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Other Events - On Campus
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News and Announcements
CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium
(Friday, January 5, 2018) The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program (CAP LTER) will be holding its 20th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting at ASU's SkySong facility in Scottsdale, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd. From 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Weiqi Zhou, Professor in the State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, will be the keynote speaker. More information and registration.
The Cultural Functions of Climate
(Thursday, January 11, 2018) Mike Hulme, University of Cambridge will present The Cultural Functions of Climate from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. reception) in the Great Hall, Beus Center for Law and Society, Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus. More information and registration.
School of Sustainability Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest
(Saturday, January 13, 2018) Interested in gardening? Want a way to contribute to your community? Interested in meeting fun, sustainability-oriented people? Then join us for the School of Sustainability Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day! Feel free to drop by during any part of the timeframe. You do not need to be there the entire time. A portion of the garden’s harvested produce goes to the volunteers and another portion is given to the Tempe Community Action Agency Food Pantry. From 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E Orange St, Tempe. More information and registration.
PhD Prospectus Defense: Saurabh Biswas
(Tuesday, January 16, 2018) Saurabh Biswas will defend his PhD prospectus Socio-Energy Ecosystem and Sustainable Communities: Investigating Transformation Dynamics Through Evidence Based Interventions. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 9:00 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Free Film Screening: An Inconvenient Truth Sequel: Truth to Power
(Wednesday, January 17, 2018) Former Vice President Al Gore's newest environmental documentary: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power documents the emerging potential of a real energy revolution within the United States. In his film, Al Gore travels across the country to expose the current threats posed by climate change, while also bringing attention to the renewable energy transformation that has taken place throughout the world. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; showtime 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theatre, 509 S Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Saving Italy from Big Oil
(Friday, January 19, 2018) Maria D’Orsogna, California State University-Northridge will present Saving Italy from Big Oil from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
2018 Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count
(Tuesday, January 23, 2018) The City of Tempe is conducting a Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count on January 23rd, an annual community-service event taking place in Tempe, across Maricopa County, and throughout the nation. Data collected helps providers to better understand the homeless situation in their community and to apply for federal, state, and regional funding for housing and other human services. Following up on our Homelessness Town Hall in August 2016, the Wrigley Institute is forming teams of three to five volunteers to join this community-wide effort. More information.
Sustainability Series: Debating the Anthropocene
(Thursday, January 25, 2018) John McNeill, Georgetown University will present Debating the Anthropocene from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Biodesign Institute: Cytomegalovirus and Modulation of Immunity During Aging
(Friday, January 5, 2018) Janko Niloluck-Zugich, College of Medicine, University of Arizona will present Cytomegalovirus and Modulation of Immunity During Aging from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Two Decades of Commercializing Nanomedicine: Improving Medicine One Nano Step at a Time
(Monday, January 8, 2018) Thomas J. Webster, Northeastern University will present Two Decades of Commercializing Nanomedicine: Improving Medicine One Nano Step at a Time at 10:45 a.m. in room 201, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Biodesign Institute: A Metabolic Explanation for Plasma Cell Lifespan and the Duration of Immunity
(Wednesday, January 10, 2018) Deepta Bhattacharya, Department of Immunology, University of Arizona will present A Metabolic Explanation for Plasma Cell Lifespan and the Duration of Immunity from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Biodesign Institute: The Extraordinary Evolution of the Great Ape Microbiome
(Thursday, January 18, 2018) Howard Ochman, University of Texas-Austin will present The Extraordinary Evolution of the Great Ape Microbiome from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
ASU Open Door 2018 at Polytechnic campus
(Friday, January 26, 2018) What happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the Polytechnic campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in tons of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can get 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, and enjoy dance and theater performances. From 4:00-9:00 p.m. at various locations on the Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus. More information.
ASU Open Door 2018 at Downtown Phoenix campus
(Friday, February 2, 2018) What happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the Downtown Phoenix campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in tons of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can tour the Cronkite School's state-of-the-art media complex, check out the nutrition kitchen, investigate cadavers, create a kid-friendly comic strip and get a glimpse inside the Beus Center for Law and Society. Whether your dream is to work in health, broadcast news reports on TV, or be a future public service leader - ASU Open Door at Downtown Phoenix is for you! More information.
ASU Open Door 2018 at West campus
(Saturday, February 10, 2018) What happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the West campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in tons of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can interact with activities in mathematical and natural sciences, humanities, arts and cultural studies, education and business, along with dozens of hands-on activities that excite curiosity for all ages. More information.
ASU Open Door 2018 at Tempe campus
(Saturday, February 24, 2018) What happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the Tempe campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in hundreds of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can hear firsthand about rare poisonous insects, space exploration, volcanoes, drones and robots, medical breakthroughs and Mayan discoveries. Interactive hands-on activities range from the art of street-style dance, language lessons, testing your musical talents in the "Instrument Petting Zoo," to walking in the shoes of a medieval knight or a meteorologist using technology to predict the weather. ASU Open Door @ Tempe is "THE" day to come experience the creative energy that powers a world-class university! More information.
Desert Rivers Audubon Monthly Speaker: A Love Affair with Hummingbirds
(Tuesday, January 9, 2018) Karen Krebbs, Conservation Specialist will present A Love Affair with Hummingbirds from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Rd, Gilbert. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. More information.
Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability
(Wednesday-Friday, January 17-19, 2018) The Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, will be held at The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, in Cairns, Australia. Founded in 2005, the conference provides a multidisciplinary space, spanning the various fields and perspectives through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of sustainability, brought together by a common concern for sustainability in an holistic perspective where environmental, cultural, economic, and social concerns intersect. The conference features research addressing the annual themes. For more information regarding the conference explore the website.
City of Scottsdale Water Efficiency Workshop: Rainwater Harvesting
(Saturday, January 20, 2018) Design an earth-friendly yard using simple earthworks and low-water-use plants. Bring a plan of your property to use during the class. From 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 3825 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale. More information and registration.
2018 Legislative Connection: Celebrating Education
(Thursday, January 25, 2018) Join state legislators and business, education, and community leaders to celebrate education in Arizona. Recommendations from the recent statewide Town Hall and Community Town Halls on Funding preK-12 Education will be shared. This event is hosted by Arizona Business and Education Coalition in partnership with Arizona Town Hall and open to all members of the public. More information and registration.
(Tuesday-Thursday, February 6-8, 2018) Sustainability leaders from the world’s largest companies gather each year at the GreenBiz forum to explore pressing challenges and emerging opportunities in sustainable business. The event offers a rich blend of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities framed by the State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual research report, analyzing key sustainability metrics and trends. Attendees return from GreenBiz both inspired by what’s possible and ready to tackle their organization’s greatest sustainability challenges. To be held at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Arizona. More information.
(Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 6-March 1, 2018) Join the next Smartscape training session for landscape professionals and increase your knowledge in the design, installation, irrigation, and maintenance of desert landscapes. The University of Arizona, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for the spring 2018 Smartscape 101 series! Classes will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension office, 4341 East Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040. Seats are limited and fill fast, so register today! Smartscape is a comprehensive, research-based professional training program specifically designed to educate landscape professionals on the fundamentals of designing, installing, irrigating, and maintaining attractive, water-efficient landscapes. You can register at http://bit.ly/smartscapeSP18. Contact Kirti Mathura, Smartscape Program Coordinator, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 827-8206.
Imagining a Different Future: Overcoming Barriers to Climate Justice
(Thursday-Friday, February 8-9, 2018) The conference will focus on a systematic analysis of barriers to action in the context of the process of change; global governance and law; economics and energy structures; the role of science and technology; and what we are learning about human psychology in relation to climate change. Presented by the University of Tasmania, with support of its Faculty of Law, the University of Utrecht Ethics Institute, the University of Tasmania's Institute for the Study of Social Change, the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC) and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS) in Hobart, Tasmania. More information.
Intermountain Sustainability Summit
(Thursday-Friday, March 1-2, 2018) The Intermountain Sustainability Summit will be held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. It is now seeking presentations and student posters. Posters related to sustainability are welcome for submission starting in December through Monday, February 5, 2018. Join sustainability leaders from across Utah and the Intermountain West. More information and submittal information.
7th Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Research Conference
(Friday-Sunday, March 2-4, 2018) The Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference attracts research on diverse topics including but not limited to social, environmental & sustainable entrepreneurship, ethics, firm-community ties, prosocial action, activism, impact investment, corporate responsibility, etc. The conference will be held in Washington D.C. There is a call for papers, symposia summaries, and applications for the junior faculty and doctoral consortium (Thursday-Friday, March 1-2) with a deadline of November 1, 2017. More information about submission and the conference.
Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference
(Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, 2018) All around the world, innovations in civic engagement and participatory democracy are transforming communities. We are bringing together more than 250 community leaders, government officials and staff, practitioners, researchers, funders, young leaders, and technologists to explore innovations that empower community members to make real decisions and directly participate in government. Presented by the Participatory Governance Initiative at Arizona State University, the Center for the Future of Arizona, the Jefferson Center, the Katal Center, the Participatory Budgeting Project, Phoenix Union High School District, and the Policy Jury Group in Phoenix, Arizona. Conference website: https://www.ipdconference.org/about-the-conference. Call for proposals: https://www.ipdconference.org/call-for-proposals/; submissions deadline November 1, 2017.
Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses
(Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, 2018) The conference will be held at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, USA. Founded in 2009, the conference aims to create an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of climate change, its causes, its eco-systemic impacts, and its human impacts. The conference also explores technological, policy, strategic, and social responses to climate change. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes. For more information regarding the conference, explore the conference website.
9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management
(Sunday-Thursday, December 8-13, 2018) Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO) are proud to host the 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management in Long Beach, California. The six-day Summit will explore cutting-edge issues in coastal restoration and management, and will be comprised of a community restoration event, field sessions, plenary sessions, expert presentations, special evening events, workshops, a poster hall, and an award-winning coastal exposition hall. We hope that you will share in our excitement for this new collaboration as we bring to you the largest national gathering of the restoration and coastal management community. To be held at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California. There is a call for proposals for presentations, sessions and posters until April 6, 2018. More information.
Taking the human response into account in climate change
Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they also could be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according to a new study that for the first time builds a novel model to measure the effects of human reactive behavior on climate. Read more.
Food for thought: Workplace violence in agribusiness
On the heels of revelations about some of Hollywood’s most notorious sex scandals come similar exposés that bring to light how pervasive sexual harassment is across many industries. One important industry is agribusiness, particularly the restaurant business. Read more.
Student makes huge impact with wine and butterflies during undergraduate internship
Christine Carmazzi, an undergraduate student pursuing her Bachelor’s in the international development track, was able to obtain the highly sought after Sustainability and Harvest internship at the Patton Valley Vineyard. Read more.
ASU moves up in National Science Foundation research rankings
Arizona State University ranks ninth out of 719 universities in the U.S. for research expenditures for institutions of higher education without a medical school, up one spot from last year, in the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development rankings. The NSF’s HERD rankings are the leading source of information about research and development expenditures at American universities. Read more.
Student Opportunity: Virginia G. Piper Resident’s Scholar Program
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Resident Scholars Program provides a dynamic opportunity for promising early professionals to work at a place-based philanthropic organization. Piper Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County, Arizona; it concentrates its efforts in six areas: arts and culture, children, education, healthcare and medical research, older adults, and religious organizations. Candidates for the Resident Scholars Program must have an undergraduate degree (a graduate degree and/or social profit work experience will add to a candidate’s competitiveness); excellent writing and computer skills are essential. A demonstrated desire to work in public service or the social profit sector is important as the Trust views the position to be a valuable early career opportunity. Application materials must be submitted by January 22, 2018. For more details.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
November 2017 drought summary is online.
December Southwest Climate Outlook
The December 2017 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: December 2017 - Convergence & Persistence in the SW - Drought, Wildfire, & La Niña Conditions
None at this time.
Environmental Project Officer, Midcoast Council, Taree, NSW, Australia
Application deadline January 7, 2018. More information.
Program Assistant, Climate and Land Use Alliance, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline January 10, 2018. More information.
Postdoctoral Position, Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Science, New Mexico State University
Application deadline January 15, 2018. More information.
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Hydrology and Water Resources, University of California, Irvine, CA
Application deadline January 15, 2018. More information.
Director, Institute for Environment and Human Society, United Nations University, Bonn, Germany
Application deadline January 16, 2018. More information.
Research Hydrogeologist, Water/Energy Resources Research Institute, University of Idaho, Boise, ID
Application deadline January 16, 2018. More information.
Water Quality Manager, Hudson River Foundation, New York, NY
Application deadline January 19, 2018. More information.
Data Science Scholar, Future H2O, Arizona State University
Application deadline January 21, 2018. More information.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Geography, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
Application deadline January 31, 2018. More information - Job ID 3171.
Foster and Coco Stanback Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Environmental Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Application deadline January 31, 2018. More information.
Sustainability Coordinator, City of Bend, Oregon
Application deadline January 31, 2018. More information.
Central PA Watershed Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Pennsylvania Office
Application deadline February 1, 2018. More information.
Staff Scientist, Geophysical Lab, Carnegie Institute for Science, Washington, D.C.
Application review begins February 1, 2018. More information.
Fellowship Program, Meridian Institute, Washington, D.C. or Dillon, CO
Application deadline February 2, 2018. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computational Ecology/Ecohydrology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Application deadline February 2, 2018. More information.
Project Scientist, Watershed Hydrology and Carbon Transport, University of California-Merced, Merced, CA
Application deadline June 30, 2018. More information.
ABCRC/LTER Site Director, University of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia
More information. Search for posting number 0621588.
Assistant or Associate Professor, Coastal Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
More information Posting number 0619572.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Policy, Michigan Tech, Houghton, Michigan
Assistant or Associate Professor, Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Illinois
Director, Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch, Elgin, Arizona
Global Food Lead Scientist, World Wildlife Fund, flexible location
Global Forest Lead Scientist, World Wildlife Fund, flexible location
Global Wildlife Conservation Lead Scientist, World Wildlife Fund, flexible location
Junior Environmental Water/Wastewater Engineer, CH2M, Louisville, Kentucky
Volunteer Coordinator Intern, International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Manager, Climate Resilience, Sonoran Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Manager, Economic Development, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona
Professor (all ranks) in Cross-Cutting (Energy Systems), The Polytechnic School. Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus
Program Assistant, Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, Devens, MA
Public Outreach Coordinator, Environmental Health & Sustainability, City of Aspen, CO