Category: Events

Anne Short Gianotti to participate in “Science by the Pint” tonight

April 20th, 2016 in 2016, Anne Short, Apr-16, Events, Faculty, News

Anne Short Gianotti

Anne Short Gianotti

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti will be participating in a “Science by the Pint” outreach event tonight, Wednesday April 20th, 2016, as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

This “Science by the Pint” event is titled “In a Haze: Studying Marijuana.” As part of the event, Short Gianotti will be talking about the challenges of researching and governing the environmental effects of cannabis cultivation.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Aeronaut Brewing Company at 14 Tyler St. in Somerville. Click this Science by the Pint link or this Cambridge Science Festival link for more information.

The event description is included below:

In a Haze: Studying Marijuana

Wednesday, April 20, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St, Somerville

It’s 4/20, so Harvard’s Science by the Pint is teaming up with the Aeronaut Brewery and the Cambridge Science Festival to learn about the science of marijuana! Our researchers are here to discuss with you the challenges of studying a (mostly) illegal substance, and get into their research on the effects of marijuana on the brain, the environmental issues around growing weed, and how America’s relationship with the drug has evolved. So grab a beer and get talking!

Bruce Anderson and Anthony Janetos Help Lead 2-day Training of Climate Change Officers

January 26th, 2016 in 2016, Anthony Janetos, Bruce Anderson, Events, Faculty, Jan-16

Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

Earth & Environment Professors Bruce Anderson and Anthony Janetos, along with participants from NOAA, the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers, IFC International and the City of Cambridge, led a 2-day training of professional and governmental leaders designed to increase their understanding of climate science and variability, identify their exposure to climate hazards, and help them conduct vulnerability assessments.

Run by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), these regional trainings are part of a certification process that enables individuals within private, civic, and government organizations to develop strategies for responding to climate-related risks and opportunities, and to build enterprise capacity and leadership to respond to climate change.

Tony Janetos

Tony Janetos

This was the inaugural training for the New England CCOs; others have been held in Washington DC, Florida, and California.

To learn more about Prof. Anderson’s work, you can visit his website here.

To learn more about Prof. Janetos’s work, you can visit his website here.

Suchi Gopal to give invited public lecture at Boston Athenæum

January 19th, 2016 in 2016, Events, Faculty, Jan-16, Suchi Gopal, Talks

Suchi Gopal

Suchi Gopal

Earth & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal has been invited to give a public lecture at the Boston Athenæum this Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

The lecture, “Mapping in the 21st Century: Maps, Apps, Tools & Beyond” is open to the public but registration is required. To learn more about the event and register, visit the event website here.

To learn more about Professor Gopal’s work, check out her profile page.

Cutler Cleveland to give talk on Arctic Drilling and Climate Change

September 28th, 2015 in 2015, Cutler Cleveland, Events, Faculty, Sept-15, Talks


Lucy Hutyra to give PBS NOVA lecture tonight at 7:00 pm at Science Cafe

May 26th, 2015 in 2015, Events, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, May-15, News, Talks

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra will be in the Kendall Square area tonight to give a talk on “Investigating Urban Carbon Cycles.”

The talk will focus on the role of urban environments in contributing to CO2 emissions and how cities can potential “serve as ‘first responders’ for climate action” (Facebook event page).

The lecture will also be filmed by NOVA, a popular science television series featured on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and will be featured at a later date on the series.

The talk begins at 7:00 pm at the Science Cafe at 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge.  The talk is free and open to the public though space is limited. You can RSVP for the event here.

To learn more about the work for Assoc. Prof. Hutyra, check out her profile page, or see her recent news and publications.

Energy & Environmental Law Society’s Inaugural Climate Change Conference, Friday at School of Law

March 26th, 2015 in 2015, Events, Mar-15


Initiative on Cities Conference to feature three Earth & Environment Professors

November 10th, 2014 in 2014, Anthony Janetos, Events, Faculty, Lucy Hutyra, Nathan Phillips, Nov-14

Tony Janetos

Tony Janetos

The Boston University Initiative on Cities‘s and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future‘s conference “Sea Level Rise & the Future of Coastal Cities” will feature Earth & Environment Professor Tony Janetos, Professor Nathan Phillips, and Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra.

The conference, held this Thursday and Friday Nov 13-14, will take place in the Metcalf Trustee Center Ballroom and features an extensive agenda on topics related to sea level rise, climate change, and the urban environment.

Professor and Director of the Pardee Center Tony Janetos is organizing the event and will also deliver the keynote address of Friday morning at 9:15 am.

Following Prof. Janetos’s keynote, a panel of scientists will discuss “The Science of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change” which Prof. Nathan Phillips will moderate.

Nathan Phillips

Nathan Phillips

Lucy Hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Later in the day Prof. Lucy Hutyra will moderate a panel titled “Innovative Partnerships, Share Missions” that will feature “a multi-discipline panel…discuss[ing] how research institutions, and particularly universities, can collaborate with outside partners such as federal, state and local governments to identify the most fertile technologies and strategies for combating sea level rise and shifting coast lines” (“Agenda“).

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited; visit the conference’s website to register.

Robert Kaufmann to be featured in Pardee House Seminar, RSVP required by Friday

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, Robert Kaufmann, Sept-14, Talks

Earth & Environment Professor Robert Kaufmann will be participating in a special Pardee House Seminar at noon next Wednesday, September 17th, at the Pardee House at 67 Bay State Road.

The seminar is on “The Future of Urban Housing: Enhancing Energy Efficiency” and will feature Kaufmann and Mechanical Engineer Associate Professor Michael Gevelber and will be moderated by Pardee Senior Research Associate Enrique R. Silva.

Limited seating is available and RSVP is required by this Friday, September 12th. Lunch will also be served at the event beginning at 11:30.

To learn more about the seminar, visit the Pardee center website’s page dedicated to the event.

To learn more about Robert Kaufmann’s work, check out his profile page.

Lucy Hutyra to give plenary talk at Urban Environmental Pollution Conference in Toronto

June 12th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, June-14, Lucy Hutyra, Talks, Trips

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra will be Toronto, Canada tomorrow, Friday June 13th, to give a plenary talk at the 2014 Urban Environmental Pollution Conference.

The conference, held June 12th through the 15th, will focus on the increasing urbanization of humanity and the environmental problems that result from urbanization. Some of the topics include:

  • Urban Environments and how they function
  • CO2 greenhouse gases and warming
  • Air, water and soil pollutants
  • Human health in the city
  • Vegetation in the city
  • Built environment and urban climate
  • Alleviation or urban stress problems

Hutyra will be discussing “Urbanization and the carbon cycle.”

To learn more about Hutyra’s work, visit her profile page or check out her recent grants  and publications.





Wally Fulweiler’s “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen” lecture available online

June 10th, 2014 in 2014, Events, Faculty, June-14, News, Presentations, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Talks

Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler‘s recent New England Aquarium lecture titled “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen” is now available online.

It can be accessed via our department media section by clicking here; Fulweiler’s lecture is the first video available on the playlist.

You can also see the entire New England Aquarium Lecture Series on their YouTube Channel.

You can learn more about the work of Assoc. Prof. Fulweiler by visiting her lab website or checking out her recent publications and grants.

You can view other department media including short news stories and more in-depth lectures by visiting our Department Media Section.