General Earth Institute Archives - State of the Planet

Wildfires in Israel and Palestine – A fuel of conflict or an opportunity for building trust?

By Claire Palandri In July 2018, nine Columbia University graduate students traveled to Jordan and Israel to conduct fieldwork and explore the complex issues surrounding cooperation on environmental issues and managing shared natural resources. The course is a collaboration between Columbia University and the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University. This is… read more

by |August 15, 2018

Fall 2018 Earth Institute Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate research assistant positions are available. Apply by September 16, 2018.

by |August 13, 2018

Fall 2018 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by September 16, 2018.

by |August 13, 2018

The Inaccessibility of Motherhood in New York City

Making New York City a more accessible place for mothers enhances the economic and social status of women, especially single mothers and female heads of households. This not only reduces the economic burden of childcare but also improves the job prospects of motherhood.

by |August 9, 2018

Sustainable Development Alum Embraces Shift to Physical Sciences

Sustainable Development alum Sara Lytle talks her move to environmental engineering and tips for others looking to change their academic course.

by |August 9, 2018

Uncovering the Science behind Environmental Legislation

The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Workshop requirements mirror real-world sustainability problem-solving.

by |August 6, 2018
Steven Goldstein

AGU Recognizes Lamont Scientists With Section Awards

The American Geophysical Union honors the outstanding work of three scientists from Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

by |July 31, 2018

Internship With Dr. David Maurrasse

Dr. David Maurrasse, adjunct research scholar at the Earth Institute, is seeking an intern to assist with qualitative research. Graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia and Barnard are welcome to apply.

by |July 26, 2018
Alex Halliday, director of the Earth Institute

New Earth Institute Director Alex Halliday’s Vision Reaches Across Columbia and the World

The pioneering geochemist tells us his first impressions and why he’s so excited to be here.

by |July 24, 2018
diamond samples with IGSN labels

Sloan Foundation Grant Will Help Support Open and Transparent Science

Lamont-Doherty researchers will use the grant to enhance a sample identification system that makes scientific results more reproducible.

by |July 20, 2018