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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Solving the World's Challenges Panel Presentation: Background and History

Virtual Exhibit for the Solving the World's Challenges Funk ACES Library panel presentation

Our Objectives

Funk ACES Library's "Solving the World's Challenges" series has three major objectives:

  • Highlight the interrelated interests of the many colleges, departments, and institutes connected to the Funk ACES Library
  • Promote discussion and collaboration among researchers and guests
  • Showcase Funk ACES Library as an important partner in research, teaching, and learning for campus and the community

2019: Biodiversity and Conservation

photograph of book display on biodiversity and conservation in Funk LibraryConor O’Shea, Department of Landscape Architecture:

Wild Zones: Redesigning Chicago’s Landscape Ordinance


Daniel C. Miller, Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences:

The Importance of Funding to Global Biodiversity Conservation


Milton Tan, Illinois Natural History Survey:

Fantastic New Species and Where to Find Them

2018: Climate Change

Color photograph of a book display on climate change in Funk ACES LibraryAndrew Leakey, Department of Plant Biology:

Plant Science for Sustainability and Resilience to Climate Change


Sally McConkey, Illinois State Water Survey:

Inland Flood Hazards and Risk, the Impact of a Changing Climate


Bev Wilson, Department of Urban & Regional Planning:

Vulnerability to Heat Waves in the Chicago Area, Historical Trends and Data-Driven Mitigation Planning

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