Events-Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research - Carnegie Mellon University

2011 Events

SHUTTERBUG AWARD: Focusing on Excellence

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Noon-1:00 pm, Singleton Room (Roberts Hall)


Please join us (and encourage your students to join us) to hear veteran Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Photo Editor, Tony Tye, discuss the finer points of photography and photojournalism. Tye will also be awarded the 2011 Shutterbug Award for excellence in photojournalism during his 27-year career with the Post Gazette. The goal of the award is to inspire Carnegie Mellon student photographers to tell stories about the school and daily life through photography. The award is co-sponsored by the CMU College of Engineering, the Society of Women Engineers, and the CMU Department of Media Relations. 

University Lecture Series
Fixing the Sky: Rube Goldberg Meets Dr. Strangelove

James Rodger Fleming
Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Colby College
Fleming will examine the history of geo-engineering since the late 19th century and its role in public policy.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
4:30 pm, Porter Hall 100


The 2011 American Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference

October 9-12, 2011
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The theme of the 2011 AASHE conference is Creating Sustainable Communities and Campuses, with keynote speakers Bill McKibben and Wangari Maathai. AASHE also offer a Student Summit Sunday, October 9th. The student summit features the keynote speakers, as well as, a host of sustainability experts and activists to share their experiences in greening campus communities. 

Media Panel Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Hosted by the Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering

Friday, September 9, 2011
Singleton Room, Roberts Hall
Noon to 1pm


A panel of media experts hosted by Carnegie Mellon’s Pradeep K. Khosla will discuss the global lessons learned from the tragic event. Panel members include James R. (Bob) Hagerty, news editor of The Wall Street Journal; Kevin Begos, supervising correspondent of the Associated Press; Rem Rieder, editor of the American Journalism Review and Richard Snodgrass, author and photographer of “An Uncommon Field,’’ photos and short prose of the temporary Flight 93 memorial. His book will be available for sale at the event. In addition to the panel, CMU engineering students will host a “Letters From Home’’ campaign collecting thank you notes and condolences for the families of Flight 93 that crashed in Shankesville after brave passengers scuffled with the plane’s onboard terrorist hijackers. The event is open to the public and lunch will be served.

Film Screening, "Rachel Carson's Silent Spring"

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
McConomy Auditorium
6:00PM to 7:00 PM


The Steinbrenner Institute and The Rachel Carson Homestead Association are hosting a showing of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, a video about Carson's writing of her bestselling book, Silent Spring. The film details Carson's fight against the harmful chemical DDT. It also talks about the struggles she faced both from critics about her research and with her health.

Snacks will be available. The first 100 people to RSVP will receive a 10% discount to the Rachel Carson Homestead Association Sustainable Feast. 

University Lecture Series
A Science for Sustainable Living

Fritjof Capra

Monday, April 4, 2011
5:00 pm, McConomy Auditorium, University Center


University Lecture Series
Environment Today: Biodiversity and Environmental Justice

Friday - Sunday, March 25-27, 2011
Mellon Auditorium in Posner Hall (Tepper)


Environment Today is a weekend course. 

University Lecture Series
Sustainability and the Evolving Global Chessboard

Terry Yosie HS’75,’81

Thursday, March 24, 2011
4:30 pm, Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)


University Lecture Series
Teachers all around Me: My life of learning

Indira Nair, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Education Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
4:30pm, Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)


How Do You Design The Future Lecture Series
Language, Design and Social Innovation

Cheryl Heller
Founder of Heller Communication Design, and board member of PopTech Global Innovation Network

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
5:00pm, Breed Hall


Sustainability and Computer Science Seminar
Computational Sustainability

Carla P. Gomes, Associate Professor of Computer Science Department of Computer Science, Department of Information Sciences and Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management Director, Institute for Computational Sustainability Cornell University

Friday, 11 February 2011
3:00 pm, Rashid Auditorium - Gates&Hillman Centers 4401


Abstract
Computational Sustainability is a new interdisciplinary research field with the overall goal of developing computational models, methods, and tools to help manage the balance between environmental, economic, and societal needs for a sustainable future. In this talk I will provide an overview of Computational Sustainability highlighting research challenges, with examples ranging from wildlife conservation and biodiversity, to poverty mitigation, to large-scale deployment and management of renewable energy sources.

Distinguished Lecture Series in Environment, Science, Technology, and Policy
Searching for Subsurface Plumes following the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Christopher Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Thursday, February 10, 2011
4:30 pm, Porter Hall 100 (Gregg  Hall)


University Lecture Series
A Sustainable Neighborhood Resurgence

Nathan Wildfire HNZ’06

Thursday, January 13, 2011
4:30 pm, Porter Hall 100 (Gregg  Hall)