Category: General Earth Institute

MS Student Aims for Career in ESG Measurement

by | 1.22.2015 at 11:23am
M.S. in Sustainability Management Student Divya Bendre

Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) student Divya Bendre had just completed postgraduate work in Policy Studies and was working in management consulting in Singapore when she stumbled upon an article by Steve Cohen entitled “Educating Sustainability Professionals” that changed the trajectory of her career path. Divya joined the program because she felt the flexible curriculum would help her to combine her interest in sustainability with her academic and professional experiences. After the program, Divya hopes to continue her work in ESG measurement, disclosure, and investment space.

Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy

by | 1.21.2015 at 7:24pm
Rebuilding in Sea Bright, NJ Photo: FEMA

In June 2013, the Rebuild by Design competition was launched to find innovative solutions to the vulnerabilities of the region that Sandy exposed. The six winning projects were chosen for their excellence in design and resilience, and engagement with local communities. How will they protect their communities?

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Honors Recipients of Science Awards

by | 1.20.2015 at 11:05am
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From October 2013 to December 2014, a total of 49 professors, scientists and students who are part of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory community were recognized for outstanding achievements in their field. The acknowledgements in education and research included fellowships, medals and awards from many of the top science institutions in the world.

Lobsters of the Land

by | 1.16.2015 at 9:00am
The eyes of crustaceans like mantis shrimp (left) and insects like horseflies (right) may have a common origin in the ancestral group "Pancrustacea."  Photo: Science Magazine, O_LUKYANOV/ISTOCKPHOTO.COM

Life arose from the sea, so they say,
And Earth’s family tree is still branching today.
Our view of the old structure way down below:
Mysterious, shrouded, a faded tableau.

Millennium Villages Project Internships: Application Open for Summer 2015

by | 1.15.2015 at 1:17pm

The Millennium Villages Internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain on-the-ground experience in public health, business development, agriculture, infrastructure, and other development interventions though firsthand participation. The MVP is a unique project, where interventions are implemented through a multi-sectoral, community-based model. Students will be placed in one of the 10 MVP sites that are located in 10 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, or at one of the regional centers in Nairobi or Dakar.

Alum Focuses on Future of Sustainability Technology & Climate Resilience

by | 1.15.2015 at 12:19pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management alumnus Gregory Falco ('12)

Gregory Falco, an alumnus of the first graduating class of Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program, recently published a paper, entitled Climate Resilience Goes Digital, illustrating cutting-edge concepts on the future of digital climate resilience, which he hopes will transform the sustainability industry. Prior to attending the MSSM program, Greg was a Sustainability Strategist at Accenture; but upon the completion of his degree, he was promoted to become one of the youngest executives at Accenture at the age of 24. He hopes to continue to be part of the solution where sustainability goals are met through the strategic use of digital technologies.

Student Profile: Sherif Kamal

by | 1.13.2015 at 12:54pm
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For Sherif Kamal, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program offered a unique blend of science and policy to help further his career international policy design. Through leadership roles in both classes and social groups, Sherif is gaining invaluable management experience while learning about current environmental challenges.

MS Student Sets Sights on Renewable Energy Finance

by | 1.8.2015 at 12:26pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management student Janice Tran

Prior to joining the Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program, current student Janice Tran interned with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs as well as with JPMorgan Chase as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow. She believes in managing carbon emissions without compromising economic growth and credits the MSSM program’s diverse array of courses has helped her develop skills and gain tools to effectively pursue this goal.

MPA Alum Focuses on a Green Future for New York City

by | 1.6.2015 at 5:52pm
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Through her role as a Parks Analyst with the New York City Department Parks and Recreation, Katie Edmond (MPA-ESP ’14) is working toward a greener future for New Yorkers in high-need communities.

Celestial Music

by | 1.2.2015 at 6:51pm
The new field of astroseismology provides new insight into stars' structure.

Did you ever watch stars, and hear distant singing?
New telescopes see that the galaxy’s ringing!
Listen now carefully, open your ears
To Johannes Kepler’s great “music of spheres.”