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New course on environmental film to be offered next semester by Film and Media Studies. For further information contact the instructor, Dr. Man-Fung Yip.

Posted September 30th, 2022

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Events on Campus 

Please join the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability for this event!

Callous Indifference: Profit Over People in Flint’s Ongoing Water Crisis

by Dr. Katrinell Davis a SOCIAL CHANGE SCHOLAR

4:30pm Thursday Nov 3 in Governors Room in the Oklahoma Memorial Union

(see poster below for details)

DR. KATRINELL M. DAVIS DIRECTOR, PROGRAM IN AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, CENTER OF DEMOGRAPHY AND POPULATION HEALTH, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY.  Callous Indifference: Profit Over People in Flint’s Ongoing Water Crisis In this talk, I document how the state of Michigan hindered Flint’s recovery from the water crisis during the initial years of the city’s lead remediation process. Findings illustrate the extent to which delays in efforts to repair the city's lead service lines were motivated by neoliberal state action. In particular, I show how the state prioritized the wishes of profit and the comfort of previous practice over the needs of the community by delaying repairs in areas where problems with elevated lead were concentrated. Thursday, 11/03 4:30 PM Central Time. Location Governors Room First floor, south end of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. OU DGES FALL COLLOQUIUM.  OU College of Atmosphere and Geographic Sciences. Flint's Journey from Crisis to Recovery: Tainted Tap. Katrinell M. Davis.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) is hosting a workshop on the role of Oklahoma in the national energy transition. Since before statehood, Oklahoma has been one of the most consequential regions for energy production globally, and today its economy is still deeply connected to extractions of energy minerals. The workshop will explore opportunities and challenges specific to Oklahoma and the midcontinent region presented by the national mandate for an energy diverse, lower-carbon future.  

The workshop will cover emerging opportunities in Oklahoma including carbon sequestration, geostorage, geothermal energy, and critical mineral exploration. Additionally, the workshop will also include lessons learned for managing produced water and navigating earthquake hazards in the last decade.  Morning and afternoon session will be followed by an open panel discussion with the presenters.

Throughout the entire workshop, we will have relevant core on site with self-guided displays, as well as a student poster session. 

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Join the Latin America Sustainability Initiative for a screening of “Daughter of the Lake” and a special Q&A with the film’s director, Ernesto Cabellos. 

Description:

At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida Ayay, a Native Andean woman and her community in northern Peru, stand up to a mining corporation in defense of a lake she considers her mother and the source of life for the region.

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If you would like us to add a listing please send the information to Cait Davanzo (caitlinanderson@ou.edu), Environmental Studies AA.