January 2015


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"Dr. Wendy Whittemore" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:59:47 -0500
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Subject: New course:  ENSP399R Global Climate Change / Coastal Indicators

Description: This new course provides a unique opportunity to contribute to a
national global change research program investigating “indicators” of
global change, for example, drought, flooding, sea level rise, etc. This
spring, the course will focus on coastal resilience indicators in the face of
climate change and coastal hazards and will be co-taught by two scientists
working on the project. Students will help analyze green infrastructure like
sea grasses and SAV’s; and gray services, like breakwaters and sea walls.
Along the way, you will have a terrific opportunity to explore how science
policy is developed and connect with scientists and policy-makers at the
cutting edge of climate change research and policy. Because environmental
challenges and human responses to them are multi-dimensional, the course is
open to motivated students in all majors, including: ANTH, AOSC, BSCI, ECON,
Engineering, ENSP, ENST, GEOG, GIS, GVPT, etc. Students enrolled in the
Sustainability Studies Minor are also encouraged to enroll. Interested
students should e-mail: Dr. Ariana Sutton-Greer at
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following information in your message: Why are you interested in this
course? What is your major, UID, and expected graduation date? Since this
class is likely to be different from others you have taken, please make a
point of attending the first class to learn more about it and confirm your
interest. The course will be taught on Fridays, 10-1 pm, in 0215 SYM.

Contact Person: Dr. Wendy Whittemore
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