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Peter Abrams is installing the B home that will be in place for one year. The B home is a hexagonal, interconnecting modular shelter system made of upcycled sustainable materials. "It represents a fast, cheap way to provide shelter and security for those in need," says the B home website. "It was inspired by the geometric efficiency and communal benefits of the honeycomb structure in beehives."
Panel of current and former Barron Fellows discussing the field of Environmental Humanities. Rarely do photographers, artistic directors, musicians, novelists, poets, scientists, engineers, and scholars in religion, philosophy, and literature come together for two full-days to explore an emerging field of mutual interest. Such a unique gathering took place during Princeton University’s conference “Environmental Humanities in a Changing World.” Stephen W. Pacala, the
For about 2½ years Princeton PEI associated faculty member and visual-arts professor Sue Friedrich has been documenting the transformation of her Brooklyn neighborhood, Williamsburg.
This two-day conference assembled leaders from a range of fields in the environmental humanities and prominent artists producing work with environmental import.
Environmental awareness comes in many forms. Often, it is shaped by an understanding of science or public policy, but it also can be informed by religion.  Rarely, however, do all three of these perspectives intersect at once—and that is the challenge two Yale University professors, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, have been addressing for the past three decades. Tucker and Grim’s course “Religion, Ecology, and Cosmology” illustrates how religion, spirituality,
Through the course Communicating Climate Change, Princeton University students are learning how to use print, video, and audio media to describe the climate change problem and its possible consequences.
A Pakistani garbage dump seems like an unlikely place to find a solution to extreme poverty. But then again, the group of students from Princeton and Rutgers universities who plan to convert garbage into hope is an unlikely team.
When she teaches "Race and Medicine," Princeton professor Carolyn Rouse invites black students to leave class 10 minutes early. She explains that this time would be needed to make up for shorter life expectancy -- on average blacks live five to six years less than whites in the United States.
This has been one of PEI's most enterprising years. We are pleased to share our exciting news with faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends.
In a collaboration melding art with science, climate researchers and other members of the Princeton University community joined forces with The Civilians to help create a work-in-progress about global climate change.
While exploring the Panama Canal in a small tourist boat, Steve Cosson and Michael Friedman were startled by a massive container ship suddenly passing by, rocking them violently in its wake. Painted on the hull in Chinese characters, its name was boldly inscribed as "The Great Immensity."
Students flipping through the course catalog this year may have wondered what a course cross-listed in Atelier, environmental science and theater entailed.
Effective Feb. 1, 2010, Lars Hedin, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will assume the role of Director, Program in Environmental Studies (ENV) at Princeton Environmental Institute.
Though experts may dispute the role of human activity in climate change, evidence is mounting that temperatures and sea levels are rising.
If patterns of globalization over decades could be plotted on a world map, what might they look like and what deeper insights might they reveal, wondered Miguel Centeno.
In the fall of 2009, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Lewis Center for the Arts initiated a yearlong collaborative project lying at the intersection of the environment and the performing arts.
His senior thesis, which examines the impact of the Clean Air Interstate Rule of 2005 on the stock performance of electric utilities, is "really a professional piece of work," said adviser Henry Farber, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics.
The 2008 - 2009 Ethics and Climate Change (ECC) Lecture Series appeared on iTunes U, UChannel, and YouTube, and over 10,000 people viewed or downloaded the lectures from these sites.
A gift from Currie and Thomas A. Barron, a 1974 alumnus, offers new support for work at the intersection of environmental issues and the humanities at Princeton University.