Upcoming Events

Home Weatherization Talk (Brown Bag Lunch)

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March 9, 2015 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Adams Hall, Room 208

University of Maine Mechanical Engineering Professor Emeritus, Richard Hill
Monday, March 9th - Noon-1pm
Adams Hall Room 208

This talk will cover information that will help Bowdoin employees understand where they can get the best bang for their buck in terms of efficiency projects (insulation, caulking, windows, etc) focusing primarily on building envelop.  Home energy flows cannot be managed until they can be monitored. Richard Hill will focus on ?how do we know where the energy goes?. The brown-bag lunch talk will be open to all faculty and staff that would like to join us.  Feel free to bring your own lunch - cookies and coffee will be provided.

For forty-six years Professor Dick Hill was a very important part of the University of Maine?s Mechanical Engineering Department where he was also Director of the Department of Industrial Cooperation for the last thirty years of his tenure.  In addition to his work as professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Hill has educated the people of Maine through numerous public speaking engagements, fourteen years of weekly radio presentations on energy matters for five MPBN stations, and his more recent weekly three hour hour-long radio call-in program on energy related matters.  He has been invited to speak to Bowdoins Office EcoReps about home weatherization-- a timely topic!    Please RSVP to Keisha Payson at cpayson@bowdoin.edu or x3086. 

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Stacy Vandeveer: "Climate Politics Are Everywhere! Hope and Change in Transnational, National, and Local Spaces"

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April 6, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

The world of climate politics is increasingly no longer confined to the activities of national governments and international negotiations. Critical to this transformation of the politics of climate change has been the emergence of new forms of transnational governance that cut across traditional state-based jurisdictions and operate across public and private divides. 

In this presentation, Stacy Vandeveer will examine the world of climate change governance and the implications for the field of global environmental politics. He is currently professor of political science and chair of the department of political science at the University of New Hampshire. His teaching and research interests include international environmental policymaking and its domestic impacts, comparative environmental politics, connections between environmental and security issues, the roles of expertise in policy making and the global politics of consumption and environmental and humanitarian degradation. 

In addition to authoring and co-authoring over seventy articles, book chapters, working papers and reports, he co-edited six books: Comparative Environmental Politics (MIT Press 2012); The Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy (CQ Press 2010); Changing Climates in North American Politics (MIT Press 2009); Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics (Ashgate 2009); EU Enlargement and the Environment (Routledge 2005); and Saving the Seas (1997). He co-edits the journal Global Environmental Politics (MIT Press).

This event is free and open to the public.

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