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News and Announcements
Along the Urban Path - Growing a City to Meet Current and Future Needs: What Led to the Urban Resilience Movement Webinar
(Friday, April 24, 2015) This is the first webinar in the Along the Urban Path three-part webinar series, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University's School of Sustainability and The Security and Sustainability Forum. Along the Urban Path serves as a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency. Attendees will take home points that go beyond the vernacular to get to what “resiliency” actually means now, and what it could achieve for the future. From 10:15-11:45 a.m. MST (Arizona). More information and registration.
Wrigley Lecture Series: Saving Nature in a Human-Dominated World
(Tuesday, April 28, 2015) Dr. M. Sanjayan, Conservation International will present Saving Nature in a Human-Dominated World at 6:00 p.m. (preceded by reception from 5:00-6:00 p.m.) at the Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St, Phoenix. More information and RSVP.
School of Sustainability Open House and Student Project Showcase
(Thursday, April 30, 2015) Learn more about opportunities to get involved, and connect to community partners through engagement with School of Sustainability students and faculty as they share their experiences. Events will include a poster session, video presentations, the Conversation to Action Lunch Series, and open class presentations where School of Sustainability students and faculty will present the results of their community-based projects as you enjoy refreshments throughout the day. Join us as Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. For schedule and more information.
Innovations in Sustainable Food Systems: Improving Youth Engagement and Entrepreneurship on the Farm and Beyond
(Monday-Tuesday, May 4-5, 2015) The aging of farmers – in the US and globally – has been identified as one of the major structural and policy challenges facing the future of food security. As the older generation retires, are the Millennials willing and ready to take over the food security challenges? The imminent process of transition offers a window of opportunity to create a transformative vision of agriculture that is strategically geared towards the challenges we face in the future, including climate uncertainties, growing population and urbanization pressures, energy competition and resource scarcities. This workshop will identify emerging priorities and develop actionable plans for developing capacity of youth in agriculture. More information and registration.
Film Screening: The Garden Movie
(Monday, May 4, 2015) The Garden follows the plight of the farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble of City Hall, as they speak out, organize, and demand answers. Doors open 6:30 p.m., showtime 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Education as a Pathway to Leadership Webinar
(Friday, May 6, 2015) Sustainability degrees teach you about balance, optimizing investments, facilitating discussion, decision making processes and outcomes. This webinar will identify pathways to leadership, particularly looking at the sustainability degree as a tool in the toolbox to a career in a leadership role. From 10:00-11:30 a.m. MST (Arizona). More information and registration.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Wide-Angle Nonimaging Concentrators Principles and Applications
(Friday, April 24, 2015) Roland Winston, University of California-Merced will present Wide-Angle Nonimaging Concentrators Principles and Applications at 1:30 p.m. in room H153, Physical Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Engineering Science into Low-Energy-Intensive Gas Separations
(Monday, April 27, 2015) W. J. Koros, Georgia Institute of Technology will present Engineering Science into Low-Energy-Intensive Gas Separations at 10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium (105), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Climate Change: Risks for National Security
(Tuesday, April 28, 2015) Today, the U.S. Navy is preparing for an open Arctic, the Marines are deploying in response to historic typhoons, and the Army is preparing its bases to use less energy than they produce. Climate change is already a major consideration for US military planners. Meanwhile, American politicians continue to ignore the issue. Join us for a discussion with senior flag officers as they discuss the steps the US military has taken and future implications for our national security. From 1:30-3:00 p.m. in room 240, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
2015 MA AEP Poster Symposium
(Tuesday, April 28, 2015) Join us to celebrate our 2015 MA Applied Ethics and the Professions, Biomedical and Health Ethics graduates. They will present posters of their applied projects in Biomedical and Health Ethics. Poster viewing at 5:30 and speaker panel at 6:00 p.m. At the University Club, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Please RSVP to Andrea.Cottrell@asu.edu.
School of Life Sciences Special Seminar: Carbon and Nitrogen Biogeochemical Cycles Evolution on the Archaen Earth
(Wednesday, April 29, 2015) Christophe Thomazo, University of Bourgogne will present Carbon and Nitrogen Biogeochemical Cycles Evolution on the Archaen Earth from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in room 240, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Introduction to Bicycle Mechanics
(Thursday, April 30, 2015) If you use a bike as a more sustainable transportation option, it is important to understand some basics of how bicycles work. The class will cover the parts of a bicycle, basic bicycle tools, and how to fix a flat tire. It will also go over simple tasks you can do yourself to take care of your bike. From 3:00-4:00 p.m. in room A103, Mohave Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Registration closes April 27th.
Keynote for Institute of Humanities Research Fellows Symposium: Becoming Coalitional: Motion, Emotion, and the Political
(Thursday, April 30, 2015) Deborah Gould, University of California-Santa Cruz will present Becoming Coalitional: Motion, Emotion, and the Political as the keynote lecture for the Institute of Humanities Research Fellows Symposium at 5:00 p.m. (Reception at 4:30 pm.) In room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Institute for Humanities Research Fellows Symposium: The Politics of Emotion
(Friday, May 1, 2015) The 2014-15 IHR Fellows are investigating the power of affect across time and space, across fields of knowledge and varieties of personal experience, analyzing how the mobilization of affect shapes cultural, political, religious, scientific or aesthetic understandings and how the invocation of affect interacts with taboos and sanctions, and/or compounds its relations with the world of objectivity and rationality. From 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Celebrating Writing in Digital Spaces: A Showcase of E-Portfolios
(Friday, May 1, 2015) The Writing Programs in the Department of English, with the Writers Studio in the College of Letters and Sciences and the School of Life Sciences at ASU, presents this showcase featuring award-winning portfolios of student writing as well as collections of teachers’ professional work. From 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
School of Life Sciences Seminar: Biomedicine and Biotechnology Faculty Group
(Friday, May 1, 2015) The Biomedicine and Biotechnology faculty will give presentations based on their discipline. From 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room E104, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
First Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators
(Friday, May 8, 2015) The inaugural keynote address will be given by Professor Daniel Etsy, Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy at Yale Law School. This extraordinary conference will feature panels and presentations from more than 60 law professors from throughout the United States and Canada, describing their latest research in a wide variety of sustainability-related fields. The conference schedule and registration information may be found at https://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/scale2015/agenda/.
World Wide Views on Climate and Energy
(Saturday, June 6, 2015) World Wide Views on Climate and Energy is a global citizen consultation, providing unique information about how far citizens around the world are willing to go, in order to deal with climate change and to bring forward an energy transition. Arizona State University (ASU) will be the location for one of four citizen forums being conducted in the United States. About 100 citizens, selected to reflect the demographic diversity in their countries or regions will attend daylong meetings, starting at dawn in the Pacific, and continuing until dusk in the Americas. Citizens will express their views on an identical set of questions, designed to reflect policy controversies at the global negotiations and political discussions about climate and energy in general. The results will be made available online and presented locally and globally to inform policymakers and negotiations leading up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP 21) taking place in Paris in December of 2015. Project partners for Arizona are the ASU Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and the ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative. More information and how to participate.
Democracy Conference 2015: By the People
(Thursday-Saturday, December 3-5, 2015) Arizona State University will be hosting a conference on participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education. The event will be designed to share research findings, engage in provocative and meaningful discussions, learn from accomplishments and failures, and be inspired by innovative approaches, strategies, policies, tools and practices. The conference will bring together academics, students, practitioners, researchers, appointed and elected public officials, teachers, administrators, members of community organizations, and all those interested in participatory democracy, public engagement and citizenship education. The conference will combine academic presentations with practical workshops, We are interested in attracting theoretical and empirical contributions that are related to the three conference themes. Submission of abstracts is April 15, 2015. More information.
Solar Soft Cost Reductions in PV and CSP: Mapping the Opportunities
(Saturday, April 25, 2015) The workshop will report current trends and efforts in solar energy, artificial intellengence, and robotics and explore a wide range of opportunities for leveraging advanced information technology in the solar energy sector, such as through human-robot teamwork in the construction process. From 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott-Tempe, 601 S. Ash Ave, Tempe. RSVP to Miles Bandage at Miles.Bandage@asu.edu. More information.
Instream Flow Council Flow 2015: Protecting Rivers and Lakes in the Face of Uncertainty
(Tuesday-Thursday, April 28-30, 2015) The Instream Flow Council is committed to promoting proven expertise; improving public understanding of linkages between science, law, and social values; and supporting the use of appropriate tools to protect, maintain, and restore, aquatic resources. They will be holding the third international workshop on instream flows in Portland, OR. More information.
Neuroscience Research Seminar Series: Breaking Through Fear: What We Can Learn from a Love Drug
(Thursday, April 30, 2015) Matthew Young, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University will present Breaking Through Fear: What We Can Learn from a Love Drug from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Goldman Auditorium, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 350 W. Thomas Rd, Phoenix. More information.
Arizona Forward’s Stewardship Summit: Building Healthy Communities for Healthier Lives
(Friday, May 1, 2015) A half-day forum that will focus on the built environment and its connection to health and wellness. Arizona currently ranks 20th in the nation when it comes to citizens being physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. Simply put, poor community design poses a health threat. From 8:00-1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix, 340 N. 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004. More information and registration.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby Meeting and Conference Call
(Saturday, May 2, 2015) Citizens' Climate Lobby is a national organization dedicated to the implementation of a revenue-neutral carbon tax. The Phoenix-area CCL group meets at 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month to plan its efforts. The location is as follows: Escalante Multi-Generational Center, 2150 E. Orange St. in Tempe. For more information, visit http://citizensclimatelobby.org or e-mail email@example.com.
12th Annual Nutrition & Health Conference
(Monday-Wednesday, May 4-6, 2015) Join us at Nutrition & Health: State of the Science and Clinical Applications, sharing nutrient-rich and tantalizing meals with like-minded learners at a beautiful desert destination and gathering insights on nutrition, prevention and healthful living from internationally recognized researchers, clinicians, educators, authors and chefs. To be held at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix. More information.
Chandler Science Café: Mission to Mars
(Wednesday, May 6, 2015) Rebecca Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer and Entrepreneur, and Founder of Xplore BoX will present Mission to Mars. Rebecca spent two weeks along with seven other team members from five different countries on a simulated mission at the Mars Desert Research Station, Utah. The Mars Desert Research Station is operated by the Mars Society to further the Society's ultimate goal to explore and settle the Red Planet. Rebecca will talk about her experience at this Mars Analog Research Station, a laboratory for learning how to live and work on another planet. At 7:00 p.m. at Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler.
City of Scottsdale Green Building Lectures: Cool Roofs in the Urban Desert
(Thursday, May 7, 2015) George Daisey, Dow Construction Chemicals and Tyler Allwood, Eagle Roofing Products will present Cool Roofs in the Urban Desert from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale. More information.
Advanced Smartscape Irrigation Course
(Thursdays, May 7, 14, and 21, 2015) The Advanced Smartscape Irrigation course builds upon the basic Smartscape course by offering in-depth technical training for landscape professionals on the design, installation, maintenance, and management of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems in the Sonoran Desert. The course stresses irrigation efficiency and wise water use in turf and other landscapes. It is encouraged that registrants have a basic working knowledge of drip and/or sprinkler irrigation systems prior to taking this class. More information on the course. Registration can be completed online at the program website, www.smartscape.org. Contact Kaitlin Poe-Orsburn, Smartscape Program Coordinator, with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 827-8206.
US Department of Energy: Better Building Summit 2015
(Wednesday-Friday, May 27-29, 2015) The Better Buildings Summit is a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcase solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings portfolio-wide by 20% over the next ten years. This Summit is designed for partners and stakeholders to exchange best practices and highlight demonstrated market solutions with an equal emphasis on discussing future opportunities for greater energy efficiency in America’s homes and buildings. To be held in Washington, D.C. More information.
Should Phoenix Exist?
(Tuesday, June 2, 2015) New York University historian Andrew Needham, author of Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest, former Phoenix mayor Terry Goddard, and Sarah Porter, director of ASU's Kyl Center for Water Policy, visit Zócalo to discuss how Phoenix as we know it came to be – and the consequences of all its growth. Moderated by Robert Robb, Columnist, The Arizona Republic. Co-sponsored by Zócalo Public Square and ASU’s College of Public Services & Community Solutions. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix. More information and RSVP.
WRRC Annual Conference 2015: Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainable Water Practices
(Tuesday-Wednesday, June 9-10, 2015) Please join us for the WRRC 2015 Annual Conference, "Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainable Water Practices" to be held at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona. The WRRC, in partnership with the Gila River Indian Community, is hosting the conference to increase awareness of water sustainability efforts on tribal lands, and to provide new perspectives in the discussion of water management options to meet growing supply gaps in Arizona. More information.
Advanced Water Education Workshop: Extreme Weather Events
(Tuesday-Wednesday, July 7-8, 2015) A workshop by Arizona State University’s Decision Center for a Desert City and Arizona Project WET at the University of Arizona for middle and high school teachers and water educators. Find out how city planners, scientists, engineers, and water managers plan for and collect data about extreme weather events. From 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily at the Decision Center for a Desert City, Brickyard Orchid House, 21 E. 6th St, Ste 126B, Tempe. More information and registration.
8th Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
(Thursday-Friday, August 20-21, 2015) Ryerson, Tsinghua and Oxford universities are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual Conference for the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (#AIE2015) will be held for the first time in Toronto, Canada. The AIE Conference was first held in 2008 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, consistently ranked as one of China's top institutions for higher learning, and has previously been hosted at the prestigious Oxford University in London, England. A truly international conference, the AIE has attracted more than 1,500 participants from more than 27 countries over the years. This year, conference participants will have the unique opportunity to experience Canada as an innovation nation. The AIE Conference provides a broad platform to convene scholars from around the world to present research and to stimulate discussions on critical research issues and new developments in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We are currently welcoming proposals from current and emerging scholars, policymakers and industry partners, please see the Call for Papers. Deadline for proposals is April 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the conference website or contact Diana Cucuz at email@example.com.
Conference on Complex Systems 2015
(Monday-Friday, September 28-October 2, 2015) The annual European Conferences on Complex Systems (ECCS) have become a major venue for the Complex Systems Community since they were started in 2003. For the first time, this year, the conference will be held in North America to foster and multiply contacts between the European, North American and Asian communities working in this domain. CCS’15 will be a major international conference and event in the area of complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general. To be held at the Hilton Doubletree Fiesta Inn, Tempe. More information.
Chacmool 2015: Shallow Pasts, Endless Horizons: Sustainability & Archaeology
(Saturday-Monday, November 14-16, 2015) The Chacmool Archaeological Association and the Department of Anthropology present the 2015 Chacmool Conference being held at the University of Calgary. We encourage you to explore sustainability with us at the 48th Annual Chacmool Conference. The deadline to submit abstracts is May 1st, 2015. Abstracts can be submitted on our website here or to our Registration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information.
Share your #SolutionADay!
Join Arizona State University in celebrating sustainability solutions. The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a unit of the ASU Wrigley Institute, is sharing the inventions and ideas that are shaping our future on social media. Be part of the conversation on Facebook or Twitter and use #SolutionADay.
ASU students to 'Ditch the Dumpster' on Earth Day
Arizona State University students across all campuses are being asked to “Ditch the Dumpster” by donating their unwanted items from campus residence halls instead of throwing them away. Read more.
Earth Day at 45: Denis Hayes on going global, 'dreadful failure' of climate action (from GreenBiz.com)
Forty-five years ago, cars belched lead-based fuel exhaust, a river in Ohio was so polluted that it caught fire and some 80,000 barrels of oil spilled into the ocean near Santa Barbara, Calif., devastating nearby coastal areas. Read more.
ASU among nation's most sustainable colleges
Arizona State University has been named one of the nation’s most sustainable colleges for the sixth year in a row by The Princeton Review's "Guide to 353 Green Colleges." Read more.
When it comes to sustainable farms, size shouldn't matter (from GreenBiz.com)
What comes to mind when you think of a “family farm”? You’re probably picturing a bucolic spread of less than 100 acres, with a red barn, farmer in overalls and cows grazing a big pasture. What about the phrase “corporate farm” or “big ag”? Do you see a giant, impersonal and industrial-looking operation? Read more.
ASU student aims to clean up Phoenix canals
ASU student Will Novak has a plan to beautify the 181 miles of canals that run through Phoenix. The project recently received an ASU Innovation Challenge grant, which awarded him $2,000 from the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies to start his project of cleaning up Phoenix canals. Read more.
Could open source mapping help spur global sustainability? (From GreenBiz.com)
Collaboration is a crucial element for sustainability success in the future — this is what we hear all the time. You only need to take a look at the first C2C certification for a beverage can, the fruit of Rexam and Carlsberg collaborative labor, read the MITSloan Management Review, which devotes its sixth consecutive research project to the issue, or note how giants such as Unilever regularly participate in collaborative initiatives. And it’s no surprise — we know that teaming up with others will help mitigate risk, support long-term impact and stability. Read more.
11 buzzworthy bee facts your provost wants you to know
Have you heard the buzz on campus? Thanks to Phoenix's rising temperatures it's bee season – and many residents are coming into contact with these complex creatures. Read more.
Why is water usage declining across the United States? (From GreenBiz.com)
To the residents of drought-stricken California — who are constantly being reminded to turn off sprinklers and take shorter showers — it may come as a surprise that, according to a recent report by the Pacific Institute, water usage in the U.S. actually declined between 2005 and 2010 across all sectors. Read more.
Large Mars crater named for late ASU professor Ronald Greeley
Throughout his career Ronald Greeley was passionate about exploring Mars, so it’s fitting that the late Arizona State University professor’s name will grace maps of the Red Planet. Read more.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
March 2015 drought summary is online.
April Southwest Climate Outlook
The April 2015 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: March 2015 Southwest Climate Podcast
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Center for Biodiversity Outcomes)
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Resilence of Coupled Infrastructure Networks)
Plant Materials Center Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Tucson
Application deadline April 29, 2015. More information.
Water in the West Early Career Fellowship, Stanford University
Application deadline April 30, 2015. More information.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Carbon Dynamics of Amazon Peatlands, Arizona State University
Application deadline April 30, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Water Technology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Application deadline May 1, 2015. More information.
Solar Ambassador Fellowship, RE-Volv
Application deadline May 1, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Food Systems and Value-added Agricultural Networks, University of California-Davis
Application deadline May 1, 2015. More information.
Two PhD Assistantships, Agricultural and Extension Education, Mississippi State University
Application deadline May 15, 2015. More information.
Land Conservation Technician, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Application deadline May 25, 2015. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position, George Mason University
Application deadline May 25, 2015. More information.
CYGNSS Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Faculty Position, University of Michigan
Application deadline May 30, 2015. More information.
Assistant or Associate Professor, Radiative Transfer/Remote Sensing, Oregon State University
Application deadline June 1, 2015. More information.
Outreach Coordinator, Food Policy (Arizona) Campaigns
Sustainability Metrics & Program Manager, Yale University
Energy and Utility Manager, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Part-time Executive Assistant, Arizona Public Health Association
Director, Office of Sustainability, Indiana University
Coordinator of Sustainability Education, Central College, Pella, Iowa
Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor, Freshwater Ecology, Montana State University
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Urban Social-Ecological Systems, The New School
Field Institute Director, McDowell Sonoran Field Institute, Scottsdale, Arizona
Research Professor-Open Rank, Ecosystem Services, Idaho State University
Ph.D. Positions in Surface-Groundwater Interactions, Environmental Transport in Human Impacted Landscapes, Indiana University