February 26, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENTS
2019 GCC Distinguished Lecture: Andrew Hoffman

Dr. Andrew Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, will give this year's Global Change Center Distinguished Lecture at the Lyric Theatre, 3:30pm on Friday, March 22 ! More information is available on our website, please help us spread the word about the event!

Julia Simpson awarded the 2019 GCC Science Policy Fellowship

The GCC recently awarded the 2019 Undergraduate Science Policy Fellowship to Julia Simpson to attend the Washington Semester Program during summer 2019. Julia is a junior, double majoring in Biology and Spanish with a minor in Creative Writing.

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Call for Abstracts: EXTENDED to March 8th
Alpha Epsilon, the agricultural, food, and biological engineering honor society, is hosting the  1st Annual Alpha Epsilon Flash Talk Research Symposium  on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 from 12 - 2:30 pm in Fralin Auditorium.  The symposium is open to VT undergrad and graduate students doing research on or off campus. Cash prizes will be rewarded to the top undergraduate and graduate presenters!

Contact Lauren Wind with questions >> Sign up!
AROUND CAMPUS
Seminars and Events of Interest:
EEB: Natalie Griffiths , Oak Ridge National Lab - The effects of warming and elevated CO2 on ecosystem processes in a boreal peatland
Thursday, 2/28 at 3:30 pm
4069 Derring Hall
GEOS : Cole Edwards , Appalachian State University - Early Paleozoic oxygenation: cause of a biodiversity explosion?
Friday, March 1 at 3:30 pm
4069 Derring Hall
FREC : Menah Pratt-Clarke , Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity at VT - Diversity and inclusion in academia
Friday, 3/1 at 10:00 am , refreshments at 9:30 am
Fralin Auditorium
CEE EWR : Andrew Ault , University of Michigan - research expertise in atmospheric chemistry, with a focus on aerosol and engineered nanoparticle impacts on human health and climate
Friday, 3/1 at 2:30 pm
261 Durham Hall
FACULTY & FELLOW SPOTLIGHT
Julia Gohlke - Population Health Sciences

Dr. Gohlke’s research focuses on the human health implications of global change. She utilizes spatial epidemiology and toxicology approaches to characterize environmental factors and their association with health outcomes.

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Ben Vernasco - Biological Sciences

Ben joined the Moore lab in the Fall of 2014 as a Ph.D. student. He is interested in understanding the proximate mechanisms underlying animal behavior, reproductive success, and survival. Ben is co-advised by Dr. Brandt Ryder of the Smithsonian...

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NEWSWORTHY
GCC faculty tackle biological invasions crisis
FROM VT NEWS | Biological invasions by non-native organisms are one of the most important aspects of rapid global change, costing the global economy greater than $1 trillion annually. Globally, biological invasions...

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Fralin Life Science Institute supports green lab efforts

FROM VT NEWS | Laboratories are one of the largest energy-consuming sectors in the country. Read about some of the labs participating in the My Green Lab program, and a shout-out to the new IGC GSO Sustainability Officer position...

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