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Liberal Arts for a Fragile Planet

March 23-25, 2017

Overview

Format

Conversation Schedule

Call for Proposals

Registration

Speakers

Andrew Bocarsly

Steven Bouma-Prediger

Janet Redman

Ling Zhang

Participant Resources

Travel and Accommodations

Driving Directions to Campus

Conference Map

Shuttle

     

Conversation Schedule

 

*Draft schedule, subject to change.

 

Thursday, March 23
2:45 p.m.

Shuttles depart waterfront hotels for campus | Coast Village pickup approximately 2:50
(Destination: Winter Hall)

3:00 p.m.

Registration begins

3:30 p.m.

Plenary Address: "CO2: Agent of Climate Change, or Agent of Opportunity?"

Andrew Bocarsly | Princeton University

Winter Hall 210 , Open to the Public

5:45 p.m.

Dinner | Founders Dining Room

7:00 p.m.

Plenary Poetry Reading: Paul Willis and Kristin George Bagdanov

Hieronymus Lounge, Open to the Public

8:00 p.m. Shuttles return to hotels
(Pickup location: Hieronymus Lounge)
   
Friday, March 24
8:15 a.m. Shuttles depart waterfront hotels for campus | Coast Village pickup approximately 8:20
(Destination: Hieronymus Lounge)
8:15 a.m. Coffee and pastries | Hieronymus Lounge
8:45 a.m.

Plenary Address: "Deep Ecology, Deep History: Studying and Teaching History in Our Present Environmental Time"

Ling Zhang | Boston College

Hieronymus Lounge, Open to the Public

10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session 1

    Bridging Cultural and Political Divides | Hieronymus Lounge
   

Daniel Escher, "Cultural Aspects of Environmental Work"

   

John Shriver, "Building Collaborative Relationships Between Conservationists and Farmers in a Divided Landscape"

    Institutionalizing Integrative Thinking | Alumni Gallery
   

Paul Turpin, "Educating Interdependence: The Liberal Arts' Contribution to Environmentalism as a Civic Concern"

   

Rachel Montgomery, "Mission-Driven: Examining the Institutional Identities of Liberal Arts Colleges"

   

Ryan McIlhenny, "Creating a Storm: The Liberal Arts, Climate Change, and Social Activism"

12:15 p.m.

Lunch | Founders Dining Room

1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 2

    Histories of Environmentalism and the Fine Arts | Hieronymus Lounge
   

Lisa DeBoer, "God Made the Earth but the Dutch Made Holland:Pleasant Places, Sublime Scenes, and Teaching the Liberal Arts for a Fragile Planet" (Visuals--PowerPoint)

   

Don Hedges, "Music of the (Hydro)Sphere: American Environmentalism and Art Music from Hovhaness's And God Created Great Whales (1970) to Adams's Become Ocean (2014)"

   

On-Campus Ecology and Sustainability | Departs from circular drive outside Hieronymus Lounge

Walking tour, featuring projects by Amanda Sparkman, Donald Patterson, and Michelle Aronson (Westmont College). Expect a small amount of slightly rough terrain.

    Liberal Arts and the Language of Ecology | Alumni Gallery
   

Phyllis Brown, "Paradigm Shifts, Threshold Concepts, and Sustainability at Santa Clara University"

   

Adele Negro, "In Defense of the Liberal Arts Generalist: Reflections on an Ecology of Language"

   

Elmar Hashimov, Aurora Matzke, and Christi Watson, "The Global is Social: Ecocriticism as a Way of Marshaling Resources for New Programs in Liberal Arts"

3:30 p.m.

Plenary Address: "Education for Homelessness or Homemaking? On the Liberal Arts and Our Common Calling to Care for the Earth"

Steven Bouma-Prediger | Hope College

Hieronymus Lounge, Open to the Public

5:15 p.m.

Dinner | Founders Dining Room

6:15 p.m. Shuttles return to hotels
(Pickup location: Kerr Student Center)
   
Saturday, March 25
8:30 a.m. Shuttles depart waterfront hotels for campus | Coast Village pickup appoximately 8:35
(Destination: Hieronymus Lounge)
8:30 a.m. Coffee and pastries | Hieronymus Lounge
9:00 a.m.

Plenary Address: "Moving Forward Together: A Just Transition to a Sustainable Economy"

Janet Redman | Oil Change International

Hieronymus Lounge, Open to the Public

10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Session 3

   

Engaging Earth Sciences Across Institutional Types | Hieronymus Lounge

   

A conversation between Aradhna Tripati (UCLA) and Jonathan Mitchell (Westmont College)

   

Environmental Interpretation on Location | Alumni Gallery

   

Sarah Russ, "A Multidisciplinary Fieldtrip to Discover the American West"

   

Kelsey Lahr, "'Facts as We See Them': Personal Narratives as Evidence in Scientific Arguments About Climate Change"

   

Mediating Environmental Values Through Art | Adams 221

   

Theresa Covich, "Toward a Georgic Ethic"

   

Kristin George Bagdanov, "A New Formalism for the Anthropocene: Portable Forms for Interdisciplinary Conversations"

   

Richard Slimbach, "Global Artists for a Fragile Planet"

12:15 p.m.

Closing Lunch | Upper Magnolia Lawn

1:30 p.m. Shuttles return to hotels
(Pickup location: Hieronymus Lounge)