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MUSE Conference 2020

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February 20, 2020 1:00pm - February 22, 12:00pm
4th Floor, Rackham Building

Thursday, February 20

1:00 – 1:30pm  Registration (with tea, coffee, and light snacks) (Assembly Hall)
1:30 – 2:30pm  Welcoming Plenary (Assembly Hall)
                         Andrew Jones, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, and Lesli Hoey, Taubman College
2:45 – 4:45pm  Themed Parallel Sessions A
     A1: Energy & Carbon Neutrality (East)
     A2: Urban Sustainability & Land Use (West)
     A3: Climate Adaptation & Resilience (Earl Lewis)
5:00 – 7:00pm  Poster Reception (with finger food & bar) (Assembly Hall)


Friday, February 21

8:30 – 10:00am  Registration, breakfast, coffee and tea (Assembly Hall)
8:45 – 9:45am  Workshop #1: Communicating research to others outside academia (East)
                         Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability
10:00am – 12:00pm  Themed Parallel Sessions B
     B1: Water Resources Management (East)
     B2: Social, Racial, & Environmental Justice (West)
     B3: Systems Thinking (Earl Lewis)
12:00 – 1:00pm  Lunch (Assembly Hall)
1:00 – 3:00pm  Themed Parallel Sessions C
     C1: MUSE Across Michigan (Great Lakes Session) (East)
     C2: Decision Making for Sustainability (West)
     C3: Sustainable Food Systems (Earl Lewis)
3:00 – 3:15pm  Break, coffee and tea (Assembly Hall)
3:15 – 4:00pm  “Master Class” Plenary (Amphitheater) Natalie Sampson, University of Michigan- Dearborn, School of Public Health
4:00 – 4:15pm  Break, coffee and tea (Assembly Hall)
4:15 – 5:30pm  Pathways to Sustainability Action – Policy, Research, Activism, Teaching (Assembly Hall)
                         Sarah Mills, Maggie Allan, Sandra Turner Handy, and Joseph Trumpey
7:00 – 9:00pm  Public Reception – RSVP required (Zingerman’s Greyline)
                         Sumita Chakraborty, University of Michigan, Department of English Language and Literature


Saturday, February 22

10:30 – 12:00pm  Parallel Workshops (East & West)
     Workshop #2: Crafting a portable research pitch (East)
          RELATE (Researchers Expanding Lay-Audience Teaching and Engagement)

     Workshop #3: Choice, strategy, and how to fit public engagement into what you do (West)
           Elyse Aurbach, University of Michigan, Center for Academic Innovation

Note: The Earl Lewis Room is on the 3rd Floor of the Rackham Building