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Earth Systems Program announces new Minor in Environmental Justice

Students pursuing the Minor will gain a foundational understanding of environmental justice frameworks, histories, and theories of change, as well as the skills necessary for achieving more equitable access to environmental benefits.

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Academic structure announced for new school focused on climate and sustainability

The new school will include transitional academic divisions, university-wide cross-cutting themes organized into institutes and an accelerator focused on solutions. 

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Summer reading: Igniting curiosity about Earth and imagining our future

Faculty at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences recommend these 29 books for your summer reading.

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Earth systems alum helped with Pulitzer Prize-winning project

Jackie Botts, '17, collaborated with journalists in an investigation into qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that has protected law enforcement officers from being held accountable when they use excessive force.

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Elizabeth Miller, Sibyl Diver receive Excellence in Teaching Awards

Recipients of the school’s annual Excellence in Teaching Awards are selected based on nominations from students, faculty, and alumni.

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Stanford Earth graduates: Make your own future

Graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences have the skills and knowledge to persevere in the face of new challenges and uncertainty, according to Dean Stephan Graham.

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Students embark on tall ship research expedition

Earth systems student Natalie Cross ‘22 sailed on an ocean research voyage to study the marine ecosystem of coastal and near-coastal East Coast waters and the western Sargasso Sea.

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Ask the Admin: Kam Moler and Stephan Graham on new climate and sustainability school

In a podcast series hosted by The Stanford Daily, Dean Stephan Graham discussed the new climate and sustainability school and other topics affecting the Stanford community. 

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Mikaela Salvador receives AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Salvador investigated the diversity and symbiotic relationships of nitrogen-fixing microorganisms – which are involved with critical biogeochemical cycles – within marine sediments and deep-sea methane seeps.

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New Stanford climate and sustainability school designed to achieve ambitious goals

Dean Stephan Graham and Nicole Ardoin presented an update on the structure of the new school at the Faculty Senate meeting on March 11th. The plans include a Sustainability Accelerator that will translate policy and technology solutions.

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Faculty deliberation supports proposals for new school focused on climate and sustainability

Stephan Graham, Noah Diffenbaugh, Sally Benson and Anjana Richards served as panelists at a recent Deliberative Polling event to discuss proposals for the new school focused on climate and sustainability. 

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Stanford part of national effort to support underrepresented minorities in postdoctoral programs

Page Chamberlain, DEI director Lupe Carrillo and former postdoctoral researcher Grace Bulltail discuss diversity and postdoc success in the context of the NSF-supported Research University Alliance collaboration.

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Karen Casciotti named 2020 John Hayes Award recipient

The award from the Geochemical Society is given to a mid-career scientist for outstanding accomplishments that draw together multiple fields of investigation to advance biogeochemical science.

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Stanford student teams up with NASA, Google to teach climate change

Earth systems student Liza Goldberg, ’24, helped develop Cloud to Classroom, a program that uses satellite imagery to teach climate change.

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At Stanford 2020: The year in review

Looking back at what has been a turbulent year, the Stanford community has found new ways to come together to learn and to work, while also advancing research. 

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New insights and discoveries at AGU 2020

From Dec. 7-17, Stanford faculty, students and scholars presented their work at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), along with fellow scientists and researchers from various disciplines in the Earth and planetary sciences. 

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