Course Schedule-Weekend-Today - Carnegie Mellon University

The Environment Today: Biodiversity and Environmental Justice

Course Schedule

Friday, March 25, 4:30-6:30 pm
4:30-5:00 pm
Opening remarks from Prof. Peter Madsen, Distinguished Service Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility with appointments in the Provost’s Office and the H. John Heinz III College; Executive Director Emeritus of Carnegie Mellon's Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy


5:00-6:00 pm

Ms. Peggy Shepard, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Heinz Award for the Environment Winner

Developing Community-Based Capacity to Advance Environmental Health and Justice


6:00-6:30 pm

Closing comments and course logistics from Professor Madsen


Saturday, March 26, 9:30 am-4:30 pm


9:00 am - Breakfast


9:30-10:30 am
Dr. Indira Nair, Vice Provost for Education Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

Biodiversity in a Global Context


10:45-11:45 am

Dr. Joel Tarr, Carnegie Mellon Faculty in Departments of History and EPP, and at the Heinz College

Pittsburgh's Environmental History: Water, Air and Land


11:45 am-1:00 pm Lunch and Environmental Student Organization Workshop


1:00-2:00 pm
Dr. Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke University

Biodiversity: The most beautiful carbon


2:15-3:15 pm
Caren Glotfelty and Phil Johnson, Heinz Endowments

Clearing the Haze: Understanding Western Pennsylvania’s Air Pollution Problem


3:30-4:30 pm
Dr. Patricia DeMarco, Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Institute

Preserving Biodiversity- Part of our Life Support System


Sunday, March 27, 9:30 am-2:30 pm


9:00 am - Breakfast


9:30-10:30 am
Christine Mondor, Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

Living Cities: The Challenge


10:30-11:30 am
Dr. Rick Relyea, Professor of Biology, University of Pittsburgh

Pesticides and declining biodiversity: When the dose doesn’t make the poison


11:30 am-12:30 pm
Dr. John Soluri, Carnegie Mellon Faculty in Department of History

Brewing Eco-Justice? Coffee, Small-scale Agriculture, and Climate Change


12:30-1:30 pm Lunch and Discussion Session for Student Paper Topics


1:30-2:30 pm
Andrew Butcher, CEO, GTECH Strategies

The Great Sunflower Hunt:  In Pursuit of Inspiration. Thoughts on the social entrepreneurial dilemma and how to make change that happens.