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News and Announcements
LightWorks and LightSpeed Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels Forum Webinar: Re-imagine Transportation Fuels
(Friday, May 29, 2015) The Future of Sustainable Fuels Forum, a free four-session webinar series, to engage all stakeholders (researchers, policy makers, vehicle manufacturers, fuel producers and users) in online conversations about the future of transportation fuel production and use. Webinar 1 will focus on major themes relevant to the future of sustainable transportation fuels and set the stage for subsequent webinars. Why is research and development of more fuel production options critical? How do we decide on making these investments? What incentives are needed? From 10:15-11:45 a.m. MST. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Can Engineered Surfaces Clean the Air of Our Cities?
(Tuesday, June 16, 2015) Christian George, French National Center for Research will present Can Engineered Surfaces Clean the Air of Our Cities? From 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Biophysics Seminar: A Multi-scale Treatment of Theoretical Mechanisms for the Protection of Hydrogel Surfaces from Adhesion
(Monday, June 1, 2015) Jeffrey Sokoloff, Northeastern University will present A Multi-scale Treatment of Theoretical Mechanisms for the Protection of Hydrogel Surfaces from Adhesion from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in CBP Conference Room F372, Physical Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
First Saturday for Families at the ASU Art Museum
(Saturday, June 6, 2015) This free program takes place on the first Saturday of every month and invites children ages 4-12 and their families to make a creative project in conjunction with exhibitions. No registration required. All materials are provided and families can take home their artwork. From 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
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.
Biodesign Discovery Series Lecture: Epigenetic Mechanisms in Memory Formation
(Monday, June 8, 2015) David Sweatt, University of Alabama-Birmingham will present Epigenetic Mechanisms in Memory Formation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the auditorium (B105), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
American Sign Language in Higher Education Workshop
(Monday, June 22, 2015) The American Sign Language (ASL) faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science invites ASU faculty and staff to the ASL in Higher Ed workshop. This workshop is for those interested in gaining a better understanding of the challenges and language of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The goal is to provide staff and faculty the tools to enable deaf and hard-of-hearing student success across disciplines. This workshop is introductory, no prior experience with sign language is necessary. This free workshop meets from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Stauffer Communication Arts (A Wing), STAUF A13. Be prepared for complete immersion in deaf language, as no voices are permitted! This is a fun, comfortable zone, with no grade at the end! Just a better understanding of deaf culture and casual conversation in ASL. More information and registration (space is limited).
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.
Archaeology + Desert Ecology Summer Camp Session I
(Monday-Friday, June 1-5, 2015) The Center for Archaeology and Society's Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, in partnership with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, offers a week-long program providing campers ages 8 to 12 with the opportunity to learn how people of the past utilized their resources, and how their actions impact the present and possibly the future. From 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, 3711 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix. More information and registration.
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.
Zocalo/Azteca Event: What Does Mexico’s Economic Rise Mean for the Southwest?
(Thursday, June 4, 2015) Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who recently opened a trade office in Mexico City, Signum Research CEO Héctor Romero, and former Arizona-Mexico Commission executive director Margie A. Emmermann visit Zócalo to discuss whether the Southwest is entering a new era in its relationship with Mexico. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix. More information and RSVP.
Citizens' Climate Lobby Meeting and Conference Call
(Saturday, June 6, 2015) Citizens' Climate Lobby is a national organization dedicated to the implementation of a carbon fee and dividend plan as a market-based way of putting a price on carbon emissions. 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.
2015 Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference Pre-conference Sustainability Sessions
(Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, 2015) At this year’s Taste of the World Chef Culinary Conference, attendees are invited to take part in the first-annual Sustainability Preconference Sessions. With an emphasis on local food, attendees will learn how to break down a locally-raised pig at Sutter Meats, experience the day-to-day life of a local farmer at Joe Czajkowski Farms, or explore the world of craft brewing at Berkshire Brewing Company. Other sessions include local menu design and sourcing, as well as permaculture garden design and implementation. Register today for the nation’s most hands-on, higher-ed sustainability conference. For more information, please view our program schedule. To be held at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
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.
Arizona Recycling Coalition Quarterly Meeting
(Thursday, June 11, 2015) Join the Arizona Recycling Coalition for our quarterly meeting! DIRTT Environmental Solutions will host our meet and greet mixer! Light appetizers and drinks provided. Bring plenty of business cards as you will meet people from all aspects of the industry! Members are free and non-members are a $20 donation! From 5:00-7:00 p.m. at DIRTT Environmental Solutions, 836 E. University Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85034. More information and registration.
Arizona Town Hall Meeting
(Friday, June 12, 2015) This year's Arizona Town Hall Annual Meeting will take place in Phoenix at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. This meeting is an opportunity for members to have a voice in choosing the topics for future Town Halls. After the luncheon, members will participate in an Arizona Town Hall-style panel discussions on future topics. More information and registration.
Archaeology + Desert Ecology Summer Camp Session II
(Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 2015) The Center for Archaeology and Society's Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, in partnership with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, offers a week-long program providing campers ages 8 to 12 with the opportunity to learn how people of the past utilized their resources, and how their actions impact the present and possibly the future. From 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, 3711 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix. More information and registration.
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.
19th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
(Tuesday-Thursday, July 14-16, 2015) The 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), will be held in the Washington DC area. As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. Share your research with an engaged audience of your peers from around the world; learn from scientific trailblazers who are designing more sustainable chemistries and processes; find out how green innovations are inspiring new businesses and product lines. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. More information.
UGEC VIEWPOINTS: Engaging youth and technology in improving the urban environment
Globally, people are moving into cities at an increasing rate in search of a better life. High growth rates, particularly in medium and small sized cities in Asia and Africa pose a strain on human, technical and financial resources of local governments. However, these high growth rates also provide tremendous opportunities for investing in resilience-building actions now that will contribute toward positive growth trajectories of many of the world’s fastest growing cities. Read more.
Rebecca Tsosie appointed ASU vice provost for inclusion, community engagement
ASU professor Rebecca Tsosie has been appointed vice provost for inclusion and community engagement. Tsosie assumes the position held by professor Eduardo Pagán, who moves to the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences as associate dean. Read more.
ASU's InnovationSpace: Creating solutions through collaboration
Much like the plot of a superhero-team comic, many of today’s greatest challenges can only be overcome when the unique strengths of the resolute are combined. Read more.
Sustainability scientists coauthor feature article in Palgrave Communications
Shade Shutters, Rachata Muneepeerakul and Jose Lobe, all senior sustainability scientists, recently published the feature article, Quantifying urban economic resilience through labour force interdependence, in Palgrave Communications. This is an open access, online-only journal which publishes original research from the humanities, social sciences and business. More information.
Welcome to the water tech boom: 3 ways to do more with less (from GreenBiz.com)
An alarming map of the state that provides two-thirds of the fruit and nearly half of the vegetables consumed by Americans drives home just how severe California's water situation has become. A deep red gash representing extreme drought stretches across the entire middle section of the state and bleeds both north and south. Read more.
Solar Impulse Update
The Solar Impulse plane is in China looking for a good weather window for the China to Hawaii 5-day crossing, the biggest challenge of the Round-The-World solar-powered flight effort. Then after a brief stay in Hawaii, the 4-day flight to Phoenix awaits. See http://www.solarimpulse.com for more information.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
April 2015 drought summary is online.
May Southwest Climate Outlook
The May 2015 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: May 2015 Southwest Climate Podcast
Coordinator, Human Resources
Instructions to Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the "Requisition ID" section, type 13863BR.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Resilience of Coupled Infrastructure Networks)
Program Coordinator Senior, Sustainability Education
Instructions to Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the "Requisition ID" section, type 13918BR.
CYGNSS Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Faculty Position, University of Michigan
Application deadline May 30, 2015. More information.
Environmental Scientist, Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., Seattle, Washington
Application deadline May 31, 2015. More information.
Post-doc Position, Arctic Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling, University of Michigan
Application deadline May 31, 2015. More information.
Food Recovery Network 2015-2016 Fellowships, College Park, Maryland
Application deadline June 1, 2015. More information.
Assistant or Associate Professor, Radiative Transfer/Remote Sensing, Oregon State University
Application deadline June 1, 2015. More information.
Assistant or Associate Professor - Natural Resources Recreation & Tourism, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia
Application deadline June 15, 2015. More information.
Sustainability Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania
Application deadline June 30, 2015. More information.
James and Mary Pinchot Fellow in Sustainability Studies, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Review of applications begins July 1, 2015. More information.
TISED Endowed Chair in Sustainable Engineering and Design
Application deadline August 15, 2015. More information.
Sustainability Coordinator, Swarthmore College
Energy Manager, Weber State University
Senior Sustainability Data Analyst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Manager of Sustainable Development, MGM Resorts International
Sustainability Coordinator, University of San Francisco
Manager, Recycling Programs, Keep America Beautiful, Washington, D.C.
Energy and Waste Fellow, Sustainability Program, Luther College
Program Associate, Alliance to Save Energy, Oakland, California
Energy and Utility Manager, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Part-time Executive Assistant, Arizona Public Health Association
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