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Archive – June 2013

Four graduate students were selected to receive the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Walbridge Fund Graduate Award in support of their dissertation research at Princeton.
Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University's Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, was among 52 life-sciences researchers elected to the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). Bassler and nine other researchers from outside Europe were named associate members of EMBO, which works to encourage promising researchers and foster a supportive, cooperative research environment in Europe. EMBO members provide suggestions and feedback on the org
Two undergraduates have been awarded the Becky Colvin ’95 Memorial Award. This year’s recipients include: Lauren Wyman ’14 and Elizabeth McKenna ’14.
Four Princeton University researchers took part in the June 11 report, "A Stronger, More Resilient New York," a comprehensive analysis of New York City's climate risks and proposed steps for preparing for future climate events.
Eleven graduate students have been selected to join the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. The 11 newly selected students, hailing from nine (9) departments across campus, will contribute a wide range of climate- and energy-related expertise to the existing group of PECS scholars.  Collectively, their interests include: international climate agreements, climate and energy policy and equity in decision-making, battery technology, fuel propert
The Grand Challenges Program has awarded three New Investigator Grants for 2013-2014. The awards support innovative mentorship of undergraduates working on multidisciplinary aspects of global climate change. Two of the supported projects will allow undergraduates to address issues at the interface of climate and oceans. Jorge Sarmiento, professor of geosciences, will mentor students working on Southern Ocean observations and modeling, arranging for them to work directly wit­­­h his g
In recent years, according to the authors, our understanding of the relationship between climate and extreme weather has sharpened, along with our appreciation of the vast damages such events cause.
Princeton University will receive a 2013 Air Quality Excellence Award for its sustainability efforts. Each year, the Air Quality Partnership, a program of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, honors one public and one private institution for their efforts to improve air quality. As warmer weather approaches, so does the onset of ground-level ozone. High levels of ozone pose health risks for everyone, and large segments of the population are considered especially sensitive to ozone
PEI faculty member and chair of the ecology and evolutionary biology department, Daniel Rubenstein, and collaborating committee members determine the tools already exist to better manage wild horses and burros on public lands.
Two undergraduates have been selected to the Environmental Scholars Program by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).
In the early afternoon of June 3rd, students gathered together with family, friends, faculty, and staff to celebrate Class Day at the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) where 49 graduating seniors from 16 different departments were awarded Environmental Certificates. 49 Graduating seniors from 16 different departments were awarded Certificates in Environmental Studies. (Photo by PEI Staff) Lars Hedin, director of Princeton University's Program in Environmental Studies (ENV)