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Stanford Earth's Dan Reineman wins teaching award

Stanford Earth lecturer Dan Reineman wins the Walter J. Gores Award, the university's highest teaching honor, for "being a beacon of light and positivity for students."

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Dean Pamela Matson receives honorary degree from McGill University

Dean Pamela Matson was awarded an honorary degree from McGill University at its 2017 commencement. Matson's research addresses the sustainability of agricultural systems and the vulnerability of people and places to climate change.

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Dean Pamela Matson awarded honorary degree from Princeton

Dean Pamela Matson was awarded an honorary degree from Princeton University at its 2017 commencement. Matson is described as "an Earth saver, working tirelessly to achieve a sustainable future for our planet."

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Stanford commits to progress on climate change

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell write about how Stanford has joined other Ivy-Plus universities in signing a statement to tackle climate change.

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Frozen secrets: Geophysicist explores glaciers with radar

Stanford Earth’s Dustin Schroeder researches new ways of observing, understanding, and predicting the configuration of ice sheets using ice-penetrating radar data.

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Stanford Earth's Dustin Schroeder speaks at TEDxStanford

Schroeder discusses his cutting-edge research that uses radar technology to understand how rapidly changing ice sheets contribute to sea level rise, a result of warming temperatures that threatens coastal communities and habitats around the world.

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Stanford Natural Gas Initiative targets energy poverty

Symposium convenes 130 thought leaders from 12 countries to discuss solutions to energy poverty in developing economies.

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Stephan Graham awarded for lifetime of distinguished research and teaching

Graham has developed seminal research in the field of sedimentation and tectonics and has mentored generations of graduate students. 

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Sustainable Stanford

Sustaining Earth’s resources is more than a matter of academic interest. It’s ingrained in the way Stanford educates students, conducts research, operates its buildings and supports campus life.

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Stanford Educational Farm hosts class sessions from across campus

Stanford Earth aims to draw more than 1,000 students from multiple majors for field learning every year at its working farm, complete with animals and crops.

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Making Stanford’s Roble Hall sustainable for its second century

The historic Roble Hall houses a multifaceted program that focuses on hard questions, like how to get 300 students engaged daily and deeply with sustainability.

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Roland Horne elected Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Prof. Roland Horne, Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences, Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, received the title of "Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo". 

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Stanford's Generation Anthropocene podcast launches new season

Started by two graduate students, the Generation Anthropocene podcast has grown into an award-winning production and beloved undergraduate course.

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Rodney Ewing elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Professor Rodney Ewing is recognized for his research on the suitability of ceramic materials for engineered nuclear waste storage.

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Navigating the guts of an ancient submarine canyon

Tourists flock to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve near Monterey, Calif., for its breathtaking coastal views and glimpses of the playful sea otters and other marine mammals that can be found among its waters. But the site has long attracted geologists for a very different reason.

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