Stephen R. Gliessman Presidential Chair in Water Resources and Food System Sustainability

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Reception 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Investiture Ceremony 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.

ABOUT THE CHAIR
The Stephen R. Gliessman Presidential Chair in Water Resources and Food System Sustainability was established with a $500,000 gift from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation and matching funds from the UC Regents.

The chair honors emeritus professor Stephen Gliessman and his development of the field of Agroecology. The chair will support research and teaching on the linkages between water resources and sustainable food systems, with a special focus on groundwater research and ancillary interests in watersheds and surface water management.

Elliott Campbell
Dr. Elliott Campbell is an Associate Professor in Environmental Studies and inaugural holder of the Stephen R. Gliessman Presidential Chair in Water Resources and Food System Sustainability. Dr. Campbell's research emphasizes the use of regional and global models to extrapolate from small-scale field measurements to policy-relevant spatial scales, particularly within the context of agroecology and global biogeochemical cycles.

Stephen R. Gliessman
An internationally recognized leader in the field of agroecology, Stephen Gliessman held the Alfred E. Heller Professor of Agroecology in UC Santa Cruz’s Environmental Studies Department, until he retired in 2010. He was the founding director of the UCSC Agroecology Program (now the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems) and founded the nonprofit Community Agroecology Network, where he is now chairman of the board.

The Helen and Will Webster Foundation
The Webster Family has had an exceptional impact on the UC Santa Cruz campus, providing gifts to benefit several areas including the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, the Libraries, and the Natural Reserves.

Please register by January 5, 2018
Questions? Contact the Special Events Office at specialevents@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-5003.

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Location: 
University Center
Location details: 

Alumni Room, UC Center, UC Santa Cruz

Admission: 
Free
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photo of Elliott Campbell
Event dates: 
01/16/2018 - 4:30pm