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Keynote and Dialogue with Drawdown Senior Writer, Katharine Wilkinson

Keynote and Dialogue with Drawdown Senior Writer, Katharine Wilkinson

What can you do to slow the pace of climate change? What will it take to mitigate the threats it poses? Join us for a discussion on how innovation, leadership, and positive impact ideas can have a revolutionary effect on our future. Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, senior writer of Drawdown, will lead a conversation on 80…

Restoring the Connection Between Health and the Environment

Restoring the Connection Between Health and the Environment

The following is adapted from remarks on Restoring the Connection Between Health and the Environment given by Dr. Stan Meiburg, Director of the WFU Sustainability Graduate Programs, at the Georgia Environmental Conference on August 23, 2017. At a recent conference, I was asked to speak about how to restore the connection between the environment and…

Fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes with Cassie Freund

Fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes with Cassie Freund

As a PhD student and CEES researcher, Cassie Freund is studying how natural disturbances—such as landslides in the Peruvian Andes—shape forest ecology and impact tree species distribution, nutrient and water flows, and carbon storage. From dressing for the occasion to forging new paths with a machete, Freund shares a glimpse into being a researcher in…

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…

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  • Keynote and Dialogue with Drawdown Senior Writer, Katharine Wilkinson

    What can you do to slow the pace of climate change? What will it take to mitigate the threats it poses? Join us for a discussion on how innovation, leadership, and positive impact ideas can have a revolutionary effect on our future. Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, senior writer of Drawdown, will…

  • Restoring the Connection Between Health and the Environment

    The following is adapted from remarks on Restoring the Connection Between Health and the Environment given by Dr. Stan Meiburg, Director of the WFU Sustainability Graduate Programs, at the Georgia Environmental Conference on August 23, 2017. At a recent conference, I was asked to speak about how to restore the…

  • Fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes with Cassie Freund

    As a PhD student and CEES researcher, Cassie Freund is studying how natural disturbances—such as landslides in the Peruvian Andes—shape forest ecology and impact tree species distribution, nutrient and water flows, and carbon storage. From dressing for the occasion to forging new paths with a machete, Freund shares a glimpse…