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Date(s) - April 22, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Theater, Lory Student Center

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April 22, 2020
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lory Student Center Theatre

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the College of Liberal Arts. Our disciplines bring a unique and human perspective to issues of the environment, with research and creative artistry that explores difficult issues, enables understanding, and promotes engaged dialogue.

Talks and Performances | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Drop in anytime to watch 9-minute presentations highlighting the environmental research and creative artistry of College of Liberal Arts faculty.

Professors Laureate Panel | 2-3 p.m.

Beth Conover, Director of the Salazar Center, will moderate a discussion of environmental issues related to the borderlands with College of Liberal Arts Professors Laureate Stephen Mumme, Ph.D. (Political Science), and Jared Orsi, Ph.D. (History).

Featured Talks and Performances

“Economics for a Fragile Planet”
Edward Barbier, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics

“Hope and Climate Change”
Michele Betsill, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science

“A Matter of Mustangs”
Leisl Carr Childers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of History

“Colorado’s Ski Resorts Complicated Relationship with the Environment”
Michael Childers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of History

“What Can History Tell Us About Climate Change?”
Andrea Duffy, Ph.D.
Director of International Studies

“Words for the Earth”
Camille Dungy, M.F.A.
Professor, Department of English

“Art and the Environment”
Jason Frazier, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History

Dance Performance
Susie Garifi, M.A.
Dance Instructor, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

“Grief in the Time of Climate Change: Learning from Indigenous Land Relationships”
Lindsey Schneider, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies

“Hope in the Anthropocene”
Ken Shockley, Ph.D.
Professor and Rolston Chair in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, Department of Philosophy

“Ecomusicology, Music, and the Natural World”
Abigail Shupe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

“Integrating Data into Environmental Problem Solving”
Jason Sibold, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Anthropology & Geography

“Garbage, Happiness, and Magic Around the World: Leaving Our Bubble”
Jose Luis Suarez Garcia, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures