January 2019


Clark Hall gets LEED certified

Clark Hall, home of the Department of Environmental Sciences, has become LEED Silver-level certified for Green Building Systems for Existing Buildings, Operations, and Maintenance. Led by UVA’s Delta Force, infrastructure and building system updates have reduced Clark’s energy costs by 67%, or $750,000 annually. Read more here and watch coverage on NBC29.

Lindsay Prothro

Lindsay holds a PhD from Rice University and works in the Ice & Ocean Lab, supervised by Dr. Lauren Simkins.

Dr. Thomson publishes Washington Post op-ed entitled “Breathing While Black.”

Dr. Vivian Thomson published an op-ed in the Washington Post on a proposed natural gas compressor station in Union Hill. Read more here.

Prof. Lawrence interviewed by The Regeneration on @writeclimate

The Regeneration Magazine interviewed EVSC Professor Deborah Lawrence about the Write Climate project, a class and project she leads that has engaged 1,200 members of the UVA community in a conversation about climate change through writing and art. Read more about what the project has done so far and what’s next at The Regeneration.

EVSC grad student Roe’s surprising findings covered by AGU and Phys.org

EVSC graduate student Stephanie Roe presented her research from the TRACE experiment in Puerto Rico at the American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting. Roe found that decomposition slowed in an experimentally warmed forest, an unexpected result with implications for the carbon cycle and climate change. Read more on AGU’s GeoSpace blog or Phys.org.