Tag: MPA in Environmental Science and Policy News

Faculty Profile: Robert Cook

by | 8.29.2014 at 11:55am
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For Robert Cook, an adjunct professor in the MPA in Environmental Science program, teaching allows him to share his unique experiences in veterinary medicine and conservation research with students as they delve into public policy legislation in the Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management.

MPA Students Explore Urban Parks

by | 8.25.2014 at 5:00pm
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During the second half of the summer semester for Columbia University’s MPA class in Environmental Science and Policy program, the students extended their classroom learning on urban ecology to outdoor field trips in Brooklyn and the Bronx to focus on how restorations of wetlands, forests, and rivers are changing the city.

Authors of Clean Air Act to Teach New Law Class

by | 8.21.2014 at 3:26pm
Leon G. Billings (left) and Thomas C. Jorling (right) will be teaching the Origins of Environmental Law class in the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program this fall.

In the 1970s, Congress enacted a series of environmental laws that defined the direction and character of environmental policy. This fall, the writers of that legislation will teach a new class at Columbia dedicated to the process that led to these seminal laws.

MPA Alum Focuses on Energy Planning and Compliance

by | 8.8.2014 at 3:22pm
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MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum, Joseph Daniel (’12), is using the skills he developed in the program to give insight into the issues his clients at Synapse Energy Economics are struggling with in an effort to help them resolve issues in the most optimal way possible. Daniel joined the program in 2011 with several years of professional experience ranging from political advocacy to consulting.

MPA Alum Serves as EDF Climate Fellow

by | 7.18.2014 at 3:25pm
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MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum, Olin Berger (’14) is putting his degree to use this summer as a member of the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps in Chicago, Illinois. Olin is working to analyze energy efficiency projects for high rise office buildings in downtown Chicago.

MPA Students Discover the Gowanus Canal and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

by | 7.10.2014 at 4:45pm
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The students in the newest MPA in Environmental Science and Policy cohort have spent the summer semester focusing on climatology, environmental chemistry, and ecology while supplementing classroom learning with field trips around New York. The field trips allow the 60 students to look at classroom topics in a real-world context.

MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Welcomes Class of 2015

by | 6.26.2014 at 12:05pm
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The newest of class of students in the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy program have arrived on the Columbia campus. Following their orientation on May 27, the students began their summer schedule full of science courses.

Study: Reforming the Port Authority and the MTA

by | 6.23.2014 at 11:17am
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Earth Institute students took a hard look into financial and administrative problems plaguing the MTA and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and came up with suggestions for more sustainable financing and more efficient operations.

Beyond Coal: Economic Alternatives for Kentucky

by | 6.6.2014 at 9:28am
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Earth Institute students evaluated Kentucky’s physical, economic and cultural resources to identify ways to move the economy toward a more sustainable future—and to make recommendations for how the state’s community and technical college system could help.

Congratulations to the MPA in Environmental Science & Policy Class of 2014

by | 6.3.2014 at 3:53pm
The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Class of 2014 pause for a quick photo in the International Affairs Building prior to commencement.

The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program bid farewell to the class of 2014 on May 22 as the students celebrated their graduation from the School of International and Public Affairs.