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Other Events - On Campus
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News and Announcements
Food Systems Transformation Initiative Workshop: Profitable Small-Scale Farming: Essential Tools & Techniques
(Friday, October 30, 2015) Learn to maximize profits on small farming plots from one of Canada’s most recognized and influential organic growers, Jean-Martin Fortier. During this one-day training, Fortier will provide in-depth instruction on optimizing cropping systems for intensive methods of production. From 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Arizona State University Skysong. More information and registration.
Traditional Knowledge Conversations: Energy: A Perception of Human Culture and History
(Friday, October 30, 2015) Stephanie Rupp, City University of New York-Lehman College will present Energy: A Perception of Human Culture and History from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
LightWorks Series: Energy: A Perception of Human Culture and History
(Friday, October 30, 2015) Stephanie Rupp, City University of New York-Lehman College will present Energy: A Perception of Human Culture and History from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Free Film Screening: Crying Earth Rise Up
(Tuesday, November 3, 2015) When activist Debra White Plume’s drinking water tested high for radiation, she set out to determine the cause. What she discovered alarmed her. Crying Earth Rise Up is an intimate portrait of the human cost of uranium mining and its impacts upon sacred water. This documentary tells a timely story of people fighting to protect land, water, and a way of life. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: Stop Making Buildings
(Wednesday, November 4, 2015) Aaron Betsky, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture will present Stop Making Buildings beginning at 6:00 p.m. in room 60, College of Design North, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Discover Your Leadership Potential - Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership Open House
(Wednesday, November 4, 2015) Are you looking to enhance your leadership skills in order to create impactful transformation for your organization and your career? The Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership, offered by Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability and Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, provides students with the tools and skills to drive organizational change now. From 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Traditions Room, University Club, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
DCDC Water/Climate Briefing: Modeling the Impact of Urban Expansion on Regional Hydroclimate
(Thursday, November 5, 2015) This discussion panel will focus on urban expansion and modeling its impact on regional hydroclimate using advanced modeling tools such as the Weather Research and Forecasting Model. The panel will also discuss the development of urban land-use change scenarios and the societal impact of urban growth on regional hydroclimatic conditions. More information and RSVP.
Reimagining Transportation: How Will We Navigate Phoenix in the Future?
(Tuesday, November 10, 2015) Local nonprofit "Friends of Transit" and ASU's School of Sustainability invite undergraduate and graduate students to envision the future of transportation in the Phoenix metro area with a friendly competition for cash prizes. The competition is open to any college student or student team. Individuals or teams must prepare a presentation no more than 10 minutes long on what the future of transportation in the Phoenix metro area could look like. Teams will present to, and answer questions from, competition judges. Competitors are encouraged to be as creative as possible and may use any technology, props or materials they wish, provided they clear all IT/AV and space needs with the contest organizer. More information.
PhD Defense: Nigel Forrest
(Tuesday, November 10, 2015) Nigel Forrest will defend his PhD dissertation Selecting Programs for Urban Transformations towards Sustainability. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited. More information.
Global Sustainability Studies Program Information Session
(Tuesday, November 17, 2015) earn 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. RSVP.
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. in room 102, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the campus. This seminar is a collaboration between Bob Ramsey Executive Education and the School of Sustainability. For more information and registration.
(Monday-Thursday, February 23-25, 2016) The eighth annual GreenBiz defines the trends, challenges and opportunities in sustainable business now. GreenBiz 2016 brings together GreenBiz Group, The Sustainability Consortium, and ASU's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. We leverage our vast networks, insights and domain expertise to bring you the brightest thinkers and most influential leaders. You'll get an unparalleled in-depth look at the key challenges and opportunities facing sustainable business today. This annual forum is framed by the annual State of Green Business report, the ninth annual edition of GreenBiz’s acclaimed accounting of key sustainability metrics and trends. The report, combined with the high-wattage stage presentations, workshops and networking opportunities that have become hallmarks of GreenBiz events, makes GreenBiz 2016 an unforgettable event. It will be held at the JW Marriott Camelback Resort, 5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Presented in partnership with The Sustainability Consortium and The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. More information and registration.
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Seminar: Hewers of Wood: The Social and Ecological Consequences of Biomass Energy in Canada
(Friday, October 30, 2015) Josh MacFadyen, School of Sustainability/School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University will present Hewers of Wood: The Social and Ecological Consequences of Biomass Energy in Canada from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: Ultrafast Studies of Materials as They Transform
(Friday, October 30, 2015) Aaron Lindenberg, Stanford University will present Ultrafast Studies of Materials as They Transform at 1:30 p.m. in room 210, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Energy Innovations from Concept to Construction
(Friday, October 30, 2015) Nathan Johnson, Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus will present Energy Innovations from Concept to Construction at 1:30 p.m. in room 60, College of Design North, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
Social Insect Research Group Seminar: Ants of Arizona
(Friday, October 30, 2015) Bob Johnson, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University will present Ants of Arizona from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 401, ISTB1, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
STEM Seminar Series: Maximizing the Use of Technology: Evidence-Based Teaching
(Friday, October 30, 2015) J. Bryan Henderson, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University will present Maximizing the Use of Technology: Evidence-Based Teaching from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in room E104, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Movie Premiere: The Long Alchemy of Becoming
(Friday, October 30, 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.
Farmers Market @ASU
(Tuesday, November 3, 2015) Farmers Market from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the Student Services Lawn. Enjoy fresh produce, local food and delicious ready-to-eat items. For more information, visit asu.edu/farmersmarket.
Seeking Justice in Arizona Fall Lecture Series: Life Uncuffed: Moving Arizona Forward
(Wednesday, November 4, 2015) Blending her background in communications with her passion for community activism on immigration reform, education policy and voter rights, Julie Erfle is now the executive director of ProgressNow Arizona, where she promotes progressive issues and public policies through earned media and cutting-edge new media strategies. At 4:30 p.m. in room 246 (Coconino), Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Sponsored by the School of Social Transformation.
The Design School Lecture Series: Aaron Betsky - Stop Making Buildings
(Wednesday, November 4, 2015) Aaron Betsky, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture will present Stop Making Buildings at 6:00 p.m. in room 60, Design North, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Sleep Dealer
(Thursday, November 9, 2015) The mind-bending science fiction film Sleep Dealer provides a window into a dystopian future on the U.S.-Mexico border. Join the School for the Future of Innovation and Society for a screening and conversation—and free nachos and drinks—featuring experts on technology and society, risk innovation, immigration, labor, and the past, present, and future of national borders. At 5:00 p.m. in the Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Please RSVP to email@example.com by noon Friday, November 6.
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.
Desert Cities Symposium Keynote: Walkable Diversity in Future Desert Cities
(Thursday, November 19, 2015) Emily Talen, Arizona State University will present Walkable Diversity in Future Desert Cities at 5:30 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Film Screening and Discussion: Ecological Destruction in the New World
(Monday, November 30, 2015) The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS), the School of Social Transformation (SST), the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC), the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, along with the generous help of the School of Sustainability at ASU offer a unique program on uniting film, history, politics, ecology, and current events. Through analysis of segments of the film Tambien la lluvia, featuring actor Gael Garcia Bernal the 16th century Conquest of the Americas and the 21st century Re-Conquest of Latin American ecologies and economies will highlight issues of ecological exploitation and the life blood of a continent, namely: water, and who owns it. From 7:30-8:45 p.m. at the Lycium Theater, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
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.
Scottsdale’s New Green Standards: Working with Developers to Create Green Homes
(Thursday, November 5, 2015) Green building programs have evolved over the past 17 years as a whole-systems design approach to minimize the environmental impacts of buildings. Since 1988, over 1,300 green homes have been certified under Scottsdale green home program. Come hear about the new generation of green residential development and Scottsdale’s newly updated green home certification tools. From 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale.
Act on Climate Arizona: Our Moral Obligation
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) Please join our diverse group of faith-based and environmental organizations, social justice advocates, business owners, and academic and municipal leaders to send an urgent message in preparation of the Paris Climate Talks to ACT ON CLIMATE. From 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Downtown Phoenix Civic Space, 424 N Central Ave, Phoenix. More information.
Arizona Energy at the Crossroads Conference
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) For the first time in Arizona’s history, proposals for changes to utility rate plans will have a great impact on the future of power generation with ramifications on cost, water use, pollution, jobs and individual choice. Join national and local experts in an open and honest discussion of the issues that will drive Arizona's energy future. From 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Rio Salado Conference Center, 2411 W. 14th St, Tempe. For more information and registration.
Tour de Bird Annual Backyard Garden Tour
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) The Desert Rivers Audubon is having their annual birds and garden event from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Local gardens in the East Valley will be on display with a variety of plants to suit all gardeners. Ranging from one with 150 native trees to others making the best use of a small space. There are gardens with water features and a chance to see beautifully landscaped gardens for our Arizona birdlife! For more information.
Green Planet Festival 2015
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) The Green Planet Festival is to connect eco-conscious consumers with environmentally sustainable companies, ideas and services, and inspire change in the community and lifestyle of its constituents. From 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix. More information.
Effects of Climate Change in Eastern Africa
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) Dr. David Zarembka has spent over 40 years working in Africa to address violent conflict, and will discuss the increasing violence due to climate-related competition over scarce resources. From 1:00-1:30 pm at the Green Planet Festival 2015, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix. (Use the promotion code "GoGreen" here for a free reservation.)
Lightbulbs, Recycling, and Polar Bears–Oh My!
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) Comedian, playwright, and host of the popular Climate Stew podcast Peterson Toscano asks "How do we conserve energy, live cleaner lives, and create a better future for all?" the help of some of his best character creations, dives deep into the world of environmentalism, climate action, and a big ole cup of coffee. From 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Green Planet Festival 2015, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix. (Use the promotion code "GoGreen" here for a free reservation.)
Commemorative Air Force: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
(Sunday, November 8, 2015) On the 40th anniversary of the end of the War in Vietnam, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will hold a 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans' event at its flagship CAF Airbase located at Falcon Field in Mesa from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features speakers and displays. Free admission is offered to any veteran showing a valid DD-214 discharge. The general public is encouraged to attend. General admission includes access to all of the programs, aircraft exhibits and museum for the day and is rated by TripAdvisor as one of the top-rated things to do in the area. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Military in uniform and children under five are free. More information.
Valley Permaculture Alliance: Tour de Coops
(Saturday, November 14, 2015) Tour de Coops is a community tour and fundraising event showcasing backyard hen houses and sustainable gardening practices in an urban setting. All Tour-goers MUST check-in at event Headquarters to Tour. Headquarters located at 2225 N 16th St, just north of McDowell. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information.
International Dark-Sky Association 26th Annual General Meeting
(Saturday-Sunday, November 14-15, 2015) This year’s conference theme is “One Coin ~ Two Sides: Impacts of Light Pollution to Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Mitigating Role of Emerging Lighting Technologies,” and is a must-attend event for anyone concerned about the ecological impacts of artificial light at night. It will be held at the Embassy Suites, Phoenix AZ. Cosponsored by the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program, Arizona State University. 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.
AZ Interfaith Power and Light Film Screening: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate
(Tuesday, November 17, 2015) A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. Film at 7:30 p.m. at the Studio Movie Grill, 15515 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. More information and tickets.
GreenBiz Webcast: Achieving a Circular Economy: How the Private Sector is Re-imagining the Future of Business
(Tuesday, November 17, 2015) In this hour-long webcast, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center will highlight findings from a soon-to-be released report that presents a collection of best practices for how companies are leveraging the environmental, economic and social opportunities the circular economy provides. From 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. More information and registration.
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.
Desert Cities Symposium
(Saturday, November 20, 2015) How do we imagine the desert and desert cities? How will desert cities of the future deal with movement, migration, mobility, and transience? What will the desert city of 2050 look like? Join Arizona State University environmental humanists as they grapple with these questions in the heart of a desert metropolis. From 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Graduate Hotel, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
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.
Fermenting a revolution in research
Valley newcomer Stacey Kuznetsov recently discovered a rather unconventional way to meet new people: fermented salsa parties. “All my friends brought whatever ingredients they had in their homes, and we just blended everything and made fermented salsa,” she said. The idea came from a transdisciplinary research project Kuznetsov, an assistant professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University, conducted along with grad student Christina Santana and associate professor Elenore Long, both of ASU’s Department of English. Read more.
Inventorying the ark: A pragmatic approach to extinction
Biological diversity is the variety of life on Earth, ranging from the microverse of crabs, barnacles and mussels nestled in a tidal pool to a macroverse of baboons, giraffes and elephants ranging across savanna and veldt. And it’s disappearing. Too often we read about another species in danger of extinction. Ninety-eight percent of tigers are gone. There are four northern white rhinos left in the world — three at a conservancy in Kenya and one in the San Diego Zoo. Thirty percent of frogs are nearing extinction. Honeybees are vanishing across the globe. Read more.
Study: Human activity more deadly to species than natural climate change
An underwater fossil hoard discovered in the Caribbean has revealed that people have done more to deplete animal species than the shift of the last ice age. A study co-authored by Janet Franklin, Regents’ Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences deals with the relative impacts of climate change and direct human activity on animal-species extinction. Read more.
Out of your dreams, out of your car: Where Phoenix transportation is heading
Transportation in Phoenix means one thing for most people: their car. Most of the time it’s an expensive piece of equipment that sits in the garage during the day and the driveway at night. You had visions of soothing country rambles when you bought it, but reality is more often spent crawling through a vein-popping sea of red lights on a packed freeway. Is it ever going to get any better? Read more.
Student-led project has designs on innovation and hope
Casey Smitheran’s cervical spinal cord was damaged when the automobile he was riding in blew a tire and threw the car out of control, rolling several times down into a ravine. That was nearly 25 years ago. He has used a wheelchair ever since. But the injuries from that accident aren’t why the Arizona State University alum has to now sit in a reclined position. Four years ago an episode involving an underinflated wheelchair cushion triggered a five-hour muscle spasm with damaging effects on his body. Read more.
Dell cuts e-waste with recycled carbon fiber (from GreenBiz.com)
In the electronics industry, rapid technology innovation and ever-shortening product lifespans are contributing to staggering flows of e-waste. In 2014, global e-waste amounted to nearly 42 million tons, according to a report by the United Nations University. That’s enough discarded televisions, computers, cellphones and other gadgets to equal the weight of 115 Empire State Buildings. Read more.
ASU student's solution to global malnutrition: A belly full of bugs
Cockroaches, crickets and caterpillars can do more than make your skin crawl. They just might be a tasty and nutritious addition to your next meal. As part of a global design challenge, Arizona State University biology major Pat Pataranutaporn and a team of student researchers have used biomimicry to design a way to help combat malnutrition. His team created a nature-inspired device called “Jube” — a simple, bug-catching contraption that could dramatically change how humans obtain food. Read more.
Par for the course? Environmental challenges on the golf course (from GreenBiz.com)
Have you ever played golf? Have you ever had trash thrown in your face while playing golf? It was a beautiful sunny day on the golf course in Virginia when the author decided to share her idea of becoming an environmental advocate within the golf industry. She was proud to be playing with recycled golf balls, picking up used wooden golf tees from each hole, bringing her own water bottle and educating anyone she played golf with about the benefits of being more sustainable on and off the course. Read more.
Defining how we will survive: What is sustainability?
More than 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water; no one permanently lives on the ocean. Humans occupy about 1 percent of the landmass. Below us is the Earth’s mantle; no one lives deep underground. No one lives in the sky, either. The highest point where anyone lives — a city in the Peruvian Andes — is a little more than 3 miles up. Beyond that is the frigid vacuum of outer space. Read more.
ASU Nominations for Ashoka
Ashoka is a world-renowned nonprofit that is has partnered with ASU to make it a Changemaker Campus. With nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in over 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale, Ashoka is the most impactful network of social entrepreneurs on the scene today. While Ashoka Fellows remain the core, Ashoka's mission has evolved beyond catalyzing individual entrepreneurs to enabling an "everyone a changemaker" world. Ashoka’s strategic initiatives focus on setting in motion the people, resources and ecosystems that will bring about a social revolution where everyone contributes to change for the good of all. For more information on positions available and other facts vised the website. Applications deadline is November 2.
Arizona Town Hall Video Contest
Arizona Town Hall is pleased to announce the AZ Water Association has launched a video contest about the importance of water. The contest will culminate with viewing of the top three videos and the award of cash prizes during the Tuesday, November 17 lunch program at the 107th Town Hall "Keeping Arizona's Water Glass Full." The contest invites submission of short videos (no more than two minutes in length) that tell the story of why water is important to you, or what you are doing in recognition of water's importance. Submissions must be posted to the AZ Water Association's Facebook page at http://fb.me/azwaterassociation by midnight MST on November 6, 2015. Official rules and submission details, as well as helpful links to substantive information, are available on AZ Water Association's site at http://www.azwater.org/contest.
WRRC Invites Proposals for Research Grants under the Water Resources Research Act
The University of Arizona's Water Resources Research Center invites proposals for research grants under the Water Resources Research Act, Section 104(b). Funded by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Section 104(b) program provides support for research projects on water-related issues of importance to the state and region. This year the WRRC expects to award three (3) grants of approximately $10,000. Projects are funded for 12 months. Funded projects start March 1, 2016, contingent on federal budget approval. The WRRC directs 104(b) grant funds to a wide variety of research projects. Faculty members at the three Arizona state universities may submit proposals. Researchers in the social, biological, physical and engineering sciences, as well as such fields as water management, water law, economics and public health are invited to apply. Proposals should address WRRA Section 104(b) program goals, including exploration of new ideas to address water problems in Arizona and expand understanding of water and related phenomena. WRRA Section 104(b) research should foster improvements in water supply: addressing issues of water yield and water reliability, water quality, treatment, infrastructure, and assessment of management practices. Proposals should also align with USGS strategic goals for water research as described in Strategic Directions for U.S. Geological Survey Water Science, 2012-2022-Observing, Understanding, Predicting, and Delivering Water Science to the Nation at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1066/. Primary program goals are to foster the entry of new research scientists, engineers and technicians in the water resources field and to educate students through significant involvement in water research. Proposals that address these goals, in addition to meeting criteria for technical merit, will be given preference. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) web site. In addition, 12 hard copies must be submitted to the WRRC. Proposal guidelines are available on the WRRC web site: https://wrrc.arizona.edu/programs/grant-proposal-guidelines. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The WRRC will convene a review committee to evaluate proposals on technical merit and contribution to program goals. The WRRC decision to fund projects will be based on this input and available funding. For questions contact: Susanna Eden, PhD, Assistant Director, Water Resources Research Center, The University of Arizona, 350 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85719; WRRC: 520-621-9591; Direct: 520-621-5670; FAX: 520-792-8518.
Clinton Global Initiative University 2016
President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the ninth annual CGI U meeting from April 1-3, 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2016 students through the University Network and other opportunities to help them turn their ideas into action. Students must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of the CGI U meeting in order to apply. To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to design a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Early Decision and Travel Assistance application deadline: October 16, 2015. Final application deadline: December 1, 2015. All invited attendees will be notified by late December 2015. For more information and application.
2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest
Speculative fiction stories have the power to take abstract policy debates and obscure jargon and turn them into gripping, visceral tales. The emerging subgenre of climate fiction, epitomized by novels like Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam Trilogy, helps us imagine possible futures shaped by climate change. The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative and the College for Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are proud to announce the 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. The contest will be judged by science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of many foundational works in climate fiction, along with other climate fiction experts from ASU. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $1000, with three additional finalists receiving book bundles signed by award-winning climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi. A collection of the best submissions will be published in a forthcoming online anthology, and considered for publication in the journal Issues in Science and Technology. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. For more information and how to submit.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
September 2015 drought summary is online.
July Southwest Climate Outlook
The July 2015 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: July 2015 – The Monsoon Edition
Director, Marketing, Communications and Development, The Sustainability Consortium
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 17842BR.
K-12 Sustainability Education Program Coordinator
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 18112BR.
Business Analyst, Advanced Energy Solutions, SoCore Energy, Chicago, IL
Application deadline October 31, 2015. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environment and Society, Brown University
Application deadline November 1, 2015. More information.
Soil Ecologist, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University
Application deadline November 3, 2015. More information.
Freshwater Biologist, Biology Department, Missouri State University
Application deadline November 3, 2015. More information.
Assistant, Associate or Full Scientist/Curator, California Academy of Science
Several positions. Application deadline November 1, 2015. More information.
Hazardous Waste Managing Supervisor, King County, Washington
Application deadline November 10, 2015. Search for more information.
Assistant Professor, Remote Sensing, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston University
Application deadline November 10, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Sustainability Science, Montclair University
Application deadline November 13, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Urban Ecology, School of Architecture, University of Texas-Austin
Application deadline November 15, 2015. More information.
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions of Global Change, Boston University
Review of applications begin November 15, 2015. More information.
Executive Director, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association
Application deadline November 16, 2015. Contact Kathleen Ferris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina-Asheville
Review of application begins November 16, 2015. More information.
Chief Collaboration Officer, Ecodistricts, Portland, Oregon
Application deadline November 20, 2015. More information.
Full-time Faculty Position in Science, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Application deadline November 20, 2015. More information.
Postdoctoral Fellowships, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and Long-Term Ecological Research Program
Application deadline December 7, 2015. More information.
Household Hazardous Waste Technician, City of Tucson
Transportation Program Manager, Smart Growth America
Research Analyst, Smart Growth America
Outreach Associate, Transportation for America
Research Professor-Open Rank, Ecosystem Services, Idaho State University