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Yuan-Chuan Tai, PhD, associate professor of at Washington University School of Medicine, working in the Plant Imagining Lab in East Building of WUSM.

Development of imaging technology to improve bioenergy crops

By myralopez on June 27, 2016 in Climate, News, Plants

In the face of impending global climate change one of the greatest challenges will be maintaining a sustainable supply of renewable energy. It’s clear that new approaches to produce climate resilient plants are desperately needed. Working jointly to develop new research tools to accelerate the br...

Tyson Summer Series: Role of Science in Public Agency

By myralopez on June 20, 2016 in

The seminar will feature a talk by Elizabeth Middleton of the Missouri Department of Conservation. She’ll discuss “Adaptive management and the role of science in a public agency.” The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tys...

Earth’s Future: Causes and Consequences of Climate Change

By Public Affairs on May 24, 2016 in Video

This unique freshman-only course at Washington University provides a broad overview of issues involving climate change and its consequences. The course was one of the earliest priorities of the Topics of Conversation and Washington University Climate Change Initiative (WUCCI). It is taught by two...

Happy Hour: 2016 I-CARES Awardees

By myralopez on May 16, 2016 in

Recognition of the 2016 I-CARES research winners during a happy hour at the Knight Center pub. Private event. Click here to read about the 2016 research awardees.

Tracking the lost crops of the ancient world

By Public Affairs on April 21, 2016 in Climate, Environment, News, Plants

Why some crops became globally important in the last 400 years, while others were ‘lost’ in our modern food-webs, remains a bit of a mystery, says Xinyi Liu, assistant professor of archaeology but “changes in ecological, culinary, and cultural importance all played roles.” Click here to read the ...

Washington University students Taylor Blevin and Talia Rubnitz advocating for a low limit on carbon emissions at COP21 in Paris.

What students say about climate change

By Public Affairs on April 18, 2016 in Climate, Environment, News, Sustainability

The six Washington University students who went to the Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate negotiations in Paris are well prepared, resilient, tough-minded and in this fight for the duration. Click here to read the full article and learn about their experiences as student observers and see ...

The Paris Agreement: A Campus Community & Conversation

By myralopez on April 12, 2016 in

Presentation of paris Agreement produced from the 21y session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which took pace December 2015 in Paris, France. A panel of past COP student delegates will discuss their COP experience, followed by a Q & A session. Introductory remarks by Peter H. ...