Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Upcoming Events

As we begin the Fall 2016 semester, please keep your calendars open for these upcoming events!

The Road to Health Equity: Overcoming Racism to Improve Community Wellbeing (Sept. 8)
The 2016 Annual Conference of the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association (MWPHA) will focus on how race and racism impact communities of color’s health outcomes and overall wellbeing. The conference will be an opportunity for public health professionals and stakeholders from across the DC metropolitan area to unite, learn, network and engage with peers around the issues of health equity and racism. Conference attendees will also have an opportunity to explore and share strategies that can be used to improve health outcomes for communities of color in the DC Metro area. September 8. Register here.

Water Qualities Technologies Seminar (Sept. 14)
Stay in the know on water analysis and network with industry colleagues while discussing routine challenges with smart tools that enhance lab productivity. Co-sponsored by ThermoScientific and the UDC Water Resources Research Institute, seminar highlights include:
• An update on environmental water regulations
• Drinking water analysis methods for common anions and disinfection byproducts
• Wastewater analysis methods for anions, inorganic cations and ammonium
• New approaches for accurate quantitation of volatiles and semi-volatiles at trace levels
• Highlights of key environmental applications with emphasis on elemental impurities in waters
• Fast, robust start-up of routine operations and workflows for the environmental laboratory
September 14. RSVP to osama.elbadry@thermofisher.com.

4-H Reunion (Sept. 22)
Are you an alumnus of the 4-H program? Even if you are not native to D.C., as a transient area, people from all over the nation live here. So no matter where you grew up, if you were a member of 4-H, join the Center for 4-H and Youth Development on September 22. RSVP here.

Firebird Farm Open House (Sept. 23)
Come see how Firebird Research Farm has grown, including the debut of the new fish processing facility and smoker. Firebird Farm is located at 12001 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705. RSVP to causes@udc.edu

Urban Agriculture Symposium (Sept. 30)
In 2016, join CAUSES in partnership with George Washington University’s GW Sustainability Collaborative for this day long symposium on urban agriculture and the 2018 USDA Farm Bill. The event will be held in in GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street NW, DC 20052. Learn more here. 

DC Area Consortium Meeting (Sept. 30)
The DC Area Colleges and Universities Consortium of Environmental and Occupational Health meeting will be held September 30. By invitation only. Contact tdeksissa@udc.edu for more information.

15th Annual HBCU & HSI Health Services Research Conference (Oct. 7)
This is the 15th Annual HBCU and HSI Health Services Research Conference, where our theme is "Transational Research for Reducing Health Disparities." Researchers from around the country share the results of their work in reducing health disparities in the African American, Hispanic, and other Racial/Ethnic minority population. Dr. Shelley Brown is the keynote speaker. October 7, 2016. Register here.

Cities Alive Green Roofs and Green Wall Conference (Nov. 1-4)
Join green roof and wall industry leaders this November in North America’s foremost city for green roof policy and implementation for the 14th Annual CitiesAlive Conference. This year’s conference will highlight advancements in living architecture design, research and policy, with a focus on stormwater management. Explore the science behind green roof and wall performance and learn how these technologies are enabling designers to meet municipal stormwater management requirements. November 1-4. Register here.

Gleaning Day (Nov. 19)
Join us the weekend before Thanksgiving, as we glean. Last year, 1400 lbs. of kale, Swiss chard and collards were harvested and donated to local area food banks. November 19. RSVP to causes@udc.edu.  

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