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November 2012

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State of IT in Maine Conference

State of IT in Maine Conference

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, Portland
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Dean
Contact Email: 
jdean@usm.maine.edu

Meet your colleagues from business, industry, education, government, and research. Join us to launch the Maine CyberSecurity Cluster, the hub for cyber-security related education and workforce development resources in Maine.

Keynote Speakers:

  • George Hogan: Chief Information Officer for Wright Epress
  • Richard Thompson: Chief Information Officer for University of Southern Maine System
  • Jim Smith: Chief Information Officer for the State of Maine

Includes Panel Discussion and Q&A

Topics:

The Power of the Network: Broadband Capacity that Makes a Difference 

How Emerging Technologies are Changing the Role of IT in a Global Economy

  • Network with Professionals who share your IT challenges
  • Get answers from IT practitioners state-wide
  • Stay informed about the ongoing challenges of cybersecurity
  • Learn about pending legislation

To register: Call (207) 780-5960 or visit www.ii.usm.maine.edu/itm/

Admission:

$80 Public

$50 USM Faculty/Staff 

$25 Students

Admission includes breakfast and lunch.

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Discussion and Workshop for Students: Tom Lovejoy’s Looming Questions for Conservation in the 21st Century

Discussion and Workshop for Students: Tom Lovejoy’s Looming Questions for Conservation in the 21st Century

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: 
Hannaford Lecture Hall, USM Portland
Contact Name: 
Patrick Keenan
Contact Phone: 
(207) 839-7600 x242
Contact Email: 
patrick.keenan@briloon.org

An Exciting Educational Opportunity

High school and college students with a passion for science and conservation are welcome to join us to learn how to address these looming issues. For more information, click here.
To register, contact Patrick Keenan at patrick.keenan@briloon.org.

Dr. Lovejoy will facilitate a discussion and workshop centered on his Looming Questions for Conservation in the 21st Century. He will share his perspectives as a leading national and international science policy advisor and interpreter of science. The afternoon session will feature a candid discussion of conservation issues.

Students will be challenged to think critically about how to address these issues within the modern tensions of economic development, human welfare, technological advancement, and public policy. Of course, at the heart of the discussion will be the role of science and scientific inquiry in this process.

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
 
2012 Spotlight on Ecoscience

2012 Spotlight on Ecoscience

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Hannaford Lecture Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Patrick Keenan
Contact Phone: 
(207) 839-7600 x242
Contact Email: 
patrick.keenan@briloon.org

6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception
with Harpist Jara Goodrich of the Portland Symphony Orchestra
7:00 pm – Opening Remarks
Presentation by Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy
The Land of Cinnamon and Gold: The Amazon over the Five Centuries since de Orellana’s Expedition
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Panel Discussion moderated by MPBN’s Susan Sharon
Tom Lovejoy’s Looming Questions for Conservation in the 21st Century
Johnny Wise, USM Student, will be participating as a panel member. 

GENERAL ADMISSION

$25 general admission - $8 with student ID
Reservations Recommended

Register online to pay by credit card

or email to pay day of event
RSVP@briloon.org

About Guest Speaker: Thomas Lovejoy, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy

Photo courtesty of Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy

We are honored to host Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy as the featured speaker for our 2012 presentation. An innovative and accomplished conservation biologist, he helped establish much of our understanding of biodiversity.

Dr. Lovejoy holds the Biodiversity Chair at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment in Washington, D.C., and was elected University Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University in 2010. Spanning the political spectrum, he served on science and environmental councils under the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton Administrations. He was the World Bank’s Chief Biodiversity Advisor and Lead Specialist for the Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Senior Advisor to the President of the United Nations Foundation. At the core of Dr. Lovejoy’s many influential positions are his seminal ideas, which have formed and strengthened the field of conservation biology. For example, in the 1980s, he brought international attention to the world’s tropical rainforests, particularly to the Brazilian Amazon where he has worked since 1965. He also developed the now-ubiquitous “debt-for-nature” swap programs and led the Minimum Critical Size of Ecosystems Project. He founded the popular long-term television series, Nature. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Dr. Lovejoy has influenced a wide spectrum of fields: from science and science education to environmental policy and decision making on a global scale.

For more information about Dr. Lovejoy, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/thomas-lovejoy.



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