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2015 Freshman Expo

Sep 14, 2015  ·  10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.  ·  Frick Chemistry Lab


Welcome Class of 2019! Please join us on Monday, September 14th in the Frick Chemistry Lab for the Academic Expo. Come meet with current ENV students and administration to discuss the Environmental Studies Program. We look forward to meeting you at the Expo.

"Expert Judgment and Uncertainty Quantification for Sea Level Rise", Michael Oppenheimer

Sep 15, 2015  ·  12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.  ·  Guyot Hall Room 10


This event is part of Fall 2015 PEI Environmental Seminar Series

Structural uncertainty in models presents a longstanding obstacle to estimating future sea level rise.  The model-based range of projections in often used to characterize uncertainty but this approach is inadequate when applied to sea level rise due to the known deficiencies of ice sheet models in combination with the growing significance of the ice sheet contribution...

Fall 2015 Thesis Funding

Sep 21, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.  · 


Fall senior thesis funding applications will be available through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) beginning on Monday, September 21, 2015. The final deadline to submit the application in SAFE is Monday, October 26, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Environmental Humanities Salon: "Suburban Foraging: Acorn Mush"

Sep 24, 2015  ·  12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.  ·  Location: TBD


This event is part of Fall 2015 Environmental Humanities Salons

Discussant: Eben Kirksey

"Cooperation and Discord on Climate Policy: Contributions from Political Science", Robert O. Keohane

Oct 1, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Aaron Burr Hall, Room 216


Climate Futures Initiative Seminar

Robert O. Keohane, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

2015 Summer of Learning Symposium

Oct 2, 2015  ·  9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.  ·  Campus Club


As a culminating experience to the internship program, students are required to participate in the Summer of Learning (SOL) Fall Symposium. This event allows students to share details of their internships with fellow interns, faculty and research staff and discuss plans for future research and independent work.

DeCamp Seminar

Oct 7, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Location: TBD


With Professor Anja Karnein, Department of Philosophy, State University of New York, Binghamton;
Commentator is Professor Dale Jamieson, New York University.

CFI Co-sponsored event with University Center for Human Values.

Environmental Humanities Salon: "Pets as Flexible Persons", Shir Dafna

Oct 8, 2015  ·  12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.  ·  Location: TBD


This event is part of Fall 2015 Environmental Humanities Salons

Moderator: Eben Kirksey
Discussant: Peter Singer

"CO2 Sequestration in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs", Michael Celia

Oct 13, 2015  ·  12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.  ·  Guyot Hall Room 10


This event is part of Fall 2015 PEI Environmental Seminar Series

Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is the only currently available technology that can significantly reduce atmospheric carbon emissions while allowing continued use of fossil fuels for electric power generation and other industrial processes.  CCS involves capturing the CO2 before it is emitted to the atmosphere, and injecting it into deep subsurface formations, thereby keeping it out of the atmosphere for centuries to millennia or longer...

Environmental Humanities Salon: "DIY Sensing of Household Toxins", Nick Shapiro

Oct 22, 2015  ·  12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.  ·  Location: TBD


This event is part of Fall 2015 Environmental Humanities Salons

Moderator: Eben Kirksey

Deadline to Apply for Senior Thesis Research Funds

Oct 26, 2015  ·  11:55 p.m.11:55 p.m.  · 


Princeton Environmental Institute sponsors several competitive senior thesis research funds to which undergraduates may apply for support for travel, research and supplies for field work and research on an environmental topic in the U.S. and abroad.

The final deadline to submit the application in SAFE is Monday, October 26, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST.

“Climate Change and the Politicization of Science”, Mark Brown

Oct 29, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Aaron Burr Hall, Room 216


Climate Futures Initiative Seminar

Mark Brown, Dept. of Government, California State University, Sacramento

Conflict Shorelines: History, Politics, and Climate Change

Nov 12, 2015  ·  9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.  ·  Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building


Symposium with Global Scholars in Architecture and PEI, Eduardo Cadava and Kelly Caylor

"Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Childhood Infectious Disease: Predictability and the Impact of Vaccination", Bryan Grenfell

Nov 17, 2015  ·  12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.  ·  Guyot Hall Room 10


This event is part of Fall 2015 PEI Environmental Seminar Series

Violent epidemics of childhood infections such as measles provide a particularly clear illustration of oscillatory 'predator-prey' dynamics.  We discuss limits on the predictability of these systems, both in the era before vaccination and at present, where vaccine hesitancy limits the effectiveness of vaccination programs in many countries.  We also discuss the impact of viral evolution on predictability and the design of vaccination programs, with particular reference to influenza and rotavirus.

Environmental Humanities Salon: "Environmental Sensing and Human Rights in Papua New Guinea", Sarah Knuckey

Dec 4, 2015  ·  12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.  ·  Location: TBD


This event is part of Fall 2015 Environmental Humanities Salons

Moderator: Eben Kirksey

“Irreversibility and Other Democratic Problems for Environmental Politics”, Lisa Ellis

Dec 10, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Aaron Burr Hall, Room 216


Climate Futures Initiative Seminar

Professor Lisa Ellis, University of Otago, Department of Philosophy

The Iowa Farming Corridor: The Des Moines prototype", Mario Gandelsonas

Dec 15, 2015  ·  12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.  ·  Guyot Hall Room 10

This event is part of Fall 2015 PEI Environmental Seminar Series

Downtown Des Moines once lacking in its 9 to 5 downtown a residential presence, has been radically restructured through a process that I developed 25 years ago with the Des Moines Vision Plan of 1990.  The plan has fostered the city’s urban transformation through several projects that reversed the flight to the suburbs including new residential and commercial developments that have people flocking back to the downtown by the thousands, new public spaces, new cultural institutions and an increasing number of exciting events. To sustain and amplify the momentum generated by this process a new project that will resonate both with Iowa’s historical roots in farming and with new twenty first century trends and technological advancements is being developed: the Iowa Farming Corridor, and the DMFC - Des Moines Farming Corridor will represent its first prototype...