Events Archive 2014

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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Environmental Justice Speaker, Geoff Green, Executive Director, Fund for Santa Barbara “The Importance of Environmental Justice Movements and Recent Successes on the Central Coast.” (more)

Nov. 17, 2014
Student-Selected Speaker, Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium “Monterey Bay Aquarium celebrates 30 years:
ocean conservation progress and the territory ahead.”

Oct. 29, 2014
Community Colloquium, Chris Costello, Professor, Bren School "Could Closing the High Seas to Fishing Improve Fishery Outcomes?" (more)

Oct. 29, 2014
Community Colloquium, Alex Dragos and Eric Hopkins (both Bren MESM 2013), co-founders, Blue Tomorrow "Northern Ventura County Coastal Watershed Project." (more)

Oct. 23, 2014
Community Colloquium, William Yancy Brown, Chief Environmental Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management "Offshore Environmental Program and Science & Policy Perspectives." (more)

Oct. 22, 2014
Student-Selected Speaker, Larry B. Crowder, Science Director, Center for Ocean Solutions —
"Understanding Challenges to Endangered Sea Turtles: The Roles of Life History and Demography." (more)

Oct. 15, 2014
Sustainable Water Markets Seminar, Eloise Kendy, Director, Environmental Flows Program, The Nature Conservancy — "Pulling Heads out of the Sand: New Collaborations to Secure Water Resources in the Colorado River Basin." (more)

Oct. 13, 2014
Research Seminar, Lisa Leombruni, Research Director, NOVA; Lecturer, Bren School "Whom You Talk to About Climate Change Matters." (more)

July 16, 2014
PhD Dissertation Defense, Blair Goodridge "Nitrogen dynamics in coastal watersheds, beaches, and the nearshore ocean in the Santa Barbara, California, region." (more)

June 13, 2014
2014 Bren School Commencement Exercises
Keynote speaker: Ashley Conrad Saydah, Bren School alumna and Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy, California Environmental Protection Agency.

June 10, 2014
PhD Dissertation Defense,Trevor Zink"Net Green: The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility
on the Natural Environment and Employee Satisfaction
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May 30, 2014
PhD Dissertation Defense,Eric C. Edwards,"Three Essays on the Economics of Groundwater Management Institutions." (more)

June 2, 2014
Community Colloquium, Jeremy Jackson, Smithsonian Institution and Scripps Institute of Oceanography,"Ocean Apocalypse Now."(more)

June 4, 2014
PhD Dissertation Defense,Rebecca E. Toseland,"Three Essays on the Economics of Fisheries Management."(more)

May 28, 2014
Community Colloquium,Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Tim Flannery, Australian Climate Council,"Climate Impacts and Responses: an Australian perspective."(more)

May 22, 2014
Community Colloquium,Luis Fernandez, Director, Carnegie Amazon Mercury Ecosystem Project,"Calculating the Price of Amazon Gold: Illegal Gold Mining, Mercury Contamination and Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon."(more)

May 19, 2014
Community Colloquium,Charles Kennel, Director and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego,"Global Knowledge Action Network for Adaptation to Climate Change."(more)

May 14, 2014
Community Colloquium,Celia Alario, Communications Strategist, Media Consultant, Lecturer in the Bren School Strategic Environmental Communications and Media Focus,"Because Words Matter: Communicating Equity as Environmental Professionals."(more)

May 5, 2014
Bren School Faculty Panel,Arturo Keller, Gary Libecap, Jim Salzman, Robert Wilkinson,"Water and the Effects of Drought in California."(more)

April 30, 2014
Community Colloquium, Presented by The Latin American Fisheries Fellowship Program,Sian Morgan, SCS Global Services,"Market-based Conservation through MSC, ASC and Fair Trade."(more)

April 28, 2014
Community Colloquium,Gale Norton, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior,"Environmental Politics: Policies to Bridge the Partisan Divide."(more)

April 23, 2014
Sustainable Water Markets public talk:Nicholas Brozovi, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,"Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Groundwater Markets."(more

April 21, 2014
Student-selected Speaker,Thomas P. Tomich, Director, UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI),Linking knowledge with action for food system sustainability: strategies and initiatives of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis.(more)

April 11, 2014
2014 Bren School Master's Project Final Presentations.(See the schedule.)

March 6, 2014
Public Event"Game Changer: Unconventional Gas & Oil and the Energy Landscape."(more)

March 6, 2014
Annual Bren School PhD Symposium:8 students present about their doctoral research. (more

March 5, 2014
Community Colloquium,Todd Rogers, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School"How Change Sticks: How Treatment Effects Can Persist after Treatment has been Discontinued."(more)

March 5, 2014
Community Colloquium,Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate ChangeTom Swetnam,Professor, University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research "Reaping the Whirlwind: Wildfire & Climate Change in the Western United States."(more)

March 4, 2014
A UCSB Reads author reading, lecture, and book signing; associated with the Bren School Strategic Environmental Research Initiative on Wildfire,Timothy Egan, author, UCSB Reads 2014 selection,The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America.(more)

March 4, 2014
PhD Dissertation Defense,Lorena Vieli"Landscape Effects on Crop Pollination Services." (more)

Feb. 26, 2014
A UCSB Reads Talk, associated with the Bren School Strategic Environmental Research Initiative on Wildfire,Ray Ford, Author and Journalist"The History of Fire in Santa Barbara: Perceptions and Misconceptions."(more

Feb. 24, 2014
Community Colloquium,Nicolas L. Gutierrez, Senior Research and Policy Manager, Marine Stewardship Council"The Role of Fisheries Certification in Seafood Sustainability: Insights from the Marine Stewardship Council."(more)

Feb. 19, 2014
Community Colloquium,Alejandro Robles, President & CEO, Noroeste Sustenable A.C."The Story of El Manglito: Restoration of the Ensenada de la Paz."(more)

Feb. 14, 2014
Eco-Entrepreneurship Event,2014 Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge Southwest Regional Competition.(more)

Feb. 13, 2014
Community Colloquium,Mark A. Butler, Superintendent, Joshua Tree National Park"Joshua Tree National Park: Overview, Issues, and Partnership Opportunities."(more)

Feb. 12, 2014
Community Colloquium,Sarah McCaffrey, Research Forester, United States Forest Service"The Public and Fire Management: Conventional Wisdom vs. Reality."(more)

Feb. 10, 2014
On the grass between Bren Hall and Harold Frank Hall
Community Colloquium,Mati Waiya, Founder and Executive Director, Chumash Wishtoyo Foundation"Striking A Balance: Perspectives on Chumash Cultural and Environmental Values."(more)

Feb. 3, 2014
Community Colloquium,Timothy F. Malloy, Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Sustainable Technology & Policy Program, UCLA"Decisions, Science and Values: Advancing Regulatory Alternatives Analysis."(more)

Feb. 3, 2014
Community Colloquium,Noah Goldstein, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson School of Management"Decisions, Science and Values: Advancing Regulatory Alternatives Analysis."(more)

Jan. 29, 2014
Faculty Panel Discussion, part of UCSB Reads 2014,Sarah Anderson, Andrew Plantinga, Naomi Tague, Bren School"Strategic Environmental Research Initiative: Managing Wildfire in the Arid West under Conditions of Climate Change."(more)

Jan.23, 2014
Community Colloquium,John Loomis, Senior Research Economist, World Bank"Estimating the Economic Benefits of Reducing Forest Fires in
Endangered Species Habitat and the Wildland Urban Interface Using the Contingent Valuation Method."

Jan.22, 2014
Community Colloquium,Lixin Colin Xu, Senior Research Economist, World Bank"Water Quality and Education in a Brawn-based Economy: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China."(more)

Jan.13, 2014
Community Colloquium,Peter Kareiva, Vice President & Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy"What's with all the fuss about the 'New Conservation'? Exposing the crucial scientific questions that must be answered and fast."(more)