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Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Josh Kohut (Marine and Coastal Sciences) for receiving the Merle V. Adams award for his achievements within Rutgers Cooperative Extension and his leadership in the Coastal Ocean Observation Lab
(COOL)

Congratulations to the following Rutgers faculty who are contributing authors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group Report, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

Benjamin Horton (Marine and Coastal Sciences)
Robert Kopp (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
David Robinson (Geography)
Alan Robock (Environmental Sciences)

In addition to being a contributing author, Professor Robock is also a lead author of Chapter 8: Anthropogenic and Natural Radiative Forcing.

IPCC 

The fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Climate Change 2013: the Physical Science Basis 

Department of Energy (DOE) Announces Third Annual Better Buildings Challenge for University Teams

October 2, 2013. Department of Energy (DOE) Announces Third Annual Better Buildings Challenge for University Teams. The Buildings Technology Program has invited university teams to offer solutions to the barriers of energy efficiency and clean energy in buildings.  University teams will have an opportunity to network with industry, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, which help identify the challenge areas for the research teams to tackle. Student teams can register with DOE through October 21, 2013. See the competition announcement for registration rules and important dates.

Global Energy Essay Contest

Global Energy Essay Contest opportunity for university students to engage in critical thinking and present their ideas and solutions to tackle the key energy issues that humanity faces today. Submission deadline October 28, 2013

Chasing Ice: Film Screening, Panel and Pizza Dinner

Wednesday October 23, 2013; 5:45 PM-8:00 PM

Watch the film at the New Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus followed by a panel discussion. Pizza dinner provided. This event is open to the public. More information here. Registration is required. You can register here. Note that registration will automatically close when all seats are filled. If you are unable to register but would like to be placed on a waiting list, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your complete name, email, and affiliation.

Bridging the Climate Divide

Save The Date! October 14, 2013Bridging the Climate Divide: Informing the Response to Hurricane Sandy and Implications for Future Vulnerability.
This conference is open to the Rutgers community and public highlighting the scholarship that Rutgers faculty and staff continue to bring to the climate change arena in commemoration of the 1st anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Cook Campus Center. 
Click here for more information. Registration has officially closed; however, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about seating availability.

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