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Talking Creativity: Conversations between Scientists and Artists Series: “Global Warming: Women in Science and Art Discuss Climate Issues and Activism”

April 20, 2011


Global Warming: Women in Science and Art Discuss Climate Issues and Activism

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
7:15-8:30 pm
Center Hall Auditorium, across from the International Lounge Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University

Moderator: Kathryn Uhrich, SAS Dean of Math & Physical Sciences and Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Speakers: Diane Burko, Artist, and AÃäsa Rennermalm, Assistant Professor, Geography Department

Primarily known as a landscape painter, in the past decade Diane Burko has gained recognition as a photographer for her cinematic document of the natural environment. She celebrates the wilderness in panoramic views of the Grand Canyon, Himalayan peaks, and the coastlines of California, Maine, and France, as well as global geological phenomenon, such as volcanoes and glaciers. The Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, is currently hosting her exhibition The Politics of Snow II. ( )

Dr. Rennermalm is an assistant professor in Geography and studies hydroclimatology especially focused on the Arctic region and the Greenland Ice Sheet. She has traveled to the Arctic in several field expeditions, and is using field data, computer based data analysis and modeling to understand climate change in the Arctic. (

Sponsors: Douglass Residential College, Institute for Women and Art, RU FAIR ADVANCE, & The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics


April 20, 2011
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Busch Student Center, Center Hall Auditorium
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854 United States


Institute for Women and Art