May 2008             


Sustainability Initiative Expands to Encompass the Environment We Build

Woods Fellow Raymond Levitt helps launch a new Stanford research program on the sustainable built environment.

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President Hennessy Shines Spotlight on Environmental Achievements in 2007-08

University President John Hennessy cited the Y2E2 Building, the Center for Ocean Solutions, and Woods Fellows Gretchen Daily and Harold Mooney in his May 15 address to the Academic Council.

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Answering the Ocean’s SOS

Biologist Fiorenza Micheli takes a deep-sea census working with the new Center for Ocean Solutions, which is headed by Woods Lecturer Meg Caldwell.

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FSE Researchers Receive Grant to Study Climate Threats to African Agriculture

The Program on Food Security and the Environment received a three-year grant to study the impact of climate change on agriculture in Saharan Africa.

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Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency Awards First Faculty Research Grants

Woods Fellow Mark Z. Jacobson is one of four Stanford faculty awarded a research grant from the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency.

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Donald Kennedy Honored by the Exploratorium

Woods Fellow Donald Kennedy received the Public Understanding of Science Award from the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

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Gretchen Daily Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Woods Fellow Gretchen Daily, chair of the Natural Capital Project, is one of six Stanford scholars elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2008.

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Op-Ed: When Cars Compete with People for Food

The U.S. must confront the world food crisis and recognize that energy self-sufficiency at home can mean widespread starvation abroad, write Woods Fellows Rosamond Naylor and Walter Falcon in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Polar Bear Is Made a Protected Species

The New York Times quotes Woods Director Barton (“Buzz”) Thompson on the Interior Department’s decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species.

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Op-Ed: Blowhard in Chief

When it comes to global warming, it doesn't much matter who is sitting in the White House, writes Woods Fellow David Victor in Newsweek.

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Energy Seminar

Wednesday June 4, 04:15 - 05:15 pm
Building 420 Room 40
Christine Jojarth, Stanford
Turning Hydrocarbons into Development: Strategies and Performance of Oil States

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Sustainable Built Environment

Thursday May 29, 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Y2E2 Building Room 300
Billie Giles-Corti, University of Western Australia
Studying Built Environments That Encourage Active Forms of Transport

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Environmental Forum

Thursday May 29, 3:30-5:00pm
Y2E2 Building Room 299
Alexandria Boehm, Stanford
Oceans and Human Health: Microbial Pollution at Recreational Beaches

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Stanford Faculty Workshop on Communication June 17-18

The Woods Institute will hold a two-part workshop, "Making Your Presentation Memorable: Audience, Message and Delivery," to help Stanford faculty hone personal presentation skills and tailor research talks for target audiences. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact: Ashley Simons.

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