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SAVE THE DATE: September 27, 2012 CSTPR 10th Anniversary

The tentative agenda for the CSTPR 10th anniversary celebration is:

9:00 -10:30 am Panel discussion: Extremes: Nature, Society and Policy (Bill Travis, moderator)

10:30– 11:00 am Break

11:00-12:30 pm Panel discussion: Public Engagement in Science and Technology: when the stakes are high and debates are lively (Lisa Dilling and Max Boykoff, moderators)

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch on your own

1:30 – 3:00 pm Panel discussion: Usable Science (Elizabeth McNie, moderator)

3:00 - 3:30 pm Break

Grandview celebration

3:30 – 4:30 pm Panel discussion: Life after CSTPR

7:30 – 9:00 pm Keynote address by Dr. John Holdren, Science Advisor to President Barack Obama

All events will take place in Old Main on the CU-Boulder campus. More up-to-date information will be posted on the CSTPR website closer to the event so please check back.

Center News

Roger Pielke, Jr. Receives GSA Award and Honorary Degree

Roger Pielke, Jr. is this year’s recipient of the Geological Society of America (GSA) Public Service Award. The GSA Public Service Award was established in 1998 in honor of Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker and is awarded for contributions that have materially enhanced the public’s understanding of the earth sciences, or significantly served decision-makers in the application of scientific and technical information in public affairs and public policy related to the earth sciences.

In May 2012 Roger Pielke, Jr., received an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Linköping University, one of Sweden’s top universities that focus on interdisciplinary

Roger Pielke, Jr.research and teaching. In awarding the degree Linkoping stated that Roger’s “outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research is a bold and refreshing voice in the climate debate. You have taken on public discussions with the IPCC, environmentalists as well as climate sceptics. You are profoundly committed to both use science to critically scrutinize policies and political decisions, and to deeply engage in finding ways of enhancing dialogues between science and policy.”

Center News

Jessica Weinkle Awarded Fellowship

CSTPR graduate student Jessica Weinkle has been awarded the highly competitive CIRES Graduate Research Fellowship Program for fall 2012. Evaluations of the 2012 applications were based on each candidate’s academic accomplishments, research plan

Jessica Weinkleand significance, ability to communicate and work independently, letter(s) of recommendation, and the likelihood of future contributions to Earth system science.

Congratulations Roger and Jessica!