Dr. Belay Demoz & JCET invite you to see Kenji Williams, 4/20

YOU ARE INVITED! Communicating Climate 2015

April 20, 2015, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University Center Ballroom


Celebrating 20 Years of JCET Climate Research


Climate affects all residents of the Earth but we all have different perspectives and ways of talking about it.

The UMBC Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology and the UMBC Sustainability Working Group invite the campus community to a symposium focused on communicating the results of scientific climate investigations.  A panel of noted climate researchers will contribute their knowledge of Earth’s climate a discussion prompted by questions from the broader UMBC audience.  This Communicating Climate symposium also celebrates the integration of art and science with renowned musician and composer Kenji Williams who will perform the multi-media presentation,  “Beautiful Earth.”



12:30 PM Registration & Poster Setup

1:00 PM UMBC Speaker Welcoming Remarks

1:30 PM Climate Panel: Moderator: Joe Witte, NASA/GSFC Climate Communicator


  • Dr. Terri Adams-Fuller (Howard Univ.)
  • Dr. Antonia Gambacorta (STC)
  • Dr. Thorsten Markus (NASA GSFC)
  • Dr. Steve Platnick (NASA GSFC)

3:00 PM UMBC Sustainability Working Group

3:30 PM Kenji Williams:    “Beautiful Earth”

He will perform LIVE! See his TEDx talk here:

5:00 PM Posters & Reception

6:00 PM Dr. Belay Demoz, JCET Director Closing Remarks



A N   H O N O R S   U N I V E R S I T Y   I N  M A R Y L A N D

Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: http://renettatull.wordpress.com. Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull; https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull

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