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Year of Sustainability
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To support the "Year of Sustainability" initiative, the Provost's office will entertain requests for matching funds up to $10,000 to support lectures, seminars, workshops, colloquia, etc. related to sustainability.  Programs that bring together individuals from multiple departments are encouraged.  Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are starting immediately.
Green Speakeasy
Green Speakeasy
March 16, 2015, 4:30 p.m., University Club Library
Dr. Bernie Goldstein, Former Dean, Graduate School of Public Health and Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health will discuss "Marcellus Shale, Sustainability Science and the PA Supreme Court"  More details can be found here> 

Events

Feb
26
2015
Local Initiatives for Climate Survival and Environmental Justice
4:00-5:30 pm, 4130 Posvar Hall
Fourth in a 5 part video dialogue series with international and local leaders of NGO's highlighting effective mobilization efforts to protect themselves from the effects of global warming and to promote climate justice.  More Details> 
Feb
27
2015

Philosophy of Climate Science

Workshop on "Uncertainty in Climate Modeling"

 

9:15 am- 12:45 pm, Room TBD

9:15-9:30 Introductions

9:30-11:00 Ana Lopez (Oxford): "Uncertainties in climate models' projections: sources and their impact in the use of information for decision support"

11:15-12:45 Erik Winsberg (South Florida): "The adventures of climate science in the sweet land of idle arguments."

Feb
27
2015

Philosophy of Climate Science

Center for Philosophy of Science: 55th Annual Lecture Series

3:30 pm- 5:30 pm, Room TBD
Charlotte Werndl (Salzburg): "On defining Climate and Climate Change"
Feb
28
2015

Philosophy of Climate Science

Workshop on "Climate Modeling and Public Policy"

9:15 am - 6:15 pm, Room TBD

9:15 -9:30 Introductions

9:30-11:00 Isabelle Drouet (Paris): "Decision making and the IPCC"

11:15-12:45 Julie Jebeile (Paris): "Communicationg about climate uncertainties"

3:00 -4:30 Charlotte Werndl (Salzburg): "Climate models and model selectin theory: the need for a more nuanced view on use-novelty"

4:45-6:15 MAthias Frisch (Maryland): "Modeling Climate Policies: A Critical Look at Integrated Assessment Models"

Mar
18
2015
The University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work presents the Sidney A. Teller Lecturer, DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga
12:00 p.m., 2017 Cathedral of Learning
World Social Work Day! DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Social Science, and Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Michigan State University presents, "Sustainable Development and Social Justice Pillars: A Platform for Setting the Global Agenda That Links the Economy. Society and the Environment.  Lunch will be provided.  Registration is not required.
Mar
18-20
2015
Managing Risks in the Shale Industry:  A Comparison of Policies Worldwide
All Day Event

Conference (open to the public): March 18-19, 2015

Book Workshop (for authors only): March 20, 2015

Venue: University of Pittsburgh 

Scientific Organizer: Shanti Gamper-Rabindran.  Conference Administration: University Center for International Studies

Pitt Presenters: Bernard Goldstein (GSPH), Radisav Vidic (Engineering), Shanti Gamper-Rabindran (GSPIA-Econ)

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Mar
19
2015
Sustainability and the Humanities
5-6:30 pm, Humanities Center, 602 CL
Stephanie Foote, professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mar
25
2015
Climate Justice, Fossil Fuels and Sustainability by Phaedra Pezzullo     
3:00 pm. 602 CL (the Humanities Center)
Mar
26
2015
Pittsburgh Activism for Climate Justice
4:00- 5:30 pm, 4130 Posvar Hall
The final part of a video dialogue series with international and local leaders of NGO's highlighting effective mobilization efforts to protect themselves from the effects of global warming and to promote climate change.  More Details> 
Mar
30
2015
Why Gender Matters to Sustainability: Engaging the Public in a Meaningful Conversation
6:00pm - 7:30pm, 324 CL

Speaker: Maria L. Cruz-Torres, Arizona State University

Sponsored by GSWS and the Provost's Sustainability Initiative, Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies

More Details>
Mar
30
2015
Why Gender Matters to Sustainability: Engaging the Public in a Meaningful Conversation
6:00 pm- 7:30 pm, 324 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by GSWS and the Provost's Sustainability Initiative.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies.  Click here to find more details. 
Apr
6
2015
Fracking is a Feminist Issue: Women Confronting Fossil Fuels and Petrochemicals in an Age of Climate Energency
7-8:30 p.m., William Pitt Union, Assembly Room
The lecture will explore the rold of women in the construction of knowledge about the risks of extreme fossil fuel extraction, gender disparities in the distribution of economic costs and benefits, the disproportionate burden of harm that women experience when their communities become targeted for oil and gas extraction, and the rise of women leaders in the antifracking movement.  More Details> 
Apr
17
2015

Sustainability Student Expo  II

Swanson School of Engineering

6:00-8:00 pm, Alumni Hall
Apr
19
2015
8:00 AM, DLLCC
Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line returns to Pittsburgh April 19-21, 2015! Sponsored by Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation and CMU’s Steinbrenner Institute, the Conference presents the latest research and practice directed at development of environmentally sustainable buildings and infrastructure. Read More>