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Introducing the Sustainability Science Program

The Earth Institute’s Newest Sustainability Program Begins in January 2018

Sustainability Science graduates will have the scientific know-how to help organizations improve their environmental performance.

by |August 31, 2017
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Sustainable Macroeconomics Class Seeks Teaching Assistant

Taught by Jeffrey Sachs, the Massive Open Online Course will focus on the new directions of macroeconomic analysis required to integrate sustainable development challenges.

by |August 21, 2017
Mike Tuckfelt, MPA ESP Class of 2018

Why This Marine Corps Veteran is Studying Sustainability Policy

Mike Tuckfelt is a current MPA in Environmental Science and Policy student and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. In an interview, he talks about his goal of learning how to influence sustainability policy and how to educate decision-makers about sustainability issues.

by |August 7, 2017
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Can Collaboration on Environmental Issues Contribute to Peacebuilding in the Middle East?

This August, students from Columbia University and Tel Aviv University will travel through the Middle East to learn about the environmental challenges facing communities in Jordan and Israel.

by |August 4, 2017
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Faculty Profile: Michael Puma, Professor of Hydrology

Dr. Michael Puma, a Climate and Life Fellow at Columbia University and the Director of the Center for Climate Systems Research at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, teaches hydrology in the summer semester for the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Program.

by |July 25, 2017
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Fall 2017 Teaching Assistant Opportunities

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 teaching assistant positions.

by |June 20, 2017
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Senior Focuses on Sustainability Across STEM Disciplines

Nicholas Kirby shares his experience in the Undergraduate Sustainable Development Program as a rising senior.

by |June 13, 2017
Research summary, March 2017. Photo: Maria Gonzalez Millan

Internet-in-a-Box: Connectivity for the Rest of the World

For the 60% of people without Internet access across the globe, lack of connectivity can affect every facet of their lives – including healthcare. In the Dominican Republic, a team of MPA-DP students examines how Internet-in-a-box technology could help healthcare providers improve outcomes in the developing world.

by |June 13, 2017
The Agulhas Current and associated flows. Credit: Arnold L. Gordon.

Transforming a Passion for Oceans into Discovery

Sustainability Management graduate Melissa Meggiolaro (’17) interviews Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oceanographer Arnold Gordon.

by |June 9, 2017
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Sustainable Development Undergrads Learn to Communicate Sustainability Persuasively

Earth Institute undergraduates Karina Robles (SusDev ’18) and Jesse Thorson (SusDev ’18) talk about their experience attending the 2017 Planet Forward Summit.

by |June 8, 2017