Environmental Science and Sutainability Events, November

November is a busy month for sustainability at UT Austin, and the Environmental Science Institute invites you to get involved by participating in one of the numerous upcoming campus events. The list below is provided by ESI, dedicated to supplying relevant information and event announcements for UT community interested in environmental science and sustainability. If you have an event that you would like featured in the coming week, please let us know by contacting us at  esi@esi.utexas.edu.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Research + Pizza: Sustainable Cities with Robert Young, School of Architecture, UT Austin. Learn about urban futures planning and economic development initiatives for sustainable cities and regions. Dr. Young co-founded the Sustainable Cities Initiative at the University of Oregon. Free pizza provided, while it lasts. Location: Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL) Room 2.500 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (more info)

Educated Eaters Talk: Join the Food Studies Project for a stimulating discussion about food with UT faculty or food leaders in Austin. Free snack served. Location: Gearing Hall (GEA) Room 100 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Recurs weekly through Dec. 4 (more info)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nutrient constraints on carbon cycling in tropical forests with Corey Cleveland, University of Montana. Location: Norman Hackerman Building (NHB) Room 1.720 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (more info)

Environmental Science degree info session: University of Texas at Austin students interested in pursuing a bachelor of science in Environmental Science (EVS) through the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts or the Jackson School of Geosciences are invited to this EVS program info session. Location: Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB), Room 4.102 (Barrow Conference Room) @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (more info)

125th Anniversary of Geosciences at UT-Austin at the Jackson Geosciences Building (JGB) Room 2.102 (Holland Family Student Center) @ 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (more info)

Fossil Free Texas Meeting: With the devastating effects of climate change becoming clearer, students all over the country are asking their universities to consider the ethical implications of investing endowment funds in the fossil fuel industry. Attend weekly Fossil Free Texas meetings to learn about the role of divestment in the fight to stop climate change. Contact fossilfreetexas@gmail.com for more information.Garrison Hall (GAR) Room 0.128 @ 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Recurs weekly through Dec. 5

Friday, November 8, 2013

Observing Glacier-Ocean Interactions on Calving-To-Seasonal Timescales to Constrain Causes of Tidewater Glacier Acceleration with Mark Fahnestock, University of Alaska. Location: J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC 196) 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Room 1.603 @ 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (more info) 

Flood Processes, Forest Dynamics, and the Legacy of Historic Logging on the Congaree River Floodplain with Kimberly M. Meitzen, Texas State University. Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA) Room 0.128 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (more info)

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Waller Creek Cleanup: Volunteer to help clean up Waller Creek, an urban watershed that runs through the university campus, the city and into Lady Bird Lake. Location: Mustangs Statue (24th and San Jacinto) @ 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (more info)

*Register and fill out the waiver in advance by clicking the more info link above.

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