Spring 2024 SEMINAR SCHEDULE – Global Challenges

Tracing Pandemics Beyond Symptoms: The Power of Wastewater Epidemiology in COVID-19 Surveillance

Dr. Devrim Kaya
Assistant Professor – San Diego State University
School of Public Health
Host: Dr. Jessica Whiteside

Friday, February 23, 2024
2:30 pm – CSL 422
watch Devrim’s talk


Ancient diets and global challenges: can insights from hominin dietary ecology help address the pressures facing Arctic reindeer herding communities?

Dr. Oliver Paine
Assistant Professor – San Diego State University
Department of Anthropology
Host: Dr. Jessica Whiteside

Friday, March 8, 2024
2:30 pm – CSL 422
watch Oliver’s talk


Inside IODP: Tales of Tectonics at the Nankai Trough and the Culture of Scientific Ocean Drilling

Dr. Jon Lewis
Professor – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Department of Geology, Geography, Environment, and Planning
Host: Dr. Stephen Schellenberg

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
1 pm – CSL 422
watch Jon’s talk


Hydroclimate Response to Extreme Warming in the Past

Dr. Jim Zachos
Distinguished Professor – UC Santa Cruz
Earth and Planetary Sciences Department
Host: Dr. Jessica Whiteside

Friday, March 22, 2024
2:30 pm – CSL 422


Net-zero geoscience: Challenges, Opportunities, and Controversies

Dr. Nick Hayman
Director of Oklahoma Geological Survey
Host: Dr. Jessica Whiteside

Friday, March 29, 2024
2:30 pm -CSL 422
watch Nick’s talk


Climate change and ecosystem transformation: plate wax evidence from Indian Ocean drilling

Dr. Sarah Feakins
Professor – USC Dornsife
Earth Sciences
Host: Dr. Jessica Whiteside

Friday, April 19, 2024
1 pm – CSL 422 (speaker will be virtual)
or via zoom


Title coming soon

Dr. Isabel MontaƱez
Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute of the Environment – UC Davis
Host: Dr. Jessica Whiteside

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
1pm – CSL 422
or via zoom


Spatial metabolomics-guided insights into urbanization and environmental exposures?

Dr. Laura-Isobel McCall
Associate Professor – SDSU
Department of Chemistry
Host: Dr. Jessica Whiteside

Friday, May 3, 2024
2:30 pm – CSL 422
or via zoom

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