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Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment

Ph.D. student publishes ‘Farzana’s Journey’ to help kids understand water quality issues

Oct. 26, 2017—Chelsea Peters, a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering, recently returned from giving out 500 copies of her book to children in Bangladesh.

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New faculty: Yolanda J. McDonald, assistant professor of human and organizational development

Oct. 19, 2017—A self-described “medical geographer,” Yolanda J. McDonald, an assistant professor of human and organizational development, begins each new research project with the “where” of things, before getting to the who, what, when and how.

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What a Great University Does

Mar. 23, 2015—In 2014, Lester “Ruff” Fant, BA’63, and his wife, Susan, made a significant commitment to the College of Arts and Science to establish, among other things, an endowed Lester G. “Ruff” Fant III Dean’s Fund and the James Thornton Fant Chair in Sustainability Studies.

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Family tradition helps expand environmental and sustainability studies

Jan. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt professor David Hess received the James Thornton Fant Chair in Sustainability Studies only this week, but the chair’s story dates to 1899.

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Vanderbilt researchers, students part of inaugural SEC symposium on renewable energy

Feb. 13, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors were among the energy experts at the inaugural SEC Symposium, and Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club represented the university in the SEC showcase.

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Sustaining Tennessee in the Face of Climate Change: Mark Abkowitz

Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of Mark Abkowitz, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt, discuss adaptation strategies with a specific focus on infrastructure systems as a means to prepare for future climate change such as extreme weather events. In his presentation, he suggests using a holistic risk management approach to identify potential risks and those strategies...

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Sustaining Tennessee in the Face of Climate Change: Ben Preston

Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of Ben Preston, of Oak Ridge National Laboratories and co-author of the Sustaining Tennessee Report, who provided an overview of the sustainability report for the audience at the release event. The report was a joint effort of seventeen scientists coming from five research institutions to evaluate the future outlook for Tennessee with respect...

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Time to anticipate and adapt to climate change

Aug. 19, 2011—Despite the uncertainties surrounding climate change, it is time to start developing effective strategies to keep the nation’s transportation systems and other critical infrastructure running.

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