Global Climate Change

A Faculty Forum

Tuesday, 03 Nov 2009 at 8:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Gene Takle, professor in the Departments of Agronomy and Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, will lead a discussion with other members of Iowa State's Climate Science Initiative team that was established in response to the public concern over global climate change and its impact on every segment of society. Faculty participants include agricultural economics professor John Miranowski, professor of economics and member of the National Academies Panel on Alternative Liquid Transportation Fuels; William Gutowski, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences; and Ray Arritt, professor of agronomy. A reception and student poster display will precede the lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Oak Room, Memorial Union. Part of the Faculty Forum Series, the Live Green! Sustainability Series, and the World Affairs Series.

Cosponsored By:
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Council on Sustainability
  • LAS Green Team
  • Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost
  • Office of the President
  • World Affairs
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Stay for the entire event, including the brief question-and-answer session that follows the formal presentation. Most events run 75 minutes.

Sign-ins are after the event concludes. For lectures in the Memorial Union, go to the information desk in the Main Lounge. In other academic buildings, look for signage outside the auditorium.

Lecture Etiquette

  • Stay for the entire lecture and the brief audience Q&A. If a student needs to leave early, he or she should sit near the back and exit discreetly.
  • Do not bring food or uncovered drinks into the lecture.
  • Check with Lectures staff before taking photographs or recording any portion of the event. There are often restrictions. Cell phones, tablets and laptops may be used to take notes or for class assignments.
  • Keep questions or comments brief and concise to allow as many as possible.