UChicago Program on the Global Environment

UChicago Program on the Global Environment PGE's interdisciplinary programs include the Environmental and Urban Studies BA major and minor, the Environment, Agriculture and Food Working Group, the Frizzell Family & Learning Series and the Chicago Studies Quarter.
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University of Chicago Athletics is spotlighting senior athletes, and Track and Field's Chase Gardner named South Side Ec...
04/29/2021

University of Chicago Athletics is spotlighting senior athletes, and Track and Field's Chase Gardner named South Side Ecologies w/ our very own Prof. Anastasio as his favorite UChicago class! "We got to learn directly from so many people involved in the area's history," Chase said. https://bit.ly/2QjD3vM

University of Chicago Athletics is spotlighting senior athletes, and Track and Field's Chase Gardner named South Side Ecologies w/ our very own Prof. Anastasio as his favorite UChicago class! "We got to learn directly from so many people involved in the area's history," Chase said. https://bit.ly/2QjD3vM

We sincerely appreciate everyone who participated in #UChiGivingDay! Your gift will support our students, faculty, and r...
04/23/2021

We sincerely appreciate everyone who participated in #UChiGivingDay! Your gift will support our students, faculty, and research. Happy Earth Week!

We sincerely appreciate everyone who participated in #UChiGivingDay! Your gift will support our students, faculty, and research. Happy Earth Week!

Join @Kim4Water (from @MWRDGC) & @monicaeng (from @WBEZ) Thurs. for a conversation about implement reliable, equitable, ...
04/23/2021

Join @Kim4Water (from @MWRDGC) & @monicaeng (from @WBEZ) Thurs. for a conversation about implement reliable, equitable, and cost-effective water management in Chicago! For more info and to register go here: https://bit.ly/3v4qrrq. This event is organized as part of @UChicagoECo!

Join @Kim4Water (from @MWRDGC) & @monicaeng (from @WBEZ) Thurs. for a conversation about implement reliable, equitable, and cost-effective water management in Chicago! For more info and to register go here: https://bit.ly/3v4qrrq. This event is organized as part of @UChicagoECo!

What aspects of pandemic life have helped the environment? PGE director Sabina Shaikh weighs in on #EarthDay https://www...
04/23/2021
The pandemic forced us to create habits that benefit the Earth and ourselves. Here's which behaviors to keep

What aspects of pandemic life have helped the environment? PGE director Sabina Shaikh weighs in on #EarthDay

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/world/earth-day-2021-behavior-ideas-scn/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_content=2021-04-22T17%3A00%3A50&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_term=link&fbclid=IwAR1idqWp5uw_rDqb25i8Tl140MVW6bxwu0Oho9fdopMU4ebRdyoU-VXdPhY

The pandemic forced people to quickly form new habits, and some of them left a positive impact on the environment and our wellbeing. Here's which ones should stay after the pandemic is over.

🦋Happy Earth Day! Join the Field Museum's @eka83 and Prof. @aeastasio for a special Earth Day presentation on monarch bu...
04/22/2021

🦋Happy Earth Day! Join the Field Museum's @eka83 and Prof. @aeastasio for a special Earth Day presentation on monarch butterflies, their migration patterns, and their impact on Chicago's ecosystems! Cosponsored by @ChicagoStudies! Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3tBBAzt

On Giving Day, your gift to the Program on Global Environment will go to support faculty and practitioner-led research experiences in urban environments for students in the College. Make a gift now! #UChiGivingDay http://bit.ly/GivingDayPGE

🦋Happy Earth Day! Join the Field Museum's @eka83 and Prof. @aeastasio for a special Earth Day presentation on monarch butterflies, their migration patterns, and their impact on Chicago's ecosystems! Cosponsored by @ChicagoStudies! Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3tBBAzt

On Giving Day, your gift to the Program on Global Environment will go to support faculty and practitioner-led research experiences in urban environments for students in the College. Make a gift now! #UChiGivingDay http://bit.ly/GivingDayPGE

A new Biden Admin climate update from your friendly neighborhood PGE intern Hannah Wilson-Black! If you've been meaning ...
04/21/2021

A new Biden Admin climate update from your friendly neighborhood PGE intern Hannah Wilson-Black! If you've been meaning to follow Biden's work on climate issues but can never find the time, here's an explainer for the American Jobs Plan & its "good green jobs" https://bit.ly/2QEAW5Q

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To support student research in the Program on Global Environment, consider making a gift for UChicago Giving Day! You can learn more at https://bit.ly/GivingDayPGE
#UChiGivingDay

A new Biden Admin climate update from your friendly neighborhood PGE intern Hannah Wilson-Black! If you've been meaning to follow Biden's work on climate issues but can never find the time, here's an explainer for the American Jobs Plan & its "good green jobs" https://bit.ly/2QEAW5Q

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To support student research in the Program on Global Environment, consider making a gift for UChicago Giving Day! You can learn more at https://bit.ly/GivingDayPGE
#UChiGivingDay

Happening tomorrow! A great #EarthWeek discussion about the future of sustainable food practices in Chicago w/ Prof. Lau...
04/20/2021

Happening tomorrow! A great #EarthWeek discussion about the future of sustainable food practices in Chicago w/ Prof. Laura Letinsky and panelists Edra Soto, Jason Hammel, and Doug Daudell. Brought to you by the Chicago Studies Chicago Futures lecture series!

Join Chicago Studies & Visual Arts Prof. Laura Letinsky for her panel discussion on The Abundant City (part of our Chicago Futures series). The discussion will focus on envisioning the potential fruitfulness of Chicago w/ local urban growers! Red appleRegister: https://bit.ly/3mJuN41

PGE Director, Dr. Sabina Shaikh, was featured in the University of Chicago news, ‘Meet a UChicagoan,’ a regular series f...
04/20/2021
UChicago scholar inspires students to engage with our environment

PGE Director, Dr. Sabina Shaikh, was featured in the University of Chicago news, ‘Meet a UChicagoan,’ a regular series focusing on the people who make UChicago a distinct intellectual community. Read about her commitment to getting students engaged—both with the city of Chicago and with sustainability initiatives on campus. We are proud to have Sabina as our leader here at PGE!

In teaching and research, Sabina Shaikh reframes relationship between humans, nature

Take a virtual tour back in time to early Chicago to see how the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chic...
04/19/2021

Take a virtual tour back in time to early Chicago to see how the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (@MWRDGC) reversed the Chicago River & developed wastewater treatment tech!💧Co-sponsors: @ChicagoStudies @UChicagoECo Register: https://bit.ly/3e1afQE

Take a virtual tour back in time to early Chicago to see how the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (@MWRDGC) reversed the Chicago River & developed wastewater treatment tech!💧Co-sponsors: @ChicagoStudies @UChicagoECo Register: https://bit.ly/3e1afQE

🌍As part of the Chicago Outdoors event series (from PGE and Chicago Studies) and w/ the help of the Phoenix Outdoor Prog...
04/18/2021
Campus & Community Cleanup Registration

🌍As part of the Chicago Outdoors event series (from PGE and Chicago Studies) and w/ the help of the Phoenix Outdoor Program, there is a Campus + Community Cleanup happening Tuesday! Sign up to get a trash bag and gloves (https://bit.ly/3agTfoB). Heaviest trash bag gets a prize!🗑️

Thanks for your interest in this Campus & Community Cleanup event, sponsored by the Phoenix Outdoor Program (part of College Programming and Orientation) and Chicago Outdoors (a new series of Chicago Studies and the Program on the Global Environment). To celebrate Earth Week, there are a series of e...

Join Chicago Studies & Visual Arts Prof. Laura Letinsky for her panel discussion on The Abundant City (part of our Chica...
04/16/2021

Join Chicago Studies & Visual Arts Prof. Laura Letinsky for her panel discussion on The Abundant City (part of our Chicago Futures series). The discussion will focus on envisioning the potential fruitfulness of Chicago w/ local urban growers! Red appleRegister: https://bit.ly/3mJuN41

Join Chicago Studies & Visual Arts Prof. Laura Letinsky for her panel discussion on The Abundant City (part of our Chicago Futures series). The discussion will focus on envisioning the potential fruitfulness of Chicago w/ local urban growers! Red appleRegister: https://bit.ly/3mJuN41

University of Chicago Athletics is spotlighting senior athletes, and UChicago Lacrosse's Bri Fadden had this to say abou...
04/15/2021

University of Chicago Athletics is spotlighting senior athletes, and UChicago Lacrosse's Bri Fadden had this to say about PGE's own Prof. Anastasio: "Professor Alison Anastasio has had the greatest impact on me in college as her classes and teaching really made me fall in love with environmental studies." High praise!
https://bit.ly/3wMAPWp

University of Chicago Athletics is spotlighting senior athletes, and UChicago Lacrosse's Bri Fadden had this to say about PGE's own Prof. Anastasio: "Professor Alison Anastasio has had the greatest impact on me in college as her classes and teaching really made me fall in love with environmental studies." High praise!
https://bit.ly/3wMAPWp

Celebrate 🌏Week w/ this showcase from EFCampus Undergrad Research Assistants on the 20th! Hear about their analysis of c...
04/14/2021

Celebrate 🌏Week w/ this showcase from EFCampus Undergrad Research Assistants on the 20th! Hear about their analysis of campus energy and water systems - and the interventions they evaluated to improve conservation. Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Register: https://bit.ly/3v0Em1J

Celebrate 🌏Week w/ this showcase from EFCampus Undergrad Research Assistants on the 20th! Hear about their analysis of campus energy and water systems - and the interventions they evaluated to improve conservation. Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Register: https://bit.ly/3v0Em1J

🚰It's World Water Day! Every year the UN celebrates our valuable water resources and raises awareness about severe world...
03/22/2021
In Case You Missed it — Chicago Futures: The Blue City

🚰It's World Water Day! Every year the UN celebrates our valuable water resources and raises awareness about severe world water shortages and potential solutions. If water is your thing, Chicago Studies hosted a fascinating event last month about Chicago's water! Here's a recap: https://bit.ly/3lEZsis

By Hannah Wilson-Black

A reminder for those who have registered themselves or their teams: the kickoff event for the Chicago Studies Chicago Fu...
03/18/2021
Futures Design Challenge

A reminder for those who have registered themselves or their teams: the kickoff event for the Chicago Studies Chicago Futures Design Challenge is on Mar. 22 at noon CST! You'll meet the other teams and get your final instructions. Here's all the Design Challenge info: https://bit.ly/3eR6rUm

Design the Future of Chicago

Thursday at 6pm CDT, join The Chicago Sun-Times and The Chicago Community Trust for a virtual deep dive into zoning and ...
03/16/2021

Thursday at 6pm CDT, join The Chicago Sun-Times and The Chicago Community Trust for a virtual deep dive into zoning and land use in Chicago’s industrial corridors. Be part of the conversation with environmental, planning and public health reporter Brett Chase and guests Olga Bautista, Gina Ramirez, and Peggy Salazar. Register here: https://bit.ly/3lpOr4G

Thursday at 6pm CDT, join The Chicago Sun-Times and The Chicago Community Trust for a virtual deep dive into zoning and land use in Chicago’s industrial corridors. Be part of the conversation with environmental, planning and public health reporter Brett Chase and guests Olga Bautista, Gina Ramirez, and Peggy Salazar. Register here: https://bit.ly/3lpOr4G

Have ideas for how to solve the world's most pressing problems? Looking to put theory into practice? The NYU Policy Case...
03/12/2021

Have ideas for how to solve the world's most pressing problems? Looking to put theory into practice? The NYU Policy Case Competition (https://www.nyupcc.org/) encourages students to think critically, analytically, and creatively to present policy solutions to real issues. You'll get to create a policy memo, executive summary, and video. Register with a team or get placed into a team by filling out this form before midnight on Mar. 15th! https://bit.ly/3t5IJHu

Have ideas for how to solve the world's most pressing problems? Looking to put theory into practice? The NYU Policy Case Competition (https://www.nyupcc.org/) encourages students to think critically, analytically, and creatively to present policy solutions to real issues. You'll get to create a policy memo, executive summary, and video. Register with a team or get placed into a team by filling out this form before midnight on Mar. 15th! https://bit.ly/3t5IJHu

Do you dream about the future of Chicago? For the Chicago Studies Chicago Futures Design Challenge, you can submit your ...
03/10/2021

Do you dream about the future of Chicago? For the Chicago Studies Chicago Futures Design Challenge, you can submit your design for an ideal Chicago in any medium as an individual or a team! Info session tomorrow: https://bit.ly/3t7Ef3s. Register your team by Mar. 12!

Do you dream about the future of Chicago? For the Chicago Studies Chicago Futures Design Challenge, you can submit your design for an ideal Chicago in any medium as an individual or a team! Info session tomorrow: https://bit.ly/3t7Ef3s. Register your team by Mar. 12!

Want an inside look at campus sustainability work? Apply for Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation's EFCampus Summer 2...
03/01/2021

Want an inside look at campus sustainability work? Apply for Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation's EFCampus Summer 2021 RA positions! RA work will align with the goals outlined in the University's broader Sustainability Plan. There's an info session coming up on Mar. 8th! Register: https://bit.ly/2PdzXsx

Want an inside look at campus sustainability work? Apply for Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation's EFCampus Summer 2021 RA positions! RA work will align with the goals outlined in the University's broader Sustainability Plan. There's an info session coming up on Mar. 8th! Register: https://bit.ly/2PdzXsx

Coming up 3/3 at 4:10 CDT! Join Chicago Studies & Urban Theory Lab - GSD's Neil Brenner for The City of the Third Coast,...
02/28/2021

Coming up 3/3 at 4:10 CDT! Join Chicago Studies & Urban Theory Lab - GSD's Neil Brenner for The City of the Third Coast, a Chicago Futures lecture. The lecture will include a dialogue w/ Clare Lyster (UIC) about the future urbanization of the Great Lakes region. Register: https://bit.ly/3q8OBi9

Coming up 3/3 at 4:10 CDT! Join Chicago Studies & Urban Theory Lab - GSD's Neil Brenner for The City of the Third Coast, a Chicago Futures lecture. The lecture will include a dialogue w/ Clare Lyster (UIC) about the future urbanization of the Great Lakes region. Register: https://bit.ly/3q8OBi9

Next Monday! Join us and The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality for this important and timely panel discussion...
02/24/2021

Next Monday! Join us and The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality for this important and timely panel discussion on the inequalities of disaster.

As environmental disasters are increasing in severity and frequency, what are the racial, gendered, and classed inequalities that impact the way people are prepared for, exposed to, and recover from them?

Join us and the UChicago Program on the Global Environment on Monday, March 1 at 2pm for The Social Inequalities of Disasters, a panel discussion featuring:
- James R. Elliott, Professor, Sociology, Rice University;
- Timothy J. Haney, Professor, Sociology, Mount Royal University;
- Fayola Jacobs, Assistant Professor, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; and
- Fernando I. Rivera, Professor, Sociology, University of Central Florida

Moderated by Rebecca Ewert, PhD Candidate, Sociology, University of Chicago

Registration is required at http://bit.ly/DisastersPanel.

02/24/2021
Research Assistantships | Summer Institute in Social Research Methods

Excited about social sciences research? SISRM’s RA program offers UChicago undergraduates the opportunity to reinforce and extend their new research skills through paid positions working on faculty research projects. And the deadline is TOMORROW, Feb. 25th! To apply: https://bit.ly/2ZP2IO4

Some more details:
- RAs are matched with faculty across the social sciences based on academic goals and interests as well as planned summer coursework.
- RA positions extend from June through August.
- The RA stipend is $4,000 for roughly 160 hours of work.
- New in 2020, SISRM has established a competitive pool of funding to extend some RA positions into the academic year.

Research Assistantships SISRM’s RA program offers UChicago undergraduates the opportunity to reinforce and extend their new research skills through paid positions working on faculty research projects. RAs are matched with faculty across the social sciences based on academic goals and interests as ...

Unsure about your major? Looking to add a minor? Curious about the Environmental and Urban Studies department? Join ENST...
02/18/2021

Unsure about your major? Looking to add a minor? Curious about the Environmental and Urban Studies department? Join ENST faculty and staff today for a department "open house" at 5pm CST to learn more about our major and minor. Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/3jXj2Wc

Unsure about your major? Looking to add a minor? Curious about the Environmental and Urban Studies department? Join ENST faculty and staff today for a department "open house" at 5pm CST to learn more about our major and minor. Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/3jXj2Wc

The Blue City, a Chicago Futures distinguished lecture with Sabina Shaikh and four great panelists who work with water i...
02/17/2021

The Blue City, a Chicago Futures distinguished lecture with Sabina Shaikh and four great panelists who work with water in journalism, urban development/design, and molecular engineering, is today at 4:10 CST! Sound exciting? Register: https://bit.ly/3jVKjZt Chicago Studies UChicago College

The Blue City, a Chicago Futures distinguished lecture with Sabina Shaikh and four great panelists who work with water in journalism, urban development/design, and molecular engineering, is today at 4:10 CST! Sound exciting? Register: https://bit.ly/3jVKjZt Chicago Studies UChicago College

Just two days away!🚰This Chicago Futures conversation focuses on how Chicago can use its connection to freshwater to be ...
02/15/2021

Just two days away!🚰This Chicago Futures conversation focuses on how Chicago can use its connection to freshwater to be a thriving global city. Join us this Wednesday at 4:10 PM CST! Register here: https://bit.ly/3rVq94r. Co-sponsored by PGE and Argonne National Laboratory UChicago College Chicago Studies

Just two days away!🚰This Chicago Futures conversation focuses on how Chicago can use its connection to freshwater to be a thriving global city. Join us this Wednesday at 4:10 PM CST! Register here: https://bit.ly/3rVq94r. Co-sponsored by PGE and Argonne National Laboratory UChicago College Chicago Studies

Curious about doing your spring quarter w/ Chicago Studies? The Spring 2021 CS course bundle focuses on Chicago politics...
02/10/2021

Curious about doing your spring quarter w/ Chicago Studies? The Spring 2021 CS course bundle focuses on Chicago politics, theatre, activism, sustainable design, and waterways! Learn more at the info session this Friday at 1:30 CT! https://bit.ly/3qfJddq

Curious about doing your spring quarter w/ Chicago Studies? The Spring 2021 CS course bundle focuses on Chicago politics, theatre, activism, sustainable design, and waterways! Learn more at the info session this Friday at 1:30 CT! https://bit.ly/3qfJddq

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