Metcalf News

Metcalf Institute Executive Director to be Featured in Science Communication Workshop for Early Career Researchers

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s executive director, Dr. Sunshine Menezes, will be one of three communication experts selected to lead a science-communication workshop organized by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on November 18, 2015, at the University of Chicago. With partial support from the MacArthur Foundation, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists… [ Continue Reading ]


Free Public Lecture at Brown University to Feature Metcalf Alumna

Author, award-winning journalist, Fulbright scholar, and Metcalf Institute alumna Meera Subramanian will discussed her new book, A River Runs Again, India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnatka, at a free multimedia presentation sponsored by the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting… [ Continue Reading ]


Call for Applications – Climate Change and the News: Planning for Sea Level Rise

As policy discussions heat up in advance of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in December, journalists are invited to apply for free seminar exploring U.S. responses to coastal climate change impacts Metcalf Institute seminar held at the 2015 Rising Seas Summit in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers As President Obama pushes… [ Continue Reading ]


Metcalf Public Seminar Explores New England Economy

. Dozens of participants experienced an important aspect of Metcalf Institute’s training model first hand at a Peter B. Lord Seminar on the Environment: Building a Resilient New England Economy. Held in partnership with The Providence Journal and open to the public, the June 25th seminar explored the interdependence between a strong economy, innovative policy,… [ Continue Reading ]


Workshop Helps Scientists Bring their Research to Life

. What makes a science story come to life? Researchers at Metcalf Institute’s Science Communication Workshop: Storytelling with Video learned how to communicate their work using visual media at a daylong session supported by Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR. The workshop, held July 14 at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, was led by Gianna Savoie… [ Continue Reading ]