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.
11 Sep 2019 Nicholas Gotelli, Ph.D.,
Professor of Biology, Unversity of Vermont
Forecasting Nature: Ecological Experiments in a Time of Planetary Change.
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.
25 Sep 2019 David Allen, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor in Biology, Middlebury College
What Drives Lyme Disease Risk in Vermont.
2 Oct 2019 Brian Glenney, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Norwich University
Skate and Destroy: Helmet Neglect in Extreme Sports.
16 Oct 2019 Elizabeth Gribkoff, MS,
Journalist, Vermont Digger
Bumble bees, solar panels and wastewater plants: the environmental beat.
23 Oct 2019 tbd tbd
30 Oct 2019 Richard Taylor, Ph.D.,
North Carolina State University
Quantifying Labile Organic Carbon Dynamics in Antarctic Peninsula Sediments:  A Radiocarbon Approach.
6 Nov 2019 Arthur Makaris, Lic. Ac.,
Acupuncture & Qigong Health Center, Essex Junction, VT
tbd
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, Unversity of Vermont
Sustaining the Northern Forest in the Face of Global Change.
20 Nov 2019 Ginger Nickerson, Ph.D.,
Forest Pest Education Coordinator, Vermont Invasives
tbd
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.
11 Dec 2019 Emily Tarleton, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Health Sciences, Northern Vermont University-Johnson
Magnesium for the Treatment of Chronic Disease and Other Adventures in Nutrition Research.