Penn State Energy and Environment Calendar

A collection of upcoming energy and environment events from around Penn State and beyond.

 10:30 – 11:30am  157 Hosler Building  Full details
This talk will focus on Dr. Lange's time as a Senior Economist with the Council of Economic Advisors, which spanned portions of the Trump and Biden administrations.
 12:00 – 1:15pm  157 Hosler Building  Full details
Much discussion of how to ensure the gains of moving to a low-carbon economy is spread evenly across society. Many technologies (heat pumps, EVs, smart appliances) that are required of households for this low-carbon economy needs to be purchased on credit. This presentation will discuss a analyses on expansion of household credit and purchases of new durable goods, with a focus on low-income and minority communities.
 3:30 – 4:30pm  112 Walker Building or Online  Full details
The link between climate change and water is one of often neglected and not well understood. This ambiguous relationship combined with climate change induced extremities and uncertainties exacerbate the propensity for conflicts over shared waters. Srinivas Chokkakula, Ministry of Jal Shakti Research Chair with the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, will give the talk “Conflicts and Complicit Climate Change: Transboundary Water Governance in South Asia." Talk is co-sponsored by Penn State's Department of Asian Studies.

 10:00am – 1:00pm  Pasto Agricultural Museum  Full details
The day will be dedicated to education about assessing and managing stormwater and drinking water and will feature two sessions. “Green Your Blues — Stormwater Workshop for Homeowners” will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Attendees will learn how to assess stormwater on their property and how to develop and implement a stormwater management plan. Registration is limited to 20 participants.

 9:00 – 10:00am  Full details
If you have ever been to Way Fruit Farm, then you have been in the Halfmoon Creek Watershed! A tributary to Spruce Creek, the Halfmoon Creek watershed is renowned for fly fishing, and is listed as a high quality-cold water fishery. However, it is listed as impaired due to agricultural sources of sediment. A Watershed Management Plan was recently approved, and funding is available for farmers to adopt a suite of new conservation practices to improve water quality. This tour will include stops at existing monitoring sites in the watershed that could be leveraged for new projects.
 2:00 – 3:00pm  217 Forest Resources Building or Online  Full details
Dr. Alexis Racelis holds the Houston Endowed Chair for Science and Technology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he serves as an Associate Professor in the School for Earth, Environmental, and Marine Science, and Director of the Agroecology and Resilient Food Systems Program. He is also the Co- Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Advancement.
 4:00 – 5:00pm  112 Walker Building or Online  Full details
Cody Two Bears is an enrolled member of The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. His work centers on the collaboration of Western science with Indigenous traditional knowledge.  Cody is the Founder and Executive Director of Indigenized Energy which is actively helping tribes develop long term energy plans and pursue strategies that will enable a just transition to renewable energy. The CannonBall Community of the Standing Rock Reservation, where Cody grew up, is one of the poorest counties in the nation, and energy costs there are among the highest.

 10:00 – 11:00am  3rd Floor Café Commons of the Millennium Science Complex  Full details
The final Millennium Café of 2022 will include live music and ample time for dialogue with your interdisciplinary colleagues. Ugly sweaters optional  -  community mindedness mandatory.   Jazzy Holiday Classics EMS Graduate Student Brass Quintet
 11:30am – 1:00pm  W203 Millennium Science Complex  Full details
Julia Cole, Professor of Climate Change, University of Michigan, presents "Lessons from corals about climate change, past and present"
 12:00 – 1:30pm  Online  Full details
During Farm Transition Talk: Agricultural Attorneys - Business Structures, we will be joined by Brook Duer of the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law to discuss business structure legal discussions and other related items regarding farm transition, succession, and overall exit strategy.

 12:00 – 2:00pm  Online  Full details
To mark the centenary of Nanook of the North (1922), this seminar considers the legacy of one of the most important landmarks of documentary film history along with screening.  What started as a collaborative effort of Robert Flaherty and the Inuit of Inukjuak (ᐃᓄᒃᔪᐊᒃ) in northern Quebec, Canada, eventually launched Flaherty’s career as the “father” of documentary film.  Nanook started out with a hugely popular commercial release and decades followed of celebratory praise for the brilliance of its cinematography and the extraordinary film-making process.
 3:30 – 4:30pm  112 Walker Building  Full details
Heat is a significant contributor to weather-related mortality worldwide. While vulnerability to the heat has decreased in many regions over recent decades due to technological, behavioral, and cultural adaptations, current and future increases in heatwave frequency, magnitude, and duration provide the opportunity for these gains to be reversed.
 4:00 – 5:00pm  210G Business Building  Full details
On Wednesday, December 7 at 2 pm, we will hear from Dr. Meg Meloy (Marketing) and her colleagues, Dr. Huseyn Abdulla (by Zoom) and Dr. James Abbey (Zoom).

 11:00am – 12:00pm  Online  Full details
2022 Women Advancing River Research Seminar Series presents "Channel-Bed Erosion in River Systems and Mitigation Measures" Elli Papangelakis Abstract
 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
In this seminar, Gail Thomas and Ira Ropson will present an overview of CTSI training programs for graduate and medical students to acquire the translational research skills and knowledge needed to work across disciplinary boundaries, advance findings from the lab into clinical settings and communities and to innovate solutions to improve human health.
 4:30 – 5:30pm  Online  Full details
The National Academies invite you to register for this year's Gilbert F. White Lecture, Energy Justice and Justice40: Made for this Moment, on Thursday, December 8 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm ET. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is helping achieve national climate goals by driving the clean energy transition forward every day. By prioritizing equity and place-based strategies in its work, DOE is modeling approaches to a clean energy transition that delivers real benefits to underserved communities—including those historically overburdened by the energy system.

 8:30am – 4:00pm  HUB-Robeson Center, Heritage Hall  Full details
We eagerly invite you to our 15th annual postdoctoral research symposium! Morning sessions will address diversity, equity, agency, and mental health for postdoctoral scholars and fellows. Afternoon activities will focus on postdoctoral research sharing with a poster session and short talk competition. Cash prizes available for both! Principal investigators, assistant research professors, and other champions of early career researchers welcome to join! Program schedule built with flexibility in mind so that you can select one part or many:

 All day  Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square  Full details
In 2016 and 2019, the Pennsylvania in the Balance Conference generated new ideas for Pennsylvania agriculture as a solution for clean water. These ideas have spurred actions that continue to build partnerships and develop projects that bring Pennsylvania closer to meeting water quality goals. Much has been accomplished. 

 All day  Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square  Full details
In 2016 and 2019, the Pennsylvania in the Balance Conference generated new ideas for Pennsylvania agriculture as a solution for clean water. These ideas have spurred actions that continue to build partnerships and develop projects that bring Pennsylvania closer to meeting water quality goals. Much has been accomplished. 

 All day  Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square  Full details
In 2016 and 2019, the Pennsylvania in the Balance Conference generated new ideas for Pennsylvania agriculture as a solution for clean water. These ideas have spurred actions that continue to build partnerships and develop projects that bring Pennsylvania closer to meeting water quality goals. Much has been accomplished.