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January 2017

Stegner Center Green Bag – Cagan H. Sekercioglu

January 26, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States

Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Birds are the best known major group of organism. They provide critical ecological functions and ecosystem services, ranging from creating soil to shaping primate behavior. Global analyses of the world first avian ecology database, with 1.5 million data points covering all bird species, provide answers to important questions in avian macroecology, conservation biology and biogeography.…

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February 2017

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Sara Dant

February 16, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States

Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom The American West has long been at the center of national debates about the relationship between the environment and the economy. This close examination of the “deep history” of the region reveals how the unique geographies of the West have exerted a powerful influence on the peoples of this region and how those people, in turn, have shaped and adapted…

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Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Leisl Carr Childers

February 23, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) This event will be streamed live  and archived on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube Channel » Lecture - What happens when a place is deemed worthless for anything except the lowest form of economic activity? What happens when the government, whose job is to protect its citizens, subjects them to harm?…

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March 2017

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Water, Community, and the Culture of Owning

March 22, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Water, Community, and the Culture of Owning This lecture is in conjunction with the Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) “Good government, if it comes, will emerge out of a heightened sense of the ways citizens are linked and interdependent; it will draw upon new recognitions of community and the ways we are the same, not different; it will gain strength when people talk more of…

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Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium – Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions

March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 24, 2017 @ 12:45 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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------------------------------ Register online » Registration fees before March 10, $50-150. Registration fees after March 10, $75-175. S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The Stegner Center’s 22nd Annual Symposium, to be held March 23 to 24, 2017, will focus on “Water in the West: Untapped Solutions.” The symposium will address how the twin drivers of climate disruption and demographic change are likely to impact water availability in the West over the next 50 years. With these challenges as…

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September 2017

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Gregory Meehan

September 14, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Products, technology, and even basic ways of doing things inescapably adhere to a life cycle, no different than nature.  Our massive dependence on fossil fuels must then necessarily run its course, not because stocks of petroleum will be depleted but because more attractive alternatives will emerge, disrupting and ultimately replacing them.  Decline comes to all things. This presentation examines when and how…

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October 2017

Stegner Green Bag – Brenda B. Bowen

October 5, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Dynamics of the Changing Bonneville Salt Flats   12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The Bonneville Salt Flats is a vast perennial salt pan in northwest Utah that is sensitive to variations in rain, wind, evaporation, groundwater flux, and land use. The ephemeral BLM-managed landscape is valued for land-speed racing and potash mining, but recent environmental changes may be limiting these historic uses. Ongoing research is examining the salt flats as a coupled natural and…

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Navajo on Bears Ears Panel Discussion

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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7:00-9:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom The proclamation of Bears Ears National Monument in December 2016 emerged largely through the advocacy of a coalition of Native peoples that included the Navajo Nation. The designation has incited heated debates in Utah and across the United States. Join us for a screening of the short film Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears, followed by a panel discussion with four Diné (Navajo) scholars who have contributed to the dialogue on the Bears…

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November 2017

Stegner Center Young Scholar – Felix Mormann

November 1, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Clean Energy Equity 13th Annual Stegner Center Young Scholar 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Solar, wind, and other renewable sources of energy promise to mitigate climate change, enhance energy security, and foster economic growth. But many of today’s policies promote renewable energy at the expense of equity and distributional fairness. Tax incentives for renewables cost American taxpayers billions of dollars every year, yet the tax code effectively precludes all but the largest banks and…

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January 2018

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Jim Herrington

January 18 @ 12:15 pm - January 19 @ 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to inclement weather on the East Coast, Herrington's flight has been delayed. His lecture is rescheduled to Friday, January 19, at 12:15 p.m. The event will be streamed and recorded on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube channel, though due to copyright infringement no pictures from his book will be shown on the recording. The Climbers 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) For nearly 2 decades, professional photographer Jim Herrington has…

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February 2018

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Robin Kundis Craig

February 1 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The End of Sustainability: Learning to Live with the Trickster in Natural Resources Management 12:15-1:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, (Level 6) The time has come for us to collectively reexamine—and ultimately move past—the concept of sustainability in environmental and natural resources law and management. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions ignores the emerging reality of the Anthropocene, which is creating a world characterized by extreme complexity, radical uncertainty, and unprecedented change. From a legal…

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March 2018

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Chip Ward

March 8 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Stony Mesa Sagas 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, Level 6 Book description from Publisher's Weekly review "Ward refracts the challenges of the modern American Southwest in this zany mosaic debut novel. In three nearly self-contained sections, residents of tiny Stony Mesa face off against outsiders who fail to appreciate the land. The first plot pits wannabe cowboy Bo Hineyman and his neon-signed tourist trap bar against townspeople as his daughter, Luna Waxwing, returns to Stony Mesa…

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Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – John D. Leshy

March 14 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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This lecture is in conjunction with the Wallace Stegner Center 23rd Annual Symposium. Debunking the Creation Myths of America’s Public Lands 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) "We must embrace large federal landholdings as a shared patrimony—a precious heritage which binds us to our ancestors and which we, in turn, hold in trust for future generations. It is our heavy responsibility to manage these assets wisely, so that they continue to serve…

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Wallace Stegner Center 23rd Annual Symposium – Public Lands in a Changing West

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The Stegner Center’s 23rd Symposium will address “Public Lands in a Changing West.” With controversy continuing to embroil the federal public lands, and with our nation approaching the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Public Land Law Review Commission report, this is an opportune time to examine the changes that have occurred during the past fifty years, the forces driving current controversies, and the opportunities to anticipate and resolve future conflicts. Also…

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Stegner Center Green Bag – Andrew Gruber

March 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Wasatch Choice 2050 Regional Vision 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Two themes have become central to the present and future of Utah: growth and change. Along the Wasatch Front, these dynamics present real challenges, but also provide for significant opportunity based on the choices we make as communities today. The Wasatch Choice 2050 process will establish a blueprint for growth that supports a well-functioning, inclusive economy, improves air quality, and enhances the overall quality…

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