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  • May
    10

    Northwestern Engineering's Dean's Seminar Series presents: Arun Majumdar

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM

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    Energy, Climate, and Sustainability: The Defining Issue of the 21st Century

    The 20th century was marked by dramatic innovations in medical care, transportation, food production, communications, computing, aerospace technology, and the built environment. This has led to remarkable improvements in our quality of life, brought billions of people out of poverty, and supported a four-fold increase in global population and seven-fold increase in GDP per capita. The fundamental infrastructure to enable these historic changes was energy, but the use of fossil fuels and the associated greenhouse gas emissions have made last century’s approach unsustainable.

    We are now witnessing a global economy undergo a once-in-a-century shift to chart a sustainable course. Will this happen fast enough to address climate change? What are the innovations needed? Will it happen uniformly around the world? What are the roles of academic institutions, government, business, and non-profits? Do we have the domestic and global institutions to support this massive endeavor? And could the current economic and health crisis of COVID-19 play a role in this global transformation?

    This talk will explore these issues and take stock of the opportunities and challenges ahead.

    Presenter: Arun Majumdar
    Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor at Stanford University, a faculty member of the department of mechanical engineering

    From 2009 to 2012, Majumdar served as the founding director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, and from March 2011 to June 2012, he was the Acting Under Secretary of Energy. After leaving Washington, Majumdar was the vice president for energy at Google. Majumdar is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also served as the vice chairman of the advisory board to former US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, was a science envoy for the US Department of State, and serves on the advisory board of numerous energy businesses and non-profits.

    Co-sponsored by the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) and the Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience (CESR).

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    TIME Monday, May 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • May
    11

    Fostering Diversity: Lessons from Recent Events and Making Change Happen

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    3:00 PM

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    TIME Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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    CONTACT ECE Faculty Diversity Committee    diversity@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    12

    One McCormick: Personal Academic Tactical Help (PATH)

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM

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    TIME Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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  • May
    31

    Memorial Day (no classes)

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    TIME Monday, May 31, 2021

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    7

    Spring examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, June 7, 2021

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  • Jun
    12

    Spring examinations end

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    TIME Saturday, June 12, 2021

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  • Jun
    13

    McCormick School of Engineering Convocation (Tentative)

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    1:00 PM Ryan Field

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    TIME Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Jun
    14

    Commencement (Tentative)

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    TIME Monday, June 14, 2021

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  • Jun
    18

    Spring Degrees Conferred

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    TIME Friday, June 18, 2021

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