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Transportation Demand Management Coordinator, Rice University (Houston, TX)

This position assists and is supervised by the Director of Administrative Services. Its role includes research, analysis, planning, development, implementation, administration and continuous improvement of Alternative Transportation programs and services at Rice University. This position also assists the Director of Administrative Services in overseeing the day-to-day operation of alternative transportation services such as car-share, campus shuttle service, emergency ride home program, car-pooling, van-pooling and bicycle programs.

Alternative Transportation Programs support the University’s high quality learning environment. The goals of the programs include reducing the number of employees and students driving alone to campus, reducing traffic congestion, and improving the quality of the campus environment. To achieve these goals the Director of Administrative Services, with assistance from the Transportation Department Management (TDM) Coordinator, Parking Manager and Transportation Manager identifies long-term planning strategies, develops and implements fiscal incentives, and promotes commuting alternatives to driving alone to campus. This position is a key member of the Parking and Transportation team within Rice University.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Flooding risk and the modernization of agriculture

Approximately 30% of the cultivated rice area in India is prone to crop damage from prolonged flooding. Dr. Emerick will discuss a two-year study in rural Odisha India investigating the effects of introducing a new flood-tolerant rice variety on farm investment. He will discuss the effects on both farm productivity and farmer decision-making.

Kyle Emerick received his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley in 2014. His research is in development economics — with a particular focus on the economics of agricultural development. His work has included studies on the effects of risk-reducing technologies on the decisions of poor farmers in rural India, the efficiency of informal seed exchanges between Indian farmers, and the effects of more secure property rights on labor reallocation in Mexico. His studies rely on both field experiments and observational data.

 

Every week during the academic year, the ENVS Lunch & Learn lecture series features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers.

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome to attend.

Food is generously sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment.

You can’t make it to the talk? No problem!

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