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Students join in record-setting march R.I. students travel to New York for People’s Climate March, pushing climate change solutions

When Dawn King, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies, asked her class how many students were planning to attend this weekend’s People’s Climate March in New York, the response “inspired” her, she said.

Sixty percent of her class was planning to attend ­­­— an unprecedented level of student involvement in an environmental protest in her experience, she added.

The march was the largest in history. More than 400,000 marched in New York while nearly 3,000 simultaneous marches took place globally.

(Distributed September 26, 2014)

Talk on Climate Sponsored by the History Department

Coming up through the Rhode Island Medieval Circle series of lectures on climactic extremes and incidents of violence in medieval Ireland is the first lecture:

Francis Ludlow (Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Climate and Energy Institute), "The Dynamics of Extreme Weather, Famine and Violence in Medieval Ireland, 650-1400 CE," 

Wed. Oct. 1, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Annmary Brown Memorial (21 Brown St.).

(Distributed September 25, 2014)

Paul Sabin on the Politics of Energy

Paul Sabin, author of  The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future (2013) & Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900-1940 (2005), will be here at Brown, Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:00 pm in Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

The title of his talk is "Making a Place for Historians in the Climate and Energy Debates."

(Distributed September 18, 2014)
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