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Oct 25, 2018

Author Bill McKibben public address at Richardson Auditorium

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Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben presented, “Art, Activism and the Chance for Change,” on Oct. 25 McKibben discussed his work confronting the global challenge of climate change, while considering how art and public engagement can raise consciousness about ecological…

Oct 3, 2018

PEI Faculty Seminar: “The New Wilderness”

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Jeff Whetstone, Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts and PEI associated faculty, presented, “The New Wilderness,” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Whetstone drew on film and photographs…

Apr 13, 2017

Art of Environmental Justice in an Expanded Field: A Symposium on Creative Activism and Eco-Politics across Boundaries

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This one-day event brings together leading international contemporary artists who engage problems of environmental justice in expansive ways. The purpose: to highlight the critical power of visual art to reimagine the politics of ecology across various boundaries—not just national…

Apr 4, 2017

PEI Faculty Seminar Series: Mathematical Ecology: A Century of Progress, and Challenges for the Next Century

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NSpring 2017 PEI Faculty Seminar Series – 4/4/2017 Simon Levin, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The subject of theoretical ecology is an old and productive one, and has helped in the management…

Mar 7, 2017

PEI Faculty Seminar Series: Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest

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Spring 2017 PEI Faculty Seminar Series – 3/7/2017 Robert Nixon, Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment. Professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute. Martyrdom is direct action in extremis. Martyrs put…

Mar 30, 2016

Two-Day Conference – Gut Reactions: The Microbiome and Human Nature

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Microbes living in human bodies can influence processes like digestion, immunity, and even cognition. Human nature is being reframed as a multispecies relationship. Departing from the fact that our bodies are environments for bacteria, fungi, and protists, we will…

Feb 11, 2016

After the Spectacular Image: The Work of Art

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Global environmental pressures solicit not only technological and policy innovations, but also social transformations. Over the past century, image making and visualization practices – in the arts, literature, and the sciences – have formed a cultural infrastructure focused on…

Nov 13, 2014

What Arts Are Good For Panel

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Is the climate warming at a terrifying pace? Are toxins leaking into the groundwater? Do our cities have wide, gaping food deserts? In the third and final event of the What Arts & Humanities Are Good For series, we’ll…