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ISEN Visits NASAMeet ISEN's Executive CouncilNorthwestern named lead institution on two newly-funded DOE Energy Frontier Research CentersCongratulations to Mark Ratner! Risky Business ISEN-funded Research: Geographic Life-cycle Assessment of Solar Panel ManufacturingThank you for attending the 2014 Northwestern Climate Change SymposiumNU Sustainable Food Talks discusses large organicsThird National Climate Assessment ReleasedNorthwestern announces $3.75B fundraising campaign

ISEN Visits NASA

ISEN Co-Director David Dunand assisted experiments under zero gravity within the NASA KC135 on July 28. The team grew materials for electrodes of dye-sensitized solar cells. More on the origins of the project from last year:

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Meet ISEN's Executive Council

The Council, comprised of energy and sustainability leaders in industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector, guides ISEN's programming and strategic direction.

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Northwestern named lead institution on two newly-funded DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers

The Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER) was renewed for a 4-year term. The newly-created Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES) was also awarded. NU and MIT are the only two universities leading two EFRCs.

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Congratulations to Mark Ratner!

ISEN Co-Director Mark Ratner has been named interim dean of WCAS for the 2014-15 academic year. ISEN wishes him much success in his new role.

Risky Business

The Risky Business Project released a report titled "The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States" on June 24. Its accompanying interactive websites explores climate-related issues in each region of the country.

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ISEN-funded Research: Geographic Life-cycle Assessment of Solar Panel Manufacturing

Joint Northwestern / Argonne National Laboratory analysis finds that silicon panels manufactured in China have twice the carbon footprint, 20-30% longer energetic payback vs. those made / installed in Europe

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Thank you for attending the 2014 Northwestern Climate Change Symposium

CCS 2014 The Future of Carbon took place on May 16 and featured experts in the science, policy and practice of carbon management. Videos of talks are now accessible.

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NU Sustainable Food Talks discusses large organics

Thank you to Drew and Myra Goodman, co-founders of Earthbound Farm, the country's largest grower of organic produce, for the exciting conversation about dismantling misconceptions of large organic producers.

Third National Climate Assessment Released

On May 6 2014, the Obama Administration released the third National Climate Assessment, a report which addresses the destructive consequences of climate change on all parts of the United States. The report covers a range of topics including water resources, transportation, and agriculture. The map shown here illustrates temperature change since 1960. Dark red indicates an increase of more than 1.5 °F.

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Northwestern announces $3.75B fundraising campaign

Prioritization of securing ISEN's endowment was named a major initiative under the "Discovery and Creativity" section of the announcement

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