March 5, 2015
Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and Rural Futures Institute will host the next “Transdisciplinary Conversations” event March 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (6401 Dodge St) on the University of Nebraska–Omaha campus. This informal event series is designed to spur new directions in transdisciplinary research and collaboration. It is open to all NU faculty, staff and students, as well as interested colleagues in the private and nonprofit sectors.
Brief remarks will be given by Alan Kolok, director of UNO’s Nebraska Watershed Network and interim director of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Center for Environmental Health and Toxicology. His talk is titled, “Interdisciplinary solutions for super wicked problems: Lessons learned from global climate change.”
Light food and drinks will be served. Non-UNO guests may park in Lot E adjacent to the center. The event is open to the public; however, space is limited. Please register by March 13: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/event.php?eventID=1480
Transdisciplinary Conversations brings together scientists, students, extension educators, business leaders, policymakers, farmers and others, allowing them to gather informally and make cross-disciplinary connections they might not otherwise.
The next event in the series will be April 22, 4:30-6 p.m., at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. The featured speaker will be Jessica A. Shoemaker, assistant professor in the NU College of Law.
The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska was founded in 2010 to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less pressure on water resources through improved management of water in agricultural and food systems. We are committed to ensuring a water and food secure world without compromising the use of water for other human and environmental needs. Learn more at waterforfood.nebraska.edu.
Through a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, the Rural Futures Institute mobilizes the diverse resources of the University of Nebraska and its partners to support rural communities and regions in building upon their unique strengths and assets to achieve their desired futures. Learn more at ruralfutures.nebraska.edu.
The University of Nebraska has invested in four interdisciplinary, University-wide institutes—including the Water for Food Institute and Rural Futures Institute—that leverage talent and research-based expertise from across the University of Nebraska system to focus on complex state, national and global challenges.
Writer: Dana Ludvik, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska