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Tropical Climate Dynamics and Civilizations

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Gerald H. Haug

  • Director, Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

Gerald Haug is a German geologic climatologist who studies paleoclimate and geology, with a focus upon how climate relates to the dynamics of societies. Since 2007, Haug has held a professorship at the ETH Zürich in Switzerland. In 2015, he joined the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in...

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The Hidden Invasive Species: The Multiple Roles of Native Invasive Plants

Global Drylands Center
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

David Ward

  • Herrick Endowed Chair of Plant Biology, Kent State University

Plant species redistribution can be caused by invasion of species from other countries and by encroachment or range expansion of native species (native invasives). An effective strategy for studying native invasives is to use a number of approaches that include use of fixed-point photographs and sequential aerial photographs. In a...

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Stories from Data (SFD) Workshops

Monday-Wednesday, March 5-7, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Michael Simeone

  • Director of Data Science and Analytics, Arizona State University Library

Stories from Data (SFD) is a series of workshops aimed at connecting visual storytelling and data visualization. No previous experience with visualization programming or software is required.

Stories from Data will run from March 5-7 at the Memorial Union, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Coffee and...

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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Finding Dawn

Sustainability Series
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Film starts at 6:00 p.m.

FINDING DAWN puts a human face on a tragedy that has received little attention – and one which is surprisingly similar to the situation in Ciudad Juarez, on the other side of the U.S. border. Dawn Crey, Ramona Wilson and Daleen Kay Bosse are just three of the estimated 500...

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School of Sustainability Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest

School of Sustainability
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Interested in gardening? Want a way to contribute to your community? Interested in meeting fun, sustainability-oriented people? Then join us for the School of Sustainability Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day!

Feel free to drop by during any part of the timeframe. You do not need to be there the entire...

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Urban Garden Talk: Integrating Aquaponics into the Phoenix Local Food System

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Dr. George Brooks

  • Founder of Nxt Horizon
  • VP of Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce

Dr. George Brooks is a founder of the AgTech development firm NxT Horizon and regularly contributes to Aquaculture, the international magazine of seafood farming as well as Green Living AZ magazine. Currently, Dr. Brooks is the Vice President of the Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce and was recently re-elected...

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Free Film Screening: 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green

Sustainability Series
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

For 70 years, there stood a Chicago public housing community known as Cabrini Green.

Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once towered over Chicago’s most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini’s high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social...

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Urban Garden Tour: Aquaponics and the Phoenix Local Food System

Sustainability Series
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Dr. George Brooks

  • Founder of Nxt Horizon
  • VP of Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce

What better way to understand the integration of aquaponics into Phoenix’s urban food system, than a tour of Mesa Community Colleges Center for Urban Agriculture (CUA)? The CUA aims to promote education and public awareness about healthy eating and living through sustainable urban agriculture, aquaponics, and local food production...

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Can We Save Africa's Rhinos?

Sustainability Series
Monday, March 19, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Mike Slattery

  • Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, Texas Christian University

Mike Slattery is an internationally trained geographer and environmental scientist who teaches and writes on a range of environmental issues from human impacts on river systems to the socioeconomic impacts of utility-scale wind farms. He has led several global conservation programs including the establishment of a research station...

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Film Screening and Panelist Discussion: Souls of the Vermilion Sea

Biodiversity Outcomes
Sunday, March 25, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a special screening of the short documentary Souls of the Vermilion Sea followed by a moderated panel discussion with global experts on marine mammal conservation.

The vaquita is a critically endangered small porpoise that can only be found in the northern waters of the Gulf of California, Mexico...

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Looking for a Pulse in Dryland Ecosystems: Evaluating the Pulse Dynamics Paradigm Forty Years after its Creation

Global Drylands Center
April 10 - 13, 2018

Dryland ecosystems are characterized by infrequent and variable precipitation and, in his seminal 1973 paper, Noy-Meir proposed hypotheses that placed dryland ecosystem controls into a ‘pulse dynamics’ framework. This framework has become a central tenet for dryland ecology and, while it has been frequently cited and built upon, the paradigm...

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Global Locust Initiative Launch Event

Global Locust Initiative
Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, 2018

Launching the Global Locust Initiative at ASU: Identifying the Global Institutional Framework and Opportunities to Influence Policy Change in Locust Research and Management

The Launch Event:
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse set of global stakeholders, share their research through talks and posters, engage early with...

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Sustainability Short Films with Peter Byck & The Soil Carbon Cowboys

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Carbon Nation director Peter Byck has spent the last four years filming innovative ranchers that are regenerating their soils first, growing grass second, and producing healthy food third. Could these ranchers be storing enough CO2 in their soils to help slow climate change?

Byck helped form a team of scientists...

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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Red Power: Standing Rock Part 2

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Film begins at 6:30 p.m.

RED POWER is the second of an eight-episode documentary series devoted to the struggle of the Native Indian tribes of America to protect their territories and sacred places from multinational oil and mining companies.

RED POWER delves into the evolution of the Red Power Movement, tracking past battles—from Wounded...

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