University of Rochester

Jesse L. Rosenberger Seminar Series

Recent Seminars

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On Earth, God’s Work Must Truly Be Our Own: The Pursuit of Fusion

E. Michael Campbell, Director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics, Sloan Auditorium 275 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

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Keynote Address

Madeline K. Sofia, PhD Assistant Producer, Science Desk National Public Radio

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center, Conference Room D

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From Farm to Fork: Sustainable Strategies for Food Waste Management

Callie Babbitt, PhD Associate Professor of Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology

Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall, University of Rochester River Campus

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The Coupling of Reactive Chemistry in the Atmosphere with Global Climate

Lee T. Murray, PhD Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Hutchison Hall room 140, Lander Auditorium

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The Hidden Threat from Using Wood Pellets: CO off-gassing and the solution

Philip Hopke, PhD Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Institute for a Sustainable Environment and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clarkson University

Friday, December 1, 2017
3:00 p.m.–4:00 a.m.
108 Goergen Hall, University of Rochester River Campus

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Snapshots of Early and Mid Pleistocene Climate and Atmospheric Composition from the Allan Hills Blue Ice Area, Antarctica

John Higgins, PhD, Assistant Professor Princeton University, Department of Geosciences

Friday, November 10, 2017
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
University of Rochester River Campus, Dewey Hall, Room 2-110D

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Part of the Alternative Energy and Fluid Mixing Seminar Series

Bob Bechtold President and Founder HARBEC Plastics, Inc.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

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Current Approaches to Exposure Assessment in Environmental Health Sciences

Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Helen Wood Hall, University of Rochester

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Advancing the Clean Energy Future: Two Perspectives on the Art and Science of Climate Communication

J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy

Patrick Hamilton, Science Museum of Minnesota

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Goergen Hall, Room 101, University of Rochester River Campus

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Air Pollution and Health: Science, Policy and Controversy

C. Arden Pope III Professor of Economics Brigham Young University

Thursday, November 3, 2016
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Upper Adolf Auditorium (Room 3-7619), University of Rochester Medical Center

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CO2 Conversion Diagram

Exploring Alternative Energy: CO2 as a Resource

Friday, April 29, 2016
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
University of Rochester River Campus

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Charles "Chip" Groat, PhD, President and CEO, The Water Institute of the Gulf

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
321 Morey Hall, University of Rochester River Campus

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Dan Steingart

Learning New Things from Old Chemistries: Revisiting Ideas “Before Lithium Ion”

Friday, February 5, 2016
12:00 p.m.
209 Computer Studies Building

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Jim Zhang

Air pollution in China: What can be done to reduce the health impacts?

Junfeng "Jim" Zhang, PhD Professor of global and environmental health Nicholas School of the Environment Duke Global Health Institute Duke University

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12:30 p.m.
Upper Auditorium, Room 3-7619, University of Rochester Medical Center

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Elaine Hill

Health Consequences of Shale Gas Development: What Do We Know?

Elaine Hill, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
5:00 p.m.
109 Goergen Hall

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Nor-easter in satellite photo

Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms: Evidence from Paleoclimate Data, Climate Modeling, and Modern Observations that 2°C Global Warming is Dangerous

James Hansen, Earth Institute at Columbia University

Monday, April 20, 2015
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lander Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on River Campus

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Adam Frank

Human Impacts on Earth: How Sustainability and Astrobiology can Illuminate the future of Earth's Technological Civilization

Adam Frank, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall on River Campus

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