The 2016 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows have reached the midpoint of the session at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. Last week, the Fellows presented their ongoing research progress to Pardee Center staff, post-docs, and affiliated faculty to receive feedback at the midpoint of the fellowship.
On the first day of presentations, Radost Stanimirova (Earth and Environment) spoke about her research on the response of global pasturelands to climate variability, followed by Edward Hines (Earth and Environment) on drought and urban heat stress, and Philip Rotz (History) on the threat of dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and zika outbreaks in South Africa. On the second day, Alexandra Vivelo (Biology) presented her research on the impact of nitrogen fertilization on soils, followed by Chukwuemeka Umeh (Public Health) on universal health coverage in sub-Saharan Africa, Leyla Tiglay (Political Science) on the management of rare earth elements, and finally Joshua Duclos (Philosophy) on the ethics of wilderness preservation and the welfare of wildlife.
Over the course of the program, the Fellows have also participated in weekly lunch discussions with Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellows Kevin Gallagher (Pardee School of Global Studies), Lucy Hutyra (Earth and Environment), Joe Harris (Sociology), and Les Kaufman (Biology), in addition to a networking reception with alumni of the program. Four more faculty lunches remain as the Fellows complete their papers before the conclusion of the program on August 5.
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