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Opportunities from the Earth Institute, Columbia University

Please see below for a list of upcoming events and opportunities from the Earth Institute, Columbia University.  Please feel free to share with other students in your departments.  The following opportunities through the Earth Institute are available:

  • Event: Join us for the Sustainable Development Seminar Series: A New Record Low in Arctic Sea Ice Extent
  • Call for Volunteers to Staff the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Open House, Saturday October 6, 2012
  • Student Travel Grant Applications

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Sustainable Development Seminar Series: A New Record Low in Arctic Sea Ice Extent
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 4:00PM-6:00PM
Lerner Hall, Satow Room


The Earth Institute is pleased to present the 2012-2013 Sustainable Development Seminar Series.  Arctic sea ice extent is at its lowest in recent history, with further melting likely before season's end.  The first session in the 2012-2013 Sustainable Development Seminar Series will offer diverse perspectives and discussion on "Implications of the Rapid Decline of the Arctic Sea Ice," including development of the Arctic.

Speakers:  Benjamin Orlove, Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Professor, International & Public Affairs, Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), Director, MA Program in Climate & Society, Columbia University; Stephanie Pfirman, Hirschorn Professor and Department co-Chair, Environmental Science, Barnard College; Earth Institute, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia University; Peter Schlosser, Vinton Professor of Earth & Environmental Engineering, Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Deputy Director and Director of Research, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Anne R. Siders, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University.

Registration is required for this event.  To register click ARCTIC.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Pamela Vreeland by sending email to pvreeland@ei.columbia.edu .

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Call for Volunteers to Staff the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Open House


The Earth Institute’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is having its annual Open House on Saturday, October 6, from 10-4 a.m.   The link HERE offers information on past Open House activities and detailed information on the exhibits from 2011.

Volunteers are needed for 2-3 hour blocks of time throughout the day.  The volunteer
assignments include staffing the welcome tent, gift shop tent, helping researchers and scientists in the various exhibit tents, helping to staff student groups, ushering guests and a host of other activities.  Morning volunteers – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, should plan to be at Lamont no later than 9:30 a.m.

Volunteers are given an Open House t-shirt, a meal ticket and transportation to and from Open House.  They are also invited to attend the Alumni/Volunteer After party, Rose Garden Wine Reception from 4:00 to 5:00 and BBQ Behind Lamont Hall from 5:00 to 6:30.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Vilma Rivera Gallagher at vrgallagher@ei.columbia.edu by Monday, September 24th.   Please include your availability and contact information.

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Applications for Student Travel Grant Now Open


Through the travel grant program, initiated in 2005, the Earth Institute allocates funding to support travel by students matriculated in Columbia University degree programs who are engaged in research projects dealing with issues of environmental and sustainable development. This travel can be domestic or international and is for projects directly related to degree studies at Columbia University. The maximum travel grant award is $750 per person, and students must use this to cover the cost of their travel for research they are conducting to meet specific degree requirements.

More information about the travel grant program is available HERE.  The application is available HERE.  The deadline to for the fall is October 19.  Please contact Nathan Rudder, Senior Program Manager, at nrudder@ei.columbia.edu for more information.


If you have any questions about these or any of the opportunities through the Earth Institute, please contact me at nrudder@ei.columbia.edu or call 212.854.5193.

Best,

Nathan Rudder
Senior Program Manager
Office of Academic and Research Programs
The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Contact: The Earth Institute, Columbia University, 2910 Broadway, New York, NY 10025


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