Meet & Greet with Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen’s research interests include innovation studies, urban and economic geography. Her newly-published book, “Shrinking Cities: Understanding Shrinkage and Decline in the United States” offers a contemporary look at patterns of shrinkage and decline in the United States. The book juxtaposes the complex and numerous processes that contribute to these patterns with broader policy frameworks. Her current research is on the evolution of biofuel innovation and production in the United States. Dr.

Search Seminar with Lucero Radonic

Through the aqueduct and the courts: Water scarcity and access in Northwestern Mexico

This presentation examines the relationship between the universal right to water and indigenous water rights as articulated in the legal strategies of indigenous Yaqui (Yoemem) activists in Mexico, and in the jurisprudence of the Inter-American human rights system. Accelerated urban growth and the already tangible effects of climate change in the area of study are rekindling historical water conflicts between rural indigenous communities and state authorities encouraging urban development.

Occasional Talk with Lou Pugliese

The Twa Wòch (Tw) Project

To foster an effective learning environment a human centered design framework must be employed in order to address the fundamental needs for primary school design in Haiti. Careful consideration must be given to local climate, building materials, ecological conditions, and hurricane and earthquake criteria. Comprehensive discovery of human factors such as tropical climate in a school setting, geography and unique local culture are key first steps in developing a design that will hopefully have a more dramatic improvement in the future.

Occasional Talk with Darcy Gentleman

All effective talks need to be persuasive talks: At minimum a speaker needs to persuade the audience to hold attention; only then can a speaker have a hope of motivating the audience to consider, change, grow, adopt, etc. Crafting and delivering a persuasive talk requires putting audiences first. A speaker’s role is to show in the present why and how their insight could benefit the audience’s future(s). Theories drawn from oratorical analysis, marketing, and cinematic storytelling illustrate successful communication techniques.

VIRI - International Visitorship Talk Series - Ana Paula Camelo

Of which energy future are we talking about? Reflections on the ongoing energy policy in Brazil by Ana Paula Camelo from State University of Campinas (Brazil).

Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 11:50 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Coor 5536

Light snacks & refreshments served

VIRI - International Visitorship Talk Series - Alberto Aparicio

Exploring responsibility and sociotechnical imaginaries of orthogonal biology on the laboratory floor by Alberto Aparicio from University College London (U.K.).

Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 11:50 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Coor 5536

Light snacks & refreshments served

VIRI - International Visitorship Talk Series - Mario Pansera

Discourses of innovation and development: Insights from ethnographic case studies by Mario Pansera from University of Exeter (U.K.).

Date: March 15, 2017
Time: 11:50 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Coor 5536

Light snacks & refreshments will be served.

Cancelled - VIRI - International Visitorship Talk Series - Oier Imaz

‘Deliberative Ecologies’ for decision‐making: The case of nanotechnology in the EU by Oier Imaz from University of Basque Country (Spain)

Date: February 15, 2017
Time: 11:50 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Coor 5536

Light snacks & refreshments will be served.

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