Two Let Us Talk About Water events took place on October 23. First a seminar by Dr. Jennifer Francis about the changing Arctic and how that influences mid-latitude weather at 11:30am in the Alampi Room. Second, a screening of the documentary Chasing Ice followed by a panel discussion with Jennifer Francis, David Robinson, Oscar Schofield, Dena Seidel, and Asa Rennermalm.
These events were possible thanks to support by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI(link is external)) and part of their Let Us Talk About Water series. Rutgers was one of 6 institution awarded this grant.
The events are part of the series Polar Perspectives on Science and Art supported by the Zimmerli’s Andrew W. Mellon Endowment Fund and organized with Rutgers colleagues Asa Rennermalm, Department of Geography, and Hal Salzman, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Additional partners include the Rutgers Climate Institute, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, and Institute for Women and Art. These partnerships are co-sponsored by the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) as part of the 2013–2015 Biennial Theme: “Global Health!”