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The new book “Teaching Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences” has a chapter written by Richard Johnson ’92, director of Rice’s Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management, and Elizabeth Long, professor and chair of sociology. The book provides a snapshot of curricular restoration for sustainability within U.S. higher education. Johnson and Long’s chapter is titled  “A Decade of Lessons from Connecting Campus Sustainability with the Classroom at Rice University.”

Shayak Sengupta, a junior civil and environmental engineering major, won an all-expenses-paid trip to Saudi Arabia to take part in the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Research Poster Competition for Undergraduates, which began Jan. 19. He is one of 50 students invited to the international event and is presenting his research on alternative fuel vehicles in urban settings. As a member of Rice environmental engineer Daniel Cohan’s research group, Sengupta studies life cycle greenhouse gas emission and the impacts of natural gas relative to other fuels. He has also been working with the city of Houston on strategies to improve the environmental performance and affordability of its fleet of vehicles.

 

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