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There are dozens of great Earth Week events to join in 2021, but UChicago’s Environmental Community has also been engaged in this work for many years! In “Today in Earth Week” we give you a quick view of what’s happening today alongside some recent content you might have missed:


The Next Frontier in Chinese Energy and Environmental Policy – In 2019, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) launched the Joint Center for Energy Policy Research in China. Learn about the important work being undertaken by the EPIC-UCAS Joint Center and hear key insights from its inaugural set of projects. Hosted by the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. January 21/22, 2021.


Sustainability at The Microbiome Center – Read about The Microbiome Center’s pilot projects to promote cross-faculty research initiatives in all aspects of microbiome research, including in nitrogen fixation, environmental pollutants, and migratory birds.


8:30am CDT      PME Research in Environmental Protection and Sustainability | Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

10:30am CDT      Scientific Machine Learning and Stiffness | Argonne National Laboratory

11:15am CDT      Live Taping of “The Axe Files” with Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield | Institute of Politics

11:30am CDT      Info Session: Graduate Certificate in Urban Science and Sustainable Development | The Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

4:10pm CDT      Chicago Futures: The Abundant City | Chicago Studies Program

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