The event was an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to be in conversation about words they care about. These panels were organized to demonstrate the ways words matter, concepts matter and to show that dialogue is important. This translational conversation is one of the essential things the School of the Environment and a university can facilitate, the event organizers said.
A panel of six Boise State faculty members discussed a keyword in common (environment) from the point of view of their disciplinary knowledge.
Panelists were asked what the environment means to them, how their discipline approaches teaching and research on the environment and what more we can know about the environment.
- Bob Reinhardt, Associate Professor, Department of History
- Cynthia Curl, Assistant Professor, Hazard and Climate Resilience Institute (HCRI), School of Public and Population Health
- Jodi Brandt, Associate Professor, Human-Environment Systems
- Marie-Anne de Graaff, Associate Dean, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
- Mojtaba Sadegh, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
- Ryan Peck, Public Policy PhD Program
Dean Leslie Durham, of the College of Arts and Sciences also spoke at the event. The audience joined the panel in discussing the various approaches and interpretations of the word ‘environment.’
Keyword In Common: Earth
Faculty are invited to attend the next Keyword in Common: Earth event from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 in the College of Innovation and Design space on the 2nd floor of Albertson’s Library. This is another installment of The School of the Environment’s recurring panel discussions, offering collaboration opportunities and time to connect with other faculty members.