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APRIL 22, 2010

What are you doing on Earth Day?

From the Udall Center and NNI staff, here's a selection of our personal, professional, and community-level connections to the planet during Earth Week and beyond.

Laura Lopez-Hoffman spoke on U.S.-Mexico transboundary conservation at the Environmental Law Students Earth Week lecture series at the UA Rogers College of Law (April 21). [more]

Anne Browning-Aiken will "attend" a teleconference on water basin governance and the Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy program hosted by UNESCO's International Hydrology Programme (April 23). [more]

Robert Merideth
will be far afield in southern Arizona this weekend as part of the annual Birdathon fundraiser for the Tucson Audubon Society and for which his team, AveVentura, aspires to see more than 100 species of birds (April 24). [more]

Chrys Gakopoulos
, among others, will this week hike and enjoy nature and the outdoors, especially taking advantage of the free admission to the national parks during National Parks Week (April 17-25). [more]

Christopher Scott
 will speak at a "data blitz" hosted by UA ADVANCE on the topic of water-borne, infectious gastrointestinal diseases (April 26). [more]

Robert Varady
is preparing his talk "Global Water Governance: Confronting Aridity, Climate Change, and Transboundary Conflict," which he will present as the Weston Distinguished Lecture in Global Sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies (April 29). [more]

Margaret Wilder
, who is carpooling and walking to work this week in honor of Earth Week, is planning a workshop on adaptive water management in the U.S.-Mexico border region (May 7) and is preparing a talk, "Research, Networks, and Collaboration: Shaping Governance Strategies for the Colorado River Delta," for presentation at the symposium, Marine and Freshwater Law and Governance, hosted by the University of California, Irvine (May 14). [more]

Ian Record
 is completing the documentary film, "Return of the Red Lake Walleye,"  which tells the story of the efforts of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to nurse its prized walleye back to health, for a debut showing in Minnesota and Arizona (May or June). [more]

Other Udall Center and NNI staff members will be attending one or more UA campus events on April 22 (Earth Day), such as:

- Climate Wise Women forum  (co-sponsored by the Udall Center) [more]

- Carbon Down Festival on the UA mall [more]

The earth around the Udall Center  has been transformed by Students for Sustainability  into the Garden in the Desertor "One Tree Garden," a demonstration garden to show other students how to grow their own food. [more]


Udall Center Environmental Policy Programs

Udall Center Environmental Policy Publications [more]

Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy [more]

ECR2010 (U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution)

On the History of Earth Day (and its founder, Gaylord Nelson) [more]

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Established in 1987, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region; (2) immigration policy of the United States; and (3) Indigenous nations policy.


The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and The University of Arizona and housed at the Udall Center, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

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