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Two Day Symposium: After the Spectacular Image: Art, Architecture, and the Media of Climate Change

Feb 11, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.  ·  Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building

Environmental Humanities Symposium, Princeton Environmental Institute
co-sponsored by the Princeton School of Architecture, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative on Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, and the Program on Media and Modernity. 

Global environmental pressures solicit not only technological and policy innovations, but also social transformations. Over the past century, image making and visualization practices – in the arts, literature, and the sciences – have formed a cultural infrastructure focused on the relationship between humans, other species, and their environments. Images have, in numerous ways, impacted political and cultural debates about nature, environment, and climate.

February 11 - 4:30-6:30
February 12 - 9:30-5:30

STEP Seminar: "The Need For Energy Storage: How Fast, How Cheap, How much?"

Feb 18, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  Robertson Hall Bowl 016

Jon Wellinghoff, Former chairman U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Partner: Stoel Rivers LLP.

( co-sponsored with LAPA)

Food Entrepreneurship: A Winter Symposium

Feb 19, 2016  ·  8:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m.  ·  Robertson Hall Bowl 016

Please join Princeton Studies Food at Robertson Hall for a day of debate and solutions-oriented discussions on how to nourish ourselves and the global population while protecting our Earth and its finite resources. We will explore the question by addressing two further questions: How can we use entrepreneurship to tackle this problem? How do we best leverage the full power of Princeton in this service?
Panel topics include Innovations in Agriculture, Food on the Plate, Food Literacy, Innovations in Finance and Princeton’s Path Forward. Panelists will each speak for five minutes, but most of the time will be devoted to Q&A and discussion.
Panelists include Princeton alumni, professors, scholars and outside experts.

Sponsored by Princeton Studies Food, Career Services, The Keller Center, the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs-STEP Program.

STEP Seminar: "The Hazardous Legacies Project: Towards a Comparative Environmental Sociology of Cities"

Feb 22, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  Wallace Hall, Room 300

Scott Frickel

Associate Professor of Sociology and Environment and Society
Brown University

Abstract:  The Hazardous Legacies Project is premised on the idea that cities are fundamentally outcomes of socio-environmental changes that unfold recursively over time on the same local lands.   Our research examines the interplay of urban demography, industrialization and risk management to identify local mechanisms driving the socio-environmental change. The study is informed by spatial and historical comparison of hazardous waste site accumulation in four major U.S. cities (Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Portland, OR) over five decades, from 1955 to 2008.   Data for the analysis include detailed site-, tract-, and city-level information gathered for thousands of current and former industrial sites – most of which remain unacknowledged in government reports and hazardous site lists.   Results show how industrial churning, residential churning, and risk containment intersect to produce cumulative socio-environmental transformations of urban lands.

CFI Seminar - Jeremy Adelman: Henry Charles Lea Professor of History

Feb 25, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  ·  Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219

CFI Seminar

The Multispecies Salon: "Chemical Species II: Alchemy, Gold, and Water"

Feb 26, 2016  ·  12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.  ·  Guyot Hall, Room 100

This event is part of The Multispecies Salon: Environmental Humanities Dialogues

Discussion with Sarah Knuckey (Columbia University), Joshua Fisher (Columbia University), and with Jerry K. Jacka (University of Colorado at Boulder) as a virtual guest. Discussants: Rob Nixon (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Nicholas Shapiro (Chemical Heritage Foundation).

The “chemical turn” in ethnography and the environmental humanities has led some to blend physical science and human rights methods to understand how pollution moves through ecosystems and human communities. Focusing on the Barrick Gold mine in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, this event will explore what Jerry Jacka calls “alchemy”—to consider “the implications of turning indigenous lands into gold, which affects the material, social and cultural landscape.” We will also discuss the interdisciplinary research of Sarah Knuckey and Joshua Fisher, who have used chemistry and human rights methods to explore indigenous concerns. Have mine operations polluted rivers and streams, contaminated rainwater, caused erosion and landslides, and contributed to poor air quality and low crop yield?

STEP Seminar: "Structures of Coastal Resilience: Dynamic Performance Based Analysis and Design of Coastal Flood Protection"

Feb 29, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  Wallace Hall, Room 300

Guy Nordensen, Professor School of Architecture, Princeton University

The Multispecies Salon: Hope in an Era of Extinction

Feb 29, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Butler College, Studio 34 Café

This event is part of The Multispecies Salon: Environmental Humanities Dialogues

We live in a time of extinction.  As some charismatic creatures are being saved in zoos, captive breeding facilities, and cryogenic banks, a multitude of others are disappearing as they are disregarded or actively targeted for destruction. Who should we love in a time of extinction? What practices of care can keep those who we love in the world? Can ongoing ecological catastrophes be stemmed – or reversed – with technological or scientific interventions?  If it is technically possible, should woolly mammoths and passenger pigeons be reanimated?  Should unloved animals, like ticks and mosquitoes, be edited out of ecosystems?

Panel discussion: Kevin Esvelt (MIT), Beth Shapiro (UC Santa Cruz), James Hatley (Salisbury), Genese Sodikoff (Rutgers), Ashley Dawson (City University of New York), Maria Whiteman (Rice), David Wilcove (Princeton), and Graham Burnett (Princeton).

Emergent Ecologies, an art exhibit curated by students in the Environmental Art Freshman Seminar, will open after the panel at Butler College from 6:00-7:30. This is part of The Multispecies Salon discussion series organized and led by Eben Kirksey, Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor at the Princeton Environmental Institute.

CFI Seminar - Ottmar Edenhofer: Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Mar 2, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  ·  Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219

CFI Seminar

PEI-STEP Fellowship 2016 Information Session

Mar 3, 2016  ·  12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Guyot Hall, Room M171

Lunchtime Q&A Session. This two-year program enables participating graduate students to explore the environmental policy dimensions of their doctoral research.
To attend please email RSVP to Angela Petsis: apetsis@princeton.edu by March 4th, 2016

STEP Seminar: "India in the Emergent Climate Regime: The Dilemmas of A Premature Power"

Mar 7, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  Wallace Hall, Room 300

Navroz Dubash, Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the Climate Initiative, Centre for Policy Research
New Delhi
India

Spring 2016 PEI Faculty Seminar Series: Goldilocks in Byzantium - Did More Rain Help a Struggling Empire Survive the Arab-Islamic conquest? John Haldo

Mar 8, 2016  ·  12:20 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  Guyot Hall Room 10

John Haldon, Shelby Cullom Davis '30 Professor of European History. Professor of History and Hellenic Studies. Director, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

Modeling A Living Planet - A symposium celebrating the research of Jorge L. Sarmiento

Mar 14, 2016  ·  9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.  ·  Taylor Auditorium, Frick Lab

This two-day symposium in honor of Jorge’s 70th birthday will cover interactions among the physical, geochemical, and biological aspects of the climate system. The range of physical and temporal scales considered will weave ocean circulation, the global carbon cycle, ocean elemental cycling, and ocean biogeography. A set of invited talks will provide broad context for panel discussions and poster sessions addressing five topics:
1. Ocean ventilation – From the North Atlantic to the Southern Ocean.
2. Dance of the elements – What does chemistry tell us about life on Earth?
3. Life in silico – How are we doing at modeling changing ocean ecosystems?
4. The breath of life – A changing carbon cycle.
5. Climate policy: Impacts and mitigation.

STEP Seminar: TBA

Mar 21, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  · 

Julia Marton-Lefevre, Former director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature , Paris
and currently, Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Application Deadline - Becky Colvin Memorial Award

Mar 21, 2016  ·  11:55 p.m.11:55 p.m.  · 

The Becky Colvin Research Award was established in memory of Becky Colvin '95, an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) major who was strongly committed to field ecology and environmental studies. The fund provides support for travel, research supplies, and other research related expenses associated with field research for the senior thesis.
Juniors in the Environmental Studies Program (ENV) or majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are eligible to apply for this competitive award. Nominees will be selected from the submitted applications by the Director of PEI and the Chair of EEB. The final selection of award recipient is made in consultation with the Colvin family.

Please notice - deadline for application is March 21, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST.

Deadline - 2016 Senior Thesis Research Funds

Mar 21, 2016  ·  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, materials and supplies for field work and research on an environmental topic in the U.S. and abroad. Applications are open through the Student Activities Funding Engine (S.A.F.E.)

The final deadline to apply is Monday, March 21st, 2016 by 11:59 pm EST.

For more information please visit: http://www.princeton.edu/pei/undergrads/funding/

Application Deadline - Walbridge Fund Graduate Award

Mar 22, 2016  ·  11:55 p.m.11:55 p.m.  · 

Ph.D. candidates pursuing innovative research on climate change science, energy, modeling, environmental policy or closely related topics are encouraged to apply.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, 2-3 awards in amounts up to $10,000 will be available for dissertation support. Funds may be used for a range of purposes, including fieldwork support, travel, conference participation, the purchase of equipment, and costs associated with data analysis and facilities use. The funds cannot be used for tuition support or indirect costs.
Application is available in the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) starting 2/8/2016.

Final deadline to apply in SAFE is, March 22, 2016. At 11:59 pm

Deadline - Walbridge Fund Graduate Award

Mar 22, 2016  ·  11:55 p.m.11:55 p.m.  · 

Ph.D. candidates pursuing innovative research on climate change science, energy, modeling, environmental policy or closely related topics are encouraged to apply.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, 2-3 awards in amounts up to $10,000 will be available for dissertation support. Funds may be used for a range of purposes, including fieldwork support, travel, conference participation, the purchase of equipment, and costs associated with data analysis and facilities use. The funds cannot be used for tuition support or indirect costs.
Final deadline to apply in SAFE is, March 22, 2016. At 11:59 pm.

Deadline - Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Award

Mar 28, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.  · 

Ph.D. candidates pursuing innovative research on water and water-related topics with implications for the environment are encouraged to apply.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, 3-4 awards in amounts up to $ 8,000 will be available for dissertation support. Funds may be used for a range of purposes including: summer stipend, fieldwork, travel, conference participation, equipment, and other costs associated with data analysis and facilities use. The funds cannot be used for tuition support or indirect costs.
Application is available in the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) starting 2/15/2016

Application Deadline - Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Award

Mar 28, 2016  ·  11:55 p.m.11:55 p.m.  · 

Ph.D. candidates pursuing innovative research on water and water-related topics with implications for the environment are encouraged to apply.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, 3-4 awards in amounts up to $ 8,000 will be available for dissertation support. Funds may be used for a range of purposes including: summer stipend, fieldwork, travel, conference participation, equipment, and other costs associated with data analysis and facilities use. The funds cannot be used for tuition support or indirect costs.
Application is available in the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) (http://www.princeton.edu/studentfunding/) starting 2/15/2016

The final deadline to apply in SAFE is 3/28/2016

Spring 2016 PEI Faculty Seminar Series: The Bonds We Make and the Bonds We Break. A Chemist’s View of How Metals Drive Biology, John Groves

Apr 5, 2016  ·  12:20 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  Guyot Hall Room 10

John Groves, Hugh Stott Taylor Chair of Chemistry. Professor of Chemistry

STEP Seminar: "Explaining Variation in Firm Responses to Environmental Policy in China"

Apr 18, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  Wallace Hall, Room 300

Valerie Karplus, Class of 43 Career Development Professor and
Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management
MIT/Sloan

STEP Seminar: "The Challenges of Seeking Sound Data in Setting Sustainable Food Policy"

Apr 25, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  Wallace Hall, Room 300

Lyndon Estes, Associate Research Scholar
Program in Science ,Technology and Environmental Policy and
the Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton University

CFI Seminar - Christian Gollier: Wesley Clair Mitchell Visiting Research Professor at Columbia University

Apr 28, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219

CFI Seminar

STEP Seminar: "While Nations Talk, Cities Act"

May 2, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  Wallace Hall, Room 300

David Miller, Former C40 Chair and Mayor of Toronto
Currently, President of World Wildlife Fund ( Canada)

Abstract: I  will discuss the worldwide leadership role of cities who are using smart environmental policies to effectively address environmental, economic and social issues.

Spring 2016 PEI Faculty Seminar Series: The Deep Ocean Response to Global Warming: Seeking Insight From the Ice Ages, Danny Sigman

May 3, 2016  ·  12:20 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  Guyot Hall Room 10

Danny Sigman, Dusenbury Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences. Professor of Geosciences

Discovery Day

May 4, 2016  ·  11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Frick Chemistry Lab

You are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at the at the Frick Chemistry Laboratory, in Taylor Commons (Frick Atrium) for PEI's annual Discovery Day poster session – a celebration highlighting the Senior Thesis work of students participating in the Program in Environmental Studies and students receiving support from PEI for environmental research.

Posters will be on display from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.

Philosophy and Climate Change Conference

May 14, 2016  ·  9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Location: TBD

CFI Conference

The "Philosophy and Climate Change Conference," to be held on May 14-15, 2016, is co-sponsored by the Climate Futures Initiative, the University Center for Human Values, and the Department of Philosophy.  Primary organizers are Princeton's Mark Budolfson, David Punkett of Dartmouth, and Tristram McPherson of Viriginia Tech.