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  1. Alumni Commencement Celebration
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    YSE Welcomes Back Classes of 2020, 2021 for In-Person Alumni Commencement Celebration

    May 14, 2022

    Nearly 100 graduates returned to campus with family and friends for an in-person celebration, which included ceremonies at Old Campus and Kroon Courtyard.

  2. Yale School of the Environment Commencement
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    YSE 2022 Commencement Information

    May 13, 2022

    Details of the May 23 commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022!

  3. lovinia-reynolds
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    YSE Class of ’22: Lovinia Reynolds is Headed Home to Fight for Climate Justice

    May 13, 2022

    Returning to her native Brooklyn, YSE's Class of '22 Lovinia Reynolds is graduating from YSE with an eye on climate justice in the largest city in the United States.

  4. Akshyah Krishnakumar
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    YSE Class of ’22: Akshyah Krishnakumar Seeks to Make Change from the Inside

    May 10, 2022

    YSE Class of ’22 Akshyah Krishnakumar is seeking to achieve clean energy clean goals by working from the inside — starting with the fourth largest corporation in the world.

  5. Karen Seto in Nepal
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    Karen Seto Brings Her ‘Cities as Solutions’ Focus to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

    May 6, 2022

    Recently elected to one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies, YSE Professor Karen Seto talks about how cities can be a catalyst for generating solutions to climate change, what she is hoping to bring to the academy, and her role in developing the new Yale Center for Cities and Climate Solutions.

  6. Andis Arietta taking notes in the field
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    Research on Rapid, Fine-Scale Evolution in Wood Frogs Wins 2022 Bormann Prize

    April 28, 2022

    Andis Arietta’s doctoral research found that frogs have evolved in response to climate change in recent years, but that continued warming would likely outpace the species’s ability to adapt to extreme environmental change.

  7. Yale President Peter Salovey with School of the Environment Dean Indy Burke
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    President's Podcast: An Earth Day Conversation with Dean Indy Burke

    April 22, 2022

    For Earth Day, Dean Indy Burke joined Yale University President Peter Salovey on his monthly Yale Talk podcast for a conversation covering a wide range of environmental issues.

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    YSE, AmeriCorps Partner for New Scholarship Program

    April 21, 2022

    The Yale School of the Environment has announced a new scholarship program for incoming students who formerly worked with AmeriCorps, a federal program that fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering to address poverty, the environment, education, and other unmet human needs.

  9. Chris Mooney teaching a class at YSE
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    The Washington Post’s Chris Mooney Addresses the Challenge of Translating Environmental Data for Public Consumption

    April 20, 2022

    As Earth Day renews the public’s focus on climate change, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Chris Mooney teaches YSE students how to effectively translate environmental data for public consumption.

  10. 2022 Wyss Scholars
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    Future U.S. Conservation Leaders Named 2022 Wyss Scholars

    April 20, 2022

    Three Yale students — Annie Miller ’23 MEM, Molly Ryan ’23 MEM, and Jane Jacoby ’24 MF/JD ’24 — have been named 2022 Wyss Scholars, a program that supports the graduate-level education of a new generation of leaders in U.S. land conservation.

  11. Black Hills in South Dakota
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    LANDBACK Panel Addresses Importance of Indigenous Leadership in Land Reclamation and Conservation

    April 12, 2022

    Restoring Indigenous power in land stewardship and co-management policies were at the center of a YSE-Wyss Foundation panel discussion that brought together Indigenous voices from across the country.

  12. Lynn Cooley, Dorceta Taylor, and Peter Salovey
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    Alumna Receives Yale’s Highest Graduate Honor

    April 8, 2022

    Dorceta Taylor ’85 M.F.S., ’91 Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading environmental justice scholars and activists, was recently named a recipient of the 2020 Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, the highest honor Yale Graduate School bestows on its alumni.

  13. Brenda Mallory
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    New Horizons Conference Highlights ‘Work to Be Done’ on Environmental Justice

    April 7, 2022

    More than 800 people from 24 countries attended this year’s three-day virtual conference, a global conversation on justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion hosted by YSE that also serves as a platform for emerging environmental leaders who are historically underrepresented in the environmental field and/or committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field.

  14. A highway winding through Los Angeles
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    Pandemic Shutdowns Give Window into Environmental Racism in California’s Air Pollution Policy

    April 7, 2022

    Study finds that though air pollution is highly regulated in California, environmental policy as a whole is not protecting all communities in an equal way: Regulatory machinery has been preferentially protecting White, non-Hispanic people from exposure.

  15. Dar es Salaam
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    Latest IPCC Report Highlights How ‘Smarter’ Cities Can Mitigate Climate Change

    April 4, 2022

    Providing some hope in the push for climate action, the IPCC report’s chapter on urban mitigation, led by Yale School of the Environment Professor Karen Seto, outlines how cities have an opportunity to increase resource efficiency and significantly reduce GHG emissions through smarter design and greener infrastructure.