Events Archive 2015

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November 24, 2015
PhD Dissertation Defense, 
Julia Glenday —
"Modeling the Hydrologic Impacts of Vegetation and Channel Network Change for a Semi-arid, Mountainous, Meso-scale Catchment: the Baviaanskloof, South Africa." (more)

November 20, 2015 
PhD Dissertation Defense, 
Yuxiong Huang 
"Novel Magnetic Nanoparticle Adsorbents for Organic and Inorganic Contaminants." (more)

November 20, 2015
Faculty-Hosted Seminar, André Bardow, Chair of Technical Thermodynamics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
 "From Climate Killer to Sustainability Hero? A Life-Cycle Assessment Perspective on Utilizing Carbon Dioxide." (more)

November 9, 2015
Bren School Seminar Series, Madeleine McKinnon, Senior Director, Monitoring & Evaluation, Moore Center for Science and Oceans, Conservation International 
 "How Equitable Is Conservation? Evidence and Experiences from an International NGO." (more)

October 26, 2015
Bren School Seminar, Dan Beard, Author,Deadbeat Dams, Former Commissioner, U. S. Bureau of Reclamation 
 "Climate Change, Bathtub Rings and Low-Flow Toilets: New Realities for Western Water" (more)

October 22, 2015
Faculty-Hosted Seminar, Adam Seth Levine,
Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University —
 "Citizen Engagement (and Disengagement) in Response to Climate Change."(more)

October 15, 2015
Student-Selected Speaker, 
Tamara DiCaprio,Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability
Microsoft Corporation, "Carbon Neutrality IS the Bottom Line: The Development and Success of Microsoft's Innovative Carbon-Fee Model." (more)

October 2, 2015
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UC Natural Reserve System:
"Our Living Laboratories: The UCSB Natural Reserve System Today — a Conference for Campus and Community" (more)

August 18, 2015
PhD Dissertation Defense, Laura Dee,
"Managing ecosystem services in the face of uncertainty:
what is the role of biodiversity?"

July 17, 2015
PhD Dissertation Defense, Jon Conway,
"Fate, Transport and Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Terrestrial Environment." (more)

June 19, 2015
PhD Dissertation Defense, Eric Fournier,"The Life Cycle Energy-Water Usage Efficiency of Artificial Groundwater Recharge Via the Reuse of Treated Wastewater." (more)

June 12, 2015
2015 Bren Commencement Exercises — Keynote speaker: Jennifer DuBuisson, Senior Manager for Environmental Sustainability, LEGO, and Bren School alumna (MESM 2008). (more)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
PhD Dissertation Defense, Joe Bergesen, "Technological Change in the Life Cycle Assessment of Rapidly Expanding Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies: Case Studies on Thin-Film Photovoltaics and LED Lighting." (more)

June 3, 2015
Research Seminar, Reinout Heijungs, Dept. of Econometrics and Operations Research, VU University, Amsterdam; Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University, "In the Footprints of Life Cylce Assessment." (more)

June 1, 2015
PhD Dissertation Defense, Yi Yang, "Life-cycle assessment of agricultural systems with an emphasis on technology change, marginal yield, and regional characteristics." (more)

May 28, 2015
PhD Dissertation Defense, Adeyemi Adeleye, "Influence of Microorganisms and Extracellular Polymeric Substances n the Fate of Engineered Nanomaterials in Natural Aquatic Systems." (more)

May 21, 2015
Community Colloquium, Sarah Bagby, Project Scientists, Department of Earth Science/Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara, "Clean insights from messy data: understanding microbial responses to changing environments." (more)

May 20, 2015
Sustainable Water Markets Fellowship Program Speaker, Clay Landry, WestWater Research, "But that Fish a Drink: Water Markets and Instream Flow Protection." (more)

May 18, 2015
Environmental Justice Club Student-Selected Speaker,
Caroline Farrell, Executive Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment,
"Environmental Justice: Redefining the Role of Experts." (more)

May 13, 2015
PhD Dissertation Defense, Steve Miller, "Adaptations to Changes in Environmental Conditions and Policies." (more)

May 13, 2015
Dean's Advisory Council Panel, John Jostes, Lisa Campbell, Casey Garrett, Julia Morton, Aliya Rubinstein, "Bren World, Real World:Lessons Learned from the Group Project Process." (more)

May 12, 2015
Community Colloquium, Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Steve Polasky, University of Minnesota,
"What are You Going to Do About It? The effect of uncertainty on climate change policy." (more)

May 11, 2015
Research Seminar, Patricia Holden (Professor, Bren School); Andrew Brooks (Deputy Program Director, Moorea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Site); Kevin Lafferty (Senior Ecologist, US Geological Survey); Lyndal Laughrin (Director/Manager, Santa Cruz Island Reserve); Cristina Sandoval (Director, Coal Oil Point Reserve); Sue Swarbrick (Associate Director, UCSB Natural Reserve System), "Introduction to the UCSB Natural Reserve System and Opportunities for PhDs." (more)

April 30, 2015
The Groundwater Resource Association of California, Michelle Sneed, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, "Land Subsidence: The Lowdown on the Drawdown." (more)

April 29, 2015
Erik Olsen, Institute of Marine Science, Bergen, Norway, and Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, "Ecosystem-based management in Norway: pioneering implementation of regional-scale marine spatial planning." (more)

April 29, 2015
Sustainable Water Markets Colloquium, Reed D. Benson, Henry Weihofen Professor, University of New Mexico School of Law, "Public Funding Programs for Environmental Water Acquisitions: Origins, purposes, and revenue sources." (more)

April 27, 2015
Research Seminar, Rebecca Hernandez, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley, "Efficient Use of Land to Meet Sustainable Energy Needs: Solar Energy Development in the Anthropocene. (more)

April 24, 2015
Fess Parker Doubletree Hotel and Resort
2015 Master's Project Public Presentations — 15 Group Projects, 2 Eco-Entrepreneurship Projects. (more)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Community Colloquium, Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Charles Godfray, Oxford University, "The Challenge of Feeding 10 Billion People in a Changing Climate." (more)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Environmental Policy Panel, Deborah L. Schwartz (Bren School Dean's Council, Principal, Mesa Consulting, LLC); Helena Schneider, Mayor, City of Santa Barbara, Kathi King, Community Environmental Council, Ditch Plastic Program Manager"Getting to Policy Enactment: The case of the single-use plastic bag ban in Santa Barbara." (more)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Community Colloquium, Greg Bratman, PhD Candidate, Stanford University"Psychological Ecosystem Services: The mental health benefits of nature experience." (more)

Friday, Mar. 6, 2015
2015 Master's Project Defenses: Second round (more)

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
2015 Master's Project Defenses: First round (more)

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015
Sustainable Technology Seminar: Jessika Trancik, Atlantic Richfield Career Development Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Quantifying the Value of Storage Technologies for Solar and Wind Energy." (more)

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Sustainable Technology Seminar, Charles Mason, University of Wyoming "To Frack or not to Frack? A discussion of some key economic aspects of hydraulic fracturing." (more)

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
2015 PhD Student Symposium (more)

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Environmental Justice Colloquium, Suzi Ruhl, US EPA Office of Environmental Justice
"Mapping Environmental Justice: Existing routes, known Obstacles, and unexplored territory." (more)

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Sustainable Technology Seminar, Tom Lyon, Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce, University of Michigan"Towards Corporate Sustainability: Lessons from the Chemical Industry." (more)

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
LAFF Colloquium, Hugo Salgado, Vice-Chancellor of Management and Finance, University of Talca, Chile"Assessing Socioeconomic Sustainability of Aquaculture in Coastal Communities in Chile." (more)

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Sustainable Technology Seminar, Bhavik Bakshi, Professor, Ohio State University
"From Process to Planet: A Framework for Preventing
Unintended Harm and Encouraging Synergies with Nature."

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Student-Selected Speaker, Captain Wayne Porter, US Navy and Naval Postgraduate School —"An Inflection Point in History." (more)

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Student-Selected Speakers, Faculty Panel Discussion — Roland Geyer, Kyle C. Meng, David Auston, "Climate Leadership in California: is AB-32 working?" (more)

Jan. 20, 2015
Sustainable Technology Seminar, Christos Maravelias, Professor, University of Wisconsin“Process Systems Engineering for Renewable Energy." (more)

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Sustainable Technology Seminar, Erin Baker, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst“Decision Frameworks and the Investment in R&D: Integrating elicitation data, integrated assessment models, and decision insights." (more)

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
Community Colloquium, Tom Lovejoy, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation and Professor, George Mason University“500 Years of Exploration in the Amazon." (more)