Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program

The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. to honor his wife, Nancy. The program brings renowned scholars to the Central Oregon region to present a balanced and broad-based scope of programming in the form of lectures, forums and interactive workshops. In doing so, we hope to encourage stimulating conversations that broaden our community's perspectives and perceptions.

For more information about the program or its upcoming events, please contact Charlotte Gilbride, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program Coordinator at 541-383-7257.

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Coming Programming

Climate Change in Oregon: We’re Seeing it, but Can We Stop It?

Kathie Dello resizeKathie Dello
Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at OSU

Tuesday, May 23
6:30 - 8 p.m. 
Wille Hall, COCC Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus 

Climate change is a global problem, but the impacts are already being felt locally. Oregon’s farms, forests, oceans and water are at risk from rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns. However, it is not too late to solve the problem. A two-pronged approach of mitigation and adaption will be required to secure Oregon’s future in a changing climate.
In this presentation, Dello will talk about findings from a recent climate report on Oregon and about the importance of connecting sound climate science with decision-making. 

$10 General Admission
$8 Sunriver Nature Center members 
Students are FREE with ID card

About Dello 
Kathie Dello works in the science/policy interface and frequently consults with local, state, and federal agencies on climate and water issues. A bit of a weather nut, she is a go-to source on all things Oregon weather and climate. Kathie maintains an active social media presence on her twitter account, @kathiedello. Dello received her Bachelors in Atmospheric Science and her Masters in Geography from the University at Albany (SUNY) and soon will complete her PhD in Environmental Sciences at OSU. 

This program is sponsored by Brooks Resources Corporation,  ASCOCC, Sunriver Nature Center, Oregon Community Foundation and Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott.

For those of who missed our Season of Nonviolence keynote speaker, Dr. Shakti Butler, we have the below links to her presentations and workshops. 

Sponsors Of The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program:

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  Marriott Fairfield Inn

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