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Great Lakes Science in Action Symposium

​​​​​​​​3rd Annual Great Lakes Science in Action Symposium
Ensuring the Sustainability of the Great Lakes: 
Video from the October, 2016 event at Central Michigan University

Panel 1: Ensuring the Sustainability of the Great Lakes: Federal, State, and Tribal Perspectives
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  • ​​Dr. Donald Uzarski, Moderator
    • Director, CMU Biological Station
    • Director, CMU Institute for Great Lakes Research
  • State Representative Charles Brunner
    • Michigan House ​​of Representatives
  • Chief Frank Cloutier
    • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
  • Jim Dexter
    • Fisheries Chief, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Emily Finnell
    • Fisheries Chief, Office of the Great Lakes
  • Matthew Goddard
    • Spill Prevention Specialist, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Dr. T. Kevin O'Donnell
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office
Keynote Address
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  • Kathleen M. Wilbur, Introduction
    • Vice P​resident, CMU Government and External Relations
  • Dr. George E. Ross, Welcome
    • President, Central Michigan University
  • U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Keynote Address

Panel 2: Ensuring the Sustainability of the Great Lakes: Stakeholder Perspectives
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  • Dr. Ian R. Davison, Moderator
    • Dean, CMU College of Science and Engineering
  • Jeff Alexander
    • Great Lakes Journalist, Author of "Pandora's Locks: The Opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway"
  • Richard Bowman
    • Director of Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy
  • James Clift
    • Policy Director, Michigan Environmental Council
  • Dr. Marcello Graziano, Assistant Professor
    • CMU Institute for Great Lakes Research, CMU Department of Geography​
  • Gary Wilson
    • Commentator, Great Lakes Echo, Contributor, ​WKAR
Panel 3: Let's Talk About WaterA viewing of the documentary film: "Waterlife: The Story of the Last Great Supply of Fresh Drinking Water on Earth" followed by a panel discussion.
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  • Linda Lilienfeld, Moderator
    • CUHASI
  • Stephanie Gandulla
    • Marine Archaeologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dr. Daria Kluver
    • Assistant Professor, CMU Institute for Great Lakes Research, CMU Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Dr. Andrew Mahon
    • Associate Professor, CMU Institute for Great Lakes Research, CMU Department of Biology
  • Gary Wilson
    • Commentator, Great Lakes Echo, Contributor, WKAR

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​Central Michigan University is a recognized leader in studying the Great Lakes, with more than 20 faculty in the Institute for Great Lakes Research supported by state-of-the-art facilities in Mount Pleasant and at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island.