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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 06, 2018
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.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly, PEI on May 30, 2018
Princeton University senior Alana Reynolds' lifelong passion for the environment is rooted in the desire to help resolve human-wildlife conflict. Reynolds, who will graduate in June with a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology and a certificate in environmental studies, traveled to Mozambique in 2017 with support from the Becky Colvin Memorial Award to conduct fieldwork for her senior thesis on the effectiveness of various types of fences that subsistence farmers on the border of Gorongosa National Park could use to protect their crops from elephants.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 21, 2018
Seniors and graduate students exhibited the topical diversity of environmental studies at Princeton University during the seventh annual PEI Discovery Day hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute May 9 in the Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium. Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their findings with fellow students and University faculty. PEI interviewed seven students who provide a snapshot of the research and disciplines featured at Discovery Day 2018.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 30, 2018
The class "The Port of New Orleans: Culture and Climate Change" focuses on how the global climate problems of tomorrow imperil New Orleans today, and how people and culture can affect change. The course encompasses PEI's Grand Challenges and summer internship programs, as well as the Program in Environmental Studies and the Environmental Humanities at Princeton initiative.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 24, 2018
Researchers in or associated with the Princeton Environmental Institute were among several Princeton University faculty members to be selected to receive 2018 Dean for Research Innovation Funds through Princeton's Office of the Dean for Research. The funds are awarded annually to promising research in various subject areas and disciplines.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 24, 2018
Ryan Edwards, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering and PEI-STEP fellow, has received the William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship from the American Geosciences Institute.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 23, 2018
Birds and flowers out of sync, the integration of built and natural flood-control features, and frozen methane deep beneath the ocean are among the five projects recently funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute as part of its Climate and Energy Challenge program. Totaling $515,000, the newly awarded research projects will run from 2018 to 2020.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 12, 2018
Researchers in the lab of PEI associated faculty Peter Jaffe, professor of civil and environmental engineering, discovered a bacterium in a New Jersey wetland that has the surprising ability to degrade pollutants without using oxygen. This could offer a more efficient method for treating toxins in sewage.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 09, 2018
A study of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) suggests that a clever individual's social position can improve if others see their problem-solving skills pay off, according to a team of Princeton University researchers, including PEI associated faculty Dan Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and director of the Program in Environmental Studies.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 06, 2018
Big Chief Darryl Montana and Chief Demond Melancon of New Orleans' Black Masking Indian groups visited Princeton for an April 3 panel discussion on the artistry and passion behind the tradition, and met with students in two courses the next day. Their visit was part of the exhibition, "Big Chief Wears a Golden Crown," organized by PEI associated faculty Jeff Whetstone in connection to his PEI Urban Grand Challenges project, "Flow: Living with the Mississippi."
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