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"Shored Up" Documentary Has A Bleak Message About NJ Coast

September 17, 2013. “‘Shored Up’ Documentary Has A Bleak Message About NJ Coast.” Documentary directed by Ben Kalina, examines the environmental, economic, and cultural controversies surrounding coastal development in the face of rising sea levels and extreme weather.  Read more or find a screening.

Marine Taxa Track Local Climate Velocities

September 13, 2013. RCI affiliate and Rutgers Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources,  Malin Pinsky co-authored, “Marine Taxa Track Local Climate Velocities,” examining the movement of marine species in response to warming waters.  The results of the study demonstrate “that marine species shift at different rates and directions because they closely track the complex mosaic of local climate velocities,” or the rate and direction that climate shifts across the landscape.  Read more at Science.

Polar Perspectives on Art and Science

"Polar Perspectives on Art and Science" includes a series of collaborations with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Department of Geography, Rutgers Climate Institute, the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) at Rutgers University, the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Cook Campus Dean and the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. Let Us Talk About Water, that includes an art exhibit, lectures, films, and other events. More information and a flyer is included here

Read more: Polar Perspectives on Art and Science

Diane Burko: Glacial Perspectives Exhibit at Zimmerli Art Museum: September 2013 thru July 31, 2014.

For over 40 years, Diane Burko has travelled around the Americas and Europe, taking photographs and making sketches of volcanoes, hot spring fissures, glaciers, mountains, and rain forests in order to paint these landscapes in her Philadelphia studio. 

Read more: Diane Burko: Glacial Perspectives Exhibit at Zimmerli Art Museum: September 2013 thru July 31,...

Rutgers Climate Education Workshop: October 4, 2013

A Rutgers Climate Institute workshop limited to Rutgers faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students aimed at identifying shared challenges in teaching climate change to undergraduates and beginning to identify tactics and resources available to instructors for addressing these challenges. Professor Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University will help conduct this interactive workshop.  Participants should bring a climate change lesson plan, syllabus or class notes from which they will work during the interactive sessions. More information is available here.

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