Environmental Studies Symposium: Thinking Like a River

Event Details

Title: Confluence Thinking: A Science/Humanities Conversation
Panelists: Allison HedgeCoke, author of Blood Run
David Furbish, Hydrologist, Vanderbilt University

Moderated by Laura Barbas-Rhoden, Associate Professor of Spanish
Date: Oct 11, 2012 
Time: 7:00 PM
Description: Join the environmental studies faculty, staff, and students for this discussion about the relationship between concerned citizens and our rivers.
Location: Anna Todd Wofford


Allison Adelle HedgeCoke's authored books include: Dog Road Woman and Off-Season City Pipe (poetry); Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer (a memoir); and Blood Run (a verse-play). HedgeCoke has edited eight additional collections, including: Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas, Effigies, and the soon to be released Effigies II. She has been awarded fellowships/residencies with Lannan Foundation, Weymouth Center for the Arts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Hawthornden Castle, MacDowell Colony, Great Plains Center. Her honors include an American Book Award, two endowed chairs, and several literary and arts grants. She is a poet, writer, performer, editor, and activist. She came of age cropping tobacco and working fields, waters, and in factories.

Vanderbilt hydrology and life sciences professor David Furbish’s research involves environmental fluid mechanics and transport theory applied to problems in hydrology and geomorphology, and the intersection of these fields with ecology. His work combines theoretical, experimental, computational and field-based components aimed at understanding the dynamics of Earth surface, and near-surface, systems spanning human to geomorphic time scales. David has taught courses in geology, hydrology and geomorphology, transport processes in Earth and environmental systems, and fluid dynamics. He is author of the text, Fluid Physics in Geology, published by Oxford University Press.