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June 2018

Rubenstein receives Sigma Xi McGovern Award

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 12:45pm

Daniel Rubenstein, Princeton University's Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been awarded the 2018 John P. McGovern Science and Society Award by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. The award recognizes scientists whose research has had an impact on society.

Princeton’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter presents teaching awards to Cunningham, Tarnita

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 12:30pm

The Princeton University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will present its annual awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching to Nijah Cunningham, lecturer in the Humanities CouncilAfrican American studies and English, and Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows, and Corina Tarnita, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

Ocean's heat cycle shows that atmospheric carbon may be headed elsewhere

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:30pm

A Princeton University-led study in the journal Nature Geoscience examined the global carbon cycle and suggests that scientists may have misgauged how carbon is distributed around the world, particularly between the northern and southern hemispheres. The results could change projections of how, when and where the currently massive levels of atmospheric carbon will result in environmental changes such as ocean acidification.

Call for Proposals: PEI Urban Grand Challenge

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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:30am

The Princeton Environmental Institute is accepting faculty proposals for two-year projects of up to $150,000 for the Urban Grand Challenge program through Friday, June 29, 2018. Part of PEI's Grand Challenges program, the Urban Challenge combines the study of natural and built environments to address the interrelated environmental and social issues that face the world's rapidly expanding urban areas in an era of increasing environmental volatility.

Six Princeton juniors named PEI Environmental Scholars

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:15am

Six Princeton University juniors have been selected this year to receive research support from the PEI Environmental Scholars Program to support their independent research related to the broad area of environmental studies. Students apply in the fall semester and are selected by a committee to receive up to $15,000 over two years.

PEI Class Day 2018 honors work, dedication of students in Princeton environmental studies

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:30am

Forty Princeton University seniors emerged from Guyot Hall on June 4 as the latest recipients of certificates in environmental studies from the Princeton Environmental Institute. The certificates, and prizes for notable undergraduate research, were presented during PEI Class Day 2018.