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. 

Warm welcome to Tyler Marghetis!

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Tyler Marghetis joins our Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow in SPEA and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He studies the limits of human imagination — how we [fail to] understand concepts that lie beyond the reach of perception and action — and implications for mitigating climate change, educating STEM experts, and creating a more just society. Before becoming a card-carrying Scientist, he was a child detective, then a professional magician, and finally a national team wrestler. Today, he likes bikes, books, and bourbon.

Shahzeen receives Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Shaz receives the award from Eliza Pavalko, IU's Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Shaz receives the award from Eliza Pavalko, IU's Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

"The Outstanding Junior Faculty Award is designed to identify our most promising untenured tenure-track faculty from throughout the campus. It provides resources to enable these faculty members to further develop their scientific, scholar or artistic activities. Those selected to win this prestigious honor have begun to develop nationally recognized research programs, and devoted productive time to the teaching and service missions of the university."

Shaz receives SPEA Student Choice Award

Professors Shahzeen Attari and Beth Cate have been selected by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ undergraduate student community to receive the Leader for the Greater Good Award - Undergraduate for 2017 SPEA Student Choice Awards. This award was created to recognize the professor who best embodies SPEA’s spirit by giving back, spending time outside of class supporting students and student organizations, volunteering to help out at student events and supporting the school monetarily.