Nature & The Environment: The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series

2016-2017 Lecture Series 

Edwin Way TealeThe Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series developed as a joint effort of a number of departments, out of discussions initiated in 1995 by faculty members and graduate students with common interests in the many facets of environmental issues. The Lecture Series is designed to bring a variety of distinguished speakers to the University to speak on various aspects of nature and the environment.

All lectures are free, open to the public and, unless otherwise noted, held at 4:00 pm in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center 

Downloadable PDF poster for the lecture series.



October 20, 2016 
“Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality, Living Within Limits”
Julian Agyeman 

Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Tufts University


November 3, 2016
“Our Rivers on Drugs: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Agents of Ecological Change in Aquatic Ecosystems”
Emma Rosi-Marshall 
Senior Scientist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY
Lecture available here 


December 1, 2016
“Wanting the Wild”
Harriet Ritvo 

Arthur J. Conner Professor of History
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lecture available here


February 2, 2017
“The Sixth Extinction”
Elizabeth Kolbert 
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist
Live stream available here


March 30. 2017
“Building Capacity for Adapting to Climate Change”
Maria Carmen Lemos
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan
Live stream available here


April 19, 2017
“The Nile Project” 
Mina Girgis
President and CEO
The Nile Project
Live stream available here


** Special Performance
April 20, 2017

Musical and Cultural Performance
The Nile Project
Jorgensen Auditorium – 7:30pm


The Lecture Series is sponsored by the Vice President for Research, Offices of the President and Provost, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, Center for Environmental Science & Engineering, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Geosciences Program, Office of Environmental Policy, UConn Library, Humanities Institute, School of Engineering, School of Fine Arts, UConn School of Law, Center for Conservation & Biodiversity, Human Rights Institute, and the Departments of Natural Resources Management & Environment, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, Geography, Political Science, History, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Physics, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Center for Conservation and Biodiversity, Connecticut Sea Grant Program, and Atmospheric Sciences Group. 

For further information about the Teale Lecture Series, or to suggest a future speaker, please contact:
Kathleen Segerson, Lecture Series Coordinator