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The University of New Mexico Department of Geography and Environmental Studies will host its 2023 Murphy Lecture, featuring a talk from Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux, Ph.D., Friday, Nov. 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. in KIVA Lecture Hall.

Dupigny-Giroux, a professor of Geography at University of Vermont and longtime Vermont State Climatologist, will deliver a talk titled, "Intentional Intersectionality: Exploring Climate Change through the Lens of Vulnerability and Inclusion."

The talk will explore the ways in which researching and teaching about climate change concepts and response strategies can be explored with an emphasis on human and geographic vulnerabilities, so that all peoples and ways of knowing are honored and incorporated. Lessons will be drawn from her use of geospatial technologies in formal classroom settings as well as with lifelong learners to make climate change science inclusive and accessible.

The event is co-sponsored by several UNM departments including: the Center for Advancement of Spatial Informatics, Research and Education; the Intermountain West Transformation Network; Africana Studies; Department of Anthropology; Native American Studies; Department of Economics; the School of Public Administration; Community + Regional Planning; College of Population Health; Department of English Language and Literature; Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies; Department of Biology; Department of Political Science; and the Sustainability Studies Program.

Each fall, the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies hosts the Richard Murphy Memorial Lecture during Geography Awareness Week to highlight a prominent researcher. This lecture is funded through an endowment established in honor of the department’s first chairperson.