History & Legacy

First Annual Earth Day Conference:

Mapping the Field(s) through Time and Space: Earth and Environment across the Disciplines

Date: April 21, 2010

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Event Description:
In the 40 years since the first Earth Day, changes in science, technology, politics, and social and cultural paradigms have all caused shifts-some great, some small-in our understanding of and connection to the earth. For the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the University of New Mexico Writing Across Communities (WAC) program is hosting an interdisciplinary graduate student conference. WAC, which "seeks innovative approaches to developing literacy resources, and helping students gain the knowledge needed for leadership in academic, professional, and community contexts," has always promoted cross-disciplinary and intercommunity efforts to expand knowledge, share information, and promote community solutions to difficult questions. What better forum than Earth Day to think dialectically and converse openly about the important research that promises to shape our future relationship with this planet?

Keynote Speaker: Bruce T. Milne is Professor of Biology and Director of Sustainability Studies at UNM. His research areas include: Ecology,landscape ecology, scaling, sustainability, and foodsheds. You can read more about his work and teaching in the 2011 WAC Newsletter, Writing Communities

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