Daily Archives: October 13, 2017

VOX – Voices from Oxford – Tim Weiskel

Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet Is Not Possible

Headline-Logo-Weisk-Adv-500Video: Tim Weiskel – Advice to Young People: Environmental Sustainability



See also the extended talk by Professor Weiskel on sustainability and the problem of Western religious and secular beliefs as part of a panel discussion at Harvard Divinity School on

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Voices from Oxford

Voices from Oxford (VOX)

Voices from Oxford is a wide-ranging series of webcasts that brings Oxford University faculty, students, and alumni to people around the world. You will find a selection of the ideas and activities presented in an open and accessible manner.

The webcasts are most often produced as mini-documentaries or as interviews. In contrast to a news channel, the topics do not follow the news agenda, but range across a wide range of issues, based on the topics on the agenda of some of Oxford’s famous professors, alumni, students and many distinguished visitors to the University of Oxford.

The inspiration for Voices from Oxford (VOX) came from Alastair Cooke’s famous ‘Letter from America’, broadcast for many years by the BBC. Like that programme, we will take an event, a story, or a person in the global community of Oxford to drive the development of a message of potential interest to people around the world. We hope that the Internet can convey such messages in the 21st century in new and effective ways, even though we can never hope to recreate the magic of Alastair Cooke. So if you want to discover what some notable Oxford people think about the world’s economic crisis, about cutting-edge science, music, architecture, philosophy, literature … just visit the website and see what is new or revisit a favourite webcast

For coverage of T. C. Weiskel see:

Bill McKibben – The Climate Fight Reaches Its Crucial Stage

Published on May 24, 2017

An IPFW Omnibus Lecture Series video presentation. For more Omnibus print and video items visit http://mdon.library.ipfw.edu/cdm/sear….

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: TEEB @ Yale | Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Published on Nov 8, 2011

A short introduction to the ideas and motivations that brought together the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the international project on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity.

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) presents the foundations of valuation of ecosystem services, dynamic interactions of people and ecosystems and their impacts on local communities, sub-national and national policy and international agreements. Contributing authors to the TEEB series and other faculty and experts from around the world teamed up to teach a graduate-level course at Yale in 2011.

TEEB@YALE lectures are available in full. Issues covered include challenges in valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services, particularly in developing countries, some core frameworks & methodologies for such valuation, local and national policy solutions, and business responses.

The course uses case studies from leading experts to explore the impacts on biodiversity of fiscal & economic policies and market mechanisms, including subsidies, property rights regimes, PES schemes, REDD+, and industry environmental strategies. The course reading list, syllabus, and other teaching materials will be available for educators who wish to incorporate elements of TEEB@YALE as of January 2012.

Introduction to Valuing Nature

Published on Nov 8, 2011

An introduction to the TEEB@YALE course; Valuation as an institution; Ethics of valuation; the TEEB Approach; Why to do Valuation; Vignettes from end-user valuations literature.


Communications: from Science to Solutions: TEEB@YALE

Published on Nov 29, 2011

The Role of Communications: explaining complexity, prioritizing the problems, targeting diverse decision-makers, and the power of examples in communicating the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity.

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Beyond Boundaries 2017: Poster Session Interviews

Published on Jun 30, 2017
The second annual Yale STEAM Symposium featured presentations by faculty and staff on the benefits and challenges of digital methods for research and teaching.

* = Poster Session interview

“FESTIVATE: A Complete Calendar of Festivals Around the World”
Devyani Aggarwal, Undergraduate, History and French

“The Predictive Capacity of Secondary Genetic Findings Across Ancestrally Diverse Populations”
James Diao, Undergraduate, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Statistics & Data Science

“Teaching and Learning in Virtual Reality” *
John Harford, Brian Pauze, and Agnete Lassen, Staff, Center for Teaching and Learning

“Nuclear Visual Culture: Interactions between Scientific Reality and Artistic Production” *
Colin Hemez, Undergraduate, Biomedical Engineering and Art History

“Marxism and the Brain: How Ideology Shaped the Soviet Psychological Sciences”
Caroline Posner, Undergraduate, Neuropsychology

“Passages to Freedom: Worlding the North American Slave Narrative”
Jonathan Schroeder, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Digital Humanities Lab and English

“First Steps towards a Genetic Edition of “The Cantos” of Ezra Pound”
Robin Seguy, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Digital Humanities Lab and English

“Harvey Cushing: Between Scrapbook and Scalpel”
Rebecca Straub, PhD student, Art History

“Jazz-O-Tron: An Algorithmic Jazz Ensemble” *
Pauli Xu, Undergraduate, Computer Science and Humanities

“Delinquent Migrations: Mapping Black Iterant Youth, Labor, and Incarceration in California, 1929-1939” *
jub Sankofa, PhD student, African American Studies and American Studies