Events Calendar
Friday, February 12, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development Speaker Series: Eco-fashion and Sustainable Living

Speaker: Kate Black, Founder, magnifeco.com; Author, Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-Toxic Beauty

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Hogan Hall, Conference Room A

Friday, February 12, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: Constraining Crustal Evolution on Very Short and Very Long Timescales

Speaker: Blair Schoene, Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Earth2Class Workshop: Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets - Ice and Ocean Interaction: Consequences for Sea-Level Rise

Speaker: Frank Nitsche, Research Scientist, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics (MG&G), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Smartphone Apps for Citizen Scientists Workshop Series: 3. Soil Contaminants

Moderators: Patricia Culligan, Co-Director, Urban Design Lab, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University; Associate Director, Institute for Data Science and Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University: Alexander van Geen, Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Associate Director, Superfund Research Program, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Panelists: Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College,The City University of New York; David Farnham, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University; Rebecca Gibson, Research Staff Assistant, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University; Katrina Fischer Kuh, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University; Franziska Landes, Graduate Research Fellow, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University; Jacqueline Lu, Director, Data Analytics, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation; Paul Richards, Emeritus Professor of Natural Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Special Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Satow Room

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Faculty House

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Changing a Company from the Inside #2

Speaker: Raghusimha Sudhakara, Manager of Strategy, Con Edison

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Hamilton Hall, Room 717

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 11:00 am to 11:30 am
IRI Climatae Forecast Briefing

Speakers: Tony Barnston, IRI Chief Forecaster

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Monell Auditorium

Friday, February 19, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: Managing the Hazard of Induced Earthquakes in a Changing World

Speaker: William Ellsworth, Professor, Geophysics, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Monday, February 22, 2016, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
The Growing Importance of Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation: Legal, Political, and Technological Perspectives

Moderators: Sarah A.W. Fitts, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY; Roger D. Stark, Principal and CEO, Stark Energy Consulting, Bethesda, MD; Patrick Chen, Law Student, Class of 2017, Columbia Law School; Anthony Fares, Law Student, Class of 2017, Columbia Law School; Speakers: Michael B. Gerrard, Professor and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School; Kimberley E. Diamond, Senior Attorney, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, New York, NY; Becky H. Diffin, Senior Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Austin, TX; Ryan Fitzpatrick, Deputy Director, Clean Energy Program, Third Way, Washington, D.C.; Seth Kaplan, Senior Manager, Regional Government Affairs, EDP Renewables, Boston, MA; Jane Batzofin, Director and General Counsel, Ahana Renewables, New York, NY; Charles B. Howland, Senior Assistant Regional Counsel, USEPA Region III, Philadelphia, PA.

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Jerome Greene Hall Room JG103

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Banking as a Sustainability Driver

Speaker: Camilla Seth, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Hamilton Hall, Room 717

Monday, February 29, 2016, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The Earth Institute Fellows Symposium: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Alfred Lerner Hall Room 555

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
America's Water Webinar Series: James P. Dobrowolski, United States Department of Agriculture

Speaker: James P. Dobrowolski, United States Department of Agriculture

Location: Online

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy Spring Midterm Briefings

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International and Public Affairs Building, Kellogg Center, Room 1501

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
DEES Dissertation Proposal: Paleoceanographic-Proxy Development in Scleractinia (Stony Corals): Exploring the Variable Utility of Stable Isotopes and Trace Metals in Oceanographic Reconstructions

Speaker: Logan Brenner, Graduate Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, Comer First Floor Seminar Room

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Community-based Social Marketing for Sustainability

Speaker: Michelle Vigen, Senior Energy Planner, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection.

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Hamilton Hall, Room 717

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Online via Adobe Connect

Friday, March 4, 2016, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
13th Annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair - Student Registration

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium

Friday, March 4, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: Natalie Mahowald, Professor Department of Earth and Atmostpheric Sciences, Cornell University.

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:10 pm to 8:00 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Capstone Workshop Midterm Briefings

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Kraft Center, Rennert Hall

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Using Metrics to Change Communities

Speaker: Hilari Varnadore, Executive Director, STAR Communities.

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Hamilton Hall, Room 717

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Smartphone Apps for Citizen Scientists Workshop Series: 4. Presentation and Discussion of Proposals

Moderators: Patricia Culligan, Co-Director, Urban Design Lab, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University; Associate Director, Institute for Data Science and Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University: Alexander van Geen, Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Associate Director, Superfund Research Program, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Panelists: TBA

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Alfred J. Lerner Hall Satow Room

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Protecting New York’s Water

Speaker: Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper, Riverkeeper.

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Hamilton Hall, Room 717

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sustaining Peace Conference

Speakers: Leymah Gbowee

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Kellogg Center

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Building a Public-Private Partnership to Finance the Green Economy

Moderator: Steve Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute; Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Panelists: Satyajit Bose, Lecturer in Economics, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University; Curtis Probst, Managing Director, Sustainable Finance, Rocky Mountain Institute; Additional panelists, to be determined.

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Low Memorial Library Rotunda

Friday, March 25, 2016, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
America's Water: Innovation at Work

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus The Faculty House

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Creating a Market for Renewable Energy

Speaker: Curtis Probst, Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute.

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Hamilton Hall, Room 717

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Innovation in Building Energy Efficiency

Speaker: Dorian Dale, Director of Sustainability and Chief Recovery Officer, Suffolk County.

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Hamilton Hall, Room 717

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Online via Adobe Connect

Friday, April 8, 2016, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Earth Institute Annual Student Research Showcase

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Faculty House, Presidential Suite

Friday, April 8, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
2016 LDEO Diversity Lecture

Speaker: Ashanti Johnson,Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment, The University of Texas at Arlignton.

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Making Cities Healthier, Resilient and Sustainable

Speaker: Emily Maxwell, New York City Program Director, The Nature Conservancy.

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Hamilton Hall, Room 717

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Procurement as a Sustainability Strategy

Speaker: John Cheetham, Global Senior Procurement Manager, Tea & RTD, Unilever.

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Hamilton Hall, Room 717

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Environmental Science Senior Thesis Poster Session

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Barnard College, The Diana Center, Event Oval

Friday, April 22, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: Tiffany Shaw, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:10 pm to 8:00 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Capstone Workshop Final Briefings

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Kraft Center, Rennert Hall

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy Spring Final Briefings

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Kellogg Center, Room 1501

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
AMS NYC/Long Island Chapter Seminar: Is the New Communication Climate Good for the Earth's Climate?

Speaker: Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Davis Auditorium, 412 Schapiro Center