Our Blue Marble - Water, Home, and humanity (part iI)
Our Blue Marble launches the second of two Lee Honors College Lyceum lecture series exploring water. During spring and fall 2016, we explore water, one of our most precious, and also most vulnerable global natural resources, from multiple perspectives. Part I (spring 2016) examined water issues in the Great Lakes region, with a special focus on Kalamazoo, and Part II (fall 2016) broadens the perspective to consider global issues related to water.
All lectures are free and open to the community. Light refreshments provided. Lectures will be held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College lounge, unless otherwise noted. Lunch is not provided, but brown bag lunches are welcome.
Watch videos of the Fall 2016 series here.
Dr. Johnson Haas, Geosciences
"The Science of High Resolution Global Ocean Models"
Dr. Brian Arbic, Physical Oceanography and Ocean Modeling, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, University of Michigan
"The Aral Sea: Devastation and Partial Restoration of a Great Lake"
Dr. Phil Micklin, Geography
"The Useful Pursuit of Shadows: Clouds, Precipitation, NASA's Earth Observing Mission"
Dr. Todd Ellis, Mallinson Institute for Science Education and Department of Geography
"Remote Sensing and Water Resources"
Dr. Mohammed Sultan, Geosciences
"The Global Water Crisis: Toward Sustainable Fresh Water Use"
Dr. Steve Kohler, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
"Urban Water Challenges"
Dr. Gabriel Filippelli, Earth Sciences, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis
"Believing Bad Water is Good: Lessons from Mexico"
Dr. Sarah Hill, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
"Connected Waters: Ecology and Evolution of Migration in Fishes"
Dr. Devin Bloom, Biological Sciences
"Providing Clean Water Worldwide"
Paul Flickinger, Clean Water for the World - Kalamazoo
"Global Health and Water"
Dr. Richard Roach, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
No December event
Genius Grant Recipient LaToya Ruby Frazier's photo essay and short film on the Flint Water Crisis, "Flint is Family" can be viewed here.