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May 2016

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: The Future of Carbon and Heat Uptake by the Ocean: Seeking Insight From the Ice Ages

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 2:30pm

The Slow Recovery of a War-Torn Ecosystem

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:30am


The swimming pool at Chitengo Camp is a bright blue circle shaded by trees. It is a tranquil place to relax after a dusty game drive in Gorongosa National Park, but not long ago this inviting oasis was used by rebel forces as a prison.

Understanding How Tropical Forests Recover After Human Disturbance

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:15am

When Connor Stonesifer ’16 first arrived in Panama in the summer of 2015, his Spanish consisted of saying “I want” and having to point at things. When he asked the woman who ran the hostel where he was staying to turn up the air conditioning, he received a cup of pudding instead.

Michael Celia Receives Graduate Mentoring Award

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:15am

Four Princeton University faculty members will receive Graduate Mentoring Awards from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning for their outstanding work with graduate students. They are Michael Celia, the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering; Harriet Flower, a professor of classics; Kenneth Norman, a professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute; and Lawrence Rosen, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology.

Simon Levin Awarded a National Medal of Science

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:15am

Simon Levin and Barack Obama

On May 19, 2016, Simon Levin received a National Medal of Science in a White House ceremony. The award is the Nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science. President Obama presided over the ceremony.

Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Co-author Fusion Energy Distillate

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:15am

Nuclear fusion is considered to have enormous promise as a global energy source. The fuel is nearly inexhaustible and the waste products have less environmental impact than the wastes associated with fossil fuels and nuclear fission. Making affordable fusion energy would be a remarkable human achievement.

Stephen Pacala Awarded Funding For New Course: The Environmental Nexus

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:15am

Stephen Pacala, the Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and former director of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), has been awarded funding through Princeton University’s 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education to create a new Environmental Studies course, ENV 200 “The Environmental Nexus”, to examine a collection of global environmental crises.

Princeton Reunions Features the Environment

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:00am

If you are interested in the environment, climate change, food entrepreneurship, connecting with new and old friends, then Princeton Reunions offers several exciting opportunities for you.

PEI Hosts Fifth Annual Discovery Day

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:00am

The Princeton Environmental Institute hosted its 5th Annual Discovery Day on Thursday, May 4th. Discovery Day is a multidisciplinary poster session celebrating undergraduate senior thesis research on environmental issues. Sixty-five (65) students from 16 academic departments showcased their work, which was mentored by 47 faculty advisers.

Call for Proposals for Innovative Climate and Energy Research, Teaching, and Mentorship

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:00am

SINSI Spotlight: Wildlife Conservation on the Ground

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:45am

For Alexandra Kasdin ’14, MPA ’18, a passion for wildlife conservation began when she was eight years old. Inspired by her first grade teacher—who had a classroom full of animals and lesson plans devoted to endangered species and the environment—Kasdin knew she would spend her life working toward wildlife protection.