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Reed Maxwell, Jerry Zee join Princeton Environmental Institute faculty

September 1, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) welcomed Sept. 1 new faculty members Reed Maxwell, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and Jerry Zee, assistant professor of anthropology and the Princeton Environmental Institute. Their appointments expand the…

Hack Graduate Award recipients explore water issues from groundwater cleanup to carbon-capturing crystals

June 4, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has selected seven Princeton University graduate students as 2020 recipients of the Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Awards for Water and the Environment. The awardees are Francisco Carrillo, Eunah Han, Julie Kim, Aleksander Musiał,…

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…

‘Creative Ecologies’: Storytelling and environmentalism

January 27, 2020 ・ Jamie Saxon

Students in several Princeton courses this fall examined the perils of climate change by considering how storytelling — with elements of description, language and structure — can influence people’s perceptions and fire up the imagination. One of the classes in…

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…

Journalist Meera Subramanian, 2019 Barron Visiting Professor, explores intersection of culture and environment

September 25, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Journalist Meera Subramanian, the 2019-20 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), comes to Princeton as part of her exploration of what motivates people’s relationships with and…

Course explores the Millstone River, Princeton’s backyard wilderness

May 23, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

An 8-foot deer shape cut from a discarded mirror stood along one wall of the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau St. on the Princeton campus, its humanoid body reflecting the people gathered around a table set with native New Jersey…

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…

Reflecting on urban environments and ecology through images

April 26, 2019 ・ Denise Valenti

Still and moving images that captured Japan’s dramatic urban transformation in the post-World War II era are at the center of a graduate course taught this spring by Franz Prichard, assistant professor of East Asian studies. Although they are specific…