ECO News, Jobs, Events and More – February 17


unnamedFebruary 17, 2014

Happy Monday ECO members and fans!

To stay on top of all our news and events, don’t forget to check out and follow ECO on Facebook and Twitter. Click here to join our listserve or forward to a friend.

Hope to see you at an event soon,

The ECO Board


The Frackers: A Book with Gregory Zuckerman of the Wall Street Journal
Gregory Zuckerman, The Wall Street Journal, author of The Frackers
Monday, February 17, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Feldberg Space, 1st fllor
Warren Hall (NW corner of West 115th and Amsterdam)
Register here


The Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in New York City
Wednesday, February 19
6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Havemeyer Hall Room 209
Speaker: Susanne E. DesRoches, LEED AP, Assistant Chief, Resilience and Sustainability, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Click here for more info.


IRI Climate and Society/Forecast Briefing
Thursday, February 20
11:00am to 12:00pm
Speakers: Anthony Barnston, Cheif Forecaster, IRI Climate Group

Click here for more info

LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: Earthquake Alert: Harnessing BIG data to satisfy societal needs (and facilitate new science)
Friday, February 21
3:30pm to 4:30 pm
Speaker: Richard Allen, Director, Seismological Laboratory; Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Click here for more info


Practice Makes Perfect: Strengthening the Earth Institute’s Capacity to Support Sustainable Development Series

Topic: Conducting Fieldwork in Haiti

Date: Friday, February 21, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Location: Shaprio Room, Alumni Center, Columbia University

Description: The Practice Committee of the Earth Institute faculty will host a panel discussion about the experience of conducting fieldwork in Haiti and the lessons that the experience offers for applied research in general. Ed Lloyd, Clinical Professor in Environmental Law, will moderate a panel discussion with Alex Fischer of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network; Richard Gonzalez of the Urban Design Lab; Arthur Lerner-Lam of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; and Tatiana Wah of the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development.

RSVP: Space is very limited, please RSVP to Cassie Xu.



NYC Career Series: United Nations
When: Monday, February 17
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Room 1512, IAB
Dress: Business casual attire
Please register on SIPAlink, click here.


Resume Clinic – Public Sector

When: Tuesday, February 25

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: OCS Conference Room 420, IAB

Due to the nature of the workshop, SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS.

If you RSVP and can no longer attend the session, please deregister in SIPAlink within 24 hours of the event.  Failure to attend the session, without 24 hours notice of cancellation, will result in the forfeiture of all future opportunities to register for similar interactive events in the semester.

If you would like to be added to the wait list for the workshop, please send an email to and you will be contacted by email if space becomes available.


All-Ivy Environmental and Sustainability Career Fair
When: Friday, February 28

Time: 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium

Dress: Business Professional



Energias de Portugal, S.A. Summer Internship Grant 
·         Two awards of $2,500 will be given to students participating in unpaid, energy-related summer internships that promote social responsibility, sustainability, innovation, and proactive environmental management. To apply, visit SIPAlink.
JOB ID: 47311           DEADLINE: April 14, 2014

Whitman Family Foundation Summer Fellowship in Environmental Policy Studies
·         An award of $1,000 will be given to a student in the Environmental Track of the Energy and Environment concentration participating in an unpaid summer internship related to environmental policy. To apply, visit SIPAlink.
JOB ID: 47310           DEADLINE: April 14, 2014



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Jennifer Goode
SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Director
MIA Candidate (2015), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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