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September 2017

Amilcare Porporato, 10 associated faculty join PEI

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:15am

The Princeton Environmental Institute has added core faculty member Amilcare Porporato, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and 10 associated faculty to its roster of researchers and educators whose work focuses on or relates to the environment.

Call for Proposals: Campus as a Lab Innovation Funds

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

Princeton University faculty can submit up to two proposals for Campus as a Lab Innovation Funds through the Office of the Dean for Research by Nov. 20. Funding could start as early as Feb. 5, 2018.

To Predict How Climate Change Will Affect Disease, Researchers Must Fuse Climate Science and Biology

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:00am

Predicting how climate change will affect the incidence of infectious diseases is made difficult by the complex relationship between climate and disease. In a recent review paper, PEI associated faculty Jessica Metcalf, a Princeton assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs, and coauthors write that researchers need new statistical models that incorporate both climate factors and the climate-disease relationship, and account for uncertainties in both.

PEI Urban Challenge awards $348,000 to new urban sustainability projects

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:30pm

Extreme ocean waves, severe thunderstorms and urban flooding, and a sophomore urban-design course make up the latest round of projects funded by PEI's Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $348,000, the new awards combine the study of the natural and built environments to address the interrelated environmental and social issues facing the world's rapidly expanding urban areas in a world of increasing volatility.

Keohane receives Balzan Prize for international relations

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

The International Balzan Foundation has awarded Princeton University professor emeritus Robert Keohane the 2016 Balzan Prize for International Relations, History and Theory. The prize comes with an award of $790,000, half of which must be spent to finance research projects conducted by young scholars or scientists.

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.

Leaks will not sink carbon capture and storage

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 9:00am

The case for carbon capture and storage — a promising method for reducing greenhouse gases — received a boost recently from a Princeton study that indicated the procedure would not be prone to significant leakage or high costs related to fixing leaks. Authors of the study included PEI associated faculty Catherine Peters, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering, and Michael Oppenheimer, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute