29 Jan

State of the Union Lunch Discussion

Engaging Scientists in Policy and Advocacy (ESPA) is hosting its annual State of the Union debrief on January 30, 2019 in BSRB 2515 1-2pm. Lunch provided, RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/wVwFWozlkHsBCI1s2

Yes – the event will still take place on January 30 even though the State of the Union got delayed to next week.

19 Jan

Association between drought and HIV prevention

Drought in Lesotho was associated with higher HIV prevalence in girls 15–19 years old in rural areas and with lower educational attainment and riskier sexual behavior in rural females 15–24 years old. Policy-makers may consider adopting potential mechanisms to mitigate the impact of income shock from natural disasters on populations vulnerable to HIV transmission.


19 Jan

Job Opportunity: Scientific Editor (Social Science), One Earth


[One Earth, a journal designed to unite the natural, social and applied sciences in pursuit of the knowledge and solutions that will help us address the world’s most pressing socio-environmental challenges will launch in 2019.

Successful candidates will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to help shape and launch the journal. Responsibilities will include assessing submitted research papers, making editorial recommendations, and overseeing the peer review process; commissioning, and shaping review- and commentary-type content; traveling to scientific conferences, and developing strong ties with the relevant research community; organizing scientific conferences; and contributing to Cell Press’s growth and innovation projects. This is an exciting opportunity to help develop social science at this world-leading publisher.]
10 Jan

Emmett Climate Engineering Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy 2019-2021

[Open November 16th, 2018 through January 14th, 2019

UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invites applications for a fellowship in environmental law and policy, with particular focus on the societal implications, governance, and legal and policy issues posed by climate engineering (geoengineering). These fellowships are full-time, two-year faculty positions beginning in the summer of 2019.

The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is dedicated to creating and advancing legal and policy solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges, and to training the next generation of leaders to address these issues. The program fosters informed debate and analysis to educate the public, policymakers, business leaders, and others on critical environmental issues.

The fellow will conduct research, and legal and policy analysis, relevant to the societal challenges posed by climate engineering technologies, including both large-scale atmospheric CO2 removal and interventions in the Earth’s radiation balance.] https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04203