University For A Day 2019

An Environmental Immersion
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Registration Begins at 8:45am to 9:15am
$30 Fee / Free to Schemel Forum Members
Includes buffet lunch

Watch the Fall 2018 lectures here

RSVP for 2019 UDAY here


Brennan Hall, Pearn Auditorium, 2nd Floor Room 228
Lunch in the Rose Room, 5th Floor Room 509 

LECTURE 1: 9:30 to 10:45 AM

Why Environmentalists Should be Republicans, not Liberals
Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, The University of Scranton

This talk will argue that environmentalism is best served by "republican" rather than "liberal" political theory. It will not argue that environmentalists should join the Republican political party. Curious about the distinction? Then come to the talk.  

LECTURE 2: 11 AM to 12:15 PM
Climate Change: What We Can and Must Do About It
Timothy D. Searchinger, J.D., Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Program, Princeton University

We will discuss the basic science, the big sources and the key policies we need to put in place in a short time.  

LECTURE 3: 1:45 to 3 PM

Sustainability and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Michael C. Cann, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Chemistry Department, The University of Scranton, Director, Delaware Highlands Conservancy

Population, affluenza and unfettered technological advances have created the "perfect environmental storm," battering shores of environmental sustainability. Land conservation is a bulwark to this perfect storm, ensuring essential ecological services. The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is celebrating 25 years of conserving the natural lands of the upper Delaware River.  


LECTURE 4: 3:15 to 4:30 PM

Endangered Species: An Artist Confronts Climate Change
Diane Burko, Artist

In 2006 Diane reoriented her practice of art to the intersection of art, science and the environment. She will discuss that evolution and how, as an example, her large scale paintings and photographs have been developed in collaboration with glaciologists, documenting the disappearance of glaciers.


University for a Day Fall 2018

The Real Road to Serfdom
Matthew Meyer, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The University of Scranton

Listen to the Lecture Here

Monumental Questions: Race, Memory, and Monument in America Today
James Campbell, Ph.D, Edgar E. Robinson, Professor in U.S. History, Stanford University

Listen to the Lecture Here

The Supreme Court at the Intersection of Law and Politics
Mark C. Alexander, J.D., Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, Villanova University

Listen to the Lecture Here


To register for programs, contact:  
Alicen Morrison
Schemel Forum Assistant 
For more info on the Schemel Forum, contact:
Sondra Myers
Schemel Forum Director


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