The Schemel Forum University for a Day, Sept. 14

    August 28, 2019

    Join us for University for a Day: An Environmental Immersion! Come for all or part of the day's activities!

    Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
    8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Four Lectures with Lunch and Reception - $30 pp, RSVP requested
    Free to University of Scranton Students, Faculty & Staff

    Morning Coffee & Registration Begins at 8:45 a.m.

    LECTURE 1: Why Environmentalists Should be Republicans, not Liberals
    9:30 a.m to 10:45 a.m.

    This talk will argue that environmentalism is best served by "republican" rather than "liberal" political theory. It will not argue that environmentalists should join the Republican political party. Curious about the distinction? Then come to the talk. 

    Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director, Pre-Law Advisory Program, The University of Scranton

    LECTURE 2: Climate Change: What We Can and Must Do About It
    11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.

    We will discuss the basic science, the big sources and the key policies we need to put in place in a short time. 

    Timothy D. Searchinger, Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Program, Princeton University

    LECTURE 3: Sustainability and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy
    1:45 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

    Population, affluenza and unfettered technological advances have created the "perfect environmental storm," battering shores of environmental sustainability. Land conservation is a bulwark to this perfect storm, ensuring essential ecological services. The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is celebrating 25 years of conserving the natural lands of the upper Delaware River. 

    Michael C. Cann, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Chemistry Department, The University of Scranton, Director, Delaware Highlands Conservancy

    LECTURE 4: Endangered Species: An Artist Confronts Climate Change
    3:15 p.m to 4:30 p.m.

    In 2006 Diane reoriented her practice of art to the intersection of art, science and the environment. She will discuss that evolution and how, as an example, her large scale paintings and photographs have been developed in collaboration with glaciologists, documenting the disappearance of glaciers. 

    Diane Burko, Artist

    Contact: Alicen Morrison,, 570.941.6206

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