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Research seeks to improve electrical system against weather outages

September 18, 2017

Determining how to improve the resilience of power grid structures in the face of outages from severe weather events is the focus of a multidisciplinary study by Purdue professors. The project, “Towards a Resilient Grid: An Investment Prioritization Decision Framework that Integrates the Growing Risks of Severe Weather-Induced Outages,” received a $468,851 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Purdue researchers to study wildlife reaction during eclipse

August 18, 2017

Monday's solar eclipse will have most people looking at the sky, but a group of Purdue researchers will be listening. Professor Bryan Pijankowski and his graduate students are gathering data from wildlife recording equipment. The thousands of files will be gathered from research sites throughout North America. That includes zoos, science museums and national parks. Pijankowski said he's looking forward to hearing how nature reacts when the skies suddenly go dark.

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Discovery Park partnership bolsters innovation ecosystem in Peru

August 3, 2017

For Peru’s southern region of Arequipa, the diverse terrain, ecology and rich mineral reserves present enormous opportunity for prosperity and growth, but also pose significant challenges to its regional development. Environmental degradation is straining the region’s resources and limiting the potential for sustainable use and development of its abundant water and soil.

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New Book: Mindmade Politics - The Cognitive Roots of International Climate Governance by Manjana Milkoreit

June 26, 2017

Mindmade Politics takes a novel, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the complex and contentious dynamics of global climate politics. Manjana Milkoreit argues that integrating cognitive theories and international relations scholarship can yield valuable insights into multilateral cooperation (or the lack of it) on climate change and the process of negotiating climate agreements.

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Discovery Park's Center for the Environment to be led by Tim Filley as interim director

May 9, 2017

Effective July 1, Timothy Filley, professor of geochemistry and soil science in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and the Department of Agronomy, will serve as the interim director of Discovery Park's Center for the Environment (C4E). Filley is one of the founding members of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center and serves on the executive committee for C4E.

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Discovery Park announces Big Idea Challenge winners

May 8, 2017

Following oral presentations on Feb. 23, a panel of judges and Discovery Park administration have reviewed the proposals and determined the winners of the Big Idea Challenge, a program that will provide resources to interdisciplinary teams of Purdue faculty and students pursuing bold proposals that address global challenges. The winning proposals and principal investigators of the Big Idea Challenge competition that will receive funding are: * Affordable Net Zero Housing and Transportation Solutions -- Leigh Raymond (Liberal Arts).

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Center for the Environment Sustainable Communities Seed Grant Program

November 19, 2014

C4E is offering seed grants between $5,000 and $20,000 related to the themes of the new building sustainable communities cluster hire and research initiative. Proposals are short, and are due November 24, 2014.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author highlights Purdue Cancer Culture and Community events

November 19, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dan Fagin, a nationally prominent journalist on environmental health topics, headlined Purdue University's 2014 Cancer Culture & Community Colloquium with a talk in November.

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NATURE AND CODE: IN-IL High School Creative Coding Competition at Purdue University

November 4, 2014

The IN-IL Creative Coding Competition is one of three high school student art competitions sponsored by the Purdue Department of Art and Design. This specific competition is co-sponsored by the Departments of Art and Design and Computer Science, as well as Purdue's Center for the Environment.

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Dr. Jennifer Freeman appointed C4E Faculty Fellow

October 14, 2014

Freeman, associate professor of health and human sciences, will help expand the center's work in the areas of toxicology and environmental health.

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