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In Memoriam: Stuart Gaffin

Columbia University celebrates the life and mourns the passing of Stuart Gaffin, research scientist at The Earth Institute’s Center for Climate Systems Research and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

by |May 1, 2019

Alum Spotlight: Presidential Management Fellow Reflects on Transition to the Public Sector

An MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum discusses her role as an international trade specialist and how Columbia helped facilitate a pivot to the public sector.

by |May 1, 2019
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Seismologist Göran Ekström Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ekström’s work spans many facets of global earthquake seismology, from the nature of individual earthquakes and other seismic sources to the large-scale structure of the Earth.

by |April 30, 2019

You Asked: Do Plastic Bag Bans Work in Developing Nations?

An environmental lawyer tells us about the impact of anti-plastic bag legislation across the world.

by |April 30, 2019

Student Union for Sustainable Development Presents: Fireside Lunch Chats

Earth Institute faculty and students recently gathered to discuss science communication in the field of sustainable development.

by |April 24, 2019
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In Memoriam: Don Melnick

Professor Melnick’s life and work have been a force for advancing science and securing environmental sustainability around the world. He died on April 18th.

by |April 22, 2019

Your Earth Questions, Answered

In celebration of Earth Month and Earth Day, our scientists are tackling reader questions on science and sustainability.

by |April 17, 2019
Roary the lion at Columbia University

Director’s Office Internship Opening Summer 2019

Seeking a paid summer internship? Apply to intern with the director’s office at the Earth Institute.

by |April 15, 2019

Teaching Assistantship Applications Open for Sustainable Development Undergraduate Courses

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for Fall 2019 teaching assistant positions for eight courses.

by |April 1, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Tjossem Focuses on Sustainability and the History of Science

Senior lecturer Sara Tjossem discusses her research and role in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program.

by |April 1, 2019