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October 2018

Pacala chairs national committee calling for immediate push for CO2-removal technology

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Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:00pm

The escalating effects of climate change demand a research initiative to develop and launch "negative emissions technologies" that remove and sequester carbon dioxide directly from the air, according to a report by a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee chaired by Stephen Pacala, Princeton's Frederick D. Petrie Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and co-director of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative.

Environmentalist McKibben discusses art's impact on climate action

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:30pm

Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben spoke at Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium Oct. 25 about how art not only has created a romantic narrative of American history, but how it also can inspire people to action for global environmental change. His talk, "Art, Activism and the Chance for Change," was hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition, “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment."

Princeton students develop interdisciplinary project for Newark community garden

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:15pm

Students in the Princeton School of Architecture undertook a project to build a mobile farming shed for a community garden in Newark. Funded by PEI, the project was conceived in conjunction with the interdisciplinary course "Topics in the Formal Analysis of the Urban Structure — Environmental Challenges of Urban Sprawl" taught by Mario Gandelsonas, professor of architecture and the Class of 1913 Lecturer in Architecture, which challenged students to address the entanglements between water, energy and urban sprawl from a perspective informed by architecture, urbanism and the humanities.

PEI and Art Museum host Art + Environment Event Series

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:30am

Art = Environment poster

Stoddard receives Packard Fellowship for early-career scientists

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:15pm

Mary Caswell "Cassie" Stoddard, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and PEI associated faculty, was one of 18 researchers nationwide to receive a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering, which is awarded to innovative, early-career scientists and engineers. Recipients also include William Anderegg, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Utah and a past PEI postdoctoral research associate.

Urban Population, Transportation Patterns Affect How Flu Epidemics Play Out

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Monday, October 8, 2018 - 10:00am

The more people a city has and the more organized its residents' movement patterns, the longer its flu season is apt to last, according to new research co-authored by Princeton University researchers. Published in the journal Science, the findings are an important step toward predicting influenza outbreak trends.