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SENR Spring Seminar Series Culminates with Retrospective and New Tradition

May. 14, 2013

Beginning January 17, 2013, Dr. Steven Kellert, author and Tweedy/Ordway Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology and Senior Research Scholar at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University kicked-off the bi-annual School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) Seminar Series with his lecture, “Birthright:  People and Nature in the Modern World.”  Every Thursday thereafter (except during spring break) the SENR hosted emerging and leading scholars in environment and natural resources to present and share their research and work. A full listing of the seminar series is available here.

The seminar series culminated with a retrospective lecture by Dr. Mohan Wali entitled, “From Analog to Digital:  A Lifetime in Ecology and Environmental Science.”  His seminar marks a new tradition of inviting an outstanding emeritus colleague to deliver a retrospective lecture.  A plaque to commemorate the Distinguished Emeritus Faculty Lecture will be on display in 103 Kottman Hall, and the first name inscribed on it will be Dr. Mohan K. Wali.
Serving on the Spring SENR seminar committee and inaugurating this new tradition are Dr. Greg Hitzhusen, Dr. Jeremy Bruskotter, Dr. Cathy Rakowski, and Dr. Stephen Matthews.  Most of the seminars for the Spring series are available online for viewing.  
Image caption: Committee for SENR's 2013 Spring Seminar Series with Dr. Mohan Wali
(left to right) Dr. Jeremy Bruskotter, Dr. Greg Hitzhusen, Dr. Mohan Wali, and Dr. Stephen Matthews (not shown is Dr. Cathy Rakowski)