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News and Announcements
Free Film Screening: Trashed
(Wednesday, September 9, 2015) The award-winning film Trashed sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem. Each year, we throw away 58 billion disposable cups, billions of plastic bags, 200 billion litres of water bottles, billions of tons of household waste, toxic waste, and e-waste. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; showtime at 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
Traditional Knowledge Conversations: How Traditional Knowledge Can Save the Planet
(Friday, September 11, 2015) Simon Ortiz, Regents’ Professor or English and American Indian Studies, Arizona State University and Ed Dee, PhD Student, School of Sustainability Arizona State University will discuss How Traditional Knowledge Can Save the Planet with moderator, Chris Rainier, Director, Global Program for Traditional Knowledge and Sustainability. From 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
School of Sustainability Garden Maintenance Day
(Saturday, September 12, 2015) Bring your family and friends on over to the Escalante Community Garden for a beautiful morning of gardening maintenance and harvesting produce. So far, with the assistance of ASU School of Sustainability alums, students, and friends, over 50 pounds of produce have been harvested since January. From 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E Orange St, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
LightWorks Series: Can Supply Chains Save the World?
(Monday, September 14, 2015) Robin Barr, The Forest Trust Americas will present Can Supply Chains Save the World? From 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: Alternative Transportation Fuels: Real Opportunity or Lost Cause? You Decide!
(Wednesday, September 16, 2015) John Hofmeister, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability will present Alternative Transportation Fuels: Real Opportunity or Lost Cause? You Decide! from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative Lecture: Paolo Bacigalupi
(Thursday, September 17, 2015) New York Times-bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi will visit Phoenix to discuss “The Water Knife,” and the future of the Colorado River as part of ASU’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. At 7:30 p.m. at Tempe Center for the Arts. For more information.
Sustainability Series: On the Front Lines of Urban Sustainability: Destination, Hong Kong
(Tuesday, September 22, 2015) A discussion with School of Sustainability students who completed a challenging course in Hong Kong on urban sustainability by working in teams with Chinese students from City University of Hong Kong. Hear their experiences of considering urban sustainability challenges through a new cultural lens. View the posters and policy solutions they presented to the public on issues of land use, waste, energy, and conservation and biodiversity. From 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series Urban Garden Talk & Tour: Landscaping Reinvented: Elegant - Edible - Sustainable
(Tuesday, September 22, 2015) Justin Rohner, Agriscaping, will present Landscaping Reinvented: Elegant - Edible - Sustainable at 7:00 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness Workshop
(Monday, September 28, 2015) Dr. Scott Cloutier, his research team and ASU students will work closely with Phoenix metropolitan area residents to identify how their neighborhoods contribute to their happiness. Discussions will also include strategies to promote greater opportunities for happiness in local neighborhoods and methods to organize around these efforts. From 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room, Southeast Regional Library, 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: Poverty in Tempe: Fact vs. Folklore
(Wednesday, September 30, 2015) Join us for a robust discussion on poverty in Tempe, led by representatives from Tempe's and Maricopa County's human-services organizations. Learn about volunteer opportunities to help our most-vulnerable citizens. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: The Road to Paris: What YOU can do to Influence the UN Climate Talks
(Thursday, October 1, 2015) Natalie Lucas, Care About Climate, will present The Road to Paris: What YOU can do to Influence the UN Climate Talks from 10:00-11:15 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Global Sustainability Studies Program Information Session
(Tuesday, October 6, 2015) Learn about the various Global Sustainability Studies opportunities that will be offered for ASU School of Sustainability students in 2016, including information on scholarships. A light lunch will be served. From 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. RSVP.
Free Film Screening: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
(Wednesday, October 7, 2015) Please join us for a free film screening of Plastic Paradise, a film that follows journalist/ filmmaker Angela Sun as she seeks to uncover the cause of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; showtime at 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series Urban Garden Talk & Tour: Equity - Inclusiveness - Empowerment
(Thursday, October 15, 2015) Darren Chapman, TigerMountain Foundation will present Equity - Inclusiveness - Empowerment at 7:00 p.m. at the Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: Radically Simple Campus-Community Sustainability Partnerships
(Tuesday, October 20, 2015) Jessica Barlow, San Diego State University will present Radically Simple Campus-Community Sustainability Partnerships from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability/CSR Reporting Certification for Students
(Friday-Saturday, October 23-24, 2015) Do you envision a world where sustainability guides every organization’s decision-making process? So does the Global Reporting Initiative, which established standardized reporting guidelines used by organizations of all sizes – from academic to corporate, governmental to nonprofit. Using GRI’s guidelines, organizations account for the economic, environmental and social impacts of their activities – thereby creating transparency and encouraging more sustainable practices. The School of Sustainability, in response to student demand, is thrilled to present a two-day certification training in G4 – the latest version of GRI’s guidelines. More information and registration.
Southwest Regional Climate Fundamentals Academies Workshop
(Tuesday-Wednesday, October 27-28, 2015) Learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus for the southwest United States. The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of two-day training academies produced and offered in partnership with the Arizona State University School of Sustainability. More information and registration.
Assimilating Sustainability into Public Service
(Wednesday, November 18, 2015) Join Colin Tetreault, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Nicole Darnall, School of Sustainability as they discuss Assimilating Sustainability into Public Service from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus. This seminar is a collaboration between Bob Ramsey Executive Education and the School of Sustainability. For more information and registration.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Radiative Heat Transfer at the Nanoscale
(Friday, September 4, 2015) Pramod Reddy, University of Michigan will present Radiative Heat Transfer at the Nanoscale at 1:30 p.m. in room 60, College Design North, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
Social Insect Research Group Seminar: Parasite-induced Changes in Host Behavior and Gene Expression and Infection
(Friday, September 4, 2015) Barbara Feldmeyer, University of Mainz, Germany will present Parasite-induced Changes in Host Behavior and Gene Expression and Infection from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 401, ISTB1, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Transform your Tuesdays Seminar: The Rise of Carceral Power in Chicago: Mapping Race, Place and Sex along the Color Line
(Tuesday, September 8, 2015) Rashad Shabazz, Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University will present The Rise of Carceral Power in Chicago: Mapping Race, Place and Sex along the Color Line at 4:00 p.m. in room 135, West Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Search Seminar: The Population Genetics of Adaptation
(Thursday, September 10, 2015) Jeffrey D. Jensen, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne will present The Population Genetics of Adaptation from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room E244, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Institute for Humanities Research Seminar: Out of Silence: Repair across Generations
(Thursday, September 10, 2015) Martin Beck Matustik, Lincoln Professor of Ethics and Religion and Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, Arizona State University will present Out of Silence: Repair across Generations at 7:00 p.m. at the Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe. More information.
Institute for Humanities Research Faculty Seminar: The Meaning of Celebration and Commemoration – The “Fifteen Years After 9/11" Project
(Friday, September 11, 2015) This panel will explore the social and cultural impact of the post-9/11 wars and the implications of national and international security concerns on civic life. The panelists aim to demonstrate the vital role of the humanities for helping society to understand how nearly a decade and a half of war has affected core ideas, practices, and representations of citizenship, democracy, identity, patriotism, and social responsibility. At 12:00 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Evidence-Based Teaching in STEM: The Current Status of College STEM Education: A Bird’s Eye View
(Friday, September 11, 2015) Jim Collins, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University will present The Current Status of College STEM Education: A Bird’s Eye View from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in room E104, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Preparation of Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks for Practical Applications
(Monday, September 14, 2015) Hong-Cai Zhou, Texas A&M University will present Preparation of Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks for Practical Applications at 10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium (B105), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: Making an Impact with Broader Impacts (NSF)
(Thursday, September 17, 2015) This event will feature ASU faculty and administrators from various disciplines with experience developing programs that are models for the National Science Foundation Broader Impacts. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
Movie Premiere: The Long Alchemy of Becoming
(Friday, September 18, 2015) Spend an evening with the Arizona State University scientists and filmmakers behind a new movie featuring a magical oasis in the Chihuahuan Desert. This short film brings together original poetry, music and cinematography to tell the story of the universe as seen at the intersection of the past and the future. The story unfolds at a cluster of unique and diverse aquatic ecosystems in Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:00 p.m., Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: DC Steps: Establishing Relationships with Federal Research Agencies
(Wednesday, October 5, 2015) This informal discussion will provide a high-level overview of the main types of federal funding programs and tips on general application procedures and processes. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: OKED Faculty Lunch Series - Transdisciplinary Research
(Wednesday, October 14, 2015) Join Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, Deputy Vice President and Bill Petuskey, Associate Vice President for a lunch discussion of transdisciplinary research collaboration opportunities. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
Sculpting Science: A Provocative Fusion of Science and Art
(Thursday, October 15, 2015) Please join us for the grand opening of Sculpting Science — the first Arizona State University ceramics exhibit that takes you into a microscopic world of science, far beyond what the human eye can see. In a unique fusion of art and science, ceramics art students used high-resolution microscopic images of nature for inspiration, and science students used this experience to find new and creative ways to present scientific information. From 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Arizona State University Natural History Collections, 734 W. Alameda Dr, Tempe. More information.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: Finding Opportunities
(Thursday, October 22, 2015) This Proposal Development workshop will share useful search strategies and resources to help you locate and narrow the list of potential funding opportunities that are suitable for your research. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: The Wonder Years - Professors and Proposals @ 1, 5 and 10 Years
(Wednesday, November 18, 2015) This event will feature ASU faculty and administrators from various disciplines with experience developing proposals at various stages in their careers. This panel will present a meaningful discussion to strategize how faculty can best move their research portfolio to the next level. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
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.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: OKED Workshop for Faculty
(Friday, January 22, 2016) Learn more about services to help advance your research. Institute and Initiative leaders will be available to help you discover collaborative research opportunities. Faculty experts will share their success stories and will help you network with colleagues from across the university. OKED representatives will be available to answer any questions you have on the research administration process. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
Citizens' Climate Lobby Meeting and Conference Call
(Saturday, September 12, 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 usually 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. This month's meeting is on September 12 due to the holiday. Please join us. For more information, visit http://citizensclimatelobby.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Hydrological Society Symposium
(Wednesday-Saturday, September 16-19, 2015) The Arizona Hydrologic Society is seeking student posters for the annual symposium, which is being held in Phoenix this year, from Sept. 16-19. The student poster session will be held during the "Ice Breaker" networking event on Sept 16th from 6-8:30 PM. Attendance is free that evening and students will have the opportunity to mingle with professionals from private, government, and non-profit sectors. The theme of this year's symposium is "Where did the Water Go?" This refers to much more than just drought, although it is certainly part of the focus. Water is constantly moving, underground, in surface channels, and in the atmosphere. Water stored underground must be recovered, and wells are the conduit for groundwater withdrawals. Legal frameworks move water between rights, between programs, and within regions. Water quality issues impact almost all uses and claims. Modeling and mapping applications are important for tracking information related to water and climate. A vast body of knowledge is wrapped up in the timely theme "Where Did the Water Go?". Posters broadly related to this topic area are welcome. For more information go to http://ahssymposium.org/2015/ or contact Summer Waters at email@example.com.
Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative Lecture: Paolo Bacigalupi
(Thursday, September 17, 2015) In Paolo Bacigalupi’s most recent science fiction novel, “The Water Knife,” Phoenix is dried up and California and Nevada are not too far behind. The millions of people who rely on the Colorado River to survive are not only thirsty, but fighting for their lives. It’s a compelling story that captures a not-so-distant future. Will Phoenix eventually collapse? Will the river dry up? New York Times-bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi will visit Phoenix to discuss “The Water Knife,” and the future of the Colorado River as part of ASU’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. At the Tempe Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Check for tickets starting August 25.
Workshop for PhD Students: Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Proposal Writing
(Monday-Wednesday, September 28-30, 2015) SESYNC will host a 2½-day workshop designed to prepare graduate students to apply for graduate-level research opportunities at SESYNC. This workshop will provide graduate students with: introductions to SESYNC, socio-environmental synthesis research, team science, bridging natural and social sciences, and actionable science; networking opportunities to build professional relationships with other students, particularly those from different disciplines; and training sessions on the methods, challenges, and strategies associated with writing successful proposals, especially those related to the type of work SESYNC supports. The workshop is aimed at graduate students in the natural, social, and computational sciences; humanities; communications; and business studies. There is no fee to attend; attendees will receive support for travel, meals, and accommodations. Find complete details here. Deadline for applications is July 15, 2015.
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.
Tour de Fat
(Saturday, October 3, 2015) Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring humankind’s greatest invention. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike. Join the Tour in Tempe at Tempe Beach Park. For more information and registration.
Homeland & Global Security Forum
(Wednesday-Thursday, October 14-15, 2015) The 17th International Summit on Transnational Crime will take place in Geneva, Switzerland. Being a multidimensional platform this Summit brings together heads of state and government, intelligence agencies, and businesses address the key to global security challenges of our world. More information.
28th Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council
(Thursday-Friday, October 15-16, 2015) The 28th Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council will be held in the 1899 Ballroom, High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, Arizona and is cosponsored by the School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University and the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The theme of this year’s meeting is Tools and Techniques for Assessing and Restoring Riparian Habitat. More information and registration.
2015 Quality of Life Conference: The Future of Quality of Life
(Thursday-Saturday, October 15-17, 2015) The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), along with co-host ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, invite researchers from all disciplines, policy makers and practitioners from across the globe to participate in the 2015 Quality of Life Conference "The Future of Quality of Life." Join an exciting convening of quality of life thinkers to explore ideas, new approaches, and innovative thinking about dimensions of quality of life that impact us all, including immigration and inclusion, climate change and issues of resources, rapid urbanization and fascinating cultures intersecting in one of the US's largest cities. October 15-17, 2015 in Phoenix. More information.
AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo
(Sunday-Wednesday, October 25-28, 2015) AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, themed Transforming Sustainability Education, will convene a diverse group of campus representatives including faculty, students, sustainability officers, staff, administrators and presidents together with business, non-profit, government and community members for a sustainable celebration. Expected to draw approximately 2,100 participants, AASHE’s annual conference remains the largest stage in North America for sharing effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions which advance sustainability in higher education and beyond. It will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information.
VERGE 2015: Where Tech Meets Sustainability
(Monday-Thursday, October 26-29, 2015) See how technology accelerates sustainability solutions in a climate-constrained world. VERGE is GreenBiz Group's global event series focusing on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world. The event brings together the world’s largest companies, technology innovators, utilities and cities, creating a broad ecosystem of players to accelerate opportunities for business, the environment and society. The program focuses on transformative but practical, scalable, solutions-oriented exchanges through seven program tracks: Grid 2.0, Next-Gen Buildings, Smart Cities, Connected Transportation, Intelligent Supply Chains, Food & Ag Tech and Sustainable Water Systems. To be held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California. 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. More information.
Greenbuild: Monumental Green Conference and Expo
(Wednesday-Friday, November 18-20, 2015) Greenbuild is the premier event for sustainable building. Featuring three exhilarating days of uplifting speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings in Washington, DC, Greenbuild offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement. Expo will be held November 18-19 and the Conference November 18-20. More information.
21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate Conference
(Thursday-Sunday, January 21-24, 2016) The Science Foundation AZ and the STEM AZ Education Collaborative are proud to partner to bring you the 21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate Conference. STEM integration is critical for developing the knowledge and skills our students, businesses, and communities desire and deserve. Critical thinking, creativity, and innovation are both goals and outcomes of educational practices that promote a transdisciplinary approach to STEM education. At the 21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate conference participants will engage in diverse sessions to explore and enhance STEM educational practices. Sessions will not only be outstanding learning opportunities for educators, many of them will include how business, informal education, early childhood experiences, and K-16+ classrooms create a nexus of learning that result in the 21st century graduate prepared for tomorrow’s world. The conference will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N Third St, Phoenix. For more information.
ASU team develops quick way to determine bacteria's antibiotic resistance
Bacteria’s ability to become resistant to antibiotics is a growing issue in health care: Resistant strains result in prolonged illnesses and higher mortality rates. Read more.
The lake and the Sherpa: A story of geology, danger and why people live with it
At the head of a river valley in the high Himalaya lurks a liquid demon. A melting glacier has engorged a lake at its foot to the point where the waters are barely contained by a loose natural dam of rock and earth. Read more.
UGEC Viewpoints: Opportunities and limitations in the private provision of public urban ecosystem services
The number of publications on urban ecosystem services (ES) has increased dramatically in recent years. While numerous studies have investigated ES provision from the public realm (e.g., public green spaces, urban parks and reserves, streetscapes), fewer have explicitly accounted for the provision of public ES from residential gardens and, more generally, the private realm. This article highlights some major opportunities and limitations regarding the private provision of public ecosystem services (PPPES) in order to offer some stimuli for further research and facilitate interactions between researchers and urban practitioners interested in ES provision. Read more.
Recipe for change: Recycling coal plant residue to make bricks (from GreenBiz.com)
Up until a few decades ago, being a brick-maker in India unequivocally meant moulding clay bricks by hand and manufacturing them in coal-fired kilns. This backbreaking work predestined brick-makers to wretched conditions, long hours and exposure to high levels of soot, a scourge on the lungs. Read more.
ASU instruments help scientists probe ancient Mars atmosphere
Mars was not always the arid Red Planet that we know today. Billions of years ago it was a world with watery environments — but how and why did it change? Read more.
LEED for resilience? Paying for shock-proof infrastructure (from GreenBiz.com)
Think of it as LEED for resilience — but with the added bonus of lowering your insurance rates. That's the vision behind architecture and design firm Perkins+Will's new “RELi” resilience standard, an endeavor aimed at encouraging city planners, project developers and businesses to build and operate facilities that can better withstand shocks such as super storms, sea-level rise, drought, heat waves or even longer-simmering social unrest. Read more.
Lack of prescribed burns fuels rise of megafires, ASU fire historian says
With the largest fire in Washington state history raging and the sixth-worst fire season on record in the U.S. since 1960, the nation’s eyes are mesmerized by the lapping flames and expanding smoke clouds of wildfires. An eye-popping 7 million acres have burned in Alaska and the Lower 48 this year. Read more.
Can empathy lead to better decisions in water usage?
As the climate in the Southwest becomes hotter and drier, water will become an ever more precious resource, demanded by people with competing interests. Read more.
Nature magazine highlights urban ecology at ASU
According to a recent article in Nature magazine, urban ecology - which approaches cities and the organisms within them as ecosystems - is a field gaining in both acceptance and interest. At the most recent annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, for example, there were around 450 presentations, posters and events that touched on urban issues - roughly 10% of the conference total. Read more.
2015 C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium
The goal of the Symposium is to provide women in clean energy with a range of perspectives on clean energy challenges and opportunities. It also provides a forum for networking. It is our hope that the symposium helps to build a sustained national and international community of professionals dedicated to advancing the careers and goals of women in clean energy. We invite students from all academic disciplines to bring their creativity to help shape the future of clean energy. C3E organizers are delighted to offer all young scholars an opportunity to showcase their work and experience in research, service, and/or education in the energy system. September 14- Application period will close at midnight. Please complete the form by then. All supplementary materials (draft poster, video, and Project Disclosure Form) must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8:00 AM on September 15. Week of October 5- Applicants will be notified if they are finalists to make arrangements to attend the symposium. November 4-5- Finalists must attend both days of the symposium and stay for the delivery of the final prize at the end of the second day. More information.
EPA Launches 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge
EPA is calling for entries in its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will submit design boards, a project narrative, and a letter of support for a green infrastructure project on their campuses. This year, student teams will be encouraged to incorporate climate resiliency into their stormwater management designs. Registration opens September 1 and ends September 30. Teams must submit their entries by December 18, and winners will be announced on April 22, 2016. First-place teams will earn $2,000 to divide evenly among students, and a faculty prize of $3,000 to support green infrastructure research or training. More information: www.epa.gov/campusrainworks.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
July 2015 drought summary is online.
July Southwest Climate Outlook
The July 2015 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: July 2015 – The Monsoon Edition
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Assistant Professor in Sustainability and Geographic Information Science, Temple University
Review of applications begins September 7, 2015. More information.
Water & Sanitation Lead Specialist/Senior Specialist, IDB
Application deadline September 9, 2015. Search for Job #1500005867. More information.
Social Scientist/Biologist (Decision Scientist), Environmental Protection Agency
Application deadline September 17, 2015. More information.
Communications Officer, LTER National Communications Office, University of California-Santa Barbara
Application deadline September 28, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
Review of applications begins September 30, 2015. More information.
Two Positions, Aquatic Ecologist and Geographic Ecologist, University of Oklahoma
Review of applications begins October 1, 2015. More information.
Water Resource Engineering Faculty Positions, Penn State
Review of applications begins October 1, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Hydrology, Penn State
Review of applications begins October 1, 2015. More information.
Tenure-Track Faculty, Schatz Energy Research Center, Humboldt State University
Application deadline October 30, 2015. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environment and Society, Brown University
Application deadline November 1, 2015. More information.
Assistant, Associate or Full Scientist/Curator, California Academy of Science
Several positions. Application deadline November 1, 2015. More information.
Full-time Faculty Position in Science, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Application deadline November 20, 2015. More information.
Transportation Program Manager, Smart Growth America
Program Associate, Smart Growth America
Economic Development/Community Development Specialist, Smart Growth America
Research Analyst, Smart Growth America
Communications Associate, Smart Growth America
Outreach Associate, Transportation for America
Temporary Water Conservation Specialist, City of Glendale, Arizona
Director for Environmental Services, Portland State University
Senior Sustainability Data Analyst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Part-time Executive Assistant, Arizona Public Health Association
Coordinator of Sustainability Education, Central College, Pella, Iowa
Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Research Professor-Open Rank, Ecosystem Services, Idaho State University