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Three members of IBES faculty will join Director Kim Cobb and Director of Undergraduate Studies Dawn King to form an expanded IBES Leadership Team, as outlined in the Institute’s 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.
At Brown's Opening Convocation on September 5, 2023, Cobb called on students to unite across disciplines and take action against climate change — emphasizing that with their unique blend of knowledge and a global network of climate advocates at their disposal, they can work together to secure a sustainable future for generations to come.
Brown’s Opening Convocation brought moments of celebration, levity and poignancy, as University leaders upheld their commitment to advancing diversity on campus and urged students to continue fighting for sustainable climate solutions.
The IBES community is pleased to introduce our two newest faculty members: Seda Şalap-Ayça, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Geospatial Science in IBES and DEEPS, and Allan Just, Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Environment and Society.
News from IBES

"Residues" Wins Robert K. Merton Book Award

Born in part from an IBES seed grant and published in 2021, the 200-page work offers “a new theoretical framework for understanding chemicals in society.”

Fighting Noise Pollution

IBES Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Erica Walker leads a sonic tour through Providence and discusses noise pollution solutions.
This spring, four members of IBES faculty received awards for their outstanding contributions to Brown and the broader community. This is Part IV of a series highlighting the exceptional work of each awardee.