Climate Change/Environment

The Science of Climate Change

Posted: February 21, 2020 at 3:34 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:36 pm

A simple description of the basic science of climate change. What is known for sure, and what is uncertain. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

Robert Ehrlich

Lives in Ruins: Life in the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá

Posted: October 11, 2019 at 1:34 pm

While millions of international tourists a year visit the World Heritage site of Chichén Itzá in southern Mexico and eagerly bask in its ancient wonder, few people appreciate the contemporary significance of the archaeological site. Using archival and ethnographic research, I discuss 1) how modern science and modern Maya people came to view this “ancient […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, Screen

Lisa Breglia

Reputation Management in Contemporary Policy Debates

Posted: August 20, 2019 at 7:17 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Reputation management has become more complicated because of new Internet realities and practices. The contemporary media environment is conducive to the spread of negativity and misinformation in public discourse. Social media normalize subversive rhetoric and personal attacks in political discourse regarding central issues in public policy (health care, climate change, etc). It has become more […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD Screen

Sergei A. Samoilenko

Lyme Disease: Weaponized for Warfare? Truth or Science Fiction

Posted: July 22, 2019 at 6:57 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 3:53 pm

Dr. Boileau, who serves on the National Capital Lyme Disease Board of Directors talks about the issue of biochemical warfare and was Lyme disease weaponized for this purpose. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

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Don Boileau

Climate Change in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Posted: April 26, 2018 at 4:20 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:36 pm

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” This old saying neglects the fact that everybody is inadvertently doing something about the weather – we are changing it. The reality of global climate change is now undeniable and the likelihood is high that industrialization, urbanization and deforestation have caused most of the […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector and Screen

Jim Kinter