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November 2015

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Childhood Infectious Disease

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:15am

"Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Childhood Infectious Disease: Predictability and the Impact of Vaccination" by Bryan Grenfell, Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.

Climate Change and Destiny Studies: Creating Our Near and Far Futures

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 3:00pm

Climate change makes stringent demands on thinking about our future. We need two-sided reasoning to contend equitably with the risks of climate change and the risks of solutions.O We need to differentiate the future 500 years from now and 50 years from now. This essay explores three pressing climate change issues, using both the 500-year and the 50-year time frames: sea level rise, the nuclear power solution, and fossil carbon abundance. 

Carbon Mitigation Initiative News - Fall 2015

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 3:00pm

The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) held its 14th annual meeting at Princeton University on April 14 and 15, 2015. More than 100 participants gathered to discuss CMI’s most recent initiatives in the areas of science, technology, and integration and outreach. Attendees included Princeton faculty and students and colleagues from BP, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), the U.S.

Climate Futures Initiative Research News - Fall 2015

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 3:00pm

In May of 2015, CFI received a two-year $100,000 Innovative Research, Teaching and Mentorship in Energy and the Environment award from the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE). In addition, the original sponsor and continuing partner of CFI’s work, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), presented CFI with an additional $100,000 one-year award.

To Save the Earth, Better Nitrogen Use on a Hungrier Planet Must be Addressed

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 2:45pm

PRINCETON, N.J.—The global population is expected to increase by two to three billion people by 2050, a projection raising serious concerns about sustainable development, biodiversity and food security.

Art Project: A Lake Carnegie Pageant - November 10, 2015

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 2:45pm

Be a Part of This Exciting Community Environmental Art Project!

Art workshops and a University course will culminate in an ecological theatrical pageant in May 2016 featuring a procession of mobile visual art, giant puppets and spectacular costumes with performances of dance, theater, music and poetry highlighting Lake Carnegie and the species and habitat of the watershed.

Presentation & Dialogue
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 • 7 – 9 p.m.
Arts Council of Princeton’s
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Barron Visiting Professor Search

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 2:45pm

Princeton University seeks to appoint a distinguished humanist whose work is related to the environment for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Understanding Animal Coexistence With a Little Dung and a Lot of DNA

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 3:00pm

Africa's abundant and iconic wildlife provides seemingly endless wonderment. For ecologists, that has extended to the persistent riddle of how the African savanna's diverse population of herbivores — from elephants and zebras to impalas and buffalo — survive on what appears to be limited food sources: mostly grasses or mostly trees.