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SC& E Seminar, September 7, 2012
Speaker: Dr. Bryan P. Piazza, The Nature Conservancy
Title: Scaling Up Oyster Restoration in Louisiana: Science-based Decision Support for Maximizing Project Success
Colloquium on Non-traditional Instruction
On March 12, 2012, the LSU School of the Coast and Environment (SC&E) held a colloquium by Prof. V. Mark Durand, Ph.D. of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on non-traditional instruction. The half-day meeting facilitated by SC&E Dean Chris D’Elia focused on the experiences of schools that have launched successful distance learning programs. Discussion highlights included: the roles and/or limitations of technologies, how distance learning accommodates the needs of non-traditional students and research faculty, and the importance of rich course content and diverse delivery systems (not just “talking heads”) in distance learning situations. Colloquium speakers and panelists included: Dr. Durand; Dr. Laurence Kaptain, Dean, LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts; Dr. Beth Paskoff, Dean, LSU School of Library & Information Sciences; and Dr. John White, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, LSU School of the Coast & Environment.
In our continuing narrative of Louisiana's science filled environmental condition, we bring you another episode of Louisiology. Eric Roy from the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences produced this show and has done an excellent job covering the condition of Baton Rouge's air quality.
In Episode 4 of Louisiology, Eric Roy investigates air quality in the Baton Rouge area and explores some science related to air pollution. Air quality specialists Timothy Bergeron and Vivian Aucoin at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality provide information on the current status of air quality in Baton Rouge and explain some relevant scientific and regulatory issues. Dr. Marwa Hassan of LSU then introduces listeners to an emerging technology called photocatalytic pavement that shows promise for reducing pollution from vehicular emissions. Finally, Eric speaks with Lauren Stuart, executive director of the Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition, about her organization’s effort to bring cleaner burning fuels to our area. Mixed in throughout the episode, Eric supplements the interviews with segments that highlight interesting air quality information, issues, and science.
Click on Louisiology to view this episode!
LSU Part of New Regional Climate Center Funded Through Department of Interior
Dr. Christopher D'Elia, Professor and Dean of the School of the Coast & Environment at LSU, is quoted in this media release from LSU Media Center saying, “You are known for the company you keep, and in this case our partners make excellent company. Few areas of the country are more susceptible to the effects of climate change than Louisiana, and our contributions to the research effort will provide important pieces to the regional climate change puzzle.” The Louisiana Sea Grant Program was also included in the new center. (10-11-11)
Gulf Marine Life Still Lives In Spill's Horror
Dr. Christopher D'Elia, Professor and Dean of the School of the Coast & Environment at LSU, is featured in this video on the impact of the BP oil spill one year later. NPR (4-21-11)
Dean D'Elia Interviewed in Cocodrie for International News
Dr. Christopher D'Elia, Professor and Dean of the School of the Coast & Environment at LSU, was interviewed recently in Cocodrie, LA regarding the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the effects it has had on the Gulf of Mexico and the coastline. See the video clip at 24 Actu - (forewarning, the video is in French). (4-11-11)
Keepin' It Green: NCSE 11th National Conference in D.C.-Second Set of Interviews; Part 1
Dr. Christopher D'Elia, Professor and Dean of the School of the Coast & Environment at LSU is asked, "What are the Biggest Problems that Affect our Oceans?" See what he has to say in this YouTube video.
Oil Disaster Draws New Attention to Louisiana's Coastal Erosion
Dr. Ralph Portier, Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences in the School of the Coast and Environment at LSU, talks about the setback of restoring Louisiana wetlands caused from the April Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. See the video and read the transcript at PBS News. (9-22-10)
Oil Hunt Continues in the Gulf
Dr. Ralph Portier, Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences in the School of the Coast & Environment at LSU is waiting to view a report from NOAA that will show where all the oil went. Portier says that " the ordeal is far from over." Read the article and listen to the interview at WWL (7-29-10)
Overton Says Dispersants Help Protect BP Cleanup Workers: Video
Dr. Edward Overton, Professor Emeritus at the School of the Coast & Environment at LSU explains the use of dispersants in the clean-up efforts of BP in the Gulf oil spill and also how the use of dispersants aid those working in the clean-up areas in this video. The Washington Post (7-21-10)
CS Sunday: Leak Capped
Dr. Edward Overton, Professor Emeritus at the School of the Coast & Enviornment at LSU is tapped in this video to talk about the recovery of the environment from the BP oil leak. Clean Skies (7-18-10)
LSU Professor Testifies Before Spill Panel
Dr. Edward Overton, Professor Emeritus at the School of the Coast & Environment at LSU testifies before the Presidential Panel on the Gulf Oil Spill in this video. Clean Skies (7-19-10)