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Combating Climate Change and Health Risks through a Carbon Fee

Combating Climate Change and Health Risks through a Carbon Fee

by Amro Ali, MAS ’18 No one is safe from the effects of climate change. That’s the key takeaway from a March report by nearly a dozen highly respected medical organizations that studied the link between climate change and risks to our health. And these aren’t far-off impacts or theoretical dangers: human-driven climate change is…

Q&A with Dr. Richard Williams

Q&A with Dr. Richard Williams

Retiring Reynolds Professor of Physics talks about successes, the future, and his pride in being a Demon Deacon. After four years as a student and 31 years as a Reynolds Professor of Physics, Richard Williams will officially retire in July of 2017. Williams, an international expert in scintillators and ultrafast laser spectroscopy, received the first…

CEES Affiliate Examines the Economics of Synthetic Rhino Horns

CEES Affiliate Examines the Economics of Synthetic Rhino Horns

Associated Professor of Economics and CEES affiliate Frederick Chen, published a paper examining the potential impact of synthetic horns to reduce rhino poaching. In the paper, Chen analyzes whether the availability of synthetic horns would decrease the equilibrium supply of wild horns, the competitiveness of the synthetic horn production sector, and the ability for synthetic…

People of all Faiths Face Climate Change with Hope, Action, Urgency

People of all Faiths Face Climate Change with Hope, Action, Urgency

by Justin Catanoso Two years after Pope Francis launched Laudato Si, the Vatican’s plea to save the earth, Trump rejected its tenets and the Paris Agreement. But people of all faiths are unified globally to beat climate change. Pope Francis gave Trump a copy of his encyclical on global environmental protection during the president’s visit…

Sustainability across the Curriculum

Sustainability across the Curriculum

The sixth annual Magnolias Curriculum Project brought together 14 faculty members on May 10-11, 2017, to develop innovative course components that will inspire systems thinking in students and empower an understanding of sustainability through a variety of lenses. During this two-day workshop, participants discussed sustainability literature, developed learning objectives for their students, and shared perspectives…

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Dec 06
  • Combating Climate Change and Health Risks through a Carbon Fee

    by Amro Ali, MAS ’18 No one is safe from the effects of climate change. That’s the key takeaway from a March report by nearly a dozen highly respected medical organizations that studied the link between climate change and risks to our health. And these aren’t far-off impacts or theoretical…

  • Q&A with Dr. Richard Williams

    Retiring Reynolds Professor of Physics talks about successes, the future, and his pride in being a Demon Deacon. After four years as a student and 31 years as a Reynolds Professor of Physics, Richard Williams will officially retire in July of 2017. Williams, an international expert in scintillators and ultrafast…

  • CEES Affiliate Examines the Economics of Synthetic Rhino Horns

    Associated Professor of Economics and CEES affiliate Frederick Chen, published a paper examining the potential impact of synthetic horns to reduce rhino poaching. In the paper, Chen analyzes whether the availability of synthetic horns would decrease the equilibrium supply of wild horns, the competitiveness of the synthetic horn production sector,…