Vanderbilt Selected to Present at COP27
Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University has been selected to present in two venues at COP27. Vanderbilt researcher and VCCI Director Leah Dundon’s proposal on Vanderbilt’s ongoing research in marine shipping decarbonization will be presented as an official Side Event at COP27. The event will be held at the site of COP27, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, on November 15,...
Three PhD engineering students win prestigious Eisenhower transportation fellowships
Feb. 23, 2022— Three Vanderbilt civil engineering Ph.D. students have received prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships. The fellows, Yanbing Wang, Matthew Nice, and Madeline Allen, were selected through a competitive process that included university panels and a national selection panel. With this award the Vanderbilt students were honored at the Transportation Research Board annual conference...
Vanderbilt students attend COP26 to observe climate diplomacy in action
Feb. 7, 2022—Follow the link to see the recent Vanderbilt News post regarding Vanderbilt student experience at COP26! Click here: (Link)
VCCI director Leah Dundon speaks to the press from COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland
Nov. 12, 2021—VCCI director Dr Leah A Dundon was interviewed by numerous press outlets regarding recent decisions taken at the international climate change negotiations, and the role of youth in this year’s negotiations. Dr. Dundon teaches an interdisciplinary course on climate change and engages students at the international meetings. Link to the interview here: (link).
Vanderbilt Students Attend COP26
Nov. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt Students traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to participate in the international climate change negotiations. The trip involved two Engineering graduate students, and twelve undergraduate students. All twelve undergraduate students were a part of the honors seminar, Climate Change and the Global Response: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective.
Vanderbilt part of an NSF-supported multi-university, international coalition to present an Exhibit at COP26
Sep. 17, 2021—See the press release at the following link: Draft Press Release COP Exhibit
Report: Motivating Local Climate Adaptation and Strengthening Resilience: Making Local Data Trusted, Useful, and Used
Aug. 23, 2021—Local communities are already experiencing dire effects caused by climate change that are expected to increase in frequency, intensity, duration, and type. Public concern about climate-related challenges is increasing, available information and resources on climate risks are expanding, and cities across the country and the globe are developing approaches to and experience with measures for...
Madeline Allen selected as a Fellow in the 2021-2022 Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and the Climate and Society Grand Challenge Initiative Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellows Program
Jul. 22, 2021—Madeline Allen has been selected as a Fellow in the 2021-2022 Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and the Climate and Society Grand Challenge Initiative Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellows Program. The fellowship connects graduate students that are conducting research on challenges related to the environment and climate change which require connections that cut across disciplinary boundaries....
Article on Climate Migration Published in The Conversation
Jun. 15, 2021—A new article published in The Conversation, written by Jonathan Gilligan (VU’s Dept of Earth and Environmental Sciences), Katharine Donato (Georgetown U., formerly chair of Sociology at Vanderbilt) and Amanda Carrico (U. Colorado Boulder, formerly a Ph.D. student and postdoc at VIEE) about climate change and the lack of national laws in place to assist...
2021 Tennessee Climate Data Summit May 25 & 26
May. 20, 2021—The Tennessee Climate Office at East Tennessee State University, in partnership with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information and the American Association of State Climatologists, will host Tennessee’s first ever Climate Data Summit to determine climate data needs for stakeholders across the state. This is a free, 2-day virtual event occurring in the afternoons of...