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16

Oct
2018

In Publications

By EES Social Media Fellow

Professor Andrew Maroko on Environmental Justice Versus Environmental Gentrification

On 16, Oct 2018 | In Publications | By EES Social Media Fellow

Professor Andrew Maroko coauthored an article in the journal – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health entitled Brownfields to Greenfields: Environmental Justice Versus Environmental Gentrification.

Abstract: Gentrification is a growing concern in many urban areas, due to the potential for displacement of lower-income and other vulnerable populations. This process can be accelerated when neighborhood “greening” projects are undertaken via governmental or private investor efforts, resulting in a  phenomenon termed environmental or “green” gentrification. Vacant land in lower-income areas is often improved by the existing community through the creation of community gardens, but this contributes to these greening efforts and paradoxically may spur gentrification and subsequent displacement of the gardens’ stewards and neighbors. “Is proximity to community gardens in less affluent neighborhoods associated with an increased likelihood of gentrification?” Read more…

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01

Oct
2019

In Publications

By Author on Source

EESpublishes: recent CUNY graduate 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, published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography is part of 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.

Related Links:

https://aslopubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/lno.11200

https://www.wamc.org/post/managing-sewage-overflows-can-help-abate-climate-change

 

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

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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

50th Conference - Urban Affairs Association

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

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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

16

Jul
2019

In Funding and Resources

By EES Social Media Fellow

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

On 16, Jul 2019 | In Funding and Resources | By EES Social Media Fellow

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2019-09-16 to 2019-11-08.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html?ch=rec&ref=r2ebe8c6f0072

Early Deadline: 2019-07-08.
Regular Deadline: 2019-07-15.
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

14

Jul
2019

In Jobs

By EES Social Media Fellow

Isotope Geochemist at Boise State University

On 14, Jul 2019 | In Jobs | By EES Social Media Fellow

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Requisition Number: 190572

Position Overview:

  • This is a 12-month, state-funded position salaried at 60%, renewable each year subject to performance. Salary above 60% is available during a one to two year ramp-up period.
  • The start date is flexible but must be between Jan 1, 2020 and Sept 1, 2020
  • Within the role of Assistant Research Professor, the candidate will conduct collaborative research and seek out extramural funding, or otherwise bring in external user support through contracts and collaborations. The area of research is open, although most current stable isotope research at Boise State University focuses on biological and hydrological sciences. The applicant will provide oversight, maintenance, and operation of (a) a 2010 ThermoFisher Delta V Plus continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometer coupled with ConFlo IV/EA, TC/EA, and GasBench II; (b) a 2011 Los Gatos Research Liquid Water Isotope Analyzer; and (c) a ThermoFisher Flash EA NC Soil Analyzer. Collector configuration for the Delta V Plus allows analysis of H through S; current research emphasizes C- and N-analysis of organic substrates, C- and O-analysis of carbonates and phosphates, and H- and O-analysis of water. Operational responsibilities include setting up the instruments and monitoring their performance for students, faculty, and other users collecting their own data, and data collection and reduction for some customers. Additional responsibilities include training students in support of research and class projects, consulting on experimental design and sample preparation, and billing customers for service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in Geosciences, Biosciences, or other associated field
  • Experience working with stable isotope mass spectrometers

Salary and benefits: Salary is negotiable depending on level of experience. An excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/ .

Required Application Materials: Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and the names and contact information of three references.

Closing Date: September 1, 2019 at 11:59pm MST.

About the Boise: https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/

12

Jul
2019

In Other

By EES Social Media Fellow

Part-Time Instructor Environmental Biology and Environmental Management @WeAreLouisburg

On 12, Jul 2019 | In Other | By EES Social Media Fellow

Position: Part-Time Instructor Environmental Biology and Environmental Management
Division: Mathematics & Science
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Reports To: Division Chair Mathematics and Science
Term: Fall 2019

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from a regionally accredited institution or a Master’s Degree in Biology with 18 graduate credit hours in Ecology/Environmental Science.

Minimum of one year experience teaching Environmental Biology, Environmental Management, EPA 40 hour HAZWOPER and 40 Hour OSHA lectures and Labs at the college level. Qualified to teach renewable energy certification courses.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Three years’ experience teaching Environmental Biology, Environmental Management, EPA 40 hour HAZWOPER and 40 Hour OSHA lectures and Labs at the college level.

Teaching Environmental Biology and Environmental Management lectures and Labs at the college level.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach Environmental Biology and Environmental Management courses, keep regular office hours, serve on committees and participate in appropriate professional development activities. Willingness to teach workforce development trainings to industry personnel as needed. Other duties as assigned by the division chair.

TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and at least two references to Dan Bartholomew at dbartholomew@louisburg.edu

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
Dr. Bonnie Suderman
Academic Life
Louisburg College

11

Jul
2019

In News

By EES Social Media Fellow

EES graduate Dr. Anna Paltseva wins the Graduate Center Award for Excellence in Teaching

On 11, Jul 2019 | In News | By EES Social Media Fellow

Our very own Dr. Anna Paltseva has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Graduate Center Award for Excellence in Teaching, the GC’s teaching award for doctoral students!  Anna recently defended her dissertation, “Lead and Arsenic Contamination in Urban Soils in New York City,” under the supervision of Prof. Joshua Cheng at Brooklyn College.  She has taught a variety of classes including Earth Dynamics, Introduction to Environmental Sciences, Environmental Aspects of Urban Soils, Geographic Information Systems, and Green Infrastructure at Brooklyn College, New York Botanical Gardens, NYU, and more.
As Associate Provost Olan writes, “This award recognizes the work that our doctoral students contribute to CUNY through their teaching on the campuses, as well as your own distinction as an exemplary teacher.  Your nomination materials, combined with recommendations from your students, impressed the committee with regard to the thoroughness and rigor of your teaching, your thoughtfulness about teaching, and your understanding of the students in your classes.”  The award is accompanied by a $1000 prize.  
Congratulations to Anna!

10

Jul
2019

In Jobs

By EES Social Media Fellow

Part-time Faculty for Environmental Management @Columbia.Southern

On 10, Jul 2019 | In Jobs | By EES Social Media Fellow

Columbia Southern University
Job Description

Job Title: Part-time Faculty, Environmental Management
Department: College of Safety & Emergency Services
Reports to: Academic Program Director and Lead Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
Hours: As necessary to meet teaching guidelines
Location: Off-Campus, Remote

Job Summary

Part-time faculty provides teaching and instruction to Columbia Southern University students and collaborates with other faculty to promote an engaging learning environment. In addition to the teaching responsibility, faculty serve as a subject matter expert within their assigned discipline.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Teaches assigned courses within the qualified discipline including curriculum maintenance, innovation of content, curriculum assessment, and documentation
  • Serves as course content expert and reviews individual courses for rigor and currency
  • Resolves academic concerns, including academic integrity, grade inflation, and grade challenges
  • Participates in regular remote meetings and faculty development opportunities
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Lead or Academic Program Director

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge

  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Academic Processes – Knowledge of university guidelines, course descriptions, and academic terminology
  • Clerical – Knowledge of office administrative procedures including word processing, managing files and records, typing, and other office procedures
  • Computer – Knowledge of basic computer processes including word processing, web browsing, and Microsoft Office including Basic Microsoft Excel
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of basic mathematics

Skills

  • Critical Thinking – Uses logic and reasoning to look at different types of information in order to make conclusions and work through problems
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Research – Locates key facts and information in order to learn more about different types of information
  • Interpersonal Skills – Communicates and interacts with people effectively while being aware of social perceptions
  • Time Management – Manages one’s own time to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Attention to Detail – Thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task ensuring all aspects are reviewed

Abilities

  • Written Comprehension – The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Written Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Selective Attention (Vigilance) – The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted

Education and/or Experience:

Faculty Teaching Undergraduate and/or Certificate Courses should (Course Numbers 1000 – 4000)

  • Possess a terminal degree or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess a terminal degree or master’s degree in any field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess the highest degree in the teaching discipline/field with a certification or license and a minimum of two years’ experience in the teaching discipline/field
  • Possess experience teaching at the college/university level (preferred)

Faculty Teaching Graduate Courses (Course Numbers ≥ 5000)

  • Possess a terminal degree in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess a terminal degree in any field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess the highest degree in the teaching discipline/field with a certification or license and a minimum of five years’ experience in the teaching discipline/field
  • Possess experience teaching at the college/university level (preferred)

*If a faculty does not meet the above credentialing requirements, an alternative justification requires approval from the College Dean and Provost.

Equipment Required

Full-time instructors are required to provide their own equipment. This includes:

  • Computer, telephone, and a printer with a scanner
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Blackboard, and internal database software
  • Internet access with sufficient speed/bandwidth to perform job responsibilities

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

09

Jul
2019

In Funding and Resources

By EES Social Media Fellow

Amie James Science Travel Awards

On 09, Jul 2019 | In Funding and Resources | By EES Social Media Fellow

Amie James Science Travel Awards
Due to a generous gift by Graduate Center foundation board member Amie James deserving Science PhD students at The Graduate Center can apply for financial support to assist them in traveling to scientific meetings to present their work.
 
Purpose: To facilitate travel by science PhD students (see eligible programs below) to present at major national and international conferences.
 
Eligible Programs/Tracks: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences – Physical Science track, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology – Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology – Comparative and Cognitive Psychology, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
 
Amount: $1,000 (per award)
 
Deadline:           August 1, 2019. For travel between Sept 1, 2019 and Jan 30, 2020
                            December 1, 2019. For travel between February 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020
                             ALL applications are due on noon eastern time on the deadline date.
 
Eligibility: PhD student in good standing currently enrolled in a Graduate Center Science PhD program.
 
Application:
To be emailed as ONE PDF file labeled as LastName_FirstName.PDF 
 
  1. Current CV
  2. Confirmation of good standing (provided by EO or APO)
  3. Letter of support from PhD mentor indicating the student’s level of contribution to the work that will be presented and the standing of the meeting.
  4. Copy of the submitted abstract
  5. Confirmation of acceptance
 
Email all applications to EMAIL to mdoneger@gc.cuny.edu by noon on the deadline date (8/1/19 for fall travel or 12/1/19 for spring travel)
 
It is required that all recipients will participate in a data blitz (1 PowerPoint slide, 3 minute talks) describing their work to a public audience at a date to be determined.

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