Category: Events

Associate professor Rachael Garrett joins workshops in Virginia and Switzerland

April 10th, 2017 in 2017, Apr-17, Events, Faculty, News, Rachael Garrett, Trips

Associate Profess Rachael Garrett recently participated in two workshops. INFEWS, the Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems group of the The National Science Foundation held a principal investigators workshop in Arlington, Virginia at the end of March.

The Global Land Project workshop on middle-range theories in land system science met in Weggis, Switzerland.

Boston Students Unite for Climate Action on Wednesday April 12

April 10th, 2017 in 2017, Apr-17, Events, Faculty, Meeting, Nathan Phillips, News, Talks

Wednesday, April 12, 7-9pm, Emerson College

Bright Screening Room, Paramount Center, 559 Washington St.

Boston University Environmental Student Organization (ESO) is partnering up with a non-profit called #PutAPriceOnIt that is attempting to get carbon pricing in a few major cities, including Boston. The event will consist of a screening of an episode from the documentary series called Years of Living Dangerously and a panel/Q&A about carbon pricing in Boston.

Currently, the panel consists of one of Senator Mike Barrett‘s staff members, a member from the Climate Action Business Association, and Professor Nathan Phillips.

https://www.facebook.com/events/376413546078778/

Click to download the flyer.

BU professor conducts first public conversation on lead

April 7th, 2017 in 2017, Apr-17, Events, Faculty, News, Rick Reibstein

Lecturer on Environmental Law and Policy Rick Reibstein organized a session called “A Public Conversation on Lead” at the April 6 Fair Housing and Civil Rights conference hosted by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in Springfield, MA. Reibstein has recently created a website to promote awareness of the issue and what we can do about it. The session was an experiment in democratic engagement to see if people who have never met each other before could come together and craft a joint statement. In a short time the group was able to write a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Inspired by this, the Silver Valley Coalition of Idaho, site of one of the worst lead-contaminated areas in the U.S., wrote letters to Carson and to Administrator Scott Pruitt at the Environmental Protection Agency. See the statements at www.leadconversation.net, under Events.

Earth & Environment and the next generation of women scientists

March 30th, 2017 in 2017, Events, Graduate students, Mar-17, News, Pictures

Every week a handful of grad students bring their research projects to life and talk about their passions with elementary school girls. Click on the magical phrase below to see how EE PhD students Sarabeth Buckley, Angela Rigden, and Radost Stanimirova, lead officer of BU’s Graduate Women in Science & Engineering, spend their Thursday evenings. Check out the group’s blog here.

“Maybe I’ll be a scientist.”

Scientista Symposium for pre-professional women in STEM fields

March 2nd, 2017 in 2017, Events, Graduate students, Mar-17, Trips, Undergraduate

The Scientista Symposium is a three-day conference that aims to empower pre-professional women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by introducing them to inspirational role models and by providing them with opportunities to hone valuable skills. The Symposium will bring together approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate women from across the country. The symposium will be held April 8-9, 2017, at the Microsoft building in Times Square in NYC

Our programming, themed “Scientistas Stand Up! Becoming a Leader in STEM,” will cover a range of topics from research to business to social good. It will include inspirational talks and panels, a poster fair, and ample opportunities for students and professionals to network.

CALL FOR POSTERS

What makes the Scientista Symposium truly unique is our platform for women in STEM to present their original research to a national audience of peers and judges. The process of presenting one’s work in a national forum is an invaluable opportunity that can help instill confidence in young women. We encourage students, particularly college seniors, currently involved in research to submit an abstract for the symposium’s poster fair.  Students may submit abstracts here.

CALL FOR JUDGES

The symposium is also seeking postdocs, research associates, professors, and other experts to judge the poster fair.

Symposium registration is also open.

Raoul Liévanos kicks off Seminar Series on Race, Justice, and Environment

January 26th, 2017 in 2017, Department Seminars, Events, Feb-17, News, Presentations, Talks

Raoul Liévanos, associate professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, kicks off Earth & Environment’s Seminar Series on Race, Justice, and Environment.

Producing Air-Toxic Clusters: Risk Containment and Environmental Inequality Formation

Racial, economic, and immigrant disadvantage predominate in air-toxic cancer risk clusters in the United States. This talk features ongoing research that advances our understanding of the general mechanisms that contribute to this context of environmental inequality in a historical case study of the Stockton, California metropolitan area from 1850 to 2005. The analysis highlights how industrialization, mortgage redlining, urban renewal, freeway development, and political conflict over court-ordered school district desegregation contributed to the concentration of low-income, nonwhite, and immigrant individuals in Stockton’s air-toxic cancer risk clusters. The talk concludes with a discussion of its future research and policy implications.

Wednesday, February 1, 2:30pm, CAS 132

 

Anthony Janetos joins Space Physics Seminar Series

January 24th, 2017 in 2017, Anthony Janetos, Department Seminars, Events, Faculty, Jan-17, News, Presentations, Talks

Anthony Janetos, director of BU’s Pardee Center for the Study of Longer-Range Future, joined the Space Physics Seminar Series.

The Risks of Multiple Breadbasket Failure

We are headed into a world where the risks from climate change of failure of agricultural productivity in the world’s major breadbaskets cannot be ignored. I discuss both a modeling study to illustrate how those risks may occur, and their consequences, and a broader research strategy of modeling and observation that can provide practical examples for moving forward in a rapidly changing world.

Thursday, January 26, 4:00pm, CAS 502.

Refreshments will be served at 3:45pm in CAS 500.

Dr. Lucy Hutyra and Andrew Trlica join urban earth science discussion

November 28th, 2016 in Events, Faculty, Graduate students, Lucy Hutyra, News, Nov-16, Presentations

Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra and PhD candidate Andrew Trlica will join other members of the sciences faculty to discuss “Urban Earth Science: Understanding the Potential Growing Field.” The panel will meet Wednesday, November 30, 12:00-1:30pm, at The Initiative on Cities, 75 Bay State Road. For more information and to register, visit the Boston University Initiative on Cities.

Lecturer Rick Reibstein to host webinars on sustainability and responsibility

November 16th, 2016 in 2016, Events, Faculty, News, Nov-16, Presentations, Pub-16, Publications, Rick Reibstein

In conjunction with his new textbook Developing Sustainable Environmental Responsibility, Lecturer Rick Reibstein will host webinars over the next month. The free series will elaborate on the concept of the book: the goal of developing the sense of responsibilities that would result in sustainability, and which could be sustained. Click here to register for free.

Professor Cutler Cleveland joins discussion on 2016 election

November 9th, 2016 in 2016, Cutler Cleveland, Events, Faculty, News, Nov-16, Talks

Professor Cutler J. Cleveland joined other members of the BU faculty and staff who have written for BU Today to talk about this week’s election and what’s next. Click here to read Professor Cleveland’s reflections on potential environment and energy policies.