Events

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027 Garden Room 2
The Earth Institute and Columbia University's School of Professional Studies co-sponsor two Master of Science Programs: -the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth’s systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people -The Master of Science in Sustainability Science, which focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time. During this information session, Steven Cohen, Director of the Sustainability Management program, and Art Lerner-Lam, Director of the Sustainability Science program, will discuss these options. They will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hamilton Hall, 1130 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 702
The MS in Sustainability Science program will be hosting a special topics seminar series this semester. The series will feature speakers from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, each focusing on a cutting-edge research topic in their particular area of expertise, all centered around the challenges of global climate change. Go and flow but not much grow: How the ice sheets are contributing to sea level About the speaker: Tim Creyts is a glaciologist and Lamont Associate Research Professor. He works on the theory of ice sheet flow as well as data from the ice sheets. His specialty is understanding processes occurring near the base of glaciers and ice sheets. His studies have taken him from the Yukon Territory and Alaska to Iceland and Greenland.
Friday, March 1, 2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
James McClintock Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology Department of Biology University of Alabama, Birmingham https://www.uab.edu/cas/biology/people/faculty/james-b-mcclintock
Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Seismology Building, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seminar Room
Dr. Benjamin Bostick will share research about lead contamination in local and global environments as part of the Earth2Class Workshops series. Find out how ubiquitous this dangerous heavy metal is and what students and the public can do to identify levels in your neighbiorhood.
Monday, March 11, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online
The Earth Institute and Columbia University's School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth’s systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people -the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information -the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy -the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication During this online information session, Steven Cohen, Director of the Sustainability Management master's program, will discuss these options. He will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online
Harnessing the expertise of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a world leader in earth sciences, Columbia University’s Master of Science in Sustainability Science develops the skills of full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation. The program focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time. Students are early- and mid-career professionals, with backgrounds in engineering, math, science, and related fields who want to help organizations better understand and address environmental impacts and the systemic risks that arise from environmental change. Learn more about the program’s curriculum, faculty, experience, and outcomes during this information session. Speaker: Braddock Linsley, Co-director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Science Program and Lamont Research Professor
Friday, March 15, 2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Erika Marin-Spiotta Associate Professor of Geography University of Wisconsin, Madison https://geography.wisc.edu/profile.php?p=22
Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Monday, March 25, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027 Garden Room 2
The Earth Institute and Columbia University's School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth’s systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people -the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information -the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy -the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication During this information session, Steven Cohen, Director of the Sustainability Management master's program, will discuss these options. He will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Alumni Center, 622 W. 113 St., New York, NY 10025 Schapiro Room, 8th Floor
The MS in Sustainability Science program will be hosting a special topics seminar series this semester. The series will feature speakers from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, each focusing on a cutting-edge research topic in their particular area of expertise, all centered around the challenges of global climate change. Anticipating Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards: Challenges and Opportunities About the speaker: Donna Shillington is a Lamont Associate Research Professor in the Marine Geology & Geophysics division at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Her research focuses on deformation, magmatism and sedimentation at active and ancient plate tectonic boundaries, which she studies by combining seismic imaging with complementary data from other earth science fields. Current projects are focused in the Alaska subduction zone, the Malawi Rift in the East Africa Rift System, Corinth Rift in Greece, the Atlantic rifted margins, and the Hawaii-Emperor Seamount Chain. Shillington collects data on land and at sea; she has sailed on 16 research cruises around the world and also lead major seismic data collection efforts on land.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online
Harnessing the expertise of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a world leader in earth sciences, Columbia University’s Master of Science in Sustainability Science develops the skills of full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation. The program focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time. Students are early- and mid-career professionals, with backgrounds in engineering, math, science, and related fields who want to help organizations better understand and address environmental impacts and the systemic risks that arise from environmental change. Learn more about the program’s curriculum, faculty, experience, and outcomes during this information session. Speaker: Marco Tedesco, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Research Professor
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Off-campus
Person Place Thing is an interview show hosted by Randy Cohen based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Cohen’s guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result: surprising stories from great speakers. This installment of Person Place Thing will be a conversation with Einat Lev. For more information and to hear past episodes, visit PersonPlaceThing.org Speakers: Randy Cohen, host, Person Place Thing Einat Lev, geophysicist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
The Earth Institute and Columbia University's School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: -the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth’s systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people -the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information -the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy -the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication During this online information session, Steven Cohen, Director of the Sustainability Management master's program, will discuss these options. He will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Faculty Room
The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program is unique in its mission to train a generation of professionals equipped to address some of the world's most urgent problems. The symposium highlights the work of current Postdoctoral Researchers, including Pilar Fernández, Lisa Nébié, Anand Osuri, Andy Stock, and Sha Zhou. The Symposium will be presented and moderated by John C. Mutter, Director of Graduate Studies, Sustainable Development Ph.D. program; Director, Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program; Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Seismology Building, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seminar Room
Changing environmental conditions in Amazonia produce changes in the nutrients carried by the Amazon River into the Southern Atlantic, which in turn create changes in the phytoplankton populations at the base of global food chains. Learn from Dr. Ajit Subramaniam about his research into these problems and why they are important for us.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hamilton Hall, 1130 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 702
The MS in Sustainability Science program will be hosting a special topics seminar series this semester. The series will feature speakers from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, each focusing on a cutting-edge research topic in their particular area of expertise, all centered around the challenges of global climate change. Using automated bioacoustics approaches to assess how wildlife are responding to rapid changes in Arctic landscapes About the speaker: Natalie Boelman is a Associate Research Professor at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. Her research focuses on the effects of climate change on plants and animals in Arctic and boreal ecosystems, and in turn how these organisms may be influencing climate-induced change. More recently, Boelman has also begun to consider how development of the oil and gas industry is affecting wildlife in the Arctic. Her lab group develops and uses a range of research approaches, including field and space-based observations of plants and animals, bioacoustic recordings, modeling techniques, and artificial intelligence. To date, Boelman’s work has been funded by multiple grants awarded by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, and NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2910 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 B17 North Conference Room
Harnessing the expertise of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a world leader in earth sciences, Columbia University’s Master of Science in Sustainability Science develops the skills of full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation. The program focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time. Students are early- and mid-career professionals, with backgrounds in engineering, math, science, and related fields who want to help organizations better understand and address environmental impacts and the systemic risks that arise from environmental change. Learn more about the program’s curriculum, faculty, experience, and outcomes during this information session. Speaker: Braddock Linsley, Co-director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Science Program and Lamont Research Professor
Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.