Faculty News

Jim Rice Awarded 2018 Mindlin Medal

June 6, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Jim Rice for being awarded the 2018 Mindlin Medal by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Quoting from the ASCE website "This medal is named for Raymond D. Mindlin, Ph.D., M.ASCE who was a Professor at Columbia University and who is best known for pioneering contributions to applied mechanics" and is given in "recognition of outstanding research contributions to applied solid mechanics". Another...

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Public Radio Story about Dan Schrag's Climate-Energy Challenge Class

December 4, 2017

Please see this link (or the file below) for an interesting Public Radio International (PRI) story about the Dan Schrag's Climate-Energy Challenge class and some innovative teaching methods that he uses to engage his students. The enthusiasm that the students exhibit in thinking about ways to address our energy needs and related...

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In Memoriam: Ulrich Petersen (1927-2017)

November 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our friend and colleague, Ulrich Petersen (Harry C Dudley Professor of Economic Geology, Emeritus).  Ulrich joined our faculty in 1963 and continued in that role until his retirement in 1995.  He and his wife Eileen remained active in the department throughout the years and were happily present for our social gatherings such as the start of term celebration as recently as this past August.  He was an excellent scholar and a truly fine man and will be greatly missed.

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Naomi Oreskes Harvard Crimson Article on Scientific Misinformation

October 19, 2017

Please follow this link to a Harvard Crimson article about a recent presentation by EPS affiliated faculty member Naomi Oreskes. The presentation featured research on misinformation by corporations throughout the 20th century to tilt public opinion toward their interests in the name of the free market and deregulation. Very interesting research!

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