Opportunities and Limitations for Porous Media Characterization and Process Quantification Using X-ray Tomography. Speaker Dr. Dorthe Wildenschild, Oregon State University, National Groundwater Association Distinguished Lecturer.
Born in Miami, Joy Castro is the author of two literary thrillers (Hell or High Water and Nearer Home, both from St. Martin's) and two memoirs (The Truth Book and Island of Bones, both from University of Nebraska Press).
This two-hour workshop is designed for those with little-to-no GIS experience. Participants will make three separate maps (each at a separate geographic scale of analysis) of US socio-demographic data from the US Census Bureau.
Featured panelists include Rabbi Solomon Schiff, former director of the Greater Miami Rabbinical Association, Ms. Bea Hines, religion columnist for The Miami Herald; Rev. Gregory Pope, instructor of Religious Studies (FIU); and Oren Steir, associate professor and director of Holocaust Studies (FIU). Moderated by Nathan Katz, distinguished professor and director of Jewish Studies (FIU).
The conference provides a platform for the education
leaders, agency professionals and students to share best practices in current teaching, research and work force development relating to food and agriculture.
Defying the Nazis and the French government that was collaborating with the Nazis, the inhabitants of the small protestant village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon provided a safe haven throughout the war for whoever knocked on their door.
This three hour workshop will introduce participants to the use of handheld global positioning system (GPS) devices and their utility for collecting coordinate data in the field. Participants will collect data outdoors and processing those data using geographic information systems.
As part of the Ocean Life series, eco-critic Dr. Heidi Scott will discuss the eco-ethical protests against whaling that began to emerge in the second half of the nineteenth century which prefigure modern conservationist arguments that seek to preserve potential drilling zones for their inherent, cultural, and ecosystem service values.
As part of the Ocean Life series, FIU water law and ocean policy scholar Ryan Stoa will discuss three of the most pressing issues facing the world’s oceans - energy, overfishing, and pollution - and the laws (or lack thereof) in place to address them.
The Sanders prize, believed to be unique in American letters, is awarded annually to a writer of fiction, identified by The FIU Creative Writing Program, whose work combines literary excellence with popular appeal.
As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. Bill Irwin will demonstrate how nearly anyone can produce a significant amount of healthy, organic vegetables and fish with very little effort or expense in an eco-friendly, sustainable way nearly anywhere.
As part of the Ocean Life series, Tom Potts will discuss the incredible twenty-two year journey of living and working underwater aboard Aquarius and FIU’s vision of the future of this remarkable resource.