FACULTY AWARD: Oppenheimer receives Heinz Award for climate change work

Oct. 5, 2010 10:04 a.m.

Michael Oppenheimer, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been awarded the Heinz Award from Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation.

Oppenheimer was honored for his leadership in assessing human-caused alterations to the atmosphere and congruently promoting policies to prevent future harm. The award, which honors workable solutions to global problems and is accompanied by a $100,000 award, will be presented at a Nov. 15 ceremony in Washington, D.C.