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December 2, 2021
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Online
Participate in a series of four workshops on topics related to health and the built environment throughout the 2021–22 academic year.  The aim of this workshop series is to bring together the same interdisciplinary group of researchers to each workshop, to grow collaborative and cooperative teams and to connect the Penn State research community across...
December 6, 2021
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Online
Fires burn in all terrestrial ecosystems on the globe, and wildfires are getting larger, more destructive and deadly. Both humans and climate are contributing to this trend. The Fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series, “Fire in the Earth System,” will address humanity’s long relationship with fire, how humans and climate create conditions conducive to megafires, and...
December 08, 2021
5:00 pm
The Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) umbrella program seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyberinfrastructure (CI). This solicitation expands the CSSI program by adding a new project class: Transition to Sustainability. The program continues to emphasize integrated CI services, quantitative metrics with targets for...
December 10, 2021
12:00PM - 4:30PM
Zoom
Although the unconventional gas development (UGD) industry has consistently and falsely claimed to be a great creator of jobs promising regional prosperity, the quantity and quality of those jobs are not questioned enough. Thankfully, the Ohio River Valley Institute recently released a set of reports exposing how the UGD industry failed as a job creator...
December 14, 2021
7:30am - 9:00am
Online
The water-energy-food (WEF) nexus is a useful framework for addressing complex transdisciplinary natural resource and environmental challenges in integrated, innovative ways. This webinar series explores using and operationalizing WEF nexus approaches for finding solutions to these challenges. The series focuses on examples and solutions by linking and using WEF nexus approaches to timely interventions, technologies...
January 19, 2022
7:00PM
https://intersections.psu.edu/once/
What is the point of punishment? To prevent future crimes? To make amends to those wronged? To create consequences for those who break with societal norms? Whatever our goals with punishment, most everyone can agree that the modern American legal system is not working. It doesn’t create justice or fairness and too often treats individuals...
February 9, 2022
7:00PM
TBD
“I’ve lived to see my lost causes found.” Pauli Murray is perhaps the greatest civil rights champion and activist you’ve never heard of, perhaps because her experiences and her advocacy always came about a decade or two before the country seemed ready. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott? Murray was arrested in Virginia on...
March 23, 2022
7:00PM
TBD
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) October 2018 report warns that we are approaching an irreversible 1.5 – 2°C increase in global temperature (or worse), with far-reaching implications for climate refugees, risks to food security, greater sea levels, and more. And this report and others like it may be conservative. Curbing carbon emissions is critical to...
April 5, 2022
7:00PM
TBD
Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You is an intimate and affecting portrait of the millions of workers toiling away at the edge of a changing economy that continually treats humans as mere cogs in an increasingly automated and faster moving system that values efficiency above all else. Along the way, people’s lives, health, families, and communities are...
Second Tuesday of each month
3:00 to 4:30 PM
Hybrid: Room 367 Willard Building & Zoom:   https://psu.zoom.us/j/92481436696
Please join us as we meet CLA faculty ranging from those interested in the topic to those who are experts. Kick-off workshop: Dean Lang, Associate Dean Scott Bennett & Paul Shrivastava (Director Sustainability Institute) will speak.  We will explore different meanings of sustainability and its applicability to the CLA. Future workshops will feature humanities and...