General Earth Institute

Columbia U Campus

Spring 2018 Assistant Positions Available in Sustainability Management

The Sustainability Management program is seeking candidates for Curriculum and Grading Assistant (CGA) and Faculty Support Assistant (FSA) opportunities for spring 2018. Responsibilities include updating information on Canvas, reviewing course material with the instructor, and other administrative tasks.

by |November 17, 2017
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Lamont to Harvest Sunshine from Solar Farm

Two solar arrays in Upstate New York will be up and ready at the end of November, poised to provide power and to help to reduce the Lamont campus’ carbon footprint.

by |November 16, 2017
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Sustainability Yes, But How?

So you want to make things “sustainable” at home or at work, and you can conceive of the changes that are needed. But do you know what it really takes to make the changes you want?

by |November 15, 2017
Rachel Patterson, MPA ’18 presents on the Secure and Resilient Water Systems Act

Students Practice What They Learn in Unique Sustainability Curriculum

A workshop in the Environmental Science and Policy MPA program challenges students to integrate their knowledge and apply it as if they were working in the field.

by |November 15, 2017
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From Columbia to Climate Adaptation Director: Alumnus Jon Philipsborn

A graduate of Columbia’s Environmental Science and Policy MPA program tells us about his job as a climate adaption practice director at AECOM.

by |November 14, 2017
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Spring 2018 Teaching Assistant Opportunities

Now accepting applications for spring 2018 TA positions!

by |October 31, 2017
Vilma Rivera Gallagher at the Earth Institute holiday party in 2016.

Behind the Science: Our Distinguished Staff

Get to know the 2016 and 2015 winners of the Earth Institute’s Distinguished Staff Award, and consider nominating a colleague for 2017.

by |October 25, 2017
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Time is Running Out to Apply to the Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program

If you’re a postdoc interested in sustainable development, apply by October 31.

by |October 24, 2017
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Undergraduate Senior Focuses Thesis on Democratic Process in Ghana

Motivated by the opportunity to give back to her country, Ohemaa Ofori-Atta is studying Sustainable Development at Columbia.

by |October 20, 2017
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Expedition Explores Undersea Rift off Greece

The Corinth rift is one of the most seismically active areas in Europe. Starting this month, researchers will drill into the rift to discover its past and future.

by |October 19, 2017