The Science and Politics of Climate Change

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November 15, 17:30-20:00

UNM, Centennial Engineering Auditorium

Gutzler honored with 4th annual Community-Engaged Research Lectureship Award

Community engagement takes on many forms in higher education. It is typically defined as a foundational role of a public research university to utilize its knowledge and resources in a beneficial way to demonstrate collaboration between higher education and their communities.

Each year, the Faculty Senate Research Policy Committee seeks nominations of faculty from all colleges at The University of New Mexico for the Annual Community Engaged Research Lectureship (CERL) Award that demonstrates this interaction between higher education and their communities. The CERL is one of the highest honors that UNM can bestow upon a faculty member in recognition of one’s community engaged research and creative activity.

This year’s recipient is David Gutzler, a climatologist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Gutzler is a renowned scholar in the field of climate science working on the dynamics of the atmosphere, climate change and its effect on the biosphere, land surface, water resources and climate prediction. His work has focused on improving modeling and predictions of the North American monsoon, and understanding the impacts of climate variability and change in the Southwest. These topics are of broad interest and importance to New Mexico.

As part of the honor, Gutzler will present a lecture titled, “The Science and Politics of Climate Change: Tales of a Turbulent System.” on Nov. 15 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in the Centennial Engineering Auditorium. To RSVP for the lecture, visit 4th annual Community Engaged Research Lecture.