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Annual UIdeas Symposium Highlights Faculty Members’ Intellectual Passions

February 24, 2017

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will host its fifth annual UIdeas Symposium next week. The event will feature interdisciplinary and inspirational presentations from UI faculty sharing what they do, why they do it and how it relates to sustainability.

The symposium includes presentations by four student-nominated UI faculty members.  The presentations will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The speakers will highlight a variety of topics, including:

  • Lianne Wappett, adjunct faculty from the School of Journalism and Mass Media, will discuss “Consumable Art + Design in the 21st Century.”
  • Jeffrey Hicke, associate professor from the Department of Geography, will present “Connecting Widespread Tree Mortality and Global Climate Change.”
  • Romuald Afatchao, associate director of the Martin Institute and Program in International Studies, will discuss “Rethinking Development for Communities in Africa: A Case Study from Togo.”
  • Tara Hudiburg, assistant professor from the College of Natural Resources, will present “Sustaining Carbon Storage and Uptake in Terrestrial Ecosystems.”

“The UIdeas Symposium presents an opportunity for campus and community members to learn about what has inspired the research and career paths of these four professors. Speakers are given the opportunity to share their academic passion and how it links to sustainability. These interdisciplinary presentations will be engaging and understandable for all attendees,” said Bryce Dinger, Projects Coordinator at the UI Sustainability Center.  

UIdeas is free and open to the public; Door prizes will be awarded to the first 50 attendees. Questions from the audience are encouraged after all four presentations.

About the UI Sustainability Center

Sustainability involves reorganizing our life support systems: climate, energy, biodiversity, food, consumerism, consumption, waste, transportation and built environment. We do this through projects that reduce our environmental footprint and increase participation and collaboration among students, faculty, staff and community members in addressing sustainability-related issues. A student-led and student-funded organization, the Sustainability Center supports efforts to create an active culture of sustainability and we are committed to developing and maintaining healthful, educational living environments while fully integrating sustainable practices at the University of Idaho. For more information about the Center visit and like us on Facebook.

Media Contact:

Bryce Dinger
Projects Coordinator, Sustainability Center

About the University of Idaho

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