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UNDERGRADUATE FORUM: Solving Environmental Problems

Friday, April 22, 2016
9:30am – 10:30am

Storrs Campus
Biology/Physics Lobby

UNDERGRADUATE FORUM Solving Environmental Problems in the 21st Century: Who Will Lead the Way?

Reception and Discussion Opportunity Dr. James W. Porter Josiah Meigs Professor of Ecology University of Georgia, Athens GA Friday, April 22, 2016 9:30am -10:30am

Biology/Physics Lobby

Undergrads from all programs and departments are invited to this unique discussion forum. Celebrate Earth Day 2016 at UConn, meet marine ecologist Dr. James Porter, and join in the lively conversation!

James Porter received his BS and PhD from Yale University. He is currently the Meigs Professor of Ecology in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Porter is a marine ecologist specializing in the biology and ecology of Floridian and Caribbean coral reefs, and is a mixed-gas and saturation-certified SCUBA diver logging more than 5,000 research dives. In 2005 he received the Environmental Educator of the Year award from the Ecology Society of America. Dr. Porter has testified on climate change issues before the US Congress five times and twice at the United Nations. His award-winning photographs have appeared in Life Magazine and the New York Times. His work has been featured on ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, News, CNN News and the CBS Evening News.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, School of Engineering, Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and the Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences Program.

Light refreshments will be served.


Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Provost Office, UConn Master Calendar

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