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Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series

Adaptive Peaks/WiSE Professions Speaker Series
Dr. Blandine Marie Ivette Nacoula, Assistant Prof, Univ. Ouga 1, Burkina Faso and current Fulbright Scholar at UC Davis
Topic: Conservation, Elephants and Baobab ecosystems
Thursday, Feb 22, 4-5 pm, 5 Illick Hall
Sponsors: Environmental and Forest Biology, and ESF Women's Caucus.
Dr. Nacoulma holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Plant Biology and Ecology from the University of Ouagadougou. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Botany, Plant Biology and Ecology. Dr Nacoulma research activities are focused on the diversity, production, uses, ethno-ecology, ethnobotany and conservation of indigenous trees important for the livelihoods of rural communities in Burkina Faso. During her Fulbright Scholarship, she is studying the functional traits of the baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) as a baseline for its conservation in situ.

WiSE Professions
Dr. Heather Hackman, Founder, Hackman Consulting Group
Topic: Social Justice and Sustainability, also workshops TBD
March 7, time TBD, Gateway Center
Sponsors: EMPOWER, Women's Caucus, Environmental Studies, Chief Diversity Officer, Sustainability Office.
Dr. Hackman has been teaching and training on social justice issues since 1992. She received her doctorate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2000 and has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Westfield State College, Springfield College, St Cloud State University, Hamline University, and the University of St Thomas. In 2005, she founded Hackman Consulting group and consults nationally and publishes on issues of deep diversity, social justice education theory and practice, racism in health care (with Stephen Nelson), and is currently working a book examining issue of race, racism and whiteness in education. In 2009, she was awarded a Research Fellowship with the Great Place to Work Institute and has developed corporate training rubrics that combine social justice content with GPTWI’s “trust” frameworks. She has sat on the board of Minnesota NAME as president, the board of Rainbow Families, has served on numerous committees committed to multicultural and social justice work, and since 2012 has served as a member of the Advisory Council for the White Privilege Conference. Her most recent research and conference presentations have focused on climate change and its intersections with issues of race, class and gender.


All presentations are free and open to the public. For lectures at 4 or later, please stop at the booth at the Irving Avenue entrance for a temporary permit. Directions For meetings earlier in the day, parking is available in Syracuse University's Irving Avenue Parking garage . The fee is $3.75 for the first hour, $2 for each additional.


Presented by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, The ESF Women's Caucus, with the assistance of other offices and programs at ESF and Syracuse University.

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