News and Events

News and Events

May 11, 2021
2:00 PM
Virtual
Since the Covid pandemic, wellbeing has become a priority topic in many realms. We have struggled with our physical, psychological and social wellbeing during periods of ‘lockdown’. This has led us to value nature more keenly – our greenspaces and our blue spaces, and to dream of our ideal holidays one day soon. Let us...
Due date May 24, 2021
On line application
Seeking a candidate with a strong disciplinary background in psychology, communications, behavioral economics, or decision science and some knowledge of agriculture and/or environmental science. The ideal candidate will have core theoretical interests in human behavior/decision making, with a focus on farmer land use/management decisions and private lands conservation. The candidate must also have strong quantitative...
Friday, April 30, 2021
12:00 to 1:00 PM EST
Virtual
This 20th free webinar of the Refugee Mental Health Resource Network consists of two presentations that will address some of the most difficult circumstances and mental health challenges faced by persons who are immigrants and refugees. The first presentation is by Dr. Hasmik Chakaryan and is titled, “An Overview of Working with Vulnerable Immigrant and...
Letter of Intent Deadline: May 5, 2021; Full proposal Deadline: June 14, 2021
The overarching goal of Track F is to develop prototype(s) of novel research platforms forming integrated collection(s) of tools, techniques, and educational materials and programs to support increased citizen trust in public information of all sorts (health, climate, news, etc.), through more effectively preventing, mitigating, and adapting to critical threats in our communications systems. The cohort...
Thursday, May 6
4:00 p.m.
Virtual
ABSTRACT: Should social and political values influence how climate scientists choose among models, analyze data and reach conclusions? We might think not, but recently a number of philosophers have argued that such value influence can be entirely appropriate. I will suggest a re-framing of this value influence, which makes it seem less radical. Wendy Parker...
Friday, May 7th 2021
Interested in advocating for positive change at the University-level? The Student Sustainability Advisory Council (SSAC) is seeking applicants for its 2021-2022 academic year members. Council members have the chance to work with key stakeholders across the university on projects and proposals related to sustainability within academics, community outreach, waste management, energy and operations, and others....
May 8.2021
2:00 to 3:30 EST
Virtual
HHS OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH HOSTS ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), the National Park Service (NPS), and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) will host a virtual panel discussion on Saturday,...
Until Sunday, May 9
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
HUB-Robeson Gallery
Galleries are free for all. Open 10;00 am to 6:00 pm, University guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of one another.  5 Guests maximum at a time in the HUB Gallary.  Masks and social distancing required.  There are also online exhibits as well. Spotlight events: Who:  Works by:  Patricia Bellan-Gillen,  Denise Burge,  Zoë Charlton,  Ellen Harvey,...
May 13, 2021
7:00 PM
Virtual
An Hour With Franklin Kury, Father of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment. Former State Senator Franklin Kury will be receiving A UUJustice PA Environmental Justice Outstanding Contribution Award. Franklin Kury, the Father of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment, will be visiting us to talk about the amendment and his new book. You are invited to join the...
May 21, 28 and June 4
Virtual
The IOCS helps people learn how to plan and act for the future of the oceans, especially as they are being shaped by accelerating global warming.  The IOCS will be an exploratorium–a participant-oriented forum for the hands-on, collaborative exploration of known issues through a new lens with the purpose of opening up pragmatic, action-oriented pathways to progress. Information can be found...
May 25, registration deadline, June 7, 8, 11 (must attend on the 7th and 8th to participate on the 11th).
Virtual
June 7 & 8: plenary and break-out sessions (up to 600 participants). June 11: focused-group working meetings, we will select up to 50 participants (attendance to June 7 & 8 sessions is required).     Register here Motivation. Extreme stressing events (“shocks”) such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, and pandemics disrupt societal functions at both local and (increasingly)...
June 7-17, 2021
Virtual
The annual Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) is an interdisciplinary venue for PhD students who want to explore some of the greatest challenges of our time.  In June, 2021, six parallel disciplinary courses will focus on key global challenges, including adolescent reproductive health, the internationalisation of higher education, socio-economic inequality, psychological and social science perspectives on climate change, the sustainable development of life below water, and the research, regulation and governance...
October 25-26, 2021
Families are embedded in larger contexts that have implications for family relationships and well-being. A large body of research by family scholars has documented multiple dimensions of the broader social environment−including cultural, economic, and political contexts−in family functioning. Less attention has been paid to how dimensions of the physical environment may impact families, including factors...