Water for Food Institute launches ‘Transdisciplinary Conversations’ Sept. 25

Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute
Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute is pleased to announce a new series of events intended to bring together University of Nebraska colleagues from diverse fields with a shared interest in water and food research to gather informally, discuss cross-cutting questions and explore new directions for collaborative research.

The first "Transdisciplinary Conversations" event will take place from 4:30-6 p.m., Sept. 25 at the Wick Alumni Center (1520 R St.) on UNL's City Campus. Light food and drinks will be served.

This event is open to all University of Nebraska faculty, staff and students. However, space is limited. Advance registration is required. To attend, please RSVP: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/event.php?eventID=690

A brief, informal talk will be given by Sheri Fritz, George Holmes University Professor in the UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the UNL School of Biological Sciences.

Fritz will share her experience building successful transdisciplinary collaborations on projects linking geologic and climatic history with ecological and evolutionary processes.

"Transdisciplinary Conversations" provides an exciting opportunity stimulate new research connections and discussions across—and beyond—our traditional academic disciplines. After all, the more we can build on each other’s insights and experience, the better positioned we will be to address the global water-related problems affecting everyone's future.

Save the date for these upcoming "Transdisciplinary Conversations" events:
- Thursday, Oct. 24 (Wick Alumni Center, UNL City Campus)
- Wednesday, Nov. 20 (Wick Alumni Center, UNL City Campus)

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/eyp