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Feb
19
2020

Welcome to My World

Climate Task Force Keeps Kevin Lyons Bustling By Craig Winston Kevin Lyons is at the epicenter of one of the University’s most ambitious endeavors yet: the quest to develop a comprehensive climate action...

Pamela McElwee testifies to Congress about climate change’s impact on land
Feb
19
2020

Front and Center

Pamela McElwee testifies to Congress about climate change’s impact on land By Craig Winston Pamela McElwee is an associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology in the School of...

Feb
12
2020

Sustainability Town Hall

Students, panelists discuss diversity’s role By Craig Winston A vision of how Rutgers might reach sustainability began to take shape when administrators, students and members of the community came...




Upcoming Seminars & Special Events

February 2020
Tue, Feb 25th
Wed, Feb 26th
11:30 am - 12:30 pm EPS Colloquium:
The Geologic History of Earth’s Biosphere

Speakers

  • Peter Crockford

    Dr. Peter Crockford is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Weizmann Institute for Science and Princeton University. Through a PhD at McGill University his interests have grown to touch the fields of Geology, Isotope Geochemistry and Geobiology. More Information about Dr. Crockford

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm Human Ecology Seminar:
Burgers in Blackface: Anti-Black Restaurants Then and Now

Speakers

  • Naa Oyo Kwate

    Dr. Naa Oyo A. Kwate is Associate Professor, jointly appointed in the Department of Africana Studies and the Department of Human Ecology. A psychologist by training, she has wide ranging interests in racial inequality and African American health. Her research has centered primarily on the ways in which urban built environments reflect racial inequalities in the United States, and how racism directly and indirectly affects African American health. Kwate’s research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and by fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, among others. More Information about Dr. Kwate

Thu, Feb 27th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EOHSI Seminar:
AI-Enabled Flood Monitoring and Modeling

Speakers

  • Ruo-Qian (Roger) Wang

    Dr. Ruo-Qian (Roger) Wang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University since 2019. He was a Lecturer of Fluid Mechanics in Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee from 2017-2018. He has conducted Postdoctoral research in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and Mechanical Engineering and Tata Center for Research and Technology at MIT. He has obtained a PhD in Environmental Fluid Mechanics at MIT, a Master’s degree from Singapore-Stanford Partnership (Nanyang Technological University /Stanford University), and a Bachelor’s degree from Beihang University, China. He has also served as a research engineer in Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Center before his Ph.D. Roger is also an EOAS faculty member. More Information about Dr. Wang

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm E&E Grad Program Seminar:
Extinction and Survival in the Caribbean: Climate, Humans, & the loss of Vertebrate Diversity

Speakers

  • Angelo Soto-Centeno

    Dr. Angelo Soto-Centeno is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. His research focuses on mammalian extinctions, phylogeography, and systematics, particularly using Caribbean bats as a model. More Information about Dr. Soto-Centeno

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Energy Policy Seminar:
Getting to Zero: Can American Transition to a Net-Zero Emissions Energy System?

Speakers

  • Jesse Jenkins

    Dr. Jesse Jenkins is an assistant professor at Princeton University with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment. He is also an affiliated faculty with the Center for Policy Research in Energy and Environment at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and an associated faculty at the Princeton Environmental Institute. He is an energy systems engineer with a focus on the rapidly evolving electricity sector, including the transition to zero-carbon resources, the proliferation of distributed energy resources, and the role of electricity in economy-wide decarbonization. Jesse’s research focuses on improving and applying optimization-based energy systems models to evaluate low-carbon energy technologies, policy options, and robust decisions under deep uncertainty. More Information about Dr. Jenkins

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