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News and Announcements
School of Sustainability Garden Maintenance & Harvest
(Saturday, January 9, 2016) Bring your family and friends on over to the Escalante Community Garden for a beautiful morning of gardening maintenance and harvesting produce. From 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E Orange St, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
Farmers Market @ ASU Tempe
(Tuesday, January 12, 2016) The Farmers Market @ASU Tempe features seasonal produce, specialty food items produced in Arizona, and ready-to-eat food and beverages. From 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the Student Services Lawn. For more information.
Free Film Screening: Dog by Dog
(Wednesday, January 13, 2016) The documentary Dog by Dog aims to wake up the American public to the realities of puppy-mill industry. 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.
CAP LTER Eighteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium
(Friday, January 15, 2016) Join the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research project for our annual all scientists meeting and poster symposium. Our featured keynote speaker will be Peter Groffman, Professor, City University of New York Advanced Research Center and Brooklyn College who will present Baltimore, Phoenix and the Emergence of Long-Term Ecological Research in Cities. From 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Skysong, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. For more information and RSVP.
Case Critical: Postcards from Paris
(Wednesday, January 20, 2016) In this Case-Critical discussion, four ASU experts who attended the historic climate negotiations discuss what happened at COP21, what they were doing while they were there, what they consider to be the innovations of the Paris agreement, and what the agreement implies for the US and the world. From 1:30-3:30 p.m. in room 105, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
PhD Prospectus Defense: Madeline Tyson
(Wednesday, January 20, 2016) Madeline Tyson will defend her PhD prospectus Distributed Information: Implications for Energy Innovation Systems. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 3:00 p.m. in room 102, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Sustainability Series: Revolutions that Made the Earth
(Thursday, January 21, 2016) Tim Lenton, University of Exeter will present Revolutions that Made the Earth from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
School of Sustainability Alumni Mix & Mingle
(Thursday, January 21, 2016) Looking for a great opportunity to connect reconnect with your fellow School of Sustainability alumni, mingle with your chapter representatives and staff/faculty, all while enjoying some delicious appetizers? From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Pedal Haus Brewery, 730 S Mill Ave #102, Tempe. More information and RSVP by Friday, January 15.
Sustainability Series: On Behalf of Nature: Ecological Artwork
(Tuesday, January 26, 2016) Meredith Monk, House Foundation will present On Behalf of Nature: Ecological Artwork from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Biodiversity Series: Twenty-five Years of Designing and Implementing Wildlife Corridors
(Wednesday, January 27, 2016) Paul Beier, Northern Arizona University will present Twenty-five Years of Designing and Implementing Wildlife Corridors from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
(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.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Molecular Engineering for Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine
(Monday, January 11, 2016) Stelios Andreadis, University of New York at Buffalo will present Molecular Engineering for Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine at 10:30 a.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Seminar: Deciphered Gorilla Y Chromosome Shows Strong Conservation with Human But Not With Chimpanzee
(Monday, January 11, 2016) Kateryna Mokova, Pennsylvania State University will present Deciphered Gorilla Y Chromosome Shows Strong Conservation with Human But Not With Chimpanzee from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room E244, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Coffee@Beyond: Possibilities for Probabilities
(Monday, January 11, 2016) Don Page, University of Alberta will present Possibilities for Probabilities at 3:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Colloquium: Geospatial Analysis in the Cloud with Google Earth Engine
(Tuesday, January 12, 2016) Nicholas Clinton, Google Earth Engine will present Geospatial Analysis in the Cloud with Google Earth Engine from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 241A (Ventana), Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Covering Climate Change: Past, Present and Future
(Tuesday, January 12, 2016) Join this panel discussion of how journalists and other writers are challenged when covering climate change. Moderated by Dan Sarewitz, School for the Future of Innovation in Society and Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcome, panelists include Andy Revkin, New York Times; Richard Harris, National Public Radio; and Manjana Milkoreit, Senior Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. From 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Ventana Room (241C), Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
School of Life Sciences Special Seminar: Genomic Insights into a New Understanding of Admixture and Evolution
(Wednesday, January 13, 2016) Gregor Larson, University of Oxford will present Genomic Insights into a New Understanding of Admixture and Evolution from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in E244, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Seminar: Is Human Sleep Unique Among Primates? An Evolutionary Perspective on “Normal” Human Sleep
(Thursday, January 14, 2016) Charles Nunn, Duke University will present Is Human Sleep Unique Among Primates? An Evolutionary Perspective on “Normal” Human Sleep from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room E244, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Engineering Seminar: Resource Trade-offs in Microbial Systems: From Genetic Circuits to Mulit-species Communities
(Thursday, January 14, 2016) Ophelia Venturelli, Department of Bioengineering, University of California-Berkeley will present Resource Trade-offs in Microbial Systems: From Genetic Circuits to Mulit-species Communities at 1:30 p.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Jumpstarting STEM Careers Conference
(Friday, January 15, 2016) Leading STEAM Professionals from organizations such as NIH, Google, Henkel, NASA, Intel and ASU, will describe achievements in their fields and how students can pursue a similar career. Students are invited to present posters for cash awards. From 8:00-5:00 p.m. in the Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Register at email@example.com.
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.
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Colloquium: Damage Survey Results from the Joplin E5 Tornado
(Friday, February 5, 2016) Tim Marshall, PE, Haag Engineering will present Damage Survey Results from the Joplin E5 Tornado at 12:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
ASU Night of the Open Door @ West
(Saturday, February 6, 2016) ASU Night of the Open Door @ West offers events and interactive activities in mathematical and natural sciences, humanities, arts and cultural studies, social and behavioral sciences, along with dozens of hands-on activities that excite curiosity for teachers, kids, lifelong learners and parents. From 4:00-9:00 p.m. on the West campus. More information.
Campus Harvest of Seville Sour Oranges
(Friday-Sunday, February 5-7, 2016) ASU has partnered with Sun Devil Dining to harvest 10,000 pounds of Seville sour oranges from our Tempe campus and have it juiced, bottled and stored at the Sun Orchard (http://sunorchard.com/) facility for use in delicious recipes at Sun Devil Dining kitchens on all four campuses. Spend two hours outdoors picking and sorting fragrant oranges on the Arizona State University Tempe campus. Sign up.
ASU Night of the Open Door @ Downtown Phoenix
(Friday, February 12, 2016) ASU Night of the Open Door @ Downtown Phoenix offers interactive activities, tours and a behind the scenes look into what powers a world class university. Tour the Cronkite School’s state-of-the-art media complex, check out the nutrition kitchen, investigate cadavers, create your own kid-friendly comic strip and get a glimpse of the new Arizona Center for Law and Society. Whether your dream is to work in health, record your news reports or be a future public service leader – ASU Night of the Open Door @ Downtown Phoenix is pure family fun. From 4:00-8:00 p.m. on the Downtown Phoenix campus. More information.
ASU Night of the Open Door @ Polytechnic
(Friday, February 19, 2016) ASU Night of the Open Door @ Polytechnic offers a behind the scenes look into ASU’s state-of-the-art labs and learning environments. Come experience flight simulators, air traffic control simulators, the wonders of algae, new-age cars, play classic video games, and enjoy dance and theater performances. From 5:00-9:00 p.m. on the Polytechnic campus. More information.
ASU Night of the Open Door @ Tempe
(Saturday, February 27, 2016) Arizona State University Night of the Open Door @ Tempe is a rare opportunity to get a behind the scenes look into the spaces that house our most innovative projects. ASU Night of the Open Door offers you the opportunity to hear firsthand from ASU students and faculty about rare poisonous insects, space exploration, volcanoes, drones and robots, medical breakthroughs and Mayan discoveries. Interactive hands-on activities offer a wide spectrum of sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts. From 4:00-9:00 p.m. on the Tempe campus. More information.
Citizens' Climate Lobby Meeting and Conference Call
(Saturday, January 9, 2016) 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 10:00am on the second 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival
(Saturday-Sunday, January 9-10, 2016) This year’s festival has planned a packed lineup of speakers, cooking demos, yoga classes, activities, and entertainment for all ages. Presented by the US Veg Corp, an events company focused on inserting fun into all things vegan and attendees run the gamut from vegetarians and uber-healthy eaters to the merely veg-curious and serious omnivores. More information and tickets available at www.azvegfoodfest.com. From 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. both days at Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater, 3939 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ.
Phoenix Ag Club Annual Tour
(Tuesday, January 19, 2015) The Phoenix Agricultural Club will tour the Fort McDowell specialty crops and learn about soil and water management. From 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. beginning at Fort McDowell Casino. More information and registration.
LBC Sonoran Collaborative Unmeeting: Integrated Design: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability
(Tuesday, January 19, 2016) John Boeker, 7group Consultants will present Integrated Design: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Orcutt | Winslow, 3003 N Central Ave, 16th Fl, Phoenix, AZ 85012. More information and RSVP.
Quench Your Thirst for Knowledge with Hydrate Tempe
(Tuesdays, January 19-February 23, 2016) Learn how to create a sustainable backyard oasis at the Watershed Management Group's six-part Hydrate Tempe project series. Each presentation includes a mini-project to create an action plan for your home. Hydrate with fresh smoothies and juices, and soak in knowledge about greywater, composting, and building a rain garden. Join us for your favorite topics or attend the full series to build a comprehensive site plan. Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. More information and registration.
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.
2016 DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop
(February 2-4, 2016) The 13th annual DOE Solid State Lighting (SSL) R&D Workshop is a not-to-be-missed event, where top experts and thought leaders from universities, labs, and companies large and small converge to share the latest on SSL advances, examine market forces that are shaping SSL technology, and explore how the technology is defining new market opportunities. DOE has increased its effort to encourage student participation-the next generation of lighting innovators. In addition to the student poster competition launched this year (seven have been selected to present at the February 3 poster session), they've brought back the $200 student rate as well – saving students over 50% of the general registration fee (only until January 22!). Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, North Carolina. More information.
Public Transportation & Heat Exposure, Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Opportunity – GPH 499: Individualized Instruction (1-3 credits)
Heat exposure is a significant public health concern in central Arizona. Public transportation can account for a significant component of some individuals' exposure on hot summer days. In an effort to improve the well-being of public transportation users and increase the attractiveness of public modes of transit, the City of Phoenix is making investments to improve the thermal environment at city bus stops. Drs. Ariane Middel and David Hondula in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning seek undergraduate research assistants for the Spring 2016 semester to participate in a for-credit research opportunity to document and quantify environmental and social dimensions of upcoming improvements to City bus stops. Planned research activities include microenvironmental measurements and modeling, analysis of public transportation ridership and survey data, and on-site observations and surveys of public transit users. Participating students will each develop individual research questions and projects that ultimately lead to recommendations for the City's future investments in the thermal comfort of public transit users as well as tools and metrics that can be more broadly used to evaluate and prioritize infrastructure choices related to thermal comfort. Students interested in continuing research opportunities for summer/fall 2016 and those seeking undergraduate thesis project topics are especially welcome. Interested students should e-mail Dr. Hondula no later than January 15, 2016 at email@example.com. The research group will convene its first meeting during the second week of the spring semester.
UGEC Viewpoints: Car dependence and neighborhood affordability
This viewpoint article by Deborah Salon, Arizona State University, is on understanding the relationship between housing and transportation costs in real cities. Read more.
Building better roads
Aging roadways pose a growing threat to transportation infrastructure that’s critical to the health of economies throughout the world. Beyond the daunting task of funding extensive restoration efforts, there’s an equally pressing challenge to find ways to rebuild major roads that are more sustainable. Read more.
UGEC Viewpoints: The human experience in the urban environment
Christopher Boone, Arizona State University, discusses how the needs of human individuals should also be considered in the urban environment. Read more.
'Artscientist' merges photography and sustainability
As a high school student in rural Wisconsin, Edgar Cardenas liked to draw. But after high school he stopped creating art, “because I thought I was supposed to be a grown-up.” Read more.
What's your global mindset score?
Pretend you’re a male American corporate manager who has been negotiating contracts for weeks with a male manager from a Saudi Arabian company. The talks are going well, and on the way to lunch, he holds your hand. Read more.
UGEC Viewpoints: Legal innovations and judges as change agents in the complex landscape of urban environmental governance
Rimjhim Aggarwal, Arizona State University discusses public interest litigation and how the implications of environmental governance to change urban areas and futures should be further researched. Read more.
Stirrings of a new seafood supply chain revolution (from GreenBiz.com)
The seafood industry’s supply chain is notably opaque, complex and, in some areas, technologically deprived, experts say. But that doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past. Dedicated efforts over the past two decades have improved the seafood supply chain’s sustainability — and we have an opportunity to do much more over the next several years. Read more.
UGEC Viewpoints: Digital inclusion: Internet access and planning for “smart cities”
Karen Mossberger, Arizona State University and Caroline Tolbert, University of Iowa discuss a repository on local Internet use data supported by the National Science Foundation that will be located at Arizona State University’s Center for Policy Informatics, through a partnership with researchers at the University of Iowa. Read more.
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, University of Washington
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Washington is getting ready to recruit students for next summer. The goal of this two-year conservation immersion program is to broaden participation within conservation, and diversify what it means to be a "conservation professional." The program is looking for 20 freshmen and sophomores to join for an 8-week immersion course this summer. The program starts in Seattle and travels to various ExUrban (wildlands and rural) landscapes in Washington addressing urban conservation issues. Scholars don't have to be environmental science, or even science, majors, but should demonstrate a commitment to the environment and to diversity, and be curious, creative and enthusiastic - incipient change-makers. Because the program is geared for students early in their college careers, we are only able to take freshmen and sophomores. You can learn more about the program at www.uwconservationscholars.org The application process will begin November 16, 2015 and end January 29, 2016.
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
December 2015 drought summary is online.
November Southwest Climate Outlook
The November 2015 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: December 2015 – El Niño in Full Swing and Fall Recap
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Decision Center for a Desert City
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Urban Resilience to Weather-Related Extreme Events (URExSRN)
Postdoctoral Fellowships, ERB Institute, University of Michigan
Application deadline January 15, 2016. More information.
Undergraduate/Graduate Community Ecology Internships in Iceland, Summer 2016
Application deadline January 15, 2016. More information.
Assistant/Associate Professor of Watershed Analysis, Montana State University
Review of applications begins January 15, 2016. More information.
Assistant Professor, Human-Environment Interactions, Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University
Review of applications begins January 15, 2016. More information - position ID 01003326.
Sustainability Project Coordinator Sr., Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University
Application deadline January 18, 2016. More information.
Municipal Utilities Director, City of Chandler, Arizona
Application deadline January 25, 2016. More information.
Postdoctoral Position, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
Application deadline February 1, 2016. More information.
National Director, Leopold Conservation Award Program, Sand County Foundation
Application deadline February 6, 2016. More information.
Assistant Professor, Soil or Environmental Science, New Mexico State University
Application deadline February 29, 2016. More information.
Assistant Professor, Pedology, New Mexico State University
Application deadline February 29, 2016. More information.
Program Manager, Western Land and Communities, Sonoran Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Associate, Industrial Economics, Inc.
Research Analyst, Industrial Economics, Inc.
Quantitative Ecologist, Post Bachelor’s Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Quantitative Ecologist, Post Master’s Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Software Engineer, Post Bachelor’s Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Software Engineer, Post Master’s Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
EERE Science and Technology Policy Postdoctoral Fellowships
Postdoctoral Position at Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne Laboratories
Requisition number 400355. 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