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Vol. 6, Issue 16

An Intergenerational Approach to Climate Change

Climate change remains one of the most urgent global issues at the intersection of science and society. Current scientific predictions vary in the severity and speed in which our world will evolve, but one sentiment is clear: we must take immediate action. Students like those part of The Tricentennial Project have heard that call.

The Tricentennial Project is led by Ellie Hansen, an incoming junior at Columbia University studying psychology, who sat down with our work-study student Ariana Novo to speak about the project. As an intern-scholar with the Center’s Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity, she formed a group of concerned Columbia undergraduate students and professors who will be meeting for online discussions on climate change “to specifically address knowledge gaps and power gaps within the University.” With Columbia approaching its tricentennial in 2054, students and faculty in this project are coming together to bring interdisciplinary and intergenerational solutions to the subject of climate change for the hope of a better future.

See the full article to learn more about the importance of intergenerational partnerships, how COVID-19 has added urgency to the project, and more. 

Featured Events:

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Disconnected River: A Public Humanities Digital Walk of the Harlem River

August 10 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Join a digital walk exploring the ways people have been disconnected from the river and the role river history can play in rebuilding the connections between people and their river. Free and open to the public; RSVP required.

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Center & Institute Initiative to Enhance Remote Learning and Teaching, Columbia University

Rolling Deadline. With a challenging academic year ahead, a consortium of Centers and Institutes will offer funding for proposals that cultivate student engagement and enhance the online learning experience for Columbia students and instructors. Open to Columbia/Barnard faculty, instructors, and students. 

Center for Science and Society Course Development Grants for Co-teaching

Rolling Deadline. Lecturers and tenured/tenure-track faculty at Columbia University are encouraged to submit proposals for co-taught courses in “science and society” for undergraduates and graduate students. Courses must be led by one instructor from a STEM field and one instructor from a non-STEM discipline. The Center will provide financial and administrative support. 

Postdoctoral Researcher, Darmstadt University of Technology

Due August 21, 2020. A two-year position with the Global History of Technology Project investigating the persistent use of indigenous technologies along with globalized ones, as well as the emergence of hybrid solutions. Applicants must have archival experience in Latin American, Asian, or African history of technology.

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