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SEBS Dean's 250th Anniversary Distinguished Student Debate On Climate Change-
Monday December 7, 2015 at 7 PM
Room 101, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health
61 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ

Join Rutgers' two nationally ranked debate teams the: Rutgers Newark Debate Team and the New Brunswick Rutgers University Debate Union as they debate  the resolution:
New Jersey environmental policies should prioritize mitigation actions to reduce the impact of climate change on its residents. 

Co-Sponsored by the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers Climate Institute, and  Cook Campus Dean. 
Short Q and A to follow.

This event is open to the public. 
Registration strongly encouraged.

More information here.
Register here.


Climate Change and the Jersey Shore: Impacts on Coastal Communities, Ecosystems and Economies

This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance which is facilitated by Rutgers University, explores climate change and its affects on the Jersey Shore. Experts discuss temperature changes, sea level rise, coastal flooding, and ocean acidification and how this impacts communities, ecosystems and coastal economies.



Help us improve classes and programs at Rutgers on climate change and sustainability!

Participate in the Rutgers Student’s Climate Change Survey from November 30-December 22, 2015!

Your voice is important!

Participants will be entered in a drawing to win one of 15 gift cards valued from $50—$300.

Look for a November 30 email asking you to participate in the Rutgers Students’ Climate Change Survey and follow the link to the survey or just go to http://tinyurl.com/RUClimateChange.  

All Rutgers-New Brunswick undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate.

Support for this survey is provided by the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Busch Campus Dean, College Avenue Campus Dean, Cook Campus Dean, Douglass Campus Dean, Livingston Campus Dean, Rutgers Climate Institute and Rutgers Department of Human Ecology.

Any questions?  Contact Mary Nucci at 848 932-9242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 pdf A flyer is available here. (452 KB)

Greenland Is Melting Away. Read this New York Times special report on measuring Greeland ice shelt melt featuring Rutgers' Associate Professor of Geography and RCI Affiliate Asa Rennermalm.

RCI's latest Bulletin has just been released.
This annual report features news about our faculty, research, students and events.
RCI ClimateBulletinSeptember2015 Page 01



Read it here.

RCI launches Student Support Fund
This new RCI fund provides assistance for Rutgers student travel and related expenses for the purposes of climate change education and research thanks to the generosity of the William H. Greenberg (Rutgers University Class of 1944) Family. For travel and related expenses that will occur between July 1 and December 31, applications are due by 11:59 pm May 1. Application deadline for travel and related expenses that will occur between January 1 and June 30, is 11:59 pm November 1st.  As the fund grows, RCI intends to expand its reach to undergraduate and master's degree students; however, initial eligibility is limited to Rutgers Ph.D. students whose major area of research is on climate change in the natural, social, health or policy sciences. Complete information here. Help us grow the fund here.

greenberg photoRCI's Newest Greenberg Fellow: Arielle Catalano
Rutgers graduate student, Arielle Catalano has been selected as RCI's next recipient of the William H. Greenberg Fellowship.
Arielle is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science.
Her dissertation research topic is The effects of climate change on the climatology
of simulated
extratropical cyclones – application of a high-resolution global climate model.
The William H. Greenberg Fellowship was established by Mrs. Phyllis Greenberg to honor her husband who was a graduate of Rutgers University, Class of 1944. Read more about Arielle and the William H. Greenberg Fellowship here

Nominations Now Open for Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement on Climate Change. AAAS has announced that nominations are open now through November 1 for the inaugural cohort of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute, focused on climate change. The program convenes mid-career scientists who demonstrate leadership and excellence in their research careers, and interest in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.



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