The Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University is currently looking for a full-time Research Associate to join the research team of a project funded by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation, titled “Transforming Urban Transport – The Role of Political Leadership (TUT-RPL)”. The candidate will work under the supervision of project director Diane Davis, Professor of Urbanism and Development at the GSD, and in collaboration with an international advisory board chaired by Professor Alan Altshuler (Harvard) that also includes David Banister (Oxford) Robert Cervero (Berkeley), Ralph Gakenheimer (MIT), Barbara Kellerman (Harvard), Patrick Le Gales (Sciences Po), and Jay Walder (Hong Kong). Learn more/apply.
Saturday March 2 from 9am-5pm
Discuss the collaboration of academic research and practice over and between a spectrum of disciplines through exemplary projects from students and distinguished speakers. Address questions in a series of panel discussions and workshops: How does research lead to entrepreneurship? And how do ideas born in practice transform into research? How organizations can rise to the challenges of preparing for the future? Students of all levels, entrepreneurs and professionals working on or interested in sustainability are welcome to engage in this platform for a day-long conversation!
This event is organized through the collaboration of Harvard University Graduate School of Design Green Design group, and the Cornell University Sustainable Design student group!
Program details and speakers… TBD!
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As member of research team, conducts economic and demographic research related to housing, financial services and mortgage markets, and home improvement markets for Harvard’s nationally recognized housing research center. Preference given to those with a Master’s Degree in economics, public policy, urban planning, or related field, with 1 – 2 years research experience. Bachelor’s Degree with 2+ years of research experience also considered. Must have experience with statistical software packages such as SAS and/or STATA. Strong analytical and oral and written communication skills; interest in housing and/or demography; and experience with ArcGIS mapping software strongly preferred. Apply on-line at http://employment.harvard.edu/, please reference Req. #27381BR
The Harvard Divinity School Green Team and the HDS student organization EcoDiv are presenting a panel discussion titled “Sustainability & Religion: New Directions in Research and Practice” on Monday, April 2nd from 4-6pm in the Sperry Room at Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA.
Among the presenters will be Prof. Timothy Weiskel, Co-Director of the Working Group on Environmental Justice at the Du Bois Institute, who created and directed the Environmental Ethics & Public Policy Program at the Harvard Divinity School from 1989 to 1999. Also on the panel will be HDS Prof. Susan Abraham, Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, HDS Prof. Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity and HDS Prof. Diane Moore, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies and Education and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions.
The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow across the street at the Center for the Study of World Religions afterwards.
Harvard School of Public Health is recruiting research assistants to help with a plate waste study in Chelsea and Lawrence Public Schools during the school lunch periods. This is a study to examine the impact of “Smart Lunchrooms,” which use behavioral psychology to encourage students to select healthier foods.
Responsibilities of the research assistants will include recording the foods selected and consumed by students. Data collection will begin in a few weeks and last 3-4 weeks in each school district. If interested, please contact Juliana Cohen JCohen@hsph.harvard.edu and include your availability (during the hours of 9am-3:30pm, M-F), and if you are interested in working in Lawrence Public Schools (must have access to a car) and/or Chelsea public schools (accessible by public transportation). This is a paid position.