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Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management
July 2016
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Sustainability Spotlight

Meet ACSEM intern Geneva Vest!

We met with Geneva Vest (Hanszen ’17) to talk about her passion for the outdoors as well as her study abroad experience.
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Campus Sustainability News

Powell Pecan honored at Mayor’s Proud Partners Luncheon

Keep Houston Beautiful and the City of Houston recognized the Rice University Grounds Department for the pecan tree planted by General Colin Powell at Rice's 2015 Commencement. 
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Meet the ACSEM interns

The Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management welcomes six Rice undergraduate students as its 2016 summer intern team.
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Student project expands recycling in athletics facilities

A project team in CEVE 307 worked to bring 82 recycling bins to three Rice Athletics facilities.
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Student News

Student studies sustainable development across the world

Rice student Geneva Vest traveled to New York City; Ahmedabad, India; São Paulo, Brazil; and Cape Town, South Africa in a study abroad program comparing cities in the 21st century.
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Students win Shell Center sustainability awards

The Shell Center for Sustainability recognized three student projects with its Sustainable Development Award at the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium.
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CENHS selects winners for environmental writing prize

The Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) at Rice University announced the winners of the 2016 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing.
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Teaching and Research News

Coral reefs fall victim to overfishing, pollution, and ocean warming

A study co-authored by BioSciences professor Adrienne Simoes Correa suggests that widespread coral deaths, including an ongoing global coral bleaching event, are caused by a combination of global warming and local stressors.
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Faculty propose timber for low-carbon construction

Rice School of Architecture faculty members Albert Pope and Jesús Vasallo explore low-carbon materials in their case study of Detroit's Corktown District.
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Dutch envoy shares flood of ideas on water infrastructure

The Rice School of Architecture hosted a discussion on the future of Houston's water infrastructure led by Dutch diplomat Henk Ovink.
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