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Its presence and quality defines the success of every individual, community, and society.

“Water systems...can act as a powerfully unifying resource, so it is ironic to the point of absurdity that water education, management, and discourse are so fragmented. To truly assess water resources in their most holistic sense, one needs to include the many aspects of the hydrologic cycle, from meteorology to surface hydrology to soil sciences to groundwater to limnology to aquatic ecosystems. And that is just the physical system. One should also have an integral sense of the human dimensions, from economics to law to ethics to aesthetics to sociology and anthropology. Universities and management institutions are simply not organized along these lines; often they are fragmented to the point where even surface water and groundwater, quality and quantity, are separated out as if they were not inextricably inter-related.”

Aaron Wolf, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University

Events-

Monday, April 21, 2014
Lauren Fry, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI
"Linking Hydrological and Hydrodynamics Models to Determine the Impacts of Rivers on Nearshore Water Quality"
Mark Rowe, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI
"Modeling the Effects of Stratification and Bathymetry on the Interaction of Phytoplankton and Invasive Quagga Mussels in Nearshore Lake Michigan"
Environmental Engineering Seminar
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Green Film Series: Thin Ice
Climate science has been coming under increasing attack. In this documentary, geologist Simon Lamb takes his camera to climate science colleagues around the world to find out what’s really going on and reveals the human face of climate science. The film provides an accessible introduction to the latest Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (114 min.)
Facilitated by: Dr. Andy Burton, Professor, SFRES
Atrium & G002 Hesterberg Hall 7:00-9:00 pm

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Emma Norman, Social Sciences
“The Power of Water: Renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty”
Social Sciences Colloquia
Academic Offices Bldg 201 4:00 pm
Abstract

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
GLRC/CWS Water Brown-bag Lunch Series
Facilitator: Colleen Mouw, Geological & Mining Engineering & Science
GLRC 202 12:00pm
All GLRC and CWS members are invited to attend and participate in this brown-bag series that will promote broad, interdisciplinary conversation and collegial friendships among faculty, staff, and grad students at Michigan Tech who share an interest in water.

Tuesdays, April 15 and April 22, 2014
Noel Urban (CEE), Judith Perlinger (CEE), and Carol MacLennan (SS)
“Impacts of Legacy Mining on Torch Lake”
Panel Discussion – see Tech Today article
April 15: Lake Linden-Hubbell High School, Distance Learning Room, 7:00 pm
April 22: Portage Lake District Library, 7:00 pm

Monday, April 14, 2014
Dr.Christopher Bagwell, Department of Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology
Savannah River National Laboratory
"Small Solutions to Big Environmental Challenges"
Biological Sciences Seminar
Rehki 214 3:00 pm

Monday, April 14, 2014
Andrew Burton, SFRES
“Global Change Effects on Carbon Storage in Northern Forests”
Environmental Engineering Seminar
GLRC 202 3:00 pm


Friday, April 11, 2014
Nancy Langston, SS
“After collapse: Comparing American, Canadian, and Swedish responses to rapid deforestation in boreal watersheds ”
SFRES Seminar
Noblet G002 3:00 pm

World Water Day Poster Awards - Congratulations!


Original Research Awards


Jennifer Fuller - 1st place - $250
Developing a Sustainable Treatment Solution to an Urgent Problem: Synthetic Hormones in the Water Cycle

Marcel Dijkstra - 2nd place - $150
Ecosystem function in Lake Superior: Impacts of an episodic climate anomaly

Alex Collins - 3rd place tie - $100
Inter-annual Differences in the Water Use of Mature Sugar Maple in Response to Experimental Warming and Irrigation

Ashley Coble - 3rd place tie - $100
Nutrient Limitation and Temporal Variability of Dissolved Organic Carbon Mineralization in a Lake Superior Tributary

Coursework/Informational Awards

Mary Moritz - 1st place - $250
The Barro Blanco Dam: 30 years of engineering and politics

Jennifer Fuller - 2nd place - $150
Performance Evaluations on the Removal of Synthetic Hormones by Advanced Oxidation Processes in Drinking Water Treatment

Laura Gallagher - 3rd place - $100
Pseudo-steady State Evaluations on the Removal of n-propylbenzene from Water by Aqueous Phase Advanced Oxidation Processes



Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3pm
MS Defense: Stephanie Watts-Garcia, Civil Engineering
Stanley Vitton, Advisor
“Stability Analysis of the Slope Along US-2 Between Epoufette Bay and the Cut River Bridge
Dow 875 3:00 pm

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Dr. Timothy Otten, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Microbiology
Oregon State University
"The molecular ecology of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms"
Biological Sciences Seminar
Rehki 214 3:00 pm

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Topic: ASEPs governance and the role of science
CWS Colloquium Course
Course Syllabus
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 9am
MS Defense: Kaye LaFond, Environmental Engineering
Veronica Griffis, Advisor
“Assessment of Flood Risk Under Future Climate Condition”
EERC 100 9:00 am

Monday, April 7, 2014
David Faber, PhD Candidate, GMES
"Mobile DOAS Retrieval of Highway Emissions in the Western Great Lakes Region"
Swarup China, PhD Candidate, Atmospheric Sciences
"Collision Between Liquid Droplets and Aerosol Particles"
Atmospheric Science Program Series
Fisher 126 4:00 pm

Monday, April 7, 2014
Dr. Riqing Yu, Post Doctoral Associate, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
"New Pathways of Microbial Hg Methylation and MeHg Degradation in Freshwater Ecosystems"
Biological Sciences Seminar
(seminar will be recorded for later viewing if room is overcrowded)
Rehki 214 3:00 pm

Monday, April 7, 2014
MS Defense: David Kossak, Forestry
Kathleen Halvorsen, Advisor
"Participant Impacts from a Participatory Water Modeling Workshop in the Sonora River Basin, Mexico"
Academic Offices 201 9:00 am

Friday, April 4, 2014
Amy Marcarelli, Biological Sciences
"Ecosystem Approaches to Understand Stream Restoration"
Biological Sciences Seminars
GLRC 202 2:00 pm

MS Defense: Patrick Spencer, Civil Engineering
Brian Barkdoll, Advisor
"State-and-Transition Modeling & Adaptive Management: Tools for Future Co-Development of Madagascar's Natural Resources & People"
Dow 802 2:00 pm

Friday, April 4, 2014
PhD Defense: J. Marty Holtgren, Biological Sciences
Nancy Auer, Advisor
"Fishery Co-Management Opportunities Between Tribal and State Agencies: Conflict to Collaboration"
GLRC 202 2:00 pm

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
GLRC/CWS Water Brown-bag Lunch Series
Facilitator: Ali Mirchi, Environmental Engineering
GLRC 202 12:00pm
All GLRC and CWS members are invited to attend and participate in this brown-bag series that will promote broad, interdisciplinary conversation and collegial friendships among faculty, staff, and grad students at Michigan Tech who share an interest in water.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Topic: Participatory approaches to solving wicked environmental problems
CWS Colloquium Course
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, March 31, 2014
PhD Defense: Stephanie Ogren, Biological Sciences
Casey Huckins, Advisor
“Using Indicators of Biotic Integrity for Assessment of Stream Condition”
GLRC 202 9:00 am

Friday, March 28, 2014
Emma Schwaiger (SS, IAH) and Ankita Mandelia (Env. Engg)
"An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understand Pollution: PCBs in Torch Lake"
Social Sciences Colloquia
AOB 201 4:00 pm

World Water Day Events at Michigan Tech

March 20 - 27, 2014
2014 World Water Day Theme: Water and Energy

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Green Film Series - Gasland
Forestry G002, Hesterberg Hall at
7:00-9:00 pm


Monday, March 24, 2014
Dr. Wayne Pennington, Michigan Tech
Interim Dean of the College of Engineering
Professor of Geophysical Engineering
Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

“Nuts and Bolts of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: including all you might like to know about the technology and practice of hydraulic fracturing”
Environmental Engineering Seminar
GLRC 202 at 3:00 pm

Abstract
Recorded Presentation

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Graduate & Undergraduate Poster Competition
Posters on display: 3:30 - 7:00 pm
Informal discussions with students: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Howarth, Cornell University

David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology & Environmental Biology
“Gas from shale hydrofraccing: Environmental consequences of this new and rapidly developing phenomenon”
Dow 641 at 5:30 pm
Abstract

Recorded Presentation

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Panel Discussion on hydraulic fracturing
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Arrigo, CUAHSI
Panelists:
Mr. Frank Ettawageshik, Executive Director, United Tribes of Michigan
Dr. Robert Howarth, Professor of Ecology & Environmental Biology, Cornell University
Dr. Wayne Pennington, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering
Professor of Geophysical Engineering, GMES, Michigan Tech
Great Lakes Research Center, Room 202

10:00 am - noon

Recorded Presentation

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mr. Frank Ettawageshik, Executive Director, United Tribes of Michigan
When can we drink the water? Reflections on Indigenous water rights and sovereignty”
Guest lecture in Emma Norman’s World Resources Development class
GLRC 202 12:35 am – 1:50 pm

March 20- April 23, 2014
Water's Edge Art Exhibit
Great Lakes Research Center (1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors)
Featured Artists:
Amy Arntson, Joyce Koskenmaki, Bonnie Peterson

World Water Day Sponsors:

Center for Water and Society (CWS), Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT),Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI), Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (KUUF), Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), Finlandia University. Partial funding provided by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) through a grant from the Johnson Family Foundation for a Let’s Talk About Water event.




Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dr. Allan Comp, Office of Surface Mining, Department of the Interior
“The Rejuvenation of Legacy Mining Communities in the Southern Rockies and Central Appalachians”
Foresty G002 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Topic: Human well-being and the environment
CWS Colloquium Course
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dr. Jennifer Arrigo, CUAHSI
"Overview of CUAHSI: What does it have to offer to you?"
Michigan Tech is a member of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI)
Dow 875 10:00 am

Monday, March 24, 2014
Dr. Allan Comp, Office of Surface Mining, Department of the Interior
"The OSM/VISTA--Michigan Tech Partnership"
Dow 642 5:00 pm

Friday, March 21, 2014 ***cancelled for today - will be rescheduled
Emma Norman, Social Sciences
“The Power of Water: Renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty”
Social Sciences Seminar
Academic Offices Bldg 201 4:00 pm
Abstract

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
GLRC/CWS Water Brown-bag Lunch Series
Facilitator: Evan Kane, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
GLRC 202 12:00pm
All GLRC and CWS members are invited to attend and participate in this brown-bag series that will promote broad, interdisciplinary conversation and collegial friendships among faculty, staff, and grad students at Michigan Tech who share an interest in water.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Topic: Social adaptation to wicked environmental problems
CWS Colloquium Course
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, March 17, 2014
Pengfei Xue, CEE
“Does Regional Ocean-Atmosphere Model Coupling Matter? Case studies of Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia and implications for Great Lakes study”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Friday, March 7, 2014
Erik T. Brown, Professor, Large Lakes Observatory
University of Minnesota Duluth
"The Sedimentary Record of Lake Malawi, East Africa: Stories of Interactions between Humans and Their Environment"
Biological Sciences Seminars
GLRC 202 2:00 pm
Abstract

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Topic: Global Change
CWS Colloquium Course
Course Syllabus
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Tuesday, March 4, 2013
Marc Blanchard, Agriculture & Forestry Investment
Topic: Clean cooking technologies for low-income communities
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
Dow 641 9:30-10:30 am

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
GLRC/CWS Water Brown-bag Lunch Series
Facilitator: Evan Kane, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
GLRC 202 12:00pm
All GLRC and CWS members are invited to attend and participate in this brown-bag series that will promote broad, interdisciplinary conversation and collegial friendships among faculty, staff, and grad students at Michigan Tech who share an interest in water.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Topic: Human-natural systems as complex adaptive systems
CWS Colloquium Course
Course Syllabus
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, February 24, 2014
Jay Green, Houghton Planning Commission
"Stormwater Here and There (Houghton, Michigan and King County, Washington)"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00pm

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Topic: ASEP reservoirs in the terrestrial environment
CWS Colloquium Course
Course Syllabus
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, February 17, 2014
Kaye Lafond, Environmental Engineering
“Forcing Hydrologic Models with GCM Output: Bias Correction vs. the 'Delta Change' Method”
Anika Kuczynski, PhD Candidate, Environmental Engineering
“Management implications of Cladophora resurgence in the Great Lakes”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00pm

Friday, February 14, 2014
Adam Wellstead, Environmental and Energy Policy (SS)
"Night of the Living Dead Theory: Structural-functionalism and Adaptation to Climate Change Policy. The Case of the Australian, Canadian, and US Forest Sectors"
AOB 201, 4:00 pm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
GLRC/CWS Water Brown-bag Lunch Series
Facilitator: Emma Norman, Social Sciences
GLRC 202 12:00pm
All GLRC and CWS members are invited to attend and participate in this brown-bag series that will promote broad, interdisciplinary conversation and collegial friendships among faculty, staff, and grad students at Michigan Tech who share an interest in water.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Topic: Biogeochemical cycles
CWS Colloquium Course
Course Syllabus
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, February 10, 2014
Rasika Gawde, PhD Candidate, Environmental Engineering
“Hydrodynamics and Thermal Structure in Lake Superior”
Marcel Dykstra, PhD Candidate, Environmental Engineering
“Ecosystem function in Lake Superior: Impacts of an episodic climate anomaly”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00pm

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Topic: ASEP sources and environmental “processing”
CWS Colloquium Course
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, February 3, 2014
Kathy Halvorsen, Professor of Natural Resource Policy
Social Sciences and School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
"The Socioecological Sustainability of Forest-based Bioenergy"
Environmental Engineering Seminar
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
GLRC/CWS Water Brown-bag Lunch Series
Facilitator: Noel Urban, CWS Director, Civil & Environmental Engineering
GLRC 202 12:00pm
All GLRC and CWS members are invited to attend and participate in this brown-bag series that will promote broad, interdisciplinary conversation and collegial friendships among faculty, staff, and grad students at Michigan Tech who share an interest in water.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Topic: Educating younger generations and the public through interactive data analysis activities
CWS Colloquium Course
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, January 27, 2014
Ali Mirchi, post-doctoral research associate, and Professor David Watkins (CEE)
"A Virtual Winter Vacation: Modeling Ecosystem Services and Water Management in South Florida"
Environmental Engineering Seminar
Fisher 139 3:00 pm

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
GLRC/CWS Water Brown-bag Lunch Series
Facilitator: Nancy Langston, Social Sciences
GLRC 202 12:00pm
All GLRC and CWS members are invited to attend and participate in this brown-bag series that will promote broad, interdisciplinary conversation and collegial friendships among faculty, staff, and grad students at Michigan Tech who share an interest in water.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
UN5100: Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Course Introduction and pre-assessment
CWS Colloquium Course
EERC 501 3:30-4:30 pm

Wednesday January 08, 2014
PhD Defense: Aparupa Sengupta, Biological Sciences
Advisors: Dr. Rupali Datta and Dr. Susan Bagley
“ Remediation of tetracycline from water sources using vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanoides L. Nash) and tetracycline-tolerant root-associated bacteria”
DOW 642 1:00PM

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Dr. Chelsea Schelly, Assistant Professor, MTU Dept. of Social Sciences
"Technology, Nature & Society: Seeing the Social in the Material of Everyday Life"
2013 Green Lecture Series
G002, Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building, 7:00—8:30 pm
Co-sponsored by CWS, Abstract

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
MS Defense: Brian Danhoff, Biological Sciences
Casey Huckins, Advisor
“ Manistee River Tributaries as Potential Arctic Grayling Habitat”
GLRC 202 2:00 pm

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
MS Defense: Angela Yu, Environmental & Energy Policy
Adam Wellstead, Advisor
“ Pesky Pests of the Great Lakes State: Is Public Participation Influenced by Geographic Differences?”
Admin 404 10:00 am

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
MS Defense: Karl Meingast, Forest Ecology & Management
Michael Falkowski & Evan Kane, Advisors
“Using Field Spectroscopy to Assess the Hydrology of Northern Lowland and Boreal Peatland Fuels”
Forestry G002 9:00 am

Monday, December 9, 2013
Christa Meingast (CEE) and Eric Seagren (CEE)
“ Development of a Sustainable Process for Class A Biosolids Production at Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Authority"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
MS Defense: Qin Xu, Applied Natural Resource Economics
Gary Campbell, Advisor
The Study of Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution Control Policy System
Academic Offices 101 1:00 pm

Monday, December 2, 2013
MS Defense: Jacob Midkiff, Environmental Engineering

David W Watkins, Advisor
Post-Project Assessment of Pit Latrines in Rural Panama
Dow 875 2:00 pm

Monday, December 2, 2013
Christa Meingast (CEE) and Eric Seagren (CEE)
“Development of a Sustainable Process for Class A Biosolids Production at Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Authority"

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Monday, December 2, 2013
Hongyu Liu, NASA

“Origin of Springtime Ozone Enhancements in the Lower Troposphere Over Beijing: In Situ Measurements and Model Analysis”
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Friday, November 22, 2013
Joseph Wagenbrenner, SFRES
"Advances in understanding and mitigating post-fire runoff and erosion"
Biological Sciences Seminar Series
GLRC 201 2:00 pm

Monday, December 2, 2013
Christa Meingast (CEE) and Eric Seagren (CEE)
Development of a Sustainable Process for Class A Biosolids Production at Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Authority"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 21, 2013
PhD Defense: Carley Kratz, Forest Science
Andrew Burton & Erik Lilleskov, Advisors
“ Impacts of Climate Change on Soil Microorganisms in Northern Hardwood Forests”
Foresty G002 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
MS Defense: Julie Padilla, Environmental Engineering
Noel Urban, Advisor
“ An Ecological and Chemical Assessment of Copper Contaminated Streams in the Keweenaw Peninsula”
Dow 875 9:00 am

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hannah White, public outreach manager at Northwest Mining Association
Mining Industry Seminar
Northwest Mining Association is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan trading association representing the entire mining life cycle, from exploration to reclamation and closure. Their purpose is to advocate and advance, educate, and foster and promote environmentally and socially responsible mining. Additional information about the association's mission and additional information can be found online.
M&M U115 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
MS Defense: Rachael Barlock, Civil Engineering
Brian Barkdoll, Advisor
“Stilling Basin Scour Remediation Using Air Injection and Flat Plate Extension”
Dow 641 3:00 pm

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Professor Jeff Petchey, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
“Compliance with pollutant stock targets under environmental taxes and fiscal compensation"
Dow 642 9:30 pm
Abstract

Monday, November 18, 2013
Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Research Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
“Break in the clouds: How dynamical and microphysical timescales define stratocumulus structure"
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, November 18, 2013
Shiliang Wu, CEE and GMES
"Atmospheric Chemistry without Borders - Why it's Important for Everyone"

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Friday, November 15, 2013
Lynn Mazzoleni, Chemistry
“ Atmospheric Organic Aerosol: Molecular Composition”
Department of Chemistry Seminar Series
Chem Sci 101 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Cynthia Jarema, P.E.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District
“Great Lakes Water Level Regulation and Diversions”
Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar
Dow 641 4:00 pm
Abstract

Monday, November 11, 2013
Daniel Obrist, Research Professor
Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
“ Mercury cycling in terrestrial environments – an ecosystem perspective"
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, November 11, 2013
Andres Tarte, MS, Environmental Engineering (2009)
"Sustainability: A Game-Based Learning Alternative for Sustainable Development"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm
Game Session: Sustainability The Game (pizza and snacks provided)
Tonight, 7-9 p.m. Fisher 138

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Great Lakes Research Center 1 Year Anniversary
Nancy Langston, Social Sciences
" Mining and the Mobilization of Toxics: Lessons from History"
GLRC 202 1:00 pm

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
MS Defense: Fangming Liu, Environmental & Engineering Policy
Richelle Winkler, Advisor
“ Migration Patterns Among Young Adults in the United States: Environmental, Economic, and Social Explanations”
Admin 404 2:00pm

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Thomas M. Power, University of Montana
Brownbag lunch: "Doing Applied Social and Economic Research"
MUB Ballroom B 12:00-1:30 pm

Lecture: "The Economic Anomaly of Mining: Treasure and Tears"
Fisher 135 7:00 pm
Green Film and Lecture Series

Co-sponsored by the Center for Water & Society

Monday, November 4, 2013
Nancy Langston, SS
"Mining the Boreal North"

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 4:00 pm

Monday, October 28, 2013
Marianne V. Moore, Wellesley College
Dimensions of Biodiversity In the 'Cold Galapagos' –Lake Baikal, Russia
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, October 28, 2013
Stan Vitton, CEE
"Mine Tailings Impoundment: Design, Operation and Geotechnical and Environmental Issues"

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Monday, October 21, 2013
Alexander Laskin
Pacific Northwest National Lab
“Chemical Imaging Studies of Atmospheric Particles”
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, October 21, 2013
Steve Casey, Upper Peninsula District Supervisor,
Water Resources Division, Michigan DEQ
"Managing Natural Resources in a Sound Bite Society"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Dr. Jonathan Cole, Limnologist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York
Terrestrial support of aquatic consumers in a large river, the Hudson
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series
Faculty host: Amy Marcarelli
G002 Noblet Building 12:30 pm
Co-sponsored by CWS

Monday, October 14, 2013
Foad Yousef, Post-doc, BIO
Remote sensing reveals biological and ecological processes of the Great Lakes
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, October 14, 2013
Daisuke Minakata, Assistant Professor, CEE
"Chemistry of Free Radicals from Scientific Understanding to Engineering Application"

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Monday, October 7, 2013
Stephen Schwartz, Brookhaven National Lab
Why has earth not warmed as much as expected? And why is this so important?
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, October 7, 2013
Dr. Abhishek Singh, Senior Engineer at Intera Geosciences and Engineering
Addressing Conceptual Model Uncertainty with Multi-Model Ensembles Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Models
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Monday, September 30, 2013
Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, University of California, Irvine
Unsolved Mysteries in Oxides of Nitrogen Chemistry in the Atmosphere: A Tribute to Richard Honrath
EPSSI Seminar Series, Richard Honrath Memorial Lecture
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
M&M U115 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Dr. Amanda Rodewald, Director of Conservation Science
Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Anthropogenic inputs in urbanizing landscapes and consequences to bird-plant-predator interactions
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series
Faculty host: Amber Roth
G002 Noblet Building 12:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Japanese and giant knotweed information session and control demonstration
Pam Roberts, coordinator
Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area in Bayfield, WI
1:00-2:00pm,
Lakeshore Center's Community Room
Ian Shackleford, botanist and invasive species specialist
Ottawa National Forest
2:00pm,
on the edge of Michigan Tech's parking lot #26, located off Garnet Street, just south of Seventh Ave

Monday, September 23, 2013
Daniel Titze, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Observations of the Winter Thermal Structure of Lake Superior
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, September 23, 2013
Richard Aho, Executive Director,
Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority, Marquette, MI
"Bringing Sustainability to Waste Management"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
Dow 641 3:00 pm

Friday, September 20, 2013
Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) Poster Session
MTRI scientists and engineers will be available to discuss projects, collaborations with Michigan Tech departments and staff, and areas of research interest. The session is intended to outline the institute’s current activities and to explore opportunities to develop new working relationships.
Dow Atrium (sixth floor campus entrance) 9:00am – 3:00 pm

Friday, September 20, 2013
Dr. Gary Mittelbach, Professor of Zoology
W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University
“Biodiversity patterns from the large to the small”
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series
Faculty host: Casey Huckins
Dow 642 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Stanley Vitton, CEE
Michigan Tech
“Glacial Lake Ontonagon and the Development of Large Scale Landslides”
Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar
Dow 641 4:00

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Dr. Katherine Gross, Director
W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University
Why do grasslands differ in their response to nutrient addition? Insights from long-term experiments”
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series
Faculty host: Casey Huckins
G002 Noblet Building 12:30 pm

Monday, September 16, 2013
Eurico J. D'Sa, Louisiana State University
“CDOM optical properties of the eastern Bering Sea: implications for remote sensing”
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, September 16, 2013
Timothy Eisele, Assistant Professor,
Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
"Industrial Applications of Iron-Reducing Organisms"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Friday, September 13, 2013
Norman Yan, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Canada
"The widespread threat of calcium decline for Canadian Shield lakes"
Biological Sciences Seminar Series
Dow 642 2:00 pm
Abstract
co-sponsored by CWS, GLRC, Bio Sciences

Monday, September 9, 2013
Xiquan Dong, University of North Dakota
“Remote Sensing of Clouds-Precipitation and Evaluation of GCM simulations”
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, September 9, 2013
Norman Yan, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Canada
"Regulators of recovery of acid and metal-contaminated lakes in Sudbury, Canada"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm
Abstract
co-sponsored by CWS, GLRC, Bio Sciences


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Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan, 49931-1295, USA

Center E-mail: mtcws@mtu.edu

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