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Columbia Climate School’s First Class Day and Commencement: Photos and Videos

Photos and videos from before, during, and after the Class Day ceremony, plus more from the university-wide Commencement ceremony.

by |May 18, 2022

Columbia Climate School Celebrates Its First Class Day

The inaugural class of Climate School students have finished their courses and donned their light blue caps and robes for the ceremony.

by |May 13, 2022
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Chris Dedo: Arming Employees to Spur Climate Policy and Action

A soon-to-be graduate of the Columbia Climate School, Dedo will spend the summer creating playbooks for employees to convince their companies to advocate for climate policy.

by |May 13, 2022
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Aarti Arora: Connecting Agriculture, Climate, and Social Vulnerability

A soon-to-be graduate of the Columbia Climate School, Arora will spend the summer interning at NASA.

by |May 12, 2022

Sal Brzozowski Thinks That Every Job is a Climate Job

An alum of the M.A. in Climate and Society program, Sal is a hair stylist working to promote decarbonization legislation and a climate movement that includes everyone.

by Suzie Hicks |May 11, 2022
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Talia Resnick: Exploring the Roles of Companies in Combating Climate Change

A soon-to-be graduate of the Columbia Climate School, Resnick will spend the summer working as an environmental and sustainability program coordinator at a law firm.

by |May 10, 2022
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Olga Frolova: From Honeybee Hobbyist to Pollinator Promoter

Before graduating from the Columbia Climate School, Frolova will intern at the Bee Conservancy to raise awareness about the importance of protecting these industrious insects.

by |May 9, 2022

Peggy Shepard to Speak at Columbia Climate School Graduation

Environmental justice advocate Peggy Shepard will deliver the keynote address at Columbia Climate School’s inaugural Class Day ceremony on May 13.

by |April 15, 2022

Columbia Climate School Welcomes First Class of Students

In September, 90 students will begin their orientation for the M.A. in Climate and Society Program, the first degree program offered through Columbia’s Climate School.

by Elise Gout |August 30, 2021
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Meet Sophie Johnson From Columbia Climate School’s Inaugural Class

With a background in artificial intelligence, she wants to explore how to utilize computational tools to study and communicate climate science.

by |August 23, 2021