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October 2015

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: CO2 Sequestration in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:15am

Michael Celia, Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Director, Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources.

Biological Systems Can Inform the Design of Financial Regulation

Publish Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 2:45pm

It has been five years since the US Congress enacted the landmark Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; and despite the fact that about 20% of the Act has yet to be implemented (1), several legislative initiatives are now attempting to soften or roll back key provisions. This pattern of regulatory action and reaction is not new. The financial excesses of one period often lead to asset bubbles that burst, ushering in a new period of much greater regulation.

Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS) News - Fall 2015

Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 2:30pm

CICS Research Shows Connections between La Niña and Ozone Air Quality in Western U.S.

Southern Ocean Carbon & Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) Project News - Fall 2015

Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 2:30pm

Research Highlights

The SOCCOM Project was officially launched in September of 2014.  One year into the project, we have 23 floats deployed and reporting, the start of the world’s first large-scale network of autonomous biogeochemical floats. In total, this float array is providing a view of biogeochemical processes in some 25% of the Southern Ocean.

SOCCOM

 

Center for BioComplexity News - Fall 2015

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 2:30pm

CBC Hosts Two Meetings

UN Climate Summit Can't Overlook Coal-Power Financing From Emerging Countries

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 2:15pm

When global leaders converge on Paris on Nov. 30 for the 2015 United Nations climate change conference, their goal will be to deliver an agreement that, for the first time, seeks to safeguard the Earth's climate by having all nations that are significant sources of carbon dioxide rein in their emissions.

Professor and Assistant Professor Search

Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 4:15pm

Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for a senior and a junior appointment in the field of environmental science or environmental engineering. The positions will be given to scholars with a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship and teaching who work in fields such as, but not limited to, environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology, hydrology, biogeochemistry and ecology. The successful candidates will be jointly appointed in the departments best suited to their research and in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).

79 Princeton Undergraduates Celebrate Their Summer of Learning Experiences

Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
Zhou JennyJenny Zhou '16 presenting her internship presentation entitled, "Exploring the Mesophotic Zone: Lionfish, Fisheries’ Targeted Species, and the Goldface Toby, Bermuda"
Adviser: Tim Noyes, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.

Biological Systems Can Inform the Design of Financial Regulation

Publish Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 11:45am

It has been five years since the US Congress enacted the landmark Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; and despite the fact that about 20% of the Act has yet to be implemented (1), several legislative initiatives are now attempting to soften or roll back key provisions. This pattern of regulatory action and reaction is not new. The financial excesses of one period often lead to asset bubbles that burst, ushering in a new period of much greater regulation.

Drilling Down: Trees Offer Clues to Past Climate

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:00pm

There are more clues to the past lurking beneath a tree's bark than just rings to count.

Hunting down that evidence starts with a simple boring device, as demonstrated recently along Washington Road on the Princeton University campus as 15 graduate students, researchers and junior faculty, guided by instructors, extracted a long, thin piece of a conifer's core during a workshop on dendroclimatology — the science of determining past climates from trees.

FACULTY AWARD: Debenedetti Named APS Fellow

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 9:45am

Princeton University researchers Pablo Debenedetti, the Dean for Research and Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Daniel Steinberg, science and engineering outreach specialist in the P

FACULTY AWARD: Seyedsayamdost Receives NIH New Innovator Awards

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 4:30pm

Princeton University faculty members Mohamed Abou Donia, an assistant professor of molecular biology, and Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, an assistant professor of chemistry, were among 41 researchers nationwide to receive 2015 New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health.

More Rain Leads to Fewer Trees in the African Savanna

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:15pm

In 2011, an influx of remote sensing data from satellites scanning the African savannas revealed a mystery: these rolling grasslands, with their heavy rainfalls and spells of drought, were home to significantly fewer trees than researchers had previously expected given the biome’s high annual precipitation. In fact, the 2011 study found that the more instances of heavy rainfall a savanna received, the fewer trees it had.

Acorn Mush At The Multispecies Salon

Publish Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 9:15am

On this show, we bring you excerpts from progressive journalist Chris Hedge’s recent visit to Princeton University. Afterwards, News & Culture’s Will Lathrop speaks with visiting Eben Kirksey, a visiting professor at the Princeton Environmental Institutite, about the Multispecies Salon. We’ll then bring you an inside-look at Princeton University Art Museum’s new exhibition on Cezanne. To end the hour, I’ll speak with WPRB’s station manager and development director about our upcoming fund-drive.

Why Smart Agricultural Development Is Needed in Africa’s Savannas

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:15pm

Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s most rapidly growing region. By 2050, the continent’s population will double and per capita GDP income will triple. This combination of people and prosperity means that Africa’s food needs will quadruple.