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Jack Liu talk: "China's Environment on a Metacoupled Planet"

Jianguo (Jack) Liu, the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability and University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University, presented, "China's Environment on a Metacoupled Planet," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3

Provost Lee Visits Mpala Research Centre, Alumni in Kenya

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:00am

NANYUKI, Kenya — The small airplane bobbed and tilted in the midday heat rising off the Kenyan bushland as it quickly dropped onto the short red-dirt airstrip. Zebras grazed in the runway's grassy margins alongside gazelles and hulking, spear-horned oryx. Elephants milled about the dense trees and shrubs at the narrow end of the landing strip just before the escarpment plunges into the deep valley below.

Princeton Undergraduates Share Their Summer of Learning Experiences

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:45am

Alana Reynolds ’18 (left), ecology and evolutionary biology, and Jacqueline Jones ’18, mechanical and aerospace engineering, explained their research on plant mycorrhizae.

A Story of a Developing World: South Africa

Dr. Pramod K. Joshi is the director for IFPRI South Asia. Previous to this, he held the positions of the director of the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, India, and the director of the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi. Earlier, Dr. Joshi was South Asia Coordinator at the International Food Policy Research Institute and senior economist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Patancheru. His areas of research include technology policy, market, and institutional economics.  

Kenya Global Seminar: The Matriarch

"The Matriarch" follows the life of Jada, an elephant and the matriarch of her family who has survived a brutal poaching attack. Jada's story is interwoven with a riveting science story about the research being done at Mpala which allow us to see just how important elephants are for the environment and what is at risk if they no longer exist in the wild.

Kenya Global Seminar: Curse of the Gazelle King

“Curse of the Gazelle King” investigates the elusive lives of Grant's Gazelles through one man's story about a young gazelle named Lenana. Starring John Njuguna.
Produced, directed, shot and edited by Lily Dattilo, Cameron Johanning, Maryanne Wangui Njuguna and Spencer Rodriguez

Kenya Global Seminar: Nature's Nurturers

"Nature's Nurturers" reveals the work of the Northern Kenya Conservation Clubs, focusing on the primary and secondary schools of Laikipia. The film explores the ways in which the clubs are using experiential learning to educate students about local conservation issues, and how the students then share what they've learned with their families and villages as well.

Kenya Global Seminar: A Zebra Story

“Realignments: A Zebra Story” examines the differences in appearance and behavior of the two zebra species in Kenya, providing insight into the endangerment of the Grevy's zebras and their uncertain future.

Produced, directed, shot and edited by Lydia Cornett, Victor Oloo, Amber Stewart and Mason Williams

Kenya Global Seminar: The Lost Boys of Laikipia

In Central Kenya, Professor Rosie Woodroffe runs the Samburu-Laikipia Wild Dog Project in hopes of gaining a better understanding of the African Wild Dog, an endangered species that disappeared from the region the region in the 1980s but has since returned. What will it take to protect the wild dogs and help them thrive once more?

UN High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobials—What Do We Need?

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:00am

Global access to effective antimicrobials is under threat.1 Over 700 000 deaths worldwide, including 214 000 neonatal sepsis deaths, are attributable to resistant bacterial pathogens each year.2,3 Currently, insufficient access and delays in access to antibiotics cause more deaths than antibiotic resistance, but more resistance-related deaths are being reported in all countries irrespective of income level.3 The key is to promote universal provision of antimicrobials while ensuring continued effectiveness.

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