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NSF funding boosts Vanderbilt climate change studies in Sri Lanka

September 11, 2012 — The small island nation of Sri Lanka exemplifies some of the worst conditions and best Sri Lanka’s climate, terrain, natural resources and socio-political conditions make it a microcosm of how developing countries must adapt to climate change responses to the world’s environmental challenges. Located in Southern Asia off the coast of India, Sri Lanka is...... KEEP READING »

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Spinach power gets a major boost

September 6, 2012 — Originally posted on research news @ Vanderbilt Spinach power has just gotten a big boost. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a way to combine the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion that produces substantially more...... KEEP READING »

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Young receives 2012 DOE Early Career Award

June 12, 2012 — In the third year of the Early Career Research Program managed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, a Vanderbilt engineering assistant professor is on the list of 68 recipients from 47 institutions announced last week. Jamey Young The awards focus on areas of high priority for the nation and for DOE’s mission,...... KEEP READING »

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Love Circle alternative energy showcase project nears completion

June 12, 2012 — A collaborative wind-solar alternative energy project between Vanderbilt University’s mechanical engineering department and Nashville Metro Water Services has picked up speed with the installation of a modest 3kW (kilowatt) wind turbine at the Love Circle site close to campus. “Once the power sharing agreement with Nashville Electric Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority is finalized...... KEEP READING »

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Dr. Jim Clarke, Chair of the Vanderbilt Environmental Advisory Committee, Recognized

May 24, 2012 — Dr. Jim Clarke, the longtime chair of the Vanderbilt Environmental Advisory Committee, has been approved for membership in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and for Certification by Eminence as a Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES) in the April 2012 inaugural class. Clarke is a Vanderbilt professor of civil and environmental engineering,...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Research Brightens the Future of Lighting

May 15, 2012 — by David Salisbury With the age of the incandescent light bulb fading rapidly, the holy grail of the lighting industry is to develop a highly efficient form of solid-state lighting that produces high quality white light. One of the few alternative technologies that produce pure white light is white-light quantum dots. These are ultra-small fluorescent...... KEEP READING »

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EPA awards $90,000 to VU seniors to develop a spinach-powered solar cell

April 26, 2012 — by Vanderbilt School of Engineering |  April 24, 2012 Earth Day 2012 proved exceptionally green for a Vanderbilt University team of five engineering seniors who designed a biohybrid solar panel that substitutes a protein from spinach for expensive silicon wafers that are energy intensive to produce, and is capable of producing electricity. The team won...... KEEP READING »

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Talk by Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate in Economics

February 29, 2012 — On Thursday, March 1 at 4 pm at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Elinor Ostrum, Nobel Laureate in Economics and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, will speak.  Her talk is titled “Updating the Theory of Collective Action and the Commons.” Professor Ostrom is the first woman to win...... KEEP READING »

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Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review to discuss future of residential renewable energy

January 26, 2012 — THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY ANNUAL REVIEW The Future of Energy Law: Residential Renewable Energy By Whom?* When: February 23, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN First 50 in attendance receive a free boxed lunch from Jason’s Deli Featuring: Professor Joel B. Eisen, University of...... KEEP READING »

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Cumberland Project 2012 Call for Proposals

January 24, 2012 — DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2012 RATIONALE Humanity faces a set of intensifying sustainability crises that both fundamentally challenge our understandings of human impacts on the natural world and demand new capacities for averting or coping with environmental change. In this time of urgency and uncertainty, institutions of higher education have a vital role in helping the...... KEEP READING »

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