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Professor Matt Palmer with ESP students and Rock the Boat staff

MPA ESP: Classroom Extends into Community

Columbia University’s MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program offers its students learning experiences outside of the classroom unlike any other graduate environmental policy program. Professors organize visits with government and nonprofit entities to provide students with real-world examples of environmental programs being implemented in the New York metropolitan area. Each visit demonstrates the connections… read more

by |August 18, 2016
MS in Sustainability Management Professor Carter Strickland

A New Course: Environmental Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities

Read about new MSSM Faculty member Carter Strickland, and how he will bring his expertise in sustainability and environmental policy to the classroom in fall 2016 with a new course: Environmental Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities.

by |August 18, 2016
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For Women, a Search for Safety and Community in the City

For most people, home is where you feel the safest. In this post, Kaori Yoshida discusses women’s safety in cities through reflecting on topics of community building, root shock and gentrification.

by |August 11, 2016
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Veterinarian Joins MPA-ESP to Work for Wildlife Conservation

“Reading of species after species declared extinct, like the west African black rhinoceros, made me realize that if I ever want to take part in wildlife conservation efforts, the time to take action and to take part in conservation efforts is now.”

by |August 1, 2016
MSSM Professor Ralph Schmidt

The Business and Ecology of Sustainable Forestry

Read about new MSSM Faculty member Ralph Schmidt, and how he will bring his expertise to the classroom in fall 2016 with a new course: The Business and Ecology of Sustainable Forestry.

by |July 28, 2016
Intern Addison Bent at work in the Lamont Core Repository. Photo: Rebecca Fowler

A Summer of Hands-on, Minds-On Science

Twelve students from New York and New Jersey are spending July in laboratories at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, working with the scientists. The internship program enables students to spend four weeks exploring what it means to be an earth scientist.

by |July 27, 2016
MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum Dannie Dinh (’14)

ESP Alum Hopes to Bridge Society and Sustainability Through Art

Former MPA-ESP student Dannie Dinh decided to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector after completing her graduate degree. But her long-term vision is to use her creativity and artistic expression to raise awareness of sustainability among young people and the general public.

by |July 26, 2016
MPA ESP student Zhuo Hao Kevin Cheng presenting at Mid Term Briefings

Training for Sustainability Practitioners: ESP Midterm Briefings

Students in the Environmental Science and Policy program have been analyzing the underlying science behind several bills now before Congress that address environmental issues. They delivered their midterm briefings recently.

by |July 20, 2016
Professor Park Williams explains the process of studying tree rings to understand how trees are reacting to climate change

MPA ESP Students Tour Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Students from Columbia University’s MPA Environmental Science and Policy program recently visited the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on June 27 to learn about the ground-breaking research being carried out at one of the world’s leading research centers for climate and the environment.

by |July 8, 2016
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Fall 2016 MSSM Curriculum and Grading Assistant Positions

The Sustainability Management program is seeking candidates for curriculum and grading assistant positions for the fall 2016 sessions. Responsibilities include updating information in Canvas, reviewing course material with the instructor, and assisting in the grading of problem sets and examinations.

by |July 7, 2016