Center for Faculty Innovation

Earth Day 2017 (Flashpoint)

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Protecting Scientific Knowledge, Protecting the Environment.

Location:  EnGeo room 1301

No registration necessary.

This Flashpoint brings together faculty experts in environmental science, law, policy, conservation, and renewable energy on the occasion of the 2017 Earth Day and the Scientists’ March on Washington, April 22nd. Panelists will consider major issues concerning the preservation and dissemination of scientific research focused on the environment, as well as existing or threatened protections of the earth, water, and air in our local community and beyond.


Robert Brent, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Technology,

Cale Jaffe, JD, of UVA Law School and Director of its Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic,

Stephen Leslie, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head,  Department of Geology and Environmental Science, 

Maria Papadakis, PhD, CEM, Professor of Integrated Science and Technology; Affiliate Professor, Institute of Earth Systems, University of Malta; and Director, International Master’s Program in Environmental Management & Sustainability


Sarah Brooks, Art & Art History, CVPA


Parking for campus visitors is available in the D2 lot from 3:45 and 5:45 PM on April 20. All regulations for JMU students, faculty and staff will remain in effect, and students attending the event are required to park in appropriate student parking lots with a JMU parking permit. Online parking map (located at ).

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