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Meet the Newest Metcalf Institute Advisory Board Members

Metcalf Institute is pleased to welcome Austin Becker, Manuela Zoninsein and Michael Oppenheimer to its Advisory Board. Each brings a wealth of relevant experience and expertise, including international leadership in science communication and climate change resilience and sustainability. Metcalf Advisory Board members will play a critical role as the Institute prepares to embark on a… [ Continue Reading ]

SciComm Exchange: A Conversation with RI C-AIM Members

SciComm Exchange October 31, 2018 URI Memorial Union Atrium 2 9 – 10 a.m. Metcalf Institute hosted the first-ever #InclusiveSciComm Symposium at the University of Rhode Island, September 28-29, 2018, launching an important national conversation about the value and necessity of making science communication inclusive and accessible. Overwhelming feedback from symposium participants highlighted the enormous… [ Continue Reading ]

Registration Exceeds Expectations for #InclusiveSciComm Symposium

More than 150 people from across the country visited the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus on Friday, September 28 -29, for the first-ever national #InclusiveSciComm Symposium. Shayle Matsuda, a Ph.D. student at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, is a member of the symposium’s planning committee. “I think it’s an important step that URI… [ Continue Reading ]

Metcalf Alumni in the Eye of Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence ripped through the Carolinas, leaving a swath of destruction and massive flooding in its path, Metcalf Institute alumni sprang into action to cover all aspects of this catastrophic event. Sarah McCammon, a 2014 Annual Workshop alumna, brought her listeners directly to the people displaced by Florence as she spoke to a family… [ Continue Reading ]

Spotlight on Metcalf Donors: Kate and Howard Kilguss

Kate Kilguss is passionate about the environment and she’s willing to do what it takes to protect it. “I’m just an ordinary person living in the watershed who cares deeply about what happens to Rhode Island coastlines, Narragansett Bay, the oceans and beyond.” She spoke with us from the Vermont farm she shares with her… [ Continue Reading ]

Metcalf Fellows Put New Science Skills to Work

Environment editor Alok Kumar Gupta returned to China Global Television in Beijing ready to tackle a wide range of new stories following Metcalf Institute’s Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. “The workshop helped me come up with a lot of story ideas related to climate change and coastal revival in developing countries, he said. “I… [ Continue Reading ]

Menezes to Speak at Science Summit in Chicago

It was a cold, rainy afternoon on Earth Day 2017 and more than 1000 people were gathered at the Rhode Island State House to stand up for science. One of 600 rallies held in cities and towns around the world, the March for Science events sought to advocate for the value of science in the… [ Continue Reading ]

Metcalf Institute’s 2018 Annual Public Lecture Series – Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Impacts and Action Steps

We’re celebrating 20 years of bringing science to the conversation! Join us at public receptions following lectures Monday through Thursday A series of massive hurricanes, record heat waves, and intense winter storms have caused enormous damage over the past year. How do scientists make the connection between these extreme weather events and climate change? What… [ Continue Reading ]

Ten Journalists Awarded Fellowships for Metcalf Institute’s 20th Annual Science Immersion Workshop

The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has awarded fellowships to ten journalists to attend Metcalf’s 20th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The fellows represent news organizations with regional to international audiences and were chosen from an extraordinarily competitive pool of applicants representing 45 nations around the globe. “It’s… [ Continue Reading ]

Surveys Highlight Need for Science Training for Journalists

Two recent surveys conducted by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University reveal interesting findings about the need for science training among journalists. The results underscore the importance of Metcalf Institute’s work to foster informed conversations about the environment through nationwide training for journalists, especially related to climate change. The surveys, conducted… [ Continue Reading ]