Colloquium on the Environment with Katharine Hayhoe moved to Nov. 16

November 15, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Due to a University campus closure, the Colloquium on the Environment has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, in Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center, at University Park. It is free and open to the public.

The event also will be streamed at

Individuals who registered for the colloquium at do not need to re-register or indicate that they cannot come to the event due to the schedule change.

The speaker, Katharine Hayhoe, is an atmospheric scientist who researches climate change and its impacts. She is a professor of political science at Texas Tech University, where she is director of the Climate Science Center. She also is the CEO of the consulting firm ATMOS Research and Consulting.

Her research currently focuses on establishing a scientific basis for assessing the regional- to local-scale impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment. Her work has resulted in more than 125 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and other publications, which have been cited more than 12,000 times.

She writes and produces the PBS Digital Studios series “Global Weirding: Climate, Politics and Religion,” now in its third season. Hayhoe also has participated in documentaries such as “Between Earth and Sky” and National Geographic’s “Years of Living Dangerously.”

Hayhoe currently serves on the Executive Summary Committee and is a convening and lead author for several chapters in the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Fourth National Climate Assessment. Hayhoe also serves as a scientific adviser to the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, and the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative.

In 2017, she was named one of Fortune magazine’s world’s greatest leaders, and in 2018 she received the eighth Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication and was named a YWCA Woman of Excellence in science.

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Last Updated November 15, 2018