On-campus event: Andrea Dezsö

halley k harrisburg ’90 and Michael Rosenfeld Artist-in-Residence Lecture – Andrea Dezsö

October 28, 2019
7:30 PM — 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Andrea Dezsö’s work encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, public art, embroidery, cut paper, and artists books. Born in Romania where travel was restricted during communism, Dezsö took to traveling through her imagination and as an artist her work explores issues including authoritarianism and freedom; gender; myth, superstition and wisdom; folk art and craft; and designing art for public spaces. Through her talk Dezsö will share insights about building a sustainable art practice that reflects her values and understanding of what it means to be human.

On-Campus Event: Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy – “The Future of the Planet: Climate Change & Environmental Protection”

October 25, 2019

12:30 PM — 1:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

With the current administration, citizens, businesses, NGOs and industries ranging from energy to investment face uncertainty about the direction of environmental progress in the U.S. and around the world. Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy brings invaluable perspective gained during more than thirty years at the intersection of politics, science, government and private industry. In this wide-ranging talk, Ms. McCarthy provides an overview of the current landscape and critical future.

On-campus event: The Grizzlies

The Grizzlies is a 2018 Canadian sports drama film, directed by Miranda de Pencier. Based on a true story, the film depicts a youth lacrosse team that was set up to help combat an epidemic of youth suicide in the Inuit community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut.

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center

The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. In October 2018, de Pencier won the Directors Guild of Canada award for Best Direction in a Feature Film. The film was theatrically released in Canada on April 19, 2019 by Mongrel Media.

Off-campus event: 2019 Smart Growth Summit

2019 Summit – Smart Growth Builds Wellness
Sparking a new dialogue to align planning and development with personal, community & global health. Host cities: Biddeford and Saco, sessions held in the Pepperell Mill, Biddeford, ME, Thursday, October 24, 2019
Renewed understanding and research on the importance of physical, mental and social well-being are emphasizing the connection between personal, community and planet health and land use planning. Join us to hear from and engage with national and local leaders.

On-Campus Event: Carbon Dioxide Removal Approaches – Their Potential Role in Addressing Climate Change, Wed. 10/9, Roux Lantern

Carbon Dioxide Removal Approaches: Their Potential Role in Addressing Climate Change
Wednesday, October 9, 4:30 pm
Lantern, Roux Center for the Environment

Wil Burns, Co-Director and Professor of Research, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University

In recent years, there has been mounting evidence that temperature increases of 1.5–2°C above preindustrial levels could have extremely serious impacts on global ecosystems and human institutions, especially in vulnerable developing countries.  There has also been growing concern that feckless climate policy responses may ensure that the globe exceeds critical climatic thresholds during this century, or that we could pass critical “tipping points” that precipitate abrupt, and nonlinear, climatic change on the earth. This has created a powerful impetus for research on, and potential deployment of, so-called “carbon dioxide removal” or “negative emissions technologies.“ While the initial focus was on the potential for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), serious questions related to cost and sustainability has led to consideration of a much broader potential array of options. The purpose of this presentation will be to provide an overview of CDR/NETs options, including potential risks and benefits, as well as to briefly discuss governance considerations at the international level. (Laura Henry)

On-Campus Event: The Sourdough project: How Public Service and History reveal stories behind our daily bread, Thursday 10/10, 7PM, Roux Lantern

The Sourdough project: How Public Service and History reveal stories behind our daily bread (Matthew Morse Booker)
Thursday, October 10 7:00
Roux Center for the Environment Lantern

Join us to sample a fresh batch of sourdough bread from the Sourdough Project, and find out what stories a loaf of bread tell us about nature, culture, and the complex history of food.

In this engaging and interdisciplinary talk, Matthew Booker will share the initial results of the Sourdough Project. A global citizen science effort based at North Carolina State University, the project is a long-term effort to map and genetically sequence some of humanity’s many microbial partners: the yeasts and bacteria found in sourdough bread.


On-Campus Event: Finding the Good News on Energy and Environment, Thursday, 10/10, 7:30 PM

Finding the Good News on Energy and Environment (Richard Alley)
Thursday, October 10  at 7:30, Smith Auditorium

PBK Visiting Scholar Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, will visit Bowdoin College on October 10-11, 2019. Professor Alley will give his lecture, “Climate Has Always Changed Naturally – How Climate History Increases Concerns About Fossil-Fuel Burning,” in the Smith Auditorium of Bowdoin College’s Sills Hall. The event will last from 7:30pm until 8:30pm, and is free and open to the public.