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Environmentalist McKibben discusses art's impact on climate action

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:30pm

Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben spoke at Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium Oct. 25 about how art not only has created a romantic narrative of American history, but how it also can inspire people to action for global environmental change. His talk, "Art, Activism and the Chance for Change," was hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition, “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment."

PEI and Art Museum host Art + Environment Event Series

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:30am

Art = Environment poster

PEI Discovery Day 2018 exhibits array of student research in environmental studies

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:30am

Seniors and graduate students exhibited the topical diversity of environmental studies at Princeton University during the seventh annual PEI Discovery Day hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute May 9 in the Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium. Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their findings with fellow students and University faculty. PEI interviewed seven students who provide a snapshot of the research and disciplines featured at Discovery Day 2018.

New Orleans' Black Masking Indian chiefs discuss art, community

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Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Big Chief Darryl Montana and Chief Demond Melancon of New Orleans' Black Masking Indian groups visited Princeton for an April 3 panel discussion on the artistry and passion behind the tradition, and met with students in two courses the next day. Their visit was part of the exhibition, "Big Chief Wears a Golden Crown," organized by PEI associated faculty Jeff Whetstone in connection to his PEI Urban Grand Challenges project, "Flow: Living with the Mississippi."

PEI Faculty Seminar: "3 Million Years of Global Climate Change Captured in Ice Cores"

Michael Bender, Professor of Geosciences, Emeritus, and Senior Geoscientist, presented, "3 Million Years of Global Climate Change Captured in Ice Cores," at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. Bender was the third speaker in the Spring 2018 PEI Faculty Seminar Series.

Historians to climate researchers: "Let's talk"

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Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:30pm

History can tell us a lot about environmental upheaval, according to Princeton history professor and PEI associated faculty John Haldon and alumnus Lee Mordechai. What is missing in today’s debate about climate change is using what we know about how past societies handled environmental stresses to help inform our own situation.

Video for Emmanuel Kreike's March 6 PEI Faculty Seminar now available

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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:30pm

PosterThe video for the Tuesday, March 6, PEI Faculty Seminar, "Environcide: War, Society, and Environment," by Emmanuel Kreike, Professor

PEI Faculty Seminar Series: Ancient Greek and Hebrew Ideas of Ecological Politics

Fall 2017 PEI Faculty Seminar Series - 12/5/2017: Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, Director of the University Center for Human Values

Farms, petroculture and the Environmental Nexus: Four new environmental studies courses and ENV 200 for Spring 2018

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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

Four new environmental studies courses and the popular "Environmental Nexus" class are among the many Spring 2018 classes from PEI's Certificate Program in Environmental Studies. Registration begins Dec. 6.

Eco-justice scholar Ashley Dawson named 2017 Barron Visiting Professor in environmental humanities

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Ashley Dawson, an English professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island, has been selected as the Princeton Environmental Institute's 2017-18 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities. Dawson focuses his work on cultural studies, post-colonialism, eco-criticism and activism, particularly how people have perceived, affected and defended nature through art, politics and economics.