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The University of Connecticut has had a long history of convening Metanoia around important issues facing society that would benefit from deep reflection and discussion. In keeping with that tradition, we are happy to announce a Metanoia on The Environment over Spring Semester 2018. Many of the grave problems facing society in the 21st Century are environmental in nature, including issues of sustainability, water availability, food security, deforestation, and the loss of biodiversity. Because these problems are global, assuredly they will befall many nations and peoples that can least afford them. MORE

A Preview of Environmental Metanoia Featured Events
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Climate-JusticeClimate Justice: Conversations Across Barriers and Borders
Climate change produces discriminatory effects on the people of color, women, and the poor and marginalized groups in the global South. This event brings together scholars, activists, and climate refugees – from Puerto Rico, Africa, India, and the United States – to foster multiple conversations about the central questions of climate justice.

Date: Friday, April 20th, 2018
Time: 12:30 - 3:00 PM
Where: Konover Auditorium (Dodd Center), Storrs, CT
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Janet PritchardJanet Pritchard, Professor of Photography
University of Connecticut

Title: Expressions of Time + Place
Date: 11:00 AM
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Where: Konover Auditorium

Landscape photographer Janet Pritchard works at the intersection of nature and culture. She uses a methodology described as historical empathy to depict complex landscapes as expressions of time and place. Examples will be drawn from her recent project on Yellowstone National Park and her new work in progress on the Connecticut River.

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HEEP_imageHillside Environmental Education Park Dedication Ceremony
Join us for the Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP) dedication cerermony! Established in 2008 following the remediation and closure of the former UConn Landfill, the HEEP is a 165-acre preservation area located on UConn's North Campus. The park has three miles of hiking trails through a variety of habitats: uplands, meadows, wetlands, and riparian zones. 

Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Where: Innovation Partnership Building Parking Lot

Earth Art

Earth as Art: Observing Our World from Space

Dates: April 16 - April 22
ime: Gallery is open during the library hours
Where: Stevens Gallery (B Level of Babbidge Library)
Special gallery talk:  April 19 at 12 - 30 PM

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EcoexpressionEcocentric Expression

Date: April 20th, April 22nd, April 23rd, April 24th
Time: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Ratcliffe Hicks Arena

The relationship between humanity and the environment will be analyzed and critiqued through art pieces. Concepts including anthropocentrism and ecocentrism will be explored. Ideas and criticisms about current environmental education in western based cultures will be presented.

Oak_Hall_bioretentionAligning Aesthetics with Responsible Management of Surficial Hygrology
Landscape Architecture Program

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM throughout the day

Where: Oak Hll and Laurel Hall

Landscape architecture students with will be outside the buildings (weather permitting) with eye catching posters. The posters will be communicating the build elements that, “Aligning Aesthetics with Responsible Management of Surficial Hydrology.” The students will also have additional handouts with information about the topics at hand as well as information about our program of landscape architecture.

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UConn Metanoia on The Environment Events
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