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Ashtekar Frontiers of Science Lectures in the Eberly College of Science

Sustainability: How Science Can Help Achieve
the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

The 2021 Ashtekar Frontiers of Science Lectures in the Eberly College of Science will focus on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The title of this year’s lecture series is “Sustainability: How Science Can Help Achieve the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.”

Each of this year’s lectures will link to one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. This year, the lecture series will be held live via Zoom Video Webinar on six consecutive Saturday mornings (11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) from January 23 through February 27, 2021.

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Saturday mornings January 23, through February 27, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This year's lecture series will be held live via Zoom Video Webinar.

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Six free public lectures

Building Healthier Food Systems for Sub-Saharan Africa With Nutritious, Resilient Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato

January 23, 2021

Presented by Jan W. Low

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Targeted Therapeutic Intervention Strategies of SARS-CoV-2

January 30, 2021

Presented by Joyce Jose

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Educational Disparities Are Not Sustainable

February 6, 2021

Presented by Nate Brown

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Sunshine Into Wood: How Plants Build Their Cell Walls, a Gigaton Source of Renewable Materials and Energy

February 13, 2021

Presented by Daniel J. Cosgrove

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How Coral May Survive Climate Change

February 20, 2021

Presented by Iliana Baums

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Mapping a Just and Sustainable Future for Pennsylvania

February 27, 2021

Presented by Peter Buck, Nebraska Hernandez, and Nyla Holland

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University Policies

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about physical access provided, please call 814-867-5830 or email sci-comm@psu.edu in advance of your participation or visit.

 

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The University is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment for all persons. It is the policy of the University to maintain an environment free of harassment and free of discrimination against any person because of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, gender, perceived gender, gender identity, genetic information, or political ideas. Discriminatory conduct and harassment, as well as sexual misconduct and relationship violence, violates the dignity of individuals, impedes the realization of the University’s educational mission, and will not be tolerated. Direct all inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Office, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; Email: aao@psu.edu; Tel: 814-863-0471.

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