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University of Connecticut Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering

The Edwin Way Teale

Lecture Series

The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series developed as a joint effort of a number of departments, out of discussions initiated in 1995 by faculty members and graduate students with common interests in the many facets of environmental issues. The Lecture Series is designed to bring a variety of distinguished lecturers to the University to speak on various aspects of nature and the environment.

All lectures are free, open to the public and, unless otherwise noted, held at 4:00 pm in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.


Downloadable PDF poster for the 2017-2018 lecture series.


21 September 2017

"Extreme Conservation - A Planet without Glaciers"
Joel Berger
Cox Chair of Conservation Biology, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology,
Colorado State University            Watch Live Here

9 October 2017 (Special Presentation)

"Science and Environment in the White House: What Obama Did. What Trump Is Doing. What We Can Do"
John Holdren
Senior advisor to President Obama on science and technology issues from 2009-2017.
Currently, the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University

Note: This Special Presentation is at 4:00 PM in the Student Union Theater.
Dr. Holdren was brought to campus by the Center of Biological Risk, with support from the Teale Series.

19 October 2017

"Mining the Mountains: the Environmental Legacies of Coal Mining in Appalachia"
Emily Bernhard
Professor, Department of Biology,
Duke University

9 November 2017

"Thoreau as Activist: Writing to Save the World"
Jeffrey S. Cramer
Curator of Collections,
Walden Woods Project's Thoreau Institute Library, Lincoln, Massachusetts

1 February 2018

"Giving the Future a Chance"
Elke Weber
Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs,
Princeton University

8 March 2018

"Rolling Back Environmental Regulation: Implications for Law, the Economy, and the Environment"
Cary Coglianese
Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Penn Program on Regulation,
University of Pennsylvania

5 April 2018

"(Non)human: Visual Ecology of Extraction and Consumption"
Subhankar Banerjee
Lannan Foundation Endowed Chair of Land Arts of the American West and Professor, Art & Ecology, Department of Art and Art History,
University of New Mexico

The Lecture Series is sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, School of Engineering, School of Fine Arts, School of Law, Atmospheric Sciences Group, Center for Conservation and Biodiversity, Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Center of Biological Risk, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Connecticut Sea Grant Program, Environmental Sciences Program, Environmental Studies Program, Geosciences Program, Human Rights Institute, Humanities Institute, Office of Environmental Policy, and UConn Library, as well as by Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Natural Resources & the Environment, Political Science, and Physics.

For further information about the Teale Lecture Series, or to suggest a future speaker, please contact:

Kathleen Segerson, Lecture Series Coordinator
Past Lectures Page