Announcements

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Year of Sustainability
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To support the "Year of Sustainability" initiative, the Provost's office will entertain requests for matching funds up to $10,000 to support lectures, seminars, workshops, colloquia, etc. related to sustainability.  Programs that bring together individuals from multiple departments are encouraged.  Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are starting immediately.
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Faculty Fellowship Announcement
Proposals are due by October 31
The Office of the Provost and the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) are pleased to announce the creation of Faculty Fellowships in Sustainability, open to Faculty members from all disciplines.  The faculty fellowships are designed to enhance the university's mission of interdisciplinary excellence in research and education
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MCSI Research Seed Grant RFP
Deadline to Apply is January 30, 2015
All Pitt faculty are eligible to apply.

Events

Oct
15
2014
Yoshitaka Nakanishi's Lecture, Soft-Tribology: Practical Applications for Human Activity and Environmentally Sustainable Technology
3:00 p.m., SENSQ 5317
Yoshitaka Nakanishi is from Kumamoto University in Japan.  View Abstract and Bio here. 
Oct
16
2014
Dr. Abul Hussam Seminar, "Arsenic Poison in Drinking Water: Solving a Health Crisis through a Simple and Effective Filtration Technology"
4:00 p.m., 150 Chevron Building
The Department of Chemistry is working with the University of Pittsburgh Administration and the Swanson School of Engineering to bring to campus a former alumnus who works in sustainability.  While here, Dr. Hussam will present a seminar and receive a 225th Anniversary Medallion from the University.  
Oct
23
2014
Book Workshop, Renewables: The Political History of a Global Energy Transition
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, University Club Gold Room
Michael Aklin (University of Pittsburgh) and Johannes Urpelainen (Columbia University).  Hosted by Department of Political Science. Moderator: Associate Professor of Political Science Jude A. Hays.  Discussants: Dr. Frank Laird, (Josef Korbel School of International Relations, University of Denver; Dr. Lyle Scruggs, Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut)
Oct
24
2014
Sustainability Policies in the US and Europe: A Comparison of Sources and Outcomes
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, WW Posvar Hall 4217
Michael Aklin (University of Pittsburgh) and Johannes Urpelainen (Columbia University).  Hosted by UCIS European Studies Center/ European Union Center for Excellence.
Oct
28
2014
Jonas Salk Centenary Symposium on Sustainability: Survival of the Wisest
8:00 AM
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jonas Salk's birth and showcase his commitment to a sustainable human future, this symposium will bring together academic and business leaders to explore the relationship between sustainability and public health. Session topics will include population health, the nexus between sustainability and a green economy, and sustainable businesses in sustainable communities. Read More> 
Nov
12
2014
Sustainability and the Social Services
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m., 2017 Cathedral of Learning
The University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work presents Paul Sheldon, Senior Advisor, GreenPrisons.org and Planting Justice, Development Consultant, Insight Garden Program.  Lunch will be provided.  Registration is not required.
Mar
18
2015
The University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work presents the Sidney A. Teller Lecturer, DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga
12:00 p.m., 2017 Cathedral of Learning
World Social Work Day! DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Social Science, and Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Michigan State University presents, "Sustainable Development and Social Justice Pillars: A Platform for Setting the Global Agenda That Links the Economy. Society and the Environment.  Lunch will be provided.  Registration is not required.
Mar
18-20
2015
Managing Environmental Risks in the Shale Gas Sector:  Comparison of Policies Worldwide
All Day Event
Joint effort of UCIS, Engineering, Public Health and GSPIA.  More details to follow.
Apr
19
2015
8:00 AM, DLLCC
Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line returns to Pittsburgh April 19-21, 2015! Sponsored by Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation and CMU’s Steinbrenner Institute, the Conference presents the latest research and practice directed at development of environmentally sustainable buildings and infrastructure. Read More> 

ES15 Now Accepting Abstracts

Deadline to Apply: October 27, 2014