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Walbridge Fund 2021 graduate researchers explore environmental topics from carbon capture to the social power of “sacred ecology”

July 15, 2021 ・ Morgan Kelly

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) has selected 10 Princeton University graduate students as 2021 recipients of the Walbridge Fund Graduate Award for Environmental Research. The awardees are Maria Curria, Ipsita Dey, Yuki Haba, Shannon Hoffman, Xiaohan Li, Sayumi Miyano, José Montaño…

Tighter border policies leave migrants vulnerable to effects of climate change

October 12, 2020 ・ B. Rose Huber

As the planet continues to warm, people living in the world’s most vulnerable regions — such as arid or low-lying nations — must contend with the decision to stay in a place where livability is decreasing, or leave for countries…

Naomi Cohen-Shields’ senior thesis explores who benefits as China cleans its air

June 12, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

After months of researching and analyzing China’s notorious air pollution for her Princeton senior thesis, Naomi Cohen-Shields stepped off a plane in Beijing in December 2019 to a shockingly clear sky. Her gaze fell across the unencumbered skyline of the…

Princeton ENV students receive Udall Scholarships to study Native American, environmental issues

April 24, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

Two Princeton University environmental studies students are among only 13 college sophomores nationwide to be named 2020 Udall Scholars by the Udall Foundation. Scholars receive up to $7,000 and are selected based on their leadership, public service, academic excellence, and…

PEI graduate awardee Vinicius de Aguiar Furuie wins Princeton’s top graduate student honor

February 13, 2020

Vinicius de Aguiar Furuie, a doctoral student in anthropology and two-time PEI graduate award recipient, was one of four Princeton Ph.D. candidates to receive the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, the University’s top honor for graduate students. De Aguiar Furuie has…

Open dialogue: Taking a deep dive into the climate debate

October 24, 2019 ・ Tom Garlinghouse

This fall, Princeton undergraduates are taking a deep dive into the climate debate in the environmental studies seminar “Crossing the Climate Change Divide.” The course is taught by award-winning journalist Meera Subramanian, who is asking students to examine what people…

Princeton senior Lohmann explores Nauru, where the environmental future is now

May 20, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Each year, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) supports senior-thesis research by students from departments across the University. This story is part of a series exploring the disciplinary variety of PEI-funded undergraduate research carried out by members of the Class of…

Speakers for Spring 2019 Environmental Humanities Colloquium announced

December 28, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

Speakers for the Princeton Environmental Humanities Colloquium sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) have been announced for Spring 2019. The Environmental Humanities Colloquium aims to build an intellectual community of Princeton scholars and graduate students from all backgrounds whose work is…

Journalist Naomi Klein foresees tough choices ahead in a changing climate

December 12, 2018

Already the world is experiencing the symptoms of a looming, global environmental crisis, said journalist and author Naomi Klein at a Dec. 11 talk held in conjunction with the Princeton University Art Museum’s exhibition “Nature’s Nation: American Art and the Environment.” From…