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7/29 Does Climate Change “Change Everything”? Implications for Higher Ed & Beyond

SPHERES Of INFLUENCE VIRTUAL FIRESIDE CHAT
SUMMER 2015 PROGRAM 

Does Climate Change “Change Everything”?
Implications for Higher Ed & Beyond 

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 
12pm-1pm  ET / 11am-noon CT / 9am-10am PT

Featured Guests: 

Richard Rood (UMich) 

Joel Towers (The New School) 

Nancy Tuchman (Loyola-Chicago) 

About Richard Rood: 

Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences at the University of Michigan
Dow Sustainability Distinguished Faculty Fellow

Professor Rood’s primary research interest is in the interface of climate change with all aspects of society.

Professor Rood will set the stage for the conversation by reviewing what the science indicates about what will change and how as a result of global climate change.
READ his writings on the impacts of climate change here:

http://sustainability.umich.edu/conversation/2014/03/climate-change/

https://theconversation.com/lets-call-it-30-years-of-above-average-temperatures-means-the-climate-has-changed-36175

About Nancy Tuchman:
Founding Director, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola Unversity Chicago
 
Professor Tuchman is a visionary in the realm of sustainability in higher ed, with clear insights into how we can use the educational, operational and research engines of higher education to move the climate change needle. 

A biologist by training, Professor Tuchman’s specializations include Global Climate Change and Human Impacts. 

Thanks in part to Professor Tuchman’s vision, Loyola University Chicago has been ranked the greenest university in the Midwest in the Sierra Club’s annual ranking.
About Joel Towers:
Executive Dean, Parsons The New School for Design
Towers has led the design and development of cutting-edge programs, curricular innovation, and the implementation of a new, more inclusive governance structure. 
He also serves as an Associate Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design.

Read about Dean Towers’ campus-wide climate initiative in the New York Times: 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/science/the-new-school-takes-a-big-step-beyond-divesting-fossil-fuel-stock.html?_r=0
REGISTER HERE for this FREE online event:
https://summer2015spheresofinfluence.eventbrite.com

THIS ONLINE EVENT IS FREE BUT WE WELCOME DONATIONS TO COVER THE COST OF OUR INTERNS!
We hope you can join us for the conversation! Come with questions and ideas!

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