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Check out our past and current news items below:

GW Museum Receives LEED Gold Certification

December 03, 2014

The new GW Museum has received LEED "Gold" certification, in recognition of its green building practices and anticipated improvement in energy performance and water efficiency. Read the article for more information about the new GW Museum and GW's LEED certifications.

Upcoming Event on Chinese Water Policy

November 05, 2014

On Tuesday, November 18th, Dr. Ping He will deliver a talk titled, "China’s Water Problems and Governmental Countermeasures: A Case Study of Tai Lake." The event is part of the 2014 Frontiers in Sustainability sponsored by the GW Sustainability Collaborative. Get details and read more about the presentation here.

ENRP Students Enjoy Fall Colors

November 04, 2014

On November 2, 2014, a group a ENRP students went hiking on Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson, MD. Read more about the trip and view photos!

Houston Miller Studying Thawing Permafrost Emissions

October 07, 2014

Dr. Miller's laboratory is among a group of researchers working to study thawing permafrost emissions in Alaska on a project entitled, "Characterizing Thawing Permafrost Carbon Emissions: An Integrated Pilot Study in Support of Satellite Evaluation/Design and Earth System Modeling Capabilities". The project is funded by a $980,000 grant from NASA's Terrestrial Hydrology Program. Dr. Miller's group is developing and deploying a sensor to perform open-path, laser absorption measurements of carbon dioxide and methane at field sites in each of the next two years.

Dr. Ben Simon to Present at Fall Conferences

October 07, 2014

Dr. Ben Simon, an ENRP-associated adjunct faculty member, presented two papers at conferences this fall.  The first paper, "An Analysis of the Historic Preservation Tax Credit," was presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference on November 6 in Albuquerque. Dr. Simon also presented "Evaluating Indian Water Rights Settlements" at the Southern Economic Association Meeting in Atlanta on November 22.

Dr. Adam Smith's Recent Grant Awards

October 06, 2014

Dr. Adam Smith of the Biology Department was recently awarded two research grants. One grant will fund field work on tropical bees to test whether the offspring developmental environment causes daughter bees to stay at the nest as workers or leave to reproduce. The second grant will fund research on a new pesticide and its effects on the alfalfa leaf cutter bee Megachile rotundata, which is a solitary bee and is the primary managed pollinator of alfalfa crops. The tests will seek to establish thresholds for applying the pesticide without harming the Megachile rotundata.

Cathy Forster Returns from Sabbatical

October 02, 2014

Dr. Catherine Forster is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and teaches in the Program for Geological Sciences.  Her research on dinosaur systematics and morphology broadly combines these two disparate fields.  Dr. Forster is actively  involved in field research in China and South Africa, and recently returned from a year of sabbatical at Christ's College, University of Cambridge, in the UK.  She is the former president for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, as well as the former Director of Graduate Studies for ENRP.

GW Sustainable Urban Planning Research Symposium

September 30, 2014

On Friday, October 24th, the Sustainable Urban Planning Program is hosting its fifth biannual Research Symposium. This year's symposium focuses on the question: Do cities hold the solution to climate change? Click here to learn more and register for the program. The program will run from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM and will be held in the Jack Morton Auditorium on campus.