Huxley College Speaker Series

The Huxley College Speaker Series brings guest lecturers to the WWU campus to address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and beyond, and is intended to bring together environmentally-minded members of the WWU and Bellingham communities. Typically the series focuses around a general theme or themes, but each speaker addresses a particular angle or subtopic.

For 2016-17, the themes for the Speaker Series are conservation: biodiversity, wildlife conservation, community resilience, and transportation planning, to name a few of the topics this year's speakers will address.

As always, the lectures are free and open to the public.

2016-17 Schedule

WINTER Quarter 2017  (See also Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)

  Date/Time Speaker Talk Title Location

1/12/17, 4pm

Jenise Bauman

"Interactions between beneficial ectomycorrhizal fungi and chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) on American chestnut (Castanea dentata) used in coal mine reclamation"

MH 138

1/19/17, 4pm

Chris Greacen

"Renewable Energy Mini-Grids in Myanmar"

MH 138

1/26/17, 4pm

Denise DeLuca

"Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Innovation"

MH 138

2/2/17, 4pm

Huxley Career Panel

Derek Koellmann, Anchor QEA

Christine Woodward, Samish Nation Tribal Government

Rose Lathrop, Sustainable Connections

Bill Way, The Watershed Company

MH 138

2/9/17, 4pm

Jim Lazar

"Teaching the Duck to Fly:  Ten Strategies to Enable A High Reliance on Wind and Solar Energy for Electricity"

MH 138

2/16/17, 4pm

Christine Biermann

"Securing Forests from the Scourge of Blight: Nature, Nation, and the American Chestnut"

MH 138

Thursday, 2/23/17, 4pm

Jon Riedel

"Blue Ice: Photographic and Scientific Evidence of the Recent Loss of Glaciers in Washington's National Parks"

MH 138

FRIDAY*
3/3/17, 5:30
pm

Tzeporah Berman *

This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge *

Keynote Speaker for Western Division Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG) Conference *

AW 204

Thursday, 3/9/17, 4pm

Dana Wilson

The Salish Sea (Traditional Territory of the Lummi Nation)

Winter 2017 Salish Sea Speaker

MH 138

* The first Huxley Speaker of  March will be held on Friday, March 3rd at 5:30. There will not be a speaker on Thursday, March 2nd.

 

SPRING Quarter 2017   (See also Fall 2016 and Winter 2017)

  Date/Time Speaker Talk Title Location

Thursday, 4/6/17, 4pm

Bill Moyer

"Solutionary Rail: A People-Powered Campaign to Electrify America's Railroads and Open Corridors to a Clean Energy Future"

MH 138

Thursday, 4/13/17, 4pm

Peter Robinson

TBA

MH 138

Thursday, 4/20/17, 4pm

Mitch Thomashow

The Future of Environmental Learning

MH 138

Thursday, 4/27/17, 4pm

TBA

TBA

MH 138

Thursday, 5/4/17, 4pm

TBA

TBA

MH 138

Thursday, 5/11/17, 4pm

TBA

TBA

MH 138

Thursday, 5/18/17, 4pm

TBA

TBA

MH 138

Thursday, 5/25/17, 4pm

TBA

TBA

MH 138

Thursday, 6/1/17, 4pm

Sylvia Yang

TBA

MH 138

 

FALL Quarter 2016 - (Videos now available)  (See also Winter 2017 and Spring 2017)

  Date/Time Speaker Talk Title Video

9/29/16, 4pm

Alfredo Prieto

"The End of the Earth: Biodiversity, Conservation and Cultural Memory in Patagonia"

Video

10/6/16, 4pm

Julie Hirsch

"Oystertopia: Stewards of the Salish Sea"   (Video)

N/A

10/13/16, 4pm

Timothy Ballew, Sr.

"Five Generations of the Salish Sea"

Video

10/20/16, 2:30pm

Charles Marohn

"Strong Towns: Curbside Chat"

Video

10/20/16, 4pm

Ted Carlson

"Bellingham's Transportation Successes and Challenges"

Video

10/27/16, 4pm

Joel Swisher

"Modern, Clean Energy: Entry to the 20th Century and Survival for the 21st Century"

N/A

11/3/16, 4pm

Rachel Vasak

"Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Salmon Recovery Efforts"

Video

11/10/16, 4pm

Lorna & Darrell Smith

"Lions & Bears & Wolves: The Status of Large Charismatic Carnivores in Washington State"

Video

11/17/16, 4pm

Jim Meacham

"Visualizing the Complexities of Wildlife Migration: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Ungulates"

Video

12/1/16, 4pm

David Shull

"Cycling of Carbon and Nutrients in the Bering Sea Sediments"

Video

Interested in prior years' lecture series? Visit Huxley Speaker Series 2015-16Huxley Speaker Series 2014-15, or Huxley Speaker Series 2013-14.