Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series

Public lectures on coastal issues.

Sunrise_Mamaroneck_19Aug2013Lecture series is FREE and open to the public.

Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.

Lectures are held in the UConn Avery Point auditorium, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton. Enter from the Academic Building main entrance, auditorium is on second floor at end of hall (disabled accessible); or enter through the student center, go up one flight of stairs. [campus map]

This series is sponsored by The UConn Avery Point Campus Director’s Office, The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, the UConn Department of Marine Sciences, and the UConn Maritime Studies Program. 

For more information or to be added to the listserv, email or call 860-405-9025 or 860-405-9149.

2019 Lecture Highlights

Please join us for our 23rd season. This annual lecture series attempts to span the breadth of human interactions with coastal waters, including speakers from the natural and social sciences.

Download a printable version of the Coastal Perspectives Lecture schedule [CstlPersp2019_flyer].

RESCHEDULED to February 19 – Charles C. Buffum, Jr., Owner/Manager of Cottrell Brewing Co. (Pawcatuck); Craig Harger, Retired, Industrial Gas Specialist
“Perry’s Revenge: The story and discovery of the wreck of the USS Revenge”

February 26 – Allison M. Dussias, Associate Dean and Professor at New England Law, Boston
“Water Quality and (In)equality: Protecting Tribal Sustenance Fishing Rights in Maine”

March 12 – Anthony Medrano, Harvard University Center for the Environment/Department of History, Harvard University
“From Pacific outposts to biological hotspots: Ocean history in the age of climate change”

March 26 – Sylvain De Guise, Professor of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science and Director, Connecticut Sea Grant, UConn
“Long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on bottlenose dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico”

April 9 – Jason W. Smith, Southern Connecticut State University
“Shallow Thinking: science, violence, and American imperializing along the littoral”
*book signing*

April 23 – Kara Lavender Law, Ph.D., Sea Education Association
“Ocean plastics pollution from sources to solutions”

Past lectures…

2018 Coastal Perspective Lecture Series

2017 Coastal Perspective Lecture Series

2016 Coastal Perspective Lecture Series

2015 Coastal Perspective Lecture Series

2014 Coastal Perspective Lecture Series

2013 Coastal Perspective Lecture Series