parker committed to breaking down communication barriers in environmental journalism

Meaghan Parker, executive director, Society of Environmental Journalists.

Meaghan Parker, executive director of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), visited Wesleyan University earlier this month to present “Talking about the Weather: Communicating Complexity in the Era of Climate Change,” an event sponsored by the College of the Environment. As a previous fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Parker’s work has a strong focus on actionable ideas that can realistically be implemented in journalism and education. Her talk emphasized the roles that journalists play in environmental activism, from raising awareness to holding politicians accountable, and how journalists can be more effective at communicating the intricacies of the environmental movement, current events, and the subtle relationships they often have with each other.

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sher ’07, students seek to improve material development through understanding electron transport

Meng-ju Sher Group
From left: Polly Pierone ’20, grad student Senali Dissanayake, Tony Jianbang Liu ’20, Rhoen Fiutak ’19, Matthew Erodici ’19 and M.-J. Renee Sher, assistant professor of physics.

The research explored below, “Spectroscopic Studies of Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells,” was undertaken as part of the College of the Environment’s Faculty-Student Research Grant Program, which provides opportunities for faculty and students to work together on research projects. Continue reading “sher ’07, students seek to improve material development through understanding electron transport”

coe joins u.n. sustainable development solutions network

The College of the Environment is proud to announce a new partnership with the US branch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Launched in December 2018, the UN-SDSN cooperates with financial institutions, the private sector, civil society organizations, and UN agencies to effect sustainable development throughout the world. Continue reading “coe joins u.n. sustainable development solutions network”