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October 24, 2018 Issue 94

Research Highlight

New perspectives on our atmosphere
The atmosphere surrounds us, protects us, and impacts our daily lives. From the quality of the air we breathe, to the weather, to the climate we depend on, this complex system still holds many mysteries for scientists. But thanks to cutting edge technology, researchers in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate are getting new perspectives on what’s happening in Earth’s atmosphere.

Opportunities

Environmental Leadership Program Fellowships
ELP Fellowships offer intensive leadership and skills training, time for personal and professional reflection, and the opportunity to learn and collaborate with regional and national networks.
Applications due January 7, 2019

Call for Papers: The Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education(JCWRE) disseminates original, peer-reviewed articles and comprehensive reviews on applied research, policy, education, and outreach/extension in water and watershed science and management, with international scope and an emphasis on transdisciplinary approaches and perspectives.
Submissions due November 19, 2018 or January 21, 2019.

University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Awards recognize faculty, staff, students, and University-affiliated community partners who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, have made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to society's well-being.
Nominations due December 21, 2018

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
December 10-14, 2018
Washington, D.C.
Early registration ends November 7, 2018

16th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
This collegiate design competition promotes the use of scientific and engineering principles in creating innovative projects to address environmental challenges and develop real-world solutions. This RFA is seeking applications in the research areas of Air Quality, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, Sustainable and Healthy Communities, and Chemical Safety.
Informational application webinar November 8, 2018 1:00pm
Open/Close Dates: October 24, - December 11, 2018

New faculty position at SAFL: Environmental and geophysical fluid flows

Events

Minnesota Climate Adaptation Conference
November 14, 2018
University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Early registration ends October 28, 2018

North Central Region One Water Action Forum
December 11-13, 2018
Indianapolis IN
Early registration ends October 31, 2018
 

Resources

Countdown to World Soil Day
December 5, 2018
Learn about the importance of soil, what a soil scientist’s day is like and the benefits to the soil and the consumer.

Seminars

WRS Seminar Twin Cities
Using Satellite-based Remote Sensing Methods for Automated Lake Water Quality and Ice Phenology Mapping
Leif Olmanson, Researcher, Department of Forest Resources
October 26, 2018
3:00pm 
375 Borlaug

WRS Seminar Duluth
Observations of Currents and Turbulence in Lake Superior
Sam Kelly, Department of Physics
October 29, 2018
4:00pm
202 Swenson

SAFL Seminar
Globalization of land and water resources to meet societal food and energy needs
Paolo D'Odorico, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California Berkeley
October 30, 2018
3:00-4:15pm
SAFL Auditorium

Conservation Sciences Seminar
Identifying occurrence and toxicity of contaminants of emerging concern: A multifaceted collaborative effort supporting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Gary Ankley, Environmental Protection Agency
October 26, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
33 McNeal Hall

SWAC Seminar
Irrigation Impacts on Water Quantity in the Northern Great Lakes States
Mallika Nocco,  Department of Soil, Water, & Climate
October 31, 2018
3:30pm
S415 Soils

Forest Resources Monthly Seminar
New Paradigm of Advanced Remote Sensing Methods for Automated Lake
Water Quality and Ice Phenology Mapping of Minnesota Lakes

Leif G. Olmanson
October 31, 2018
4:00 pm
100 Skok Hall

Kuehnast Lecture
Climate and Society - Lessons from Transportation
Marjorie McGuirk - Founder and President of CASE Consultants International
October 25, 2018
2:00pm
335 Borlaug Hall
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