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'Nature's Nation' faculty panel explores confluence of environmental science and art

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 3:30pm

Four Princeton faculty members came together for a Nov. 30 panel discussion in which they talked about environmental topics and issues against the backdrop of selected works from the exhibition "Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment" at the Princeton University Art Museum through Jan. 6. The event was hosted by PEI and the art museum.

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.

Students study New Orleans' rich life and tenuous landscape

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Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:00am

The class "The Port of New Orleans: Culture and Climate Change" focuses on how the global climate problems of tomorrow imperil New Orleans today, and how people and culture can affect change. The course encompasses PEI's Grand Challenges and summer internship programs, as well as the Program in Environmental Studies and the Environmental Humanities at Princeton initiative.

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 to host select Princeton Environmental Film Festival screenings

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 9:00am

The Princeton Environmental Institute, a co-sponsor of the 2018 Princeton Environmental Film Festival, will host selected films on the Princeton University campus between April 8-15. The films will be screened on the dates and times listed below in the Friend Center, Room 101.

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