Friday: 2nd annual SEEK national workshop


Friday: 2nd annual SEEK national workshop

This year’s workshop will explore four themes: practical energy stewardship and the ethics of care, the science and ethics of direct climate intervention, pathways to solar: what you need to know, and cultivating community resilience during uncertain times.

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Maynard publishes new book: Future Rising

In his newest book, a series of sixty short reflections, sustainability scientist Andrew Maynard embarks on a 14-billion-year historical journey to show readers how we started and what we are steering toward.

SSEBE showcase to highlight research by new faculty

Nov. 13, ASU’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment will host a research showcase to provide a high-level overview of research expertise by their new faculty. Faculty, students and others are invited to participate in this informative discussion of new research topics being undertaken by SSEBE faculty.

Ted Pavlic

WaPo asks Pavlic about self-driving cars

According to an October 22 article in the Washington Post, Tesla is forging ahead with new self-driving technology, despite skepticism among some safety advocates about whether Tesla’s technology is ready — and whether the rest of the world is ready for cars that drive themselves.

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New paper: Urban ecological infrastructure for biocultural services

A new study by CAP LTER sustainability scientists evaluated how Phoenix residents perceive and value urban ecological infrastructure (UEI). This research can help urban planners, landscape architects, etc., create UEI that people enjoy and that has biological value.

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NSF issues call for Mid-Career Advancement proposals

The MCA is the only cross-directorate NSF program specifically aimed at providing protected time and resources to established scientists and engineers targeted at the mid-career (Associate Professor rank or equivalent) stage.

ASU develops gender equality training for world leaders

ASU has partnered with global organizations — including the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the United Nations and the World Bank — on a unique video training series that will inform members of parliaments and other leaders on gender issues and trends.

Voices from the Future shares stories from the front lines of climate change

Within these stories, you’ll learn how people responded to disaster and how these experiences have affected their lives and visions of the future. The collection is a product of ASU’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative.

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Free virtual NSF grants conference Nov. 30

Registration opens October 29 for this annual event, perfect for those interested in applying for NSF grants or whose funding is from NSF. This event is designed to give faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF.

Marco Janssen

Janssen invited opinion: Managing the global commons

The Hindu, one of the main newspapers in India, has published an invited opinion piece by sustainability scientist Marco Janssen. In the piece, Janssen argues that we need to facilitate the self-governance of local commons, but provide safeguards at various levels.

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Video: Environmental Humanities Initiative distinguished lecture with Elizabeth Hoover

A recording of the Environmental Humanities Initiative’s 2020 distinguished lecture with Elizabeth Hoover is now available, along with a video of the lecture discussion, at the Institute for Humanities Research YouTube channel.