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Distinguished Lecturer: Nancy Love

Environmental Engineering and Science Academic Scholarship in Service to Society: Our Role and Responsibility

About the talk:

An increasing number of colleges are advocating that faculty and students do more work in service to society. Community-engaged work takes various forms, from research in partnership with communities, service-learning oriented courses, and professional outreach through institutions. Many faculty and students undertake this kind of scholarship with good intentions; however, they have typically received little to no training for it. During this talk, Dr. Love will review the history and status of standards, ethics codes, and other methods that are designed to protect the public while allowing for valid modes of public scholarship in service to society.

About Dr. Love: 

Dr. Nancy G. Love is the Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, and an adjunct professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at Addis Ababa University. Her work is at the interface of water, infrastructure, and both public and environmental health in both domestic and global settings.