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From the Director.
Sustainable systems need to be adaptable, responsive, and willing to change. We, the Global Change and Sustainability Center, are evolving as we respond to the needs and opportunities presented by our environment, faculty, and students.
Thanks to the vision of founding Director and newly elected member of the National Academy of Science, Jim Ehleringer, the GCSC is established as a thriving campus network, linking sustainability scholars across departments and colleges. This year, the GCSC has been fully integrated as the research arm of the Sustainability Office, cultivating an active community of interdisciplinary faculty and students. These scholars are collaborating to solve some of the greatest challenges facing society today along nine overlapping research themes

Another major change for the GCSC is a new physical space in room 234 of the Fredrick A. Sutton Building. We thank the College of Science and Department of Biology for hosting the GCSC over the last 6 years. Along with our new space, we are excited to share our updated website.

As we plan for the future, the GCSC will continue to facilitate opportunities for scholars to collaborate across academic boundaries, developing sustainable solutions for a changing planet. We invite faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers to engage with our network, and look forward to working together for many years to come.

Brenda B. Bowen
Director, GCSC
Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics
Think Tank Mixers 
lightning-fast presentations
faculty-only networking
Sept. 21
Seminar Series 
leading scholars
bi-monthly lectures
alternate Tuesdays
In 2015-2016, the GCSC launched a new Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability, continued to fund exciting new interdisciplinary student research and fund graduate fellows, and engaged a new population of faculty, postdocs, and students.
More information on student funding here.
The 2016 Global Changes & Society course project.
GCSC faculty affiliates come from 9 colleges and 26 departments across campus (with an impressively linear trend in growth over the last 6 years!).
45 scholars from 18 different departments and programs
attended our annual fall retreat at Alta.
Landscape Lab: Collaborative Re-Design of the Williams Building Landscape
Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability.
Applications due Oct. 30. 

New Faculty Affiliates
David Carter, Political Science
Divya Chandrasekhar, City & Metro. Plan.
Isabel Dulfano, Languages and Literature
Jennifer Follstad Shah, Geography
Huilian Ma, Geology & Geophysics
Jeffrey McCarthy, Env. Humanities
Jeff Rose, Health, Kinesiology, and Rec.
Summer Rupper, Geography
Michael Scarpulla, Materials Engineering
Robert Young, Architecture
Roseann Warren, Mechanical Engineering
Wendy Wischer, Art & Art History
2016 - 2017 Graduate Fellows
Emerson Arehart, Mathematics
Debolina Banerjee, City & Metro. Planning
Kevin Craft, Atmospheric Science
Dale Forrister, Biology
Majid Heidarifar, Electrical & Comp. Eng.
Kimberly Kernan, Env. Dispute Resolution
Jory Lerback, Geology and Geophysics
Cody Lutz, City & Metro. Planning
Emily Post, Anthropology
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