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    Greening Students' Education

    Check out IE's Green Course Guides for a list of nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate courses offered at the UA on environmental studies and sustainability. From biophysical sciences and social sciences to architecture and the arts, these courses provide opportunities for students to get hands-on experience and receive an interdisciplinary education.

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    Seminar Speaker Grants

    IE offers grants of $200 to $1,000 to affiliated faculty and campus student organizations to bring exceptional seminar speakers to campus.

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    Informing choices, advancing solutions

    Harnessing the collaborative and interdisciplinary expertise at the University of Arizona and among our many partners, the Institute of the Environment links cutting-edge knowledge and know-how with real-world issues to help all societies better understand Earth's natural systems and chart the best course for a more vibrant, sustainable world.

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    Ty Taylor

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    Translational Ecology Flourishes with Help of UA Scientists

    Scientists from IE and the Southwest Climate Science Center were conveners and lead authors in a new issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Their work aims to advance an emerging field of research called translational ecology.

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    2010 Walter Freeman

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Annual Report

Highlights include efforts to inform decision makers about drought and climate change in the Southwest, recruitment of a new generation of exceptional environmental leaders of tomorrow through our Carson Scholars Program for outstanding graduate students.
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