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UO Climate Change Symposium: Friday, May 29th

Please join us on Friday, May 29, for the fourth annual Climate Change Research Symposium, highlighting scholarship from across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts.

Friday, May 29, 2015 Symposium – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reception – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


How Climate Change Became Controversial: An Analysis of the Climate Change Denial Movement Riley Dunlap, Oklahoma State University


What we know about climate change (and how we know it) (In)visible nexus: insights on climate change from the humanities Culture and climate change Race or snail pace? Human ...



Sam Adams, Former Portland Mayor and Political Science alum ’02, Heads US Climate Initiative

Earth is heating up—quickly—and that spells trouble for the flora and fauna who call it home.

But Sam Adams, BA ’02, who once pushed to make Portland the most sustainable city in the world while serving as its mayor from 2008–2012, could just end up saving it for future generations.

In January, Adams was named to lead the US Climate Initiative (USCI), a nonpartisan organization that could play a crucial role in halting Earth’s warming and saving the planet for the generations to come. The USCI is part of the World Resources Institute (WRI), which was established in 1982 to




Assistant Professor Burke Hendrix returns from Princeton University research trip

Assistant Professor Burke Hendrix recently returned from a month-long research leave to Princeton University, where he was at work on the final stages of one book and the beginning of another. While there, he was also able to attend a wide variety of talks and events, including the 25th Anniversary for the university’s Center for Human Values.

“Princeton has probably the best political theory program in the world,” Hendrix said, “and it’s strong in most other areas as well. It has great library resources, and the chance to talk with faculty, graduate students, and others there was