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03

Aug
2020

In News
Publications

By Parisa Setayesh

Prof. Cary Karacas on NPR: “75 Years On, Remember Hiroshima And Nagasaki. But Remember Toyama Too”

On 03, Aug 2020 | In News, Publications | By Parisa Setayesh

A photograph shows Toyama, Japan, aflame after the U.S. attack on Aug. 1, 1945. Most of the city’s population was left homeless.(Source NPR.org)

 

On the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, EES faculty, Dr. Cary Karacas (CSI) and his colleague Dr. David Fedman, published an op-ed on the National Public Radio website, discussing their research and bilingual digital archive.
“With the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings upon us, we would do well to retrieve the burning of Toyama from the margins of public memory. For too long, scholarly predilections and public fascination with the atomic bomb have divorced the mushroom clouds from the firestorms that preceded them.
Rather than a sideshow to the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9, the incendiary destruction of cities was a fundamental facet of the war against Japan. The atomic bombings evolved out of a fierce U.S. campaign to target and destroy entire cities, in hopes of forcing a Japanese surrender.”

Read more Here.

17

Jul
2020

In News

By Parisa Setayesh

Prof. Ruth Wilson Gilmore in Prospect Magazine’s list of “The World’s Top 50 Thinkers”

On 17, Jul 2020 | In News | By Parisa Setayesh

The World’s Top 50 Thinkers © Rich Fairhead/Prospect

EES faculty, Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore(GC) has been named to the list of “The World’s Top 50 Thinkers” by Prospect Magazine.

As “Prospect” revisits the task of identifying the leading minds of the moment, in the intellectual hit parade which we have produced in varying formats since 2004, that test of immediate and real-world relevance looms large. As we compiled our long list—drawing on the advice of distinguished experts in various fields who have written for us over the years—and then whittled it down towards 50, we were struck by how different the list looked from 2019’s. It was at the point where we had around 35 confirmed names that we noticed not one of them was a holdover.

“Could we live in a world without prisons? For lifelong abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore, the answer is an emphatic yes. A seasoned campaigner against the “prison-industrial complex,” who now works in academia, Gilmore has spent the best part of 30 years developing the field of carceral geography: the study of the interrelationships across space, institutions, and political economy that shape and define modern incarceration. She’s helped shift the conversation about responses to crime from one of punishment to rehabilitation. As the failings of the US justice system come once again to the fore, Gilmore’s radical ideas have never felt more relevant.”
Read more here.

16

Jul
2020

In Publications

By Parisa Setayesh

EES Publishes: Dr.Dax Soule in Oceanography, “Project EDDIE: Using real data in science classrooms.”

On 16, Jul 2020 | In Publications | By Parisa Setayesh

Project EDDIE Using Real Data in Science Classrooms

EES faculty, Dr. Dax Soule (Queens) recently published a column in Oceanography: Soule, D. 2020. Project EDDIE: Using real data in science classrooms. Oceanography,33(2).
“How does the earth speak to you? Or, perhaps even more importantly, how do you get the earth to speak to your students? As oceanographers, and more broadly as Earth scientists, we know that our planet has a fascinating story to tell, one that is full of an amazing array of interconnected facets. What language does it speak? How do we connect students to this story under normal educational circumstances? How about in the middle of a pandemic?

If you have found yourself suddenly needing to revise how you teach your classes and are interested in incorporating more open inquiry using real data, I would like to introduce you to Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration; funded by the National Science Foundation. (Full disclosure: I am a principal investigator of the project.) Project EDDIE is organized by a community of STEM disciplinary and educational researchers dedicated to providing an onramp for the scaffolded1 analysis of data in the classroom. Participants include faculty from a wide range of STEM disciplines who serve a broad range of student populations at two- and four-year colleges. They create focused lesson plans using EDDIE modules that are designed to be scalable across different skill levels. An “A-B-C” structure based on how students naturally progress through learning objectives of increasing sophistication (Bybee et al., 2006) allows students to develop quantitative skills while making choices about how to use data when addressing aspects of the questions posed. In comparison to a procedure-driven laboratory where we give students questions and tell them how to answer them, EDDIE modules are structured to compel students to ask their own questions and thus become invested in finding the answers through the exploration of a publicly available data set.”

Read more here.

10

Jun
2020

In Other

By Parisa Setayesh

EES Alum Sam Stein will be the new Housing Policy Analyst at Community Service Society of New York

On 10, Jun 2020 | In Other | By Parisa Setayesh

EES alum Dr. Sam Stein (advisor, Dr. Cindi Katz, GC) will be taking a position as the Housing Policy Analyst at the Community Service Society of New York, an organization that “draws on a 175-year history of excellence in addressing the root causes of economic disparity through research, advocacy, litigation, and innovative program models that strengthen and benefit all New Yorkers.”
Learn more about the institution here.

10

Jun
2020

In News

By Parisa Setayesh

Dr. Kennet Flores Reyes to Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation grant.

On 10, Jun 2020 | In News | By Parisa Setayesh

Dr. Kennet Flores Reyes (Brooklyn) was awarded a National Science Foundation grant ($160,565) to support his research, “Mantle metasomatism during serpentinization in subduction zones: Insights from in-situ boron isotopes.” His award was featured alongside other NSF-winning CUNY colleagues in the CUNY Chancellor’s recent email newsletter.
Read more about their work here.

10

Jun
2020

In News

By Parisa Setayesh

EES Faculty and Students Featured in “13 Scholars Shedding Light on The Roots of Racial Injustice” on the GC website

On 10, Jun 2020 | In News | By Parisa Setayesh

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Victor St. John, Marlene Nava Ramos, Carla Shedd

Three in the EES community were just featured on the Graduate Center’s recent homepage feature: “13 Scholars Shedding Light on the Roots of Racial Injustice”
Dr. Setha Low, who has edited a new book, Spaces of Security: Ethnographies of Security-scapes, Surveillance, and Control.
EES student Marlene Nava Ramos (advisor, Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore, GC),Rather than “criminalizing poverty,” Ramos wants New York City to eliminate its notorious Rikers Island prison complex and all of its jails.
And Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Graduate Center) whose inspirational work has long advocated for abolishing prisons.
Read more about their work here.

01

Oct
2019

In Publications

By Author on Source

EES publishes: Dr.Brian Brigham publishes study on Anthropogenic inputs from a coastal megacity’s link to greenhouse gas concentrations in the surrounding estuary

On 01, Oct 2019 | In Publications | By Author on Source

This paper by Brian Brigham and Dr. Jeffery Bird of CUNY EES. published in the journal /Limnology and Oceanography/is part of a set of three that has quantified the climate impact (i.e., greenhouse gas emissions) that come from combined sewage overflow dumped into the NYC Hudson River Estuary every year.
This very important work quantitatively links the pollution from NYC to the enhanced greenhouse gas footprint of the Hudson River Estuary. The paper is also a deep dive into the existing literature on how coastal cities affect climate change.
You can find the link to this article here.
You can also find the link to the WAMC coverage of the research here.

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13

Sep
2019

In Call for Papers/Abstracts

By Author on Source

CfP 2020 – 50th Urban Affairs Conference

On 13, Sep 2019 | In Call for Papers/Abstracts | By Author on Source

 

April 2-4, 2020 | Washington, DC USA | Renaissance Hotel

Shaping the Future of Urban Research

In April of 2020, UAA returns to Washington, D.C. to celebrate its 50th anniversary of annual meetings. The Opening Plenary of the 2020 conference will address the theme, “The State of Urban Affairs and the State of Urban Affairs Research.” This theme sets the stage for the overarching goals of the conference, which are: 1) to better understand our past, 2) to assess current realities, and 3) to create visions for the future that support a global urban research agenda.  The conference will provide opportunities to assess urban affairs as a field and to develop ideas for enhancing its long-term prospects and impacts. We encourage proposals for paper, panel, colloquy and roundtable sessions to stimulate thinking and re-thinking of urban affairs, and to widen intellectual and professional networks.

Deadlines
October 1, 2019, 11:59pm (CDT) – Abstract/Session Proposal Deadline
December 13, 2019, 11:59pm (CDT) – Registration Deadline

Persons who miss these deadlines are welcome to attend as observers.

Topical Categories for UAA Conferences
In addition to the conference theme, we encourage proposals that focus on an array of research topics including:

  • Activist Scholarship
  • Arts, Culture in Urban Contexts
  • Disaster Planning/Management for Urban Areas, Cities and National Security
  • Economic Development, Redevelopment, Tourism, Urban Economics, Finance
  • Education Policy in Urban Contexts, Educational Institutions & Urban Inequalities
  • Environmental Issues, Sustainability
  • Gender, Identity, Diversity
  • Globalization, Multi-national Urban Issues
  • Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, Regionalism, Urban Management
  • Health and Urban Populations/Communities
  • Historic Preservation, Space and Place
  • Historical Perspectives on Cities, Urban Areas
  • Housing, Neighborhoods, Community Development
  • Human Services & Urban Populations, Nonprofit Sector in Urban Contexts
  • Immigration, Population and Demographic Trends in Urban Areas
  • Infrastructure, Capital Projects, Networks, Transport, Urban Services
  • Labor, Employment, Wages, Training
  • Land Use, Growth Management, Urban Development, Urban Planning
  • Poverty, Welfare, Income Inequality
  • Professional Development, The Field of Urban Affairs
  • Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Household Violence in Urban Contexts
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in Urban and Metropolitan Contexts
  • Social Capital, Democracy and Civil Society, Social Theory, Religion and the City
  • Special Conference Topic – Shaping the Future of Urban Research
  • Special Track on UAA History
  • Special Track on Urban Entrepreneurship
  • Urban Communication (Urban Media Roles, Journalism, Social Media/Technology)
  • Urban Design, Urban Architecture
  • Urban Indicators, Data/Methods, Satisfaction/Quality of Life Surveys
  • Urban Politics, Elections, Citizen Participation
  • Urban Theory, Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in Urban Affairs
  • Urban Issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim
  • Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean

 

Source: CfP 2020 – 50th Urban Affairs Conference

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06

Sep
2019

In Call for Papers/Abstracts

By Author on Source

CfP: Political Geography Specialty Group

On 06, Sep 2019 | In Call for Papers/Abstracts | By Author on Source

Save the Date 33rd Annual PGSG PreconferenceBoulder Colorado, 5 April 2020 

Date & time: Sunday, 5 April 2020. Sessions will run from approximately 8 am – 6 pm.

Location: Institute for Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder.

Abstract submission: A call for abstracts will be issued in fall 2019 detailing instructions for submission.

Source: CfP: Political Geography Specialty Group

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13

Aug
2019

In Defense

By EES Social Media Fellow

Tomorrow: Peter Matt’s Defense! #EESdefends

On 13, Aug 2019 | In Defense | By EES Social Media Fellow

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