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    Students help bring sustainability to Chicago’s professional sports

    Students in the Environment, Agriculture and Food Working Group collaborate with the Green Restaurant Coalition and the City of Chicago to develop sustainability standards for Chicago sports teams and stadia. In addition to donning team colors, sports stadiums in Chicago will become ‘greened’ as part of the Sustainable Chicago Sports Project, an environmental conservation effort led by […]

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    Lower Carbon = Higher Profit

    A Forbes Magazine account of Daniel Kammen’s talk in the Center for International Studies’ “Global Inequalities” Speaker Series on April 13, 2015 See the full story at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2015/04/16/lower-carbon-higher-profit/ Carbon emissions signal inefficiency in a system, an energy expert said in Chicago this week, so reducing emissions usually means increasing savings. “In household after household and […]

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    UChicago anthropologist leads global effort to improve climate change models

    The Program on the Global Environment’s newest working group, LandUse 6k, will help climate models account for humans’ role in changing the environment over the past 10000 years. Current climate models do not accurately account for humans’ role in changing the environment, according to a UChicago-led team of international researchers embarking upon a project to help climate […]

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  • The Norman Wait Harris Grant Competition

    The Norman Wait Harris Memorial Foundation Fund is one of the University of Chicago’s oldest endowments. It was established in 1923 with a gift from the five children of Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank, in honor of their father. The purpose of the fund is to help citizens of […]

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  • Global (In)Equalities: The Conditions and Consequences of Social and Natural Disparities

    CIS & PGE present Global (In)Equalities a 2014-15 public series of lectures, discussions, and film screenings.

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  • CFP: Global (In)Equalities Course Development Grants

    The Center for International Studies and the Program for the Global Environment seek proposals for course development grants in conjunction with our upcoming, year-long speaker series, “Global (In)Equalities: The Conditions and Consequences of Social and Natural Disparity.” The “Global (In)Equalities” series will run throughout the 2014-2015 academic year investigates the character and experience of inequality […]

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  • Global Engagement Office launches new website

    The University’s new Global Engagement website compiles information about ongoing international programs — on campus and around the world — in one place. The website has a map of programs on the home page as well as a more in depth Directory of International Programs where you can sort initiatives by city, country, region, or continent. Take a look!

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