Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management
March 2016
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Sustainability Spotlight

Meet RES president, Michael Donatti!

We met with co-founder and current president of the Rice Environmental Society (RES) Michael Donatti (Duncan ’16) to discuss his time abroad, his involvement with Engineers Without Boarders, and more.
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Campus Sustainability News

Rice adds ‘moon tree’ to campus arboretum

Rice University has planted a Loblolly pine tree grown from seeds taken into space on the Apollo 14 mission to the moon.
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New recreation program to hike Grand Canyon

Rice’s Recreation and Wellness Center has created “(Re)Discover Your Wild Side,” an innovative program designed to build the foundation of energy, health and balance.
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‘The Great Cape Rinderhorn’ opens at Rice Gallery

“The Great Cape Rinderhorn,” a new installation by German artist Thorsten Brinkmann that sees the hidden beauty in discarded objects, is now open at Rice University Art Gallery until May 15.
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Student News

EcoReps host another successful Green Dorm Initiative

Rice EcoReps hosted the sixth annual Green Dorm Initiative, a 3-week competition that encourages the Rice community to adopt sustainable lifestyles.
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Coffeehouse GM visions more sustainable practices

The Rice Thresher recently interviewed the new General Manager of Coffeehouse Harrison Lin (Brown '18) on his green visions for the student-run business.
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Peta2 exhibit “Right Side of History” stops at Rice

The Rice Wildlife Conservation Corps partnered with peta2 to bring their "Right Side of History" exhibit to campus, which shows the effects of a meat vs. vegan diet on the environment.
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Teaching and Research News

Plummeting coal use and peaking stockpiles

Dan Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, authored an op-ed on coal stockpiles.
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Marine virus outbreaks linked to coral bleaching

Rice University biologists found that significant outbreaks of marine viruses may be associated with coral bleaching events, especially as a result of multiple environmental stresses.
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Colossal Antarctic ice-shelf collapse followed last ice age

A study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences details how the ice shelf shrank during a period of climate warming following the ice age.
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