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"Emerging Contaminants" by Fulbright Visiting Scholar Gisela Umbuzeiro

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3/6/2014 4:30 PM
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3/6/2014 5:30 PM

A special seminar from the Department of Biology and Environmental Science

March 6, 2014  4:30 p.m.
Bartels Hall,  Glassed-In Student Dining Room

Gisela UmbuzeiroEmerging contaminants are compounds that we have only recently discovered to be present in water resources, and therefore humans and the aquatic biota are exposed to them. Some can cause adverse effects at concentrations lower than one part per trillion. In this seminar, Prof. Umbuzeiro will discuss the major emerging contaminants, their sources and potential effects.

Gisela Umbuzeiro is a Professor of Ecotoxicology and Microbiology at the University of Campinas, Brazil,  who studies effects of environmental contamination and the ecotoxicology of emerging contaminants. She is currently visiting the United States on a Fulbright Fellowship and will be at the University of New Haven to discuss her research and the design of research-intensive projects in general with the general university community, faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.  

The Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) allows Fulbright Visiting Scholars currently in the US to travel to other higher education institutions across the country.  The purpose of the OLF is to allow these scholars to share their specific research interests, speak on the history and culture of their home country, exchange ideas with U.S. students, faculty and community organizations, become better acquainted with U.S. higher education, and create linkages between their home and host institutions and CIES

Fulbright campus representatives and interested faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Plan to arrive early!

Host: Dr. Melanie Eldridge
Please contact her at meldridge@newhaven.edu for further information