Janine heading to China!

As a part of the Chinese Flagship program at IU, Janine will be studying overseas for the next academic year in China. For the first half of the year, she will be finishing up her Chinese studies with classes at Nanjing University and will be looking for an internship for the second semester in either Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, or Shenzhen. She is excited to meet many new people and continue on her journey of language learning and exploration while eating amazing food in China.

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This summer, Janine will be interning with IU’s Office of Sustainability as their Sustainable IT intern. She will be involved in helping organize and inventory donated technology from the Hoosier to Hoosier sale, collecting data about what types of appliances and technology students are discarding. Furthermore, she will be involved in developing communications to help educate the student body on tech waste and impact. Lastly, she will have the opportunity to use her language skills to help translate Hoosier to Hoosier sale promotions for the international student body. She is excited to be spending her summer in Bloomington tackling these projects with IUOS! 

Congrats, Janine!!

New paper out - Farmer Perceptions of Conflict Related to Water in Zambia

Our work on smallholder farmer perceptions of water related conflict and violence in Southern Zambia just published in Sustainability. You can read the paper here. Below are the sources of conflict and violence reported by our farmer participants. Congrats to Drew Marcantonio (now PhD student at U. of Notre Dame) and Tom Evans (Professor at U of Arizona). Also a great thanks to IU Office of Sustainability and NSF's Water Sustainability Climate initiative for funding this research. 

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Colorado Climate Retreat

 Ken Savitsky (Williams College), Adam Pearson (Pomona College), Kimin Eom (UC Santa Barbara), Amanda Carrico (CU Boulder), David Sherman (UC Santa Barbara), Lisa Dilling (CU Boulder) Sarah Anderson (UC Santa Barbara), Leaf Van Boven (CU Boulder), Phillip Ehret (UC Santa Barbara), Shahzeen Attari (Indiana University), Jenny Cole (CU Boulder). Missing due to blisters: Jon Shuldt (Cornell University), Geoff Cohen (Stanford University).

Ken Savitsky (Williams College), Adam Pearson (Pomona College), Kimin Eom (UC Santa Barbara), Amanda Carrico (CU Boulder), David Sherman (UC Santa Barbara), Lisa Dilling (CU Boulder) Sarah Anderson (UC Santa Barbara), Leaf Van Boven (CU Boulder), Phillip Ehret (UC Santa Barbara), Shahzeen Attari (Indiana University), Jenny Cole (CU Boulder). Missing due to blisters: Jon Shuldt (Cornell University), Geoff Cohen (Stanford University).

The purpose of the Colorado Climate Retreat was to examine recent and emerging research on the interface of climate change and social psychology, broadly construed. The meeting disseminated findings to students, researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public. Presenters included faculty and graduate students from psychology, political science, environmental studies, and theater and dance. Following public presentations on Friday, the presenters spent much of Saturday discussing future directions for collaborative, programmatic research.

Another new labber: Warm welcome to Shahera Omar

Shahera Omar is a Fulbright Scholar and a Master of Public Affairs student in SPEA. She is interested in psychology and development, and she is from the beautiful country of Sri Lanka. She is a foodie and loves to squash cute things, especially her cats, Molan and Pakeer, which translate to "Idiot" and "Fool." Broadly, she will be working with Kurt Waldman et al. on understanding which decision science theories can be used to study smallholder farmer decision making in Africa.