Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Homer Babbidge Library Electronic Classroom 1
This workshop will focus on using Pivot and Foundation Directory Online to identify grant opportunities, and private and corporate foundation funding sources. Please register at http://workshops.lib.uconn.edu
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Homer Babbidge Library, EC2 classroom
Tableau Public is a free version of Tableau business intelligence / visual analytics software, which allows anyone to explore and present any quantitative information in compelling, interactive visualizations. In this hands-on session you will work with different prepared datasets to create online interactive bar graphs, scatterplots, thematic maps and much more, which can be linked to or embedded in blogs or on web sites.
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center
Dr. Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, will give a talk entitled âJust Sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality, Living Within Limitsâ for the University of Connecticutâs Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature and the Environment. The talk will take place on Thursday, October 20, 4 pm at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium, at UConn. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Agyeman will explain that integrating social needs and welfare offers a more âjust,â rounded, and equity-focused definition of sustainability and sustainable development, while not negating the very real environmental threats we face. He will define it as âthe need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, while living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.â He will then look at examples of just sustainabilities in practice in the real world, focusing on ideas about âfair sharesâ resource distribution globally; planning for intercultural cities; achieving wellbeing and happiness; the potential in the new sharing economy, and finally the concept of âspatial justiceâ and how it complements the more established concept of social justice.
The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment. The lectures are open to the public and do not require registration. For additional information please call 860.486.4460 or visit â http://lib.uconn.edu/about/events/tealelectures/