Upcoming Graham Center events will explore sea level rise, struggle for marriage equality
Explore More – a forum for scientists and scholars featured in UF’s Explore research magazine – presents a conversation about sea level rise past, present and future with UF geochemist Andrea Dutton and urban planner Kathryn Frank on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora.
Dutton, assistant professor in UF’s Department of Geological Science, and Frank, assistant professor in UF’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, will discuss how communities, county governments and natural resource agencies can plan for sea level rise and address the many impacts of climate change, especially with regard to aquatic/coastal ecosystems and water resources.
The event is co-sponsored by the University of Florida Office of Research, the Florida Climate Institute and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. The program is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Bob Graham Center website www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu.
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications graduate Debbie Cenziper will speak at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Pugh Hall Ocora about her new book Love Wins. The book, co-authored with Jim Obergefell, who was the lead plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that led to the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality ruling, tells the story of the many people behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that ultimately legalized same-sex marriage and why this was one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades.
Cenziper is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter with the Washington Post. Her reporting often centers on social justice, civil rights and disenfranchisement issues. This event is co-sponsored by UF LGBT Affairs, the College of Journalism and Communications and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. The program is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Bob Graham Center website www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu.