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Archive for October, 2013

EREAD 10/30/13

October 28th, 2013 by Andrea Galindo

October 30, 2013

What is your dinner doing to the environment?

By: Bijal Trivedi

From: New Scientist


Genetically Engineered Foods 10/25/2013

October 23rd, 2013 by Andrea Galindo

Genetically Engineered Foods

talk with Gregory Jaffe

October 25, 12:00pm, Duncan Hall 3092 (map)

This talk will cut through the heated rhetoric and discourse and provide the naked truth about  these new agricultural products and their impact on our food and the environment. It will summarize the benefits and risks of engineered crops during their  first decade and give insights into the challenges and issues that face this technology in the coming years. The talk  will provide a unique consumer perspective that will make sense of  this controversial topic as well as inform the audience about what role the federal government in Washington should play regarding those products.

Come join us for lunch and conversation!
RSVP by email to cses(at)rice.edu


Dr. Dominique Raynaud, How IPCC assesses climate change? 10/23/2013

October 23rd, 2013 by Andrea Galindo

Dr. Dominique Raynaud How IPCC assesses climate changes?

October 23, 12:00pm, Duncan Hall 3092 (map)

Dominique Raynaud (French National Center for Scientific Research, and Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble) is one of the most internationally renowned French scientists for his research on Antarctic ice cores to reconstruct atmospheric and to understand the link between greenhouse gases and climate.     Dr. Raynaud has received many distinctions,   including sharing with the IPCC team the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.  Besides his numerous publications, he is the co-author of  the book “The White Planet”.

Come join us for lunch and conversation!
RSVP by email to cses(at)rice.edu