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Jody Roberts
Combining Art and Science to Communicate Environmental Change

Between all the statistics, graphs and technical language, some find it difficult to conceptualize the real local impacts of climate change. On April 13, Jody Roberts, director of the Institute for Research at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, spoke to the Hamilton community about art’s ability to help people visualize the pressing consequences of environmental shifts. His lecture, titled “Sensing Change: How Art and Science Work to Communicate Climate Change,” was the final event in the Levitt Center’s Sustainability Lecture Series.  More ...

Rachel Sobel '15, third from right, and other ACS student delegates.
UN Climate Change Convention Students Hosting Videoconference

Rachel Sobel ’15 is among six student delegates sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) who are currently attending the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw, Poland. A videoconference with the student delegates will take place today, Thursday, Nov. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Levitt Center Conference Room (KJ251A).  More ...

Luis Vivanco
The Lost Art of Cycling

As Hamilton  prepares for its new bike path, cultural anthropologist Luis Vivanco’s lecture, “Reconsidering the Bicycle,” could not be more timely. Vivanco, director of the Global and Regional Studies Program and founding director of the Global Studies Program at the University of Vermont, spoke about the current global state of using bikes as alternative transportation.  More ...

Jen Kleindienst '09 talks about her career with a group of students at Hamilton.
Kleindienst ’09 Speaks about Career in Campus Sustainability

Jen Kleindienst ’09 returned to Hamilton on Oct. 21 to speak to the community about her career in environmental activism and give advice to those interested in the campus sustainability movement.  More ...

Jen Kleindienst ’09
Jen Kleindienst ’09 to Lecture About Campus Sustainabililty

Jen Kleindienst ’09, sustainability coordinator at Wesleyan University, will present a lecture titled “Challenges and Successes of Promoting Campus Sustainability,” on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.  Her lecture, part of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center Fall 2013 speaker series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Tony Weis
Global Food Crisis Explored in Tony Weis Lecture

In his April 22 lecture, author and University of Western Ontario professor Tony Weis traced the beginning of the global food crisis to advancements in agribusiness, farm subsidies and global food aid that then forced many small scale farmers in developing countries out of business.  More ...

Breena Holland
Breena Holland Seeks Environmental Justice in Bethlehem, Pa.

Breena Holland, associate professor of political science and the environmental initiative at Lehigh University, takes a different approach to academic research than many of her colleagues. Holland is less interested in massive data driven studies and more concerned with the real world impact of her work. That’s why much of her time has been spent conducting research intended to directly benefit underprivileged members of Lehigh’s local community of Bethlehem, Pa.  Holland was a guest speaker in the Levitt Center Sustainability series on Feb. 7.  More ...

Breena Holland
Levitt Speaker to Discuss Public Health and Environmental Justice

Lehigh University political science and environmental initiative professor Breena Holland will present a lecture titled “Public Health and Environmental Justice in an Era of De-Industrialization: A Role for Community-Engaged Academic Research” on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium (G027). Her lecture is part of the Levitt Center’s Sustainability Series and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Laura Steinberg
Syracuse University Dean to Discuss Natural Disaster Response

Syracuse University dean and professor Laura Steinberg will discuss the impact of natural disasters and how communities respond on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 4:15 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium. The lecture, which is part of the Levitt Public Affairs Center’s Sustainability series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Peter Cannavo
Cannavo Pens Op-ed for Huffington Post

Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavò published an op-ed, “The Real Frankenstorm,” on The Huffington Post (Oct. 26, 2012). In the piece Cannavò questions why the subject of climate change has not been addressed in this year’s presidential race.  More ...

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