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21st Annual Kuehnast Lecture
Lectures in the Fields of Meteorology and Climatology
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
University of Minnesota
St. Paul Student Center – North Start Ballroom

"The Race to Understand a Changing Planet"
Dr. Piers Sellers
Deputy Director of the NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Sellers will review the body of evidence showing how planet Earth is changing and talk about some of the potential consequences. In addition he will share his thoughts about our future.


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Eleventh Annual William E. Larson and Raymond R. Allmaras
Emerging Issues in Soil and Water Lectures
April 18, 2013
1:00-4:30 PM
335 Borlaug Hall

 "Global Climate Change and Agriculture"
SWC - Ron Follett - Larson/Allmaras

Dr. Ron Follett
Research Leader
Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit
Fort Collins, CO

"Nitrate Losses in the Tile Drained Cornbelt: Why Reducing Them is so Difficult?"
SWC - Mark David - Larson/Allmaras

Dr. Mark B. David
Natural Resources and Enivronmental Sciences
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 

 20th Annual Kuehnast Lecture Series Presents
"Mini-Climate School"
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota
St. Paul Campus
Student Center Theatre


"Canada: No longer the Cold White North" 1:30 p.m.
SWAC - 20Kuehnast - Phillips

David Phillips
Senior Climatologist
Environment Canada

"Current Advances in Monitoring and Modeling Urban Climates" 2:45 p.m.
SWAC - 20Kuehnast - Grimmond

Sue Grimmond
King's College London

"Severe Thunderstorms and Climate Change" 3:45 p.m.
SWAC - 20Kuehnast - Brooks

Harold Brooks
NOAA National Severe Storms Lab

Centennial Events

DIG IT! The Secrets of Soil 
at the Bell Museum of Natural History

2013 Anniversary Soils Tour (.pdf)
Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate Centennial
MAPSS 40th Anniversary
June 28 | 8:00am - 5:30pm | Anniversary Barbecue at 5:30 pm