Activities & off-campus events

Changing Climates

Friday, October 19, 2018

12:00 PM


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

7:30 PM

Changing Climates will focus on the work, inspiration, and experiences of women working in remote and rugged environments. Hear from faculty and alumni about their home countries and their independent research from Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, the UK, and the U.S., as well as a collaborative seminar by the whole team.


Friday, October 19

  • 12–1:30 p.m. – President’s Dining Room
    My Iceland: Home, Ecology, and Identity
    with Jónína Herdís Ólafsdóttir: Research Scientist, Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Iceland

    Marine Plastics from Pole to Pole: Passion and Persistence
    with Helga Bårdsdatter Kristiansen: Expedition Leader and Environmental Project Manager, Hurtigruten, Norway
  • 3-5 p.m. – Art Building
    Arctic Photography Exhibit and Reception
    2nd Floor Gallery

Monday, October 22

  • 11 a.m.–12 p.m. – Recital Hall
    A Tale of Two Ecologists and the Elements: From St. Kate's to the Netherlands, the Arctic and Miami

Anika Bratt
St. Kate’s Alumna (’10) and Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University

Sarah Harpenslager
Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

  • 1–2 p.m. – Center for Women
    Changing Climates: Personal Stories
    Sponsored by the Center for Women

Tuesday, October 23

  • 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. – Mendel 106
    Studying the Impact of Climate Warming on Freshwater Ecosystems in the Arctic: A Team Presentation
  • 5:30–7:30 p.m. – Urban Growler
    Photography Exhibit and Discussion
    Sponsored by Urban Growler

For further information, contact Jill Welter at