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September 2017

Climate Matters

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bryand Global Sciences Center, Room 307, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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An Ad hoc discussion of current weather events and their relation to past, present and future climate trends will be held in BGSC 307 on Friday, Sept., 8 at 3 p.m. Discussion will be led by Bradfield Lyon and Sean Birkel. All are invited. Bring questions and skepticism.

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Damming Decisions: Searching for Sustainable Solutions in New England Rivers

September 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Sam Roy, New England Sustainability Consortium. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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New Faculty Orientation for Research and Graduate Studies

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join Dr. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, for one of two sessions offered in which he and other senior staff of the OVPRDGS will introduce the programs and resources that are available for new faculty hires. Each session will conclude with a Q&A period. Register by following the links below. Session 1 Tuesday, Sept. 12 1–3 p.m. Bangor Room, Memorial Union Register for Session 1 Session 2: Wednesday, Sept. 13 10 a.m.–noon Stodder Hall, Room…

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New Faculty Orientation for Research and Graduate Studies

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stodder Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join Dr. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, for one of two sessions offered in which he and other senior staff of the OVPRDGS will introduce the programs and resources that are available for new faculty hires. Each session will conclude with a Q&A period. Register by following the links below. Session 1 Tuesday, Sept. 12 1–3 p.m. Bangor Room, Memorial Union Register for Session 1 Session 2: Wednesday, Sept. 13 10 a.m.–noon Stodder Hall, Room…

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Protecting Maine’s Greatest Resource

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Melanie Loyzim, Deputy Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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The Sustainable Plate — Reflections of a US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Member

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Miriam Nelson, Sustainability Institute, University of New Hampshire. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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Sustainability Success through Community Conservation

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Anthony Charles, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Co-sponsored by the School of Marine Sciences. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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October 2017

Putting Human Population Growth and Attendant Consumption Back on the Radar Screen: A Fisheries Perspective

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Professor Karin Limburg, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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The Politics of a Sustainable Coast: Money, Science, Democracy, and Climate in Southeastern Louisiana

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Michael Haedicke, Associate Professor of Sociology, Drake University. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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Emerging Perspectives on Death, Dying and Bereavement

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Twelfth Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium, "Emerging Perspectives on Death, Dying and Bereavement," will take place on Friday, Oct. 20. Click here for a full schedule or to register and pay online.

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Build It and They Will Come

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Tony Grassi, entrepreneur and business owner. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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Town Hall: Research and Graduate Studies

October 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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All members of the University of Maine campus community are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting for the Division of Research and Graduate Studies to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 3:30–5 p.m. in Wells Conference Room 2. Dr. Kody Varahramyan, the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, along with members of his division, will provide an update on the current status of research and graduate studies at the University of Maine, with time reserved for Q&A to allow members of the University…

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The Puzzle of Making the Local Food Movement Sustainable: The Challenge of the Supply Chain

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by the UMaine Food to Institution Team: Mark Haggerty, Linda Silka, Stephanie Welcomer, Melissa Ladenheim and Michaela Murray. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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November 2017

A Conversation About Decision Support Tools: What are they? When are they useful? What problems might they solve?

November 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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An interdisciplinary panel discussion. Participants: Linda Silka, Senior Faculty Fellow, Mitchell Center (facilitator) Adam Daigneault, Assistant Professor, Forest, Conservation, and Recreation Policy Jessica Jansujwicz, Research Assistant Professor, Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology Sam Roy, Postdoctoral Researcher, Mitchell Center & New England Sustainability Consortium Sandra De Urioste-Stone, Assistant Professor, Nature-Based Tourism Sonja Birthisel, Ph.D. student, Ecology and Environmental Sciences A growing problem researchers face is how to take the huge amounts of data available and make it useful to those who…

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Sustainability Lightning Talks

November 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Eight students will present five-minute talks on their sustainability research in Maine. Selected Presentations: Graduate Responses of potato varieties to Dickeya dianthicola and Pectobacterium parmentieri that cause blackleg and soft rot — Nayara Fabiola Marangoni, School of Food and Agriculture Degradation of the herbicide atrazine from drinking water using photocatalysis — Matthew A. Moyet, Ecology and Environmental Sciences The influence of dam management on water quantity in rural New England — Andrew Newcomb, School of Earth and Climate Sciences Optimizing organic nitrogen fertility…

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