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Other Events - On Campus
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News and Announcements
Stories from Data (SFD) Workshops
(Monday-Wednesday, March 5-7, 2018) Stories from Data (SFD) is a series of workshops aimed at connecting visual storytelling and data visualization. No previous experience with visualization programming or software is required. Stories from Data will be held at the Memorial Union, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day. More information.
Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Finding Dawn
(Thursday, March 8, 2018) FINDING DAWN puts a human face on a tragedy that has received little attention – and one which is surprisingly similar to the situation in Ciudad Juarez, on the other side of the U.S. border. Dawn Crey, Ramona Wilson and Daleen Kay Bosse are just three of the estimated 500 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past 30 years. Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh embarks on an epic journey to shed light on these murders and disappearances that remain unresolved to this day. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; showtime 6:00 p.m. in room 340, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
School of Sustainability Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest
(Saturday, March 10, 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! From 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E. Orange St, Tempe. More information and registration.
Urban Garden Talk: Integrating Aquaponics into the Phoenix Local Food System
(Wednesday, March 14, 2018) Dr. George Brooks, Nxt Horizons will present Integrating Aquaponics into the Phoenix Local Food System from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Free Film Screening: 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green
(Thursday, March 15, 2018) Shot over the course of 20-years, 70 Acres in Chicago documents this upheaval, from the razing of the first buildings in 1995, to the clashes in the mixed-income neighborhoods a decade later. 70 Acres in Chicago tells the volatile story of this hotly contested patch of land, while looking unflinchingly at race, class, and who has the right to live in the city. 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.
Urban Garden Tour: Aquaponics and the Phoenix Local Food System
(Saturday, March 17, 2018) Dr. George Brooks, Nxt Horizons will lead a tour of the Mesa Community College’s Center for Urban Agriculture from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Mesa Community College, Building 51, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Can We Save Africa’s Rhinos?
(Monday, March 19, 2018) Mike Slattery, Texas Christian University will present Can We Save Africa’s Rhinos? From 12:00-1:15 p.m. in the Devil’s Oasis, College Avenue Commons, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Green Chemistry: The Missing Elements
(Tuesday, March 6, 2018) John Warner, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry will present Green Chemistry: The Missing Elements from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in room AL1-10/14, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. Co-hosts: ASU School of Molecular Sciences and Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability More information.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Understanding Clinical and Pathological Heterogeneity within Neurodegenerative Diseases
(Wednesday, March 7, 2018) Brittany Dugger, University of California-Davis will present Understanding Clinical and Pathological Heterogeneity within Neurodegenerative Diseases from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room A350, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
2018 Mark McKenna Healthcare Management Lecture: Michael Leavitt
(Wednesday, March 7, 2018) In today's highly partisan healthcare environment, Governor Leavitt is widely known and respected for his ability to bring people and organizations together to focus on what needs to be done to build a sustainable healthcare system that contributes to overall population health and a strong economy. As founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners, he advises clients on how to use collaboration to solve problems, boost competitiveness and strengthen resilience in healthcare. From 5:00-8:30 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Nanoscale Process Systems Engineering: Towards Molecular Factories, Synthetic Cells and Adaptive Devices
(Monday, March 12, 2018) George Stephanopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Arizona State University will present Nanoscale Process Systems Engineering: Towards Molecular Factories, Synthetic Cells and Adaptive Devices from 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Life Sciences Café: What Drosophila Can Tell Us About Neurodegenerative Disease
(Monday, March 12, 2018) Daniela Zamescu, University of Arizona will present What Drosophila Can Tell Us About Neurodegenerative Disease from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in room 202, C-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Evidence-based Teaching Seminar Series: How Should Creationism and Intelligent Design be Dealt with in Schools and Universities?
(Tuesday, March 13, 2018) Michael Reiss, University College London and the International Society for Science and Religion will present How Should Creationism and Intelligent Design be Dealt with in Schools and Universities? From 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in room 202, C-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. Registration.
Biodesign Seminar: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Nanoprobes: Design and Applications
(Thursday, March 15, 2018) Hua Ai, Sichuan University will present Magnetic Resonance Imaging Nanoprobes: Design and Applications from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Large-Eddy Simulation of Environmental Turbulence: Langmuir Cells in the Ocean and Aeolian Morphodynamics on Mars
(Friday, March 16, 2018) William Anderson, University of Texas-Dallas will present Large-Eddy Simulation of Environmental Turbulence: Langmuir Cells in the Ocean and Aeolian Morphodynamics on Mars at 10:45 a.m. in room 150, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: Capillary-Mediated Interface Fields: How They Influence Microstructure Formation
(Friday, March 16, 2018) Martin Glicksman, Florida Institute of Technology will present Capillary-Mediated Interface Fields: How They Influence Microstructure Formation at 12:15 p.m. in room 150 Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment Distinguished Lecture: Potable Water Reuse – A Key Element of the One Water Paradigm
(Tuesday, March 20, 2018) B. Narayanan, Carollo Engineers will present Potable Water Reuse – A Key Element of the One Water Paradigm from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in room 241A (Ventana), Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration (by March 15).
ASU Faculty Women of Color Caucus Diversity Scholar Residency Special Keynote Event: Repositioning Equity and Diversity During an Era of National Retreat/Reduction
(Wednesday, March 21, 2018) Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló will present Repositioning Equity and Diversity During an Era of National Retreat/Reduction from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Marston Theater, ISTB 4, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. This event is free and is open to ASU faculty, staff and students, and members of the community. This event is available in-person and via webcast. More information and registration.
Institute for Humanities Research Distinguished Lecturer: Alondra Nelson
(Tuesday, March 27, 2018) Alondra Nelson, Columbia University will present Reconciliation Projects: The Racial Politics of Genetic Ancestry Testing from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Ventana Ballroom, Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Salt River Project’s 11th Annual Water Conservation Expo
(Saturday, March 3, 2018) Up to 70% of residential water use is outdoors. Come see new and innovative products. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive a water-efficient Evolve (while supplies last) showerhead and learn from exhibitors. From 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Dr, Tempe. More information and registration.
A Sip of Science: The Brain Explained: Can I Change My Brain?
(Sunday, March 4, 2018) Paul Coleman and Diego Mastroeni, ASU-Banner Neurological Disease Research Center will present The Brain Explained: Can I Change My Brain? From 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant, 3225 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix. More information and tickets.
A Sip of Science: Why is Cybersecurity so Hard and What Can We Do About It?
(Tuesday, March 6, 2018) Stephanie Forrest, Biodesign Center fo Biocomputing, Security and Society will present Why is Cybersecurity so Hard and What Can We Do About It? From 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Market by Jennifer’s, 3006 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix. More information and tickets.
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. The conference kicks off just as 10 public high schools wrap up two weeks of voting in the Phoenix Union High School District – where students are using participatory budgeting to decide how to spend $55,000. 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.
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
(Sunday, March 11, 2018) Learn the basics of pruning to keep your trees and shrubs healthy, functional and attractive. This class will cover the art and science of good pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure. You’ll also learn the five basic types of pruning and the two worst pruning mistakes. Pruning demonstration and take-home materials included. Instructed by ISA Certified Arborist® John Eisenhower. Registration required. From 2:00-5:00 p.m. More information.
GreenBiz Webcast: Supplier Sustainability Ratings for Procurement and Supply Chain Needs
(Tuesday, March 13, 2018) Does your organization know whether its suppliers are sustainability leaders or laggards? Does it include supplier sustainability scores in supplier selection and in supplier relationship management scorecards? If not, would you like to know how to identify highly credible rating tools that are suitable for use in a procurement context? If so, you won’t want to miss this webcast. From 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.). More information and registration.
Green Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn Series: The Green Power Team: How Businesses, Non-profits and Governments Can Work Together to Support Sustainable Behavior and Investment
(Wednesday, March 14, 2018) Braden Kay, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Tempe will present The Green Power Team: How Businesses, Non-profits and Governments Can Work Together to Support Sustainable Behavior and Investment. Check-in begins at 11:30 AM. Program and lunch begin at noon. Lunch is included in the registration fee. More information and registration.
Cruise the Canals
(Saturday, March 17, 2018) Join Watershed Management Group for some fun in the sun as we ride our bicycles along the canals to learn about our local water infrastructure. *BE GREEN* themed ride! There is no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a nice morning cruise along the canals. Come dressed in your most colorful, wackiest GREEN outfit for this fun-spirited ride and learn how you can help #GreenTheValley in more ways than one. For more information and registration.
City of Scottsdale Water Efficiency Workshop: Cacti and Succulents
(Tuesday, March 20, 2018) Cacti and succulents can add beauty and form to your landscape. Learn how to select and care for these desert splendors. From 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 50th St, Scottsdale. More information and registration.
Central Arizona Conservation Alliance Speaker Series: A Reading of The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide
(Thursday, March 22, 2018) Join the Alliance and the Arizona Native Plant Society, Phoenix Chapter at the Desert Botanical Garden, Boppart Courtyard, for a wonderful night with Christopher Cokinos, author of The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide. The evening event will feature Cokinos reading pieces from this amazing book, a Q&A session, along with light food and refreshments. The author will be available to sign copies of the book. They will be on sale in the Garden's gift shop for our guests. This event is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public! RSVP to: www.picatic.com/cazca-desertreading.
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.
24th Annual IAJBS World Forum and 2018 CJBE Annual Meeting at Seattle University - Innovation for Sustainability
(Sunday-Wednesday, July 22-25, 2018) Now more than ever, organizations need to innovate to stay relevant in a dynamic, global environment. The theme of the 24th World Forum is consistent with the World Forum’s ten year focus on sustainability. Today, sustainable enterprises not only require innovative business practices in product design, partnerships, logistics, marketing, accounting, and finance; sustainable enterprises themselves have created new norms for what counts as innovation in business and hold the promise of redefining what effective business strategy looks like in the 21st century. The conference will take place at Seattle University, Seattle Washington. More information.
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.
The science behind Tyson's meaty new sustainability agenda (from GreenBiz.com)
Former McKinsey consultant Justin Whitmore was on the job as the first chief sustainability officer of Tyson Foods just one month when he disclosed his team’s intention to set science-based targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and to embrace "outcome-based" water conservation goals across the company’s operations and supply chain. Read more.
Big data helps scientists watch ocean plastic gyres form (from GreenBiz.com)
The author was at the wheel of a 54-foot research sloop crossing the north Pacific Ocean through the heart of one of the most plastic-polluted parts of the sea, when she spotted her first piece of floating plastic debris. It was a shredded corner of a sun-bleached orange fish crate. Minutes later, she saw a chunk of white foam drift by and then a pink dustpan. Next, there went a green cosmetics bottle, but soon after, it was clean deep blue sea again. Read more.
Student opportunity at Fourth Biennial Student Congress on Public Policy for Land Management
Explore aspects of Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails if you are one of approximately 25 college students and recent graduates selected from a nationwide competition. All expenses for travel, meals and lodging will be covered by the Public Lands Foundation. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the National Trails Act, the Fourth Biennial Student Congress on Public Policy for Land Management will be held in Baker City, Oregon from August 22-25, 2018.
The large impact of microgrids
Nathan Johnson’s research is playing a significant role in the quest to overcome energy poverty throughout the world. As many as 1.3 billion people lack access to electrical power, said Johnson, who directs the Laboratory for Energy And Power Solutions, called LEAPS, at Arizona State University. The primary focus of his lab’s research and industry collaborations is advancing technologies for electrical-grid modernization and off-grid electrification. Read more.
Urban design and heat perception research - student volunteers needed
Yuliya Dzyuban is a PhD student in Sustainability researching the effects of urban form on the perception of heat. This is an ongoing project supervised by Charles Redman. She is looking for student volunteers to conduct fieldwork in March-April at Phoenix bus stops. Students will receive experience in a diverse set of methods and tools for data collection (microclimate measurements, surveys, and observations). This opportunity will be particularly beneficial for students interested in heat mitigation, thermal comfort, urban planning and design and social science and are looking for hands-on experience. For details and question please contact Yuliya Dzyuban, email@example.com.
USDN Equity Diversity Inclusion Fellowship - Summer 2018
The Global Philanthropy Partnership (GPP) and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) are pleased to offer six summer 2018 fellowship opportunities with local governments. Fellows will receive a valuable learning experience while helping local governments to advance their sustainability and inclusion goals. 2018 fellowships will be offered with the City of Austin (TX), City of Baltimore (MD), City of Eugene (OR), City of Fayetteville (AR), City of Milwaukee (WI), and City of San Antonio (TX). Applications accepted through March 16. More information.
Nominations Open for Young Professionals for the Water & Wastes Digest
The 2018 Young Professionals Special Section will highlight noteworthy rising stars in the water industry. If you or a colleague has demonstrated exemplary performance in a water-related field, WWD encourages you to submit a nomination using this form: www.wwdmag.com/young-professionals-nomination. We'll feature the selected group of young professionals in our May 2018 issue and online. Don't delay! Nominations are due March 16.
Climate and Health Champion Award recognition program
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health Office of Epidemiology is excited to announce that as a result from feedback from our Bridging Climate Change and Public Health meetings, we are launching a Climate and Health Champion Award recognition program. Winners will be announced in May 2018. The Climate and Health Champion Awards recognize local youth, individuals, businesses, and organizations that are taking steps toward implementing sustainable solutions, ecofriendly practices, or policies aimed at improving health and/or health equity (by eliminating economic or social barriers to health) that are at risk of climate-sensitive hazards. Recognition of these positive efforts is meant to spread information about successful interventions and to build community awareness and knowledge. Climate-sensitive hazards are exposures that we know put people's health at risk and are influenced by local- to global-scale climate change. We encourage consideration of risks that affect one group of people more than another. Examples of eligible projects might include water collection/distribution to address high summer temperatures, water conservation to address the potential for drought and water scarcity, school or community garden building, tree planting to increase shade or combat air pollution, community cleanup/beautification to encourage walking or biking, composting or recycling programs that reduce landfill trash, energy conservation, trip reduction programs, hybrid fleet programs, or assisting vulnerable populations (children and older adults, individuals with physical/cognitive impairment, individuals living in poverty, individuals experiencing homelessness, etc.) with adapting to climate change. If you are a climate and health champion or know someone who is, please visit http://bit.ly/climatehealthchampion to nominate them for a Climate and Health Champion Award. Nominations will be open until March 31, 2018. If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
January 2018 drought summary is online.
February Southwest Climate Outlook
The February 2018 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: February 2018 - Realistic Expectations for Clawing Back to Normal Precip in a La Niña Winter? Prospects for a Miracle March?
None at this time.
Adaptive Management Program Specialist, Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor, MI
Application deadline March 5, 2018. More information.
Water Policy Analyst, Kyl Center for Water Policy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Application deadline March 5, 2018. More information.
Stewardship Coordinator, Friends of the Mad River, Waitsfield, VT
Application deadline March 7, 2018. More information.
Water Conservation Specialist, City of Scottsdale, AZ
Application deadline March 7, 2018. More information.
Integrated Water Management Specialist, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, Lincoln, NE
Application deadline March 8, 2018. More information.
Research Physical Scientist, AST, Earth Sciences Remote Sensing, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Application deadline March 8, 2018. More information.
Executive Director, The Land Connection, Champaign, IL
Application deadline March 11, 2018. More information.
Assistant/Associate Professor, Earth System Science, Department of Geographic Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Application best consideration March 12, 2018. More information.
Community Coordinator, The River Project, Los Angeles, CA
Application deadline March 12, 2018. More information.
Climate Policy Associate, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, Stockholm Environment Institute, Seattle, WA
Application deadline March 14, 2018. More information.
Research Fellow, Urban Sustainability, Stockholm Environment Institute, Bangkok, Thailand
Application deadline March 23, 2018. More information.
Environmental Analyst, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Lowell, MA
Application deadline March 25, 2018. More information.
Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Application deadline March 27, 2018. More information.
Executive Director, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Springdale, AR
Application deadline April 1, 2018. More information.
Associate Professor, Newman Endowed Chair, College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences: Agricultural Services, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Application review beings April 2, 2018. More information.
NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships, United States
Application deadline April 6, 2018. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Application deadline April 6, 2018. More information.
15 PhD Fellowships in International Biodiversity Conservation and Policy
Inspire4Nature is a PhD training network at the interface between the science and the policy of international biodiversity conservation, funded by the EU Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. They are now recruiting 15 PhD positions - each one of them in collaboration with one (or more) leading international conservation organizations. Deadline: April 16, 2018. More information.
Researcher in Water and Society, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
Application deadline May 31, 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
Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Sustainability Management, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY
More information Department 4610, Requisition #0008231.
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Illinois
Global Forest Lead Scientist, World Wildlife Fund, flexible location
Natural Resources Technician, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Sparks, NV
Volunteer Coordinator Intern, International Society of Sustainability Professionals
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