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The role public understanding of science played in the election

We’re living in a golden age of science communication, but too many people are missing out, says Thomas Hayden, director of the master’s degree program in environmental communications.

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Stanford Earth launches new Big Data intro course

The class is designed for students from any major or background who want to understand how data analytics can help solve challenges impacting Earth and its inhabitants.

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PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson named NatGeo Adventurer of the Year

National Geographic has named Stanford Earth PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson one of the 10 most inspiring Adventurers of the Year.

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Rapid Arctic warming has global effects

U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair Fran Ulmer links Arctic science and policy.

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Stanford Earth Reunion 2016

This year’s homecoming events included the inauguration of Stanford’s 11th president.

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Six Years of SURGE

Stanford Earth’s SURGE summer program completes its sixth year of encouraging budding Earth scientists.

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Key goals for leaders: sustainability and intergenerational well-being

Stanford Earth and Graduate School of Business collaborate on new executive program to help young leaders build a sustainable future.

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Stanford Earth SURGE Alumni: Where Are They Now?

Over the last five years, 37 percent of SURGE alumni have entered graduate school, 26 percent are pursuing geoscience-related industry careers, and more than a third are completing their undergrad degrees.

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Howard Zebker Elected 2016 AGU Fellow

Stanford Earth's Howard Zebker was chosen by the American Geophysical Union to be one of its 60 new Fellows.

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Stanford Earth graduates urged to “do good for the world”

Dean Pamela Matson praised their “intelligence, passion, commitment, and drive” and expressed optimism in the graduates’ ability to tackle many of the major challenges humanity faces this century.

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