Lecture Series

MCC Lecture Series Looks at Water Resources Issues on Oct. 2

The Muskegon Community College 2017-18 Lecture Series begins on Monday, Oct. 2, when Dr. Alan D. Steinman presents “Current and Emerging Water Resource Issues Facing the Planet” at 7 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 1110.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will examine the most pressing water resource-related issues facing the planet today, including climate change, water demand, water supply, excess nutrients, infrastructure, and pricing.  In addition, emerging issues such as water-intensive crops, water conflict, and the water/energy/food nexus will be briefly discussed.

“Water is arguably the most precious natural resource on the planet,” explains Steinman, who is the   Allen and Helen Hunting Director and Professor at Grand Valley State University’s Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon. “However, humans often behave as if this is not the case, especially in water-abundant areas.”

Steinman hopes that audience members will gain a greater appreciation of the role water plays on this planet and the current challenges in using our water resources in a wise and sustainable fashion.

For more information on the MCC Lecture Series, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Other 2017-18 Lectures:

“Names Writ in Water: Mythology, Symbolism, and the Natural World”
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
7pm., Stevenson Center Room 1100

 

Recent MCC Lecture Series Topics:

  • “Take on Hate: Silence is Not an Option” – Feb. 2, 2017
    Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature and an adviser to the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE
  • “Indian Children in American History” – Nov. 17, 2016
    Matthew Fletcher
  • “Mindfulness: Practice and Benefits” – Oct. 5, 2016
    Dat Pham, PharmD, CDM
  • “Ancient Rome and Human Sacrifice – Jan. 28. 2016
    Dr. Celia Schultz,  University of Michigan faculty member and author/researchwe on Roman religion and the history and literature of the Roman Republic
  • “The Importance of Myth: A Panel Discussion” – Oct. 29, 2015
    Panelists: 
    Andy Wible, Instructor of Philosophy at MCC; Michael Johnson, Instructor of English; Alfredo Hernandez, Instructor of World Religions; and Bill Utrecht, Pastor at First Evangelical Lutheran Church.