Fall 2012 Speakers

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at 4 p.m., Smith Library, Vaughan Literature Building

Lisa Davis, director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, "The State of Rural Health Care."

Sponsored by the Place Studies Initiative of the Environmental Center as part of the Stories of the Susquehanna Valley Series.

Thursday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m., Smith Library, Vaughan Literature Building

David Del Testa, associate professor of history, and Tom Rich, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, "H&C Grove's Mill/water-powered grist mills in Union County,"

Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., Community Room, Barnes & Noble at Bucknell bookstore, Lewisburg

BUEC Panel Discussion. "USP Lewisburg: A Contested Space?" Moderated by Leslie Patrick, Bucknell associate professor of history, the panel includes Dave Bartlett, president of AFGE Local 148, the American Federation of Government Employees; Glenn Crook, former chaplain at USP Allenwood FCC; Karen Morin, Bucknell professor of geography; Dave Sprout, paralegal with the Lewisburg Prison Project; and Jeff Thomas, Warden of the Federal Penitentiary.

Sponsored by the Place Studies Initiative of the Environmental Center as part of the Stories of the Susquehanna Valley Series and the 2012-13 Social Science Colloquium: Mass Incarceration in the United States

Wednesay, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m., Smith Library, Vaughan Literature Building.

Kate Hastings, associate professor of communications, Susquehanna University, "The African-American Experience in Milton." Hastings is completing work on the African-American history of central Pennsylvania 1772-1940, particularly as it was told by area newspapers.

Sponsored by the Place Studies Initiative of the Environmental Center as part of the Stories of the Susquehanna Valley Series.

Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m., Smith Library, Vaughan Literature Building

Tom Greaves, professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology, "Lewisburg Architecture Project." Greaves will describe the project, begun in 2005, to compile a photographic inventory of structures within Lewisburg's historic district. || Related story.

Sponsored by the Place Studies Initiative of the Environmental Center as part of the Stories of the Susquehanna Valley Series.

September 20 at 4 p.m., Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center

Jason Weigle, case manager for Shell Appalachia Operations Group and instructor in Community and Economic Development at Penn State, "Strangers in strange lands: Why natural science, engineering and sociology need each other in the Marcellus Age,"

Sponsored by the Place Studies Initiative of the Environmental Center as part of the Stories of the Susquehanna Valley Series.

Sponsored by the Place Studies Initiative of the Environmental Center as part of the Stories of the Susquehanna Valley Series.

Sept. 6, 2012

Heather Feldhaus, director of the Bloomsburg University Center for Community Research and Consulting, "Rural Homelessness in the Central Susquehanna Region"

Fall 2012 Conferences

Wasn't That A Mighty Storm! Flooding in the Susquehanna Watershed

7th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium: Oct. 12 and 13, 2012.

The symposium was sponsored by the Susquehanna River Initiative of the Bucknell University Environmental Center (BUEC) and the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies, a group of faculty and students from local universities whose research focuses on the Susquehanna River. || Related news story.


 

Spring 2011 Conferences

Bucknell Teach-In: "Water, Water Everywhere," April 16-19, 2012

Bucknell hosted a weeklong teach-in to explore the importance of water in an environmentally challenged 21st century from interdisciplinary perspectives - environmental humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. Featuring more than 20 speakers, the conference's daytime events were in a "snap talk" format of 10 minutes per talk, followed by questions. Evening events included presentations on scientific approaches to water issues today and Native American perspectives.The teach-in wais supported and organized by the Religion Department and the Nature and Human Communities Initiative of the Environmental Center, along with other co-sponsoring programs and departments.

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