Board Chair Steven A. Denning and President John Hennessy issued a statement on behalf of the Board of Trustees to the conveners of a major climate change conference in Paris to look to universities for guidance. Denning and Hennessy urged the conveners of the twenty-first gathering of the United Nations “Conference of the Parties,” or…
In an event hosted by the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) on Monday, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice ’86 spoke on climate change and its role within national security, anticipating the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Paris starting on Nov. 30.
Physicist Frijtof Capra and legal scholar Ugo Mattei discussed the limitations of modern legal systems in dealing with pressing environmental crises at a panel last Friday, highlighting the urgency of establishing radically new legal frameworks to protect our earth.
On Friday night, an estimated 2,000 people gathered in White Plaza for the Know Tomorrow rally, featuring former Vice President Al Gore. The event was part of a national Day of Action aimed to raise climate awareness in preparation for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this November and December.
The 17th ASSU Undergraduate Senate met on Tuesday, Sept. 22, for the first time during the 2015-2016 academic year. The council members shared summer updates, discussed internal business and introduced new projects for the coming year.
For William E. Moerner, Professor in Chemistry and Applied Physics, winning the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry simultaneously opened many doors and placed more weight on his shoulders.
Biofuels are a step towards greener energy but they aren’t perfect. It is important that the current method of biofuel production does not prevent other more environmentally aware methods from being developed.
Now, we have a unique opportunity as human beings: we can interpret these warning signs and make long-term plans for the future. We can begin today to prepare a gift for our own future, and for the future of our descendants. At the very least, we can leave the promise of hope and the courage to try.