The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Thomas Theis, director of the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren.
Dr. Theis will present "Urban Food Systems: Closing the Food Life Cycle." His areas of expertise include the mathematical modeling and systems analysis of environmental processes, industrial pollution prevention, industrial ecology, the environmental chemistry of trace organic and inorganic substances, interfacial reactions, subsurface contaminant transport, and hazardous waste management. The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested.
This presentation will address a suite of intersecting issues about urban food systems that includes barriers to urban food production, impacts of shifts in agricultural markets on urban food availability and affordability, factors that influence human decision-making on choices of foods, impacts on agricultural commodity markets of urban food production, and much more.
A reception will immediately follow Dr. Theis' talk.
Time and Money - two big factors used when determining your future class schedule. For example: Should you work part-time and take 2 courses? Can you afford the time and money to take another course and perhaps shorten your time to graduation? The Academic Success Center hosting a financial management/time management session. You'll explore the financial implications of taking classes to graduate within the 5 year timeframe vs extending your time in school while working. You'll also learn to evaluate your time management skills and gain techniques on how to make the most of your time. All are welcome to attend!
Join the Wayne State section of the Society of Women Engineers for lunch with established Wayne State Engineering Alumni to learn about engineering career paths and work-life balance. Each session in this alumni speaker series will highlight a different engineering discipline!
Our December speaker will feature an accomplished Wayne State Computer Science alumna, Kathy Kay. Lunch will be provided to all attendees who RSVP by December 6th.