Conferences/Speakers/Other events

Fall 2020 Colloquium Series

Informal talks given by faculty and guests via Zoom.
Noon-1 p.m. on select Thursdays.

Sept. 24: Jonathan Scott, assistant professor of economics, on "Isolating the Effect of the Shale Revolution on the U.S. Energy Mix: Evidence from the Natural Gas Pipeline Network."

Zoom link

We examine the effects of the Shale Revolution on the U.S. energy mix and greenhouse gas emissions using the preexisting pipeline network as plausibly exogenous exposure to out-of-state natural gas production. We find more natural gas production decreases electricity generated from coal power plants and wind turbines, having countervailing implications for greenhouse gas emissions. In sum, natural gas production has positive-yet-modest net environmental benefits. A natural gas leakage-rate greater than 3.3 percent negates the environmental benefits of the Shale Revolution, highlighting the importance of efficient emissions management in natural gas production.


Spring 2020 Colloquium Series

Feb. 20:  Robert Holahan, associate professor of environmental studies and political science, on "Technological change, institutional effectiveness and fracking in the commons: Economic experiments and database collection."

March 12: Barry Brenton, faculty engagement associate with the Center for Community Engagement at Binghamton University, on "Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment: Lessons on Sustainability, Community-Engagement, and Justice." 

March 26: Adriane Lam, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies at Binghamton University.

April 23: John Frazier, distinguished service professor of geography at Binghamton University, and Chengbin Den, associate professor of geography at Binghamton University.


Fall 2019 Colloquium Series

Nov. 7: Danielle Moyer, Living Building project coordinator, on "Sustainable Architecture Initiatives at Binghamton University: Updates on the Living Building and the Welcome Center."

Download a pdf of Moyer's PowerPoint presentation

Oct. 24: Louisa Holmes, assistant professor of geography, on "The Social Determinants of Environmental Health: Bridging Sustainability's Three E's"

Oct. 10: George Meindl, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies, on "Course-based undergraduate research experiences in the Environmental Studies Program and Binghamton University


Spring 2019 Colloquium Series

Jan. 31: Pam Mischen, associate professor of public administration, on "Sustainable Communities Metrics"

Presentation slides available online.

Feb, 14: Kim Brimhall, assistant professor of social work, and Shelley Dionne, professor of leadership, on "Creating Healthy Communities for Rural and Socioeconomically Disadvantages Populations: A Study on Healthcare Leadership and Supportive Work Environments"

Feb. 21: Juliet Berling, city of Binghamton, on "Recent Sustainability Initiatives in the City of Binghamton"

Feb. 28: Ralph Garruto, professor of anthropology, on "Risk of Lyme and other Tick-borne Diseases in Built Environments"

March 28: Yu Chen, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Chengben Deng, assistant professor of geography; and Timothy Faughnan, associate vice president for emergency services, on "iSENSE: An Intelligent Surveillance as an Edge Network Service for Public Safety"

April 4: Rebecca Rathmell, Southern Tier Homeless Coalition, on "The status of homelessness in Broome County and the only real way to Solve it"

April 18: Andreas Pape, associate professor of economics, on "The Emergence of Monitoring"

May 2: Ken Chiu, associate professor of computer science, on "Water Quality Seed Grant"


Fall 2018 Colloquium Series

Nov. 15: Peter Kneupfer, associate professor of geological sciences and environmental studies

Is the frequency of large floods changing? Implications for community resiliency

Nov. 8: Beth Lucas, Broome County Department of Planning

Flood Resilience in Broome County

Oct. 25: Dan Filer, Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Chesapeake Watershed Consortium

Oct. 4: Dick Andrus

Is Homo sapiens too clever to survive?

Sept. 20: Sean Cummings, manager of Binghamton University Acres

The little garden that could