January 2022

Virtual Lecture Series

Via ZOOM – 

join us for one lecture followed by questions and answers. 

For lecture abstracts, click above on “2022 Virtual Lectures” page


Week 1: “Applying Systems Thinking to Food and
Agriculture Sustainability Challenges”

Dr. Lisa Powell

Sweet Briar College
January 10, Monday, 10 am MST


Week 2: “Black Holes: Peering Behind the Curtain of One of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries”

Dr. Gary Felder

Smith College
January 17, Monday, 10 am MST 

Week 3: “Environmental Critical Zones/Youth Voices: Reading the Wrack Lines

Andrea Wollensak

Connecticut College
January 28, FRIDAY, 10 am MST
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2022 Speakers

Three Distinguished Professors

Discuss Three Dynamic Subjects

Dr. Lisa Powell
Dr. Lisa Powell

Professor of Environmental Science and Agriculture, Sweet Briar College

Dr. Lisa Powell is Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Agriculture at Sweet Briar College, where she is also the Director of the Center for Human and Environmental Sustainability. She teaches a range of courses, including environmental policy, natural resources management, and sustainable agriculture and food systems, as well as hands-on courses in greenhouse and outdoor vegetable production. Her research and
publications focus on strengthening regional food systems, land use policy, adoption of new technologies in the agri-food sector, and food literacy education. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Harvard University, an M.S.
in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University, an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in American Studies and Sustainability from the University of Texas at Austin.



Dr. Gary Felder
Dr. Gary Felder

Professor of Physics at Smith College

Professor Gary Felder grew up in North Carolina. He studied physics at Oberlin College, took off three years to backpack around Europe, Israel and Central America, and then returned to school to get a Ph.D. in physics at Stanford University. His thesis work was with Andrei Linde on the early universe, which has been his main research focus ever since. After getting his doctorate, Felder did a two-year postdoc at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in Toronto. 


Andrea Wollensak
Andrea Wollensak

Professor of Art at Connecticut College

Andrea Wollensak is an artist, designer and educator. Her work spans multi-media from traditional and digital fabrication to generative-interactive systems and includes collaborations with community partners, computer programmers, musicians, poets, and scientists. Themes in her work explore place-based narratives on environment and community. She joined Connecticut College in 1993 after Receiving a F.F.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F. A from Yale University.

Her specializations include social design and collaborative community ventures, mapping and visualizing data, digital poetics, locative media, interactive and site-specific installation works.



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