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Sustainable Development Seminar Series: History of Science and Sustainable Development

Speakers: Robert Pollack, Director, Center for the Study of Science and Religion; Director, University Seminars; Professor, Biological Sciences, Columbia University; Peter Schlosser, Vinton Professor, Earth and Environmental Engineering; Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University; Associate Director, Earth Institute; Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Assistant Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Moderator: Patricia Culligan, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University

Date: April 04, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside campus, Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 555



LDEO Postdoctoral Symposium

Various Postdoctoral Presentations.

Date: April 05, 2012 from 9:45 am to 4:30 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room



Carbon Management Distinguished Speaker Series: Managing Carbon on Land in the Context of Climate Change

Speaker: Richard Houghton, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center

Date: April 05, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred Lerner Hall, Jed D. Satow Room, Fifth floor



LDEO Division of Ocean and Climate Physics (DOCP) Seminar

Speaker: Yan Xue, NOAA NCEP CPC

Date: April 06, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room



Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development Brown Bag: Learn About the Columbia University and Earth Institute Environmental Graduate Programs

Speakers: Various

Date: April 06, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alumni Center, Schapiro Room, 8th Floor



LDEO Division of Biology and Paleo Environment (BPE) Spring Seminar Series: Millennial-scale climate variability during the last two glacial periods. A view from the Southern Hemisphere

Speaker: Stephen Burns, Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date: April 06, 2012 from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room



LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: "The Dark Age of Earth History: Possible Hadean Plate Boundary Interactions"

Mark Harrison, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles.

Date: April 06, 2012 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium



CERC Education Programs: Evolution: Darwin to DNA

Speaker: Martin Mendez, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History

Date: April 10, 2012 from 6:10 pm to 8:10 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Schermerhorn Extension, Room 1015



DEES Thesis Proposal: CO2 Capture and Storage-Natural and Enhanced Mineralization in Peridotite Aquifers of the Samail Ophiolite, Oman

Speaker: Amelia Paukert, Graduate Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

Date: April 11, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room



LDEO SG&T/MG&G Seminar: Seismic imaging of the eastern Aleutian subduction zone: new Langseth data and initial speculations

Speaker: Donna Shillington, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Date: April 11, 2012 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Seismology Seminar Room



UCCRN/UNISDR: From Sendai to Rio - Cultivating a Disaster-Resilient Society for Sustainable Development

Speakers: Jeffrey Sachs The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Adam Freed, New York City Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability; Helena Molin Valdes, UN International Strategy on Disaster Reduction; Henrietta Elisabeth Thompson, UN Conference on Sustainable Development; Honorable Saber H. Chowdhury, Member of Parliament, Government of Bangladesh; H.E. Mr. Jun Yamazaki, Japanese Mission to the UN; and John Mutter, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; among others

Date: April 11, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library, The Rotunda



CERC Education Programs: Sustainability and Investing

Speaker: Cary Krosinsky, Vice President, TruCost Inc.

Date: April 11, 2012 from 6:10 pm to 8:40 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Schermerhorn Extension, Room 1015



LDEO Division of Ocean and Climate Physics (DOCP)

Speaker: Raffaele Ferrari, Professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date: April 13, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Seismology Building, Second Floor Seminar Room



LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: "A Tale of Two Cratons -- The Contrasting History of the North China and Tanzanian Cratons"

Speaker: Roberta Rudnick, Professor and Chair, Department of Geology, University of Maryland

Date: April 13, 2012 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium



LDEO Spring Public Lecture Series: Mapping the Source of Great Alaskan Earthquakes

Speaker: Donna Shillington, Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Date: April 15, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building, Monell Auditorium



DEES Open Thesis Defense: Connecting Water Quality with Air Quality Through Coastal Microbial Aerosols

Speaker: Eli Dueker, Graduate Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

Date: April 16, 2012 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Schermerhorn Hall, Room 417



Columbia University Superfund Research Program Seminar Series

Speakers: Various

Date: April 16, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Location: Pharmacology Library, Room 724, William Black Building, Health Sciences Campus, Columbia University, 650 West 168th Street, New York City



IRI Seminar: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) - Progress and Preliminary Results

Speakers: Jonathan Winter, Center for Climate Systems Research, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Alex Ruane NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Date: April 17, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Location: 205 Monell Lamont Campus, Columbia University, Palisades, NY



DEES Open Thesis Defense: Below-ground Carbon Pools and Fluxes in a Northern Temperate Deciduous Forest and their Response to Stand Disturbance

Speaker: Jennifer Levy, Graduate Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

Date: April 17, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room



LDEO SG&T/MG&G Seminar: A seismological perspective on magma pressurization and ascent at the Soufriere Hills Volcano, Monstserrat

Speaker: Diana Roman, Carnegie Institute of Washington

Date: April 18, 2012 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Seismology Seminar Room



The Earth Institute Fellows Symposium: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World

Speakers: Various

Date: April 18, 2012 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Lerner Hall, Room 555



Lamont Climate Center Symposium: Did Climate Change Shape Human Evolution?

Speakers: Various

Date: From April 19, 2012 through April 20, 2012, All Day Event

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium



IRI Climate Forecast Briefing

Speakers: Various

Date: April 19, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Location: Comer Auditorium, Lamont Campus, Columbia University, Palisades, NY



LDEO Division of Ocean and Climate Physics (DOCP) Seminar

Speaker:Benjamin Cook, NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Date: April 20, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room



LDEO Division of Biology and Paleo Environment (BPE) Spring Seminar Series: The Biogeography of Marine Nitrogen Fixers- Mechanisms and Sensitivity to Environmental Change

Speaker: Ben Ward, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date: April 20, 2012 from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room



LDEO Division of Biology and Paleo Environment (BPE) Spring Seminar Series: The Biogeography of Marine Nitrogen Fixers - Mechanisms and Sensitivity to Environmental Change

Speaker: Ben WardPostdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date: April 20, 2012 from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room



Arthur D. Storke Memorial Lecture: Energy Policy - Past or Prologue?

Speaker: Michael J. Graetz, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law, Columbia University

Date: April 20, 2012 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Gary C. Comer Building Seminar Room - 1st Floor



LDEO Spring Public Lecture Series: Peak Earth - Population, Climate, and Energy in the 21st Century

Speaker: Peter Kelemen, Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Date: April 22, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium



Columbia University Superfund Research Program Seminar Series

Speakers: David C. Chritiani, Harvard Superfund Research Program, Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health; Michael Berg, Senior Scientist, Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology

Date: April 23, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Gary C. Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W Palisades, NY



M.S. in Sustainability Management Integrative Capstone Workshop Final Briefings

Speakers: Various

Date: April 24, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Faculty House, Seminar Rooms



Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA ESP) Final Workshop Briefings

Speakers: Various

Date: April 25, 2012 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, School of International and Public Affairs, Kellogg Center, Room 1501



LDEO SG&T/MG&G Seminar: Active tectonics in southern Alaska and the role of the Yakutat block constrained by GPS measurements

Speaker: Julie Elliott, Cornell University

Date: April 25, 2012 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Seismology Seminar Room



Columbia University Earth Summit 2012: A Call to Action

Speakers: Various

Date: April 25, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 7:15 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library



LDEO Division of Ocean and Climate Physics (DOCP) Seminar

Speaker:Oscar Schofield, Rutgers University

Date: April 27, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room



Student Research Showcase 2012

Speakers: Various

Date: April 27, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Room 555



LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: "Pore "Fluid Pressure in Subduction Zone Forearcs: Detection, Quantification, and Implications for Fault Mechanical Behavior"

Speaker: Demian Saffer, Associate Professor, Penn State University

Date: April 27, 2012 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium



Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development Capstone and Bangladesh Workshop Spring 2012 Presentations

Speakers: Various

Date: April 30, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 569