Prairie Research Institute Anniversary Lecture Series – 2013-2014
Founding Executive Director, Prairie Research Institute
Nunavut: Canada's Frozen Territory
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
4:00 p.m. Lecture
Beckman Auditorium of the Beckman Institute
405 N. Mathews, Urbana
Free and open to the public
Nunavut, created in 1999, is one of the most remote, sparsely populated regions in the world with only 32,000 residents in an area larger than Mexico. Nearly all of Nunavut is in the zone of continuous permafrost, and glaciers and ice caps abound in its northernmost plateaux and highlands. In his 30-year career with the Geological Survey of Canada, Dr. Shilts carried out major research projects that provided a unique understanding of the permafrost, periglacial features, and glaciers of this arctic region. The modern world he experienced in Canada’s arctic is virtually identical to the world we would inhabit in Champaign County, if we had lived here 19,000 years ago.
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2013: Scott W. Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology & State Geologist of Texas Professor, Allday Endowed Chair of Subsurface Geology
SWITCH: Discover the future of energy
Film screening and discussion
December 3, 2013
View the trailer here Vimeo
2013: John White, Ecological Services, Urbana. Former Chief Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy
The Illinois Prairie and Its People: Past, Present, and Future
October 22, 2013
View White's lecture on YouTube
2012: Andrew Revkin, Dot Earth blogger for the New York Times
9 BILLION PEOPLE + 1 EARTH = ?
October 24, 2012
View Revkin’s lecture on YouTube
Listen to Revkin's WILL-AM 580 interview.
2011: Mike Loudin, ExxonMobil Exploration Company
Energy in the 21st Century
October 6, 2011
Listen to Loudin's WILL-AM 580 interview.
2009: Willie Cade, PC Rebuilders & Recyclers
The Truth, Tragedy, and Transformation of E-Waste
November 11, 2009
Listen to Cade's WILL-AM 580 interview.
Updated 04/11/2014 mj