Over 90 percent of the seafood that ends up on our dinner tables is imported, and our hunger for more seafood drives serious environmental and other problems. This panel will examine issues in the US seafood trade, including: overfishing, the bycatch of marine mammals and other species, and labor issues. It will also brainstorm potential solutions to clean up the seafood supply chain.
Public Service and Nonprofit Connection, Thursday, November 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. hosted on Zoom.
Are you passionate about advocating for causes you care about and making a difference in your community? Do you want a purpose, not just a job? Virtually connect with employers in government, nonprofits, international affairs, social services, and related fields to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun “speed dating”-style event.
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Over the course of the event, your small group will have a chance to meet a new employer every 10 minutes! And, you’ll receive recruiter contact information for all attending companies.
Vic is a plaintiff in the Juliana v. United States case. As a plaintiff, Vic used his experience with the impacts of climate change to vocalize the importance of a national movement away from fossil fuels. Vic has advocated for climate justice and human rights as a fellow for the Alliance for Climate Education and speaker at the UN's COP21 Conference on Climate Change. Vic will lecture about the importance of grassroots movements, empowering youth to fight environmental injustices, and potential solutions to fossil fuel reliance.
What are the psychological, cultural, and political reasons why some people passionately engage with issues surrounding climate change, while others are apathetic, and some are downright dismissive and hostile?
Anthony Leiserowitz, the founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment, will explore this question as he delivers the 2020-21 Kritikos lecture “Climate Change in the American Mind” on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. His talk will be the first in the OHC’s 2020-21 Climate Justice series.
Climate change is one of the most daunting challenges of our time. Americans have diverse and sometimes opposing views about global warming, fundamentally shaping the political climate of climate change. Leiserowitz will explain recent trends in Americans’ climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy support, and behavior and discuss strategies to build public and political will for climate action.
Leiserowitz is an expert on public climate change and environmental beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the psychological, cultural, and political factors that shape them. At Yale, Leiserowitz examines how Americans and others around the world respond to the issues of climate change and other global challenges. YPCCC seeks to discover what people understand and misunderstand about the causes, consequences, and solutions of climate change; how they perceive the risks; and what kinds of policies they support or oppose.
As he explains, Leiserowitz’s research with YPCCC “suggest[s] it is possible to improve public understanding of the scientific consensus on climate change in a way that does not trigger political polarization. In particular, our findings suggest that scientists, nonprofit organizations, and policy makers should communicate the scientific consensus using short, simple declarative sentences or simple pie charts. Ultimately, better communication of the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change can contribute to improved public understanding and engagement with the issue.”
According to Leiserowitz, despite the distraction of COVID-19, climate change is “not fading from people’s memories, it is not fading from their sense of importance just because other issues have arisen.”
Leiserowitz earned both his MS (1998) and PhD (2003) in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon. He studied with Paul Slovic, professor of Psychology and president of Decision Research (DR), with whom he currently serves at DR. He conducts research at the global, national, and local scales, including many surveys of the American public. He conducted the first global study of public values, attitudes, and behaviors regarding sustainable development and has published more than 200 scientific articles, chapters, and reports. Leiserowitz and his colleague Edward Maibach (George Mason University) are winners of the 2020 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication. In addition, he is the host of Climate Connections, a radio program broadcast each day on more than 600 stations nationwide.
Leiserowitz’s lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required to participate in the live Zoom event. Register at: ohc.uoregon.edu. The talk will be recorded and available for viewing on the OHC’s YouTube channel. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can centuries of environmental exploitation and social injustice in the U.S. be unraveled? Robin Morris Collin, the Norma Paulus Professor of Law at Willamette University College of Law, will share her passion for creating solutions to remedy environmental injustice. She will deliver the 2020-21 Colin Ruagh O’Fallon Memorial lecture “The Geography of Injustice and the Ecology of Reparations” via Zoom.
Collin asserts that, driven by the legacies of colonialism and slavery, U.S. public policy has deliberately subordinated nature and people in pursuit of profit by discounting the value of people and places into commodities for transactional exchange. Our economy, which relies on patterns of extraction, consumption, and pollution, has deeply harmed the earth and its people. Poor communities, especially communities of color, are disproportionately impacted by pollution, waste disposal, hazardous sites, resource depletion, and disasters in the natural and built environment.
To visualize how people and places are affected by environmental injustice, Collin has been utilizing the EPA’s EJSCREEN: Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool, which collects and analyzes information to assess and compare environmental and human health risks borne by populations identified by race, national origin, or income. Injustice has literally been mapped.
Beyond defining the problems, Collin will outline key strategies that can lead to healing. She contends that in order to heal we must reestablish a reciprocity between ourselves and nature, and we need to center environmental justice in the heart of sustainability. To that end, Collin maintains that environmental justice must be included in the core curriculum so all will understand why equity matters. We must reexamine our shared histories and recognize the truth of where we are now—not try to deny or disguise it. She also believes that injured communities and damaged places need to be reconnected, one by one.
Collin believes that reparations can change the ecology of subordination, but not with payments—payments will not change systems. Sustainable community-based projects create new systems that bolster relationships between people and the land—like the Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network which is committed to culturally relevant, ancestrally guided, and ecologically sustainable, agricultural-based living. Healing entails a community-by-community focus on restorations, reparations, and re-creations.
Collin, the first U.S. law professor to teach sustainability courses in a U.S. law school, currently teaches Global Sustainability. Prior to her tenure at Willamette University, she was a professor at the University of Oregon’s Law School from 1993 to 2003. While at the UO, she cofounded the Coalition Against Environmental Racism’s Environmental Justice conference and the Sustainable Business Symposium, both of which continue into their second decade.
She has been awarded the David Brower Lifetime Achievement Award from the UO’s Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, the 2012 Oregon Woman of Achievement Award, the Leadership in Sustainability Award from the Oregon State Bar, the Campus Compact Faculty Award for Civic Engagement in Sustainability, and the national Environmental Justice Achievement Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for her work with the Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force. She was a founding board member of the Environmental Justice Action Group of Portland, and a founding member of Lawyers for a Sustainable Future.
Collin’s talk is free and open to the public. Registration is required to participate in the live Zoom event. Register at: ohc.uoregon.edu. The talk will be recorded and available for viewing on the OHC’s YouTube channel. For more information contact email@example.com
Are you passionate about improving people’s lives through healthcare? Do you want to be on the cutting-edge of scientific research? Connect with employers in healthcare, life science, biotech, and related fields to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun, virtual “speed dating”-style event on Thursday, January 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. hosted on Zoom. Over the course of the event, you’ll have a chance to meet a new employer every 10 minutes! You’ll end the evening with a complete list of contact of the attending employers.
Did you know that a summer internship or work experience is one of the top things employers look for when recruiting students for post-graduation jobs?
Check out opportunities for all majors at this year’s Internship and Summer Job Expo on Wednesday, February 10, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. This year’s fair takes place via Handshake. The virtual fair will include 30-minute group information sessions open to all interested students and 10-minute one-on-one quick informational interviews. Spots are limited, so be sure to register early to grab your spots with your favorite employers. Register on Handshake.
Do you enjoy meeting new people, solving problems, and setting goals and achieving them? Do you excel at leading teams? Do you love to share stories and persuade others? Connect with employers in sales, marketing, business development, management, and related fields to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun, virtual “speed dating”-style event on Thursday, February 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Over the course of the event, you’ll have a chance to meet a new employer every 10 minutes! And you'll end the evening with a complete contact list of attending recruiters. This event is a collaboration bewteen the University Career Center and the Lundquist Business College Mohr Career Services Office. Register on Handshake!
Do you want to pursue a career in technology? Connect with tech employers to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun, virtual “speed dating”-style event on Thursday, March 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Over the course of the event, you’ll have a chance to meet a new employer every several minutes! And you'll end the evening will a complete contact list of the attending recruiters. This event will take place live in Handshake.
Are you getting ready to graduate and aren't sure what path you'll take next? The Senior Spring Expo is your chance to connect with employers who are hiring graduating seniors for career opportunities NOW! This virtual event is an all-majors fair. Check out the list of employers through Handshake.
Are you passionate about entertainment or the arts? Do you want to forge a career path in communications? Connect with employers in communications, entertainment, the arts, and related fields to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun “speed dating”-style event on Tuesday, May 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Over the course of the event, you’ll have a chance to meet a new employer every 10 minutes! Register on Handshake!