Arthur Makaris, Lic. Ac.,
Acupuncture & Qigong Health Center, Essex Junction, VT

Sparks of Life, the Concept of Qi in Chinese Medicine and Naturalist Philosophy.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

13 Nov 2019 Anthony D'Amato, Ph.D.,
Professor and Director of Forestry Program, Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont

Sustaining the Northern Forest in the Face of Global Change.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

20 Nov 2019 Ginger Nickerson, Ph.D.,
Forest Pest Education Coordinator, Vermont Invasives

Telling Stories: Using Qualitative Research To Explore Natural Resource Management Issues.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

4 Dec 2019 Lesley-Ann Giddings, Ph.D.,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Middlebury College, VT

The Acid Rock Drainage Microbiome at Ely Copper Mine in Vershire, VT, Seasonal Variations, and its Potential to Produce Novel Secondary Metabolites and Transport Metal.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.

11 Dec 2019 Leslie Kanat, Ph.D.,
Professor of Geology, Department of Environmental and Health Sciences, Northern Vermont University-Johnson

Fragile X Syndrome.

Watch on Green Mountain Access Television.