25th Braun Memorial Symposium: Cutting through Academic Silos to Achieve Sustainability

Date / Time

October 30, 2020 - October 30, 2020

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

 

Friday, October 30, 2020
10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (CT)
(Online on Zoom)

Register Online

There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is required.
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Join faculty from across the University of Illinois System for an interdisciplinary look at how advancing sustainability can help address issues of climate change, which are looming challenges in the Midwest. Using convergence and the emerging circular economy, sustainability can help meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Presenters will discuss how their research advances sustainability and is shared with students and stakeholders outside the UI System. This Symposium will serve as a catalyst for more interdisciplinary collaboration that breaks down and moves across the academic silos.

Organized in interdisciplinary panels, faculty will present their innovative scholarship and research and show ways in which Midwest residents and businesses can reap the benefits of advancing sustainability.

Organized by the UIC John Marshall Law School Center for Real Estate Law.

Symposium Program

9:30–10 a.m.

Registration

10–10:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Darby Dickerson
Dean; Professor of Law, UIC John Marshall Law School
University of Illinois Chicago

Celeste M. Hammond
Professor of Law; Director, Center for Real Estate Law,
UIC John Marshall Law School

University of Illinois Chicago

Representative TBD
The Braun Foundation

10:20–10:50 p.m.

Keynote Address: “The Development of Research, Scholarship, and Education about Sustainability and Climate Change in the University of Illinois System”

Donald J. Wuebbles
Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

11–11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions I

Session A: “World Without Waste”

Don Fullerton
Professor of Finance, Gies College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thomas L. Theis
Professor; Director, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy
University of Illinois Chicago

Ning Ai
Associate Professor, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois Chicago

Session B: “Creating Smart, Resilient, and Sustainable Cities through Planning, Design, and Engineering”

Zorica Nedovic-Budic
Professor, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois Chicago

Sybil Derrible
Associate Professor, College of Engineering
University of Illinois Chicago

Kheir Al-Kodmany
Professor, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois Chicago

11:50 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30–1:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions II

Session A: “Legal, Business, and Human Rights Research and Scholarship about Sustainability”

Carolee Rigsbee
Assistant Professor, College of Business and Management
University of Illinois Springfield

Celeste M. Hammond
Professor of Law; Director, Center for Real Estate Law,
UIC John Marshall Law School

University of Illinois Chicago

Sarah Davila-Ruhaak
Assistant Professor of Law; Director, International Human Rights Clinic,
UIC John Marshall Law School

University of Illinois Chicago

Session B: “Legal Teaching, Training, and Clinical Education in Sustainability”

Warren G. Lavey
Associate Adjunct Professor, College of Law;
Associate Adjunct Professor, Campus Honors Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Susan Kaplan, JD
Research Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences,
School of Public Health

University of Illinois Chicago

Paul Lewis
Professor of Law; Director, Center for International Law,
UIC John Marshall Law School

University of Illinois Chicago

1:30–2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions III

Session A: “Sustainable Energy Futures from UIC”

Farzad Mashayek
Professor; Department Head, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,
College of Engineering

University of Illinois Chicago

Elizabeth Kocs
Director, Partnerships & Strategy, UIC Energy Initiative
University of Illinois Chicago

Meenesh R. Singh
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering;
Director, Materials & Systems Engineering Lab,
College of Engineering

University of Illinois Chicago

Session B: “The Future of Water in a Rapidly Changing Climate”

Moira Zellner
Associate Professor, Urban Data Visualization Lab,
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

University of Illinois Chicago

Ahmet Enis Cetin
Research Professor, College of Engineering
University of Illinois Chicago

Rachel Havrelock
Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois Chicago

2:30–3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions IV

Session A: “Sustainability Issues Uncovered by COVID-19”

Linda Forst, MD
Senior Associate Dean; Professor, School of Public Health
University of Illinois Chicago

Lorraine Conroy
Professor; Director, Healthy Work,
School of Public Health

University of Illinois Chicago

Jane Lin
Professor, Department of Civil, Materials and Environmental Engineering,
College of Engineering

University of Illinois Chicago

Kouros Mohammadian
Professor; Department Head, Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering,
College of Engineering

University of Illinois Chicago

Session B: “Disparities in Public Health in Light of Climate Change”

Lisa Powell
Professor; Director, Health and Policy Administration,
School of Public Health

University of Illinois Chicago

Victoria Persky, MD
Professor, School of Public Health
University of Illinois Chicago

Teresa Cordova
Professor; Director, Great Cities Institute,
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

University of Illinois Chicago

Samuel Dorevitch, MD
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
University of Illinois Chicago

3:20–3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

About the Belle R. & Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium
The Braun Memorial Symposium Series honors the legacy of Joseph H. Braun, a 1918 graduate, and his wife, Belle. The inaugural symposium was held in 1989, the year of his passing. Since then, the series has featured a number of distinguished panels and speakers on topics including constitutional law, criminal law, environmental law, and international human rights.
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