The ES&P Program has hosted important college-wide interdisciplinary Colloquia series that have engaged many of the faculty, students, and local residents. These are interdisciplinary seminary series dealing with a whole host of issues. We have these old series posted on the web so you can see the types of programs we like to host. Since 1998, the ES program has hosted the following lecture series:
New York's Energy Future - This series features five evening programs focused on Alternative Energy issues.
Inside the Controversy on Genetically Modified Food - This series features four evening programs focused on issues surrounding genetically modified food.
Drilling in the Marcellus Shale: Toward Energy Independence or Environmental Devastation? - This series examines our energy future and the role that Shale Gas will play in NY State. The series take on the important environmental issues surrounding drilling the Marcellus Shale.
Environmental Sustainability: the Role of US Higher Education - this series examined how higher education has responed and should respond to sustainability issues.
Sustainable Energy. This series features three evening programs focused on issues of achieving a sustainable global energy policy.
Abrupt Climate Change. This series features three evening programs focused on the scientific understanding of rapid climate change, and the implications for human society and the natural world.
Sustainable Development. This series features two evening programs and one all-day workshop focussed on balancing growth, preservation, and the environment.
Water and Society. This series was abbreviated and featured the legal aspects of the Clean Water Act on rivers today.
Global Climate Change. This series included Union faculty speakers who discussed the biology, geology, physics, economics and politics of global climate change.
Water and the Law. This series included three public lectures aimed at exploring subsurface and surface water law and water rights. Speakers covered not only law, but also the science of groundwater, contamination, land use practices, etc.
Lakes and Environmental Change. This series included seven speakers who covered a broad array of topics from the collapse of the Mayan civilization, to the discovery of Benedict Arnold’s Revolutionary gunboat in Lake Champlain, to chemical stratification in Lake Nyos in Africa.
The Adirondacks. This series featured five programs with a focus on the politics, natural setting, and arts of the Adirondacks.
The Hudson River. This series featured six evening programs on the natural history, science, and culture surrounding the Hudson. The series coincided with dramatic public outcry associated with dredging the upper Hudson as mandated by the EPA.
Environmental Science and Public Policy. This series features three evening programs focussed on the nexus between environmental scientists and public policy makers.