Upcoming Ecology Events

You can post ecology-related events to the Nelson Institute environmental events calendar and they will be listed here as well.
Submit a new event here.

Additional event calendars of interest to UW ecologists:

Biology Colloquia and Seminars
Climate, People and Evironment Program Seminars
Entomology Seminars
Forest and Wildlife Ecology Seminars
Limnology and Marine Science Seminars
JF Crow Institute Evolution Seminars
Weston Roundtable Series
Yi-Fu Tuan Lectures


The Critical Role of Groundwater in Sourcing the Headwaters of the World

Speaker: Masaki Hayashi - NGWA Darcy Lecturer, Professor University of Calgary
Date: October 19, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: AB20 Weeks Hall, 1215 W. Dayton St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Night Walk: Dying Grass Moon

Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Wisconsin River Paddle Day

Date: October 21, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Varies by experience level, Varies by experience level
Category: Social Event
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UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Date: October 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Picnic Point lot 129, 2004 University Bay Dr
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Red Lanterns

Date: October 21, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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EXPLORE: FLASH-TALKS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS

Speaker: See website
Date: October 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 15 Science Hall, 550 N Park St
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Renewable Energy is not Comparable to Fossil Fuel: Energy vs Energy Carriers

Speaker: Timothy Allen - Professor Emeritus, Botany, UW-Madison
Date: October 22, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Ave.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Climate, People, and the Environment Program Seminar Series - Bridging the Gap Between Applied Climatologists and Weather-Sensitive Decision Makers

Speaker: David Changnon - Professor and Chair, Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences, Northern Illinois University
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 811 Atmospheric, Oceanic And Space Sciences Building, 1225 W. Dayton St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Environmental Apocalypse and the Spanish Crisis Novel

Speaker: Bécquer Seguín - John Hopkins University
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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State and Local Action on Clean Energy

Speaker: Joe Parisi - Dane County Executive
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Ave
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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CONNECT: SPEED CONVERSATIONS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL

Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St
Category: Workshop
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Human-Nature Connection Lecture Series: Ants and Antibiotics—Potential Lessons from Nature on Ancient Antibiotic Use

Speaker: Heidi Horn - Research assistant, UW–Madison Department of Bacteriology
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Conventional and Organic Soil Management with Tech and Tata as Told by a Farmer

Speaker: Megan Wallendal - Wallendal Farms, Grand Marsh, Wisconsin
Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Room 357 Soils Bldg., 1525 Observatory Drive
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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CONNECT: SPEED CONVERSATIONS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS

Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Memmorial Union, 800 Langdon St
Category: Workshop
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Science Journalism in the Age of Fake News

Speaker: Laura Helmuth - Science, health and environment editor for the Washington Post
Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Steenbock's on Orchard, Room 19 Bascom Hall
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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PREPARE: OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN MORE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL CAREER

Speaker: See website
Date: October 25, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: 15 Science Hall, 550 N Park ST
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Weston Roundtable Series - Predicting and Explaining Phosphorus Dynamics in Lake Mendota Using Process Guided Machine Learning

Speaker: Paul Hanson - Distinguished Professor of Research, Center for Limnology, UW-Madison
Date: October 25, 2018
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: 1163 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Ave.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Groundwater as a Buffer to Climatic Change: Dynamic Subsurface Storage of Glaciated Landscapes

Speaker: David Boutt - Professor, U Mass Amherst, Geological Society of America Birdsall Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer
Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: AB20 Weeks Hall, 1215 W. Dayton St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Displaced Horizons: Music & Exhibition

Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Gallery 7 (7th Floor) George L. Mosse Humanities Building, Room 7240
Category: Music/Dance/Theater
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Arboretum Walk: Touring the Lost City

Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Walk: Touring the Lost City

Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Nature Program: Colorful Days

Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Climate, People, and the Environment Program Seminar Series - Ten Days for Flood Protection: A Game Exploring Risk, Uncertainty, and Probability in the Context of Forecasts and Flood Management

Speaker: Paul Block - Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison
Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 811 Atmospheric, Oceanic And Space Sciences Building, 1225 W. Dayton St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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River to the Heart: Film Screening & Discussion

Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Marquee Theatre Union South, 1308 W Dayton St
Category: Film
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Everyone's Earth: River to the Heart Film Screening and Discussion

Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Marquee Theatre Union South, 1308 W Dayton St
Category: Film
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Human-Nature Connection Lecture Series: Tiny Earth in Wisconsin

Speaker: Sam Rikkers - Executive director, Tiny Earth
Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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River to the Heart: Film Screening and Discussion

Date: November 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: UW South Madison Partnership, Villager Mall, 2312 South Park Street
Category: Film
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Everyone's Earth: River to the Heart Film Screening and Discussion

Date: November 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Atrium UW South Madison Partnership, Villager Mall, 2300 South Park St
Category: Film
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Sustain Dane Summit

Date: November 2, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Gordon Dining & Event Center, 770 W Dayton St
Category: Workshop
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UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Date: November 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Frautschi Point parking lot , 3034 Lake Mendota Drive
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: November 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Class: All About Owls

Speaker: Sylvia Marek - Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 3, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Workshop
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Arboretum Walk: Follow the Glacier

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 4, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Chance Ensemble presents: John Muir, University of the Wilderness

Date: November 4, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Play Circle Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street
Category: Music/Dance/Theater
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Seminar Series: Topic: Energy Policy and Renewable Energy Investment

Speaker: Sarah Johnston - Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Date: November 5, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Avenue
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: November 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Thinking Like an Arboretum

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 11, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Nature Program: Reintroducing the Wild Turkey

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 11, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Class: History of the Arboretum's Lost City

Speaker: Kathy Miner - Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Date: November 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Frautschi Point parking lot , 3034 Lake Mendota Drive
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Arboretum Sampler

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Advanced Electric Machines for Efficient Energy Conversion

Speaker: Eric Severson - Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date: November 19, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Avenue
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Night Walk: Beaver Moon

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 23, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: November 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: How Plants and Animals Prepare for Winter

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Walk: Native November

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 25, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Clean Lakes Community Awards

Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: The Edgewater , 1001 Wisconsin Ave.
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Arbor Dr. parking lot, Monroe St.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Date: December 2, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Frautschi Point parking lot , 3034 Lake Mendota Drive
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Effigy Mounds

Date: December 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Energy Management in the U.S. Navy

Speaker: Greg Zacharski - Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science
Date: December 3, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Avenue
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Class: Effigy Mound Culture

Speaker: Paul Borowsky - Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Walk: Sights, Sounds, and Smells of the Arboretum

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 9, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Walk: Our Feathered Friends

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 9, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference

Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Mechanical Engineering, 1 John Nolen Drive
Category: Conference/Symposium
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: December 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Winter Birds

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Night Walk: Solstice

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 21, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: December 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Arboretum Sampler

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Walk: Conifers

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 30, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Night Walk: New Year's Eve

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Liquid Decolonial: Seas, Oceans, and Rivers in the Age of Racial Anthropocene

Speaker: Françoise Vergès - Activist and Scholar
Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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A Roundtable on the Anthropocene, with Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès

Speaker: Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès
Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Anthropocene Seminar with Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès

Speaker: Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 175 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Anthropocene Seminar with Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès

Speaker: Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 175 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Chemical Violence and Decolonial Futures

Speaker: Michelle Murphy - Professor of History, University of Toronto
Date: March 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H.F. Deluca Forum Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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A Roundtable on the Capitalocene, with Shona Jackson, Jason Moore, and Michelle Murphy

Speaker: Shona Jackson, Jason Moore, and Michelle Murphy
Date: March 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H.F. Deluca Forum Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Capitalocene Seminar with Shona Jackson, Jason Moore, and Michelle Murphy

Speaker: Shona Jackson, Jason Moore, and Michelle Murphy
Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 175 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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An Evening of Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

Speaker: Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Varsity Hall Union South, 1308 West Dayton St
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Plantationocene Seminar with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

Speaker: Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing
Date: April 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 175 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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