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Report on Earth Day 2016 Celebrations at SES, JNU

Report on Earth Day 2016 Celebrations at SES, JNU

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The Eco Club of the School of Environmental Sciences (SES), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) celebrated the Earth Day 2016 with a university level event bringing together all researchers working to address global environmental concerns. The theme for Earth Year 2016 was Trees for the Earth. The Eco Club of SES, JUN celebrated the Earth Day on 22 April 2016 with this event. The aim was to provide a common platform for all individuals who are directly or indirectly involved in nurturing our dear Mother Earth. This was the first event of the Eco Club of SES, JNU at the university level. Despite this, the event saw wide participation of students from different areas of study and was successfully able to integrate them for the common cause. Distinguished speakers from diverse fiel...
Invite to Film Screening on Cities of Sleep by SAA, JNU

Invite to Film Screening on Cities of Sleep by SAA, JNU

Events
The School of Arts and Aesthetics (SAA), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) invites all interested to the screening of a film entitled, Cities of Sleep. The Film Cities of Sleep (77 minutes), by Shaunak Sen takes the viewer into a heady world of insurgent sleeper’s communities as well as the infamous sleep mafia in Delhi where just securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a question of life and death for a large number of people. Date: November 6, 2015 (Friday) Time: 6.00 pm Venue: SAA Auditorium, JNU, Delhi The film looks at not only the tremendous social and political pressure that sleep exerts on the homeless in the city but is also a philosophical exploration of sleep at large. Tea will be served at 5.45 pm. Image by C Mitchell via Flickr
Can Delhi Afford to Pollute This Diwali?

Can Delhi Afford to Pollute This Diwali?

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The festival of Diwali marks the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The festival has always been an occasion for celebrating happiness, prosperity and well being of one and all. However, the situation in Delhi today is such that the celebrations revolving around this festival are becoming a threat to the health and well being of the society at large. Take, for example, the sweets which are manufactured and distributed specifically to meet the high demand during Diwali. The news of toxic laden ingredients as well as chemical treated dry fruits etc. becomes the talk of the town days before the onset of the festival preparations. The consumption of sweets and other eatables made from these ingredients leads to considerable loss of health and happi...
Invite to Enumerate Our Feathered Friends: Big Bird Day 2011

Invite to Enumerate Our Feathered Friends: Big Bird Day 2011

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Leading environmental and birding groups in Delhi invite all of you to join us on 13th February, 2011 (Sunday) for the BIG BIRD DAY 2011. On this day, different teams comprising birding enthusiasts will cover different parts of the Delhi city and around (and even other parts of the country), to inventorize a list of sighted birds. The idea is to record as many bird species for the day as we see. The tally would be of all the teams to see how many species we get collectively. Interested citizens can join any of the teams mentioned below. Two years ago the count was 227, last year it was 225. Some results from earlier years: 2010, 14th March - 225 species 2009, 22nd February - 227 species 2008, 24th February - 203 species 2006, 12th November - 183 species 2006, 22nd F...
DU Hosts Public Lecture on Politics of Nature: East-West Perspective

DU Hosts Public Lecture on Politics of Nature: East-West Perspective

Green Alert
The University of Delhi hosted its first public lecture of 2011 today, on 'The Politics of Nature: East- West Perspective in the Viceregal Lodge of the University. The event was marked by the presence of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Singh and Director of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Dr. Sunita Narain. The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Vivek Suneja, was also present on the occasion which witnessed participation of scholars and professors from DU and JNU and from other social science research facilities as well. The key speaker of the lecture was Prof. Bruno Latour, Professor at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, France. Prof. Latour is a renowned French sociologist and anthropologist and an influential theorist in the field of Science and Technology Studies. No

Lecture on Modernity and Climate Change: The Aesthetics of Immersion

Events
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in collaboration with the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) invites interested and concerned citizens to a lecture on Modernity and Climate Change: The Aesthetics of Immersion by renowned Art Historian and Cultural Critic Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff from New York University. Date: 15 December, 2010 Time: 4.30 pm Venue: Auditorium, IGNCA, C.V Mess, Janpath, New Delhi Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. He is the author of many books, articles and catalogue essays, including An Introduction to Visual Culture (2nd ed.2009), Watching Babylon: The War in Iraq and Global Visual Culture (2005) and The Right to look: A Counterhistory of Visuality (f...
MoEF Launches National Environmental Sciences Fellows Programme

MoEF Launches National Environmental Sciences Fellows Programme

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The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has launched a “National Environmental Sciences Fellows Programme” for Indian scientists desirous of working at the forefront of environmental sciences, engineering and technology, with a focus on problem solving environmental research. According to Shri Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Environment & Forests (IC), the programme will allow the country's most promising young scientists to do cutting-edge research on critical issues related to the environment in collaboration with leading institutes and scientists in India and the world. The fellowship is being launched in collaboration with selected, prestigious environmental schools/institutions in India who will sign a MOU with the MoEF. These include, among others, School of En
Invite: Talk on Wetland Ecology and Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Invite: Talk on Wetland Ecology and Yamuna Biodiversity Park

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The India International Center invites all concerned citizens to a talk on "Wetlands Ecology and the Yamuna Biodiversity Park", as the fourth lecture in the series on 'Water: the stuff of life". The talk will be delivered by Professor C.R. Babu, Emeritus Professor, Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi, and Project Incharge, Yamuna Biodiversity Park. The session will be chaired by Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy of the School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nerhu University. Date: 12th April, 2010 (Monday) Time: 6.30 pm Venue: Conference Room No. 1, Indian International Center, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi The Yamuna Biodiversity Park has been an innovative project, an open laboratory for the students of environmental and biol
20th March, 2010: World House Sparrow Day

20th March, 2010: World House Sparrow Day

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If there is one bird you can remember from your childhood, it would probably be the House Sparrow. Since it lives in close proximity with humans, the House Sparrow is, for most of us, the first bird we learn to identify. Many bird watchers and ornithologists recall with fondness how the House Sparrow gave flight to their passion for observing birds. The association goes back centuries. No other bird has been associated with the day-to-day life of humanity like the House Sparrow. It is a bird that evokes fond memories and has thus found mention in folklore and songs from time immemorial. Till not very long ago, the House Sparrow was one of the most abundant and common birds in the world. But like all other plants and animals which were once abundant and now face a shaky future, their...
JNU Caves: On Campus Adventure!

JNU Caves: On Campus Adventure!

Green Alert
Tucked away in the greens of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in South Delhi are a series of mysterious and inviting caves - which make for an out-of-city experience! Aptly geo-tagged here as 'Akele Jaana Mana Hai', the caves have often been the choice of destination for the JNU Mountaineering Club and also for many a brave-hearts who frequent the campus. The caves have always been popular with the family of the resident faculty members and are indeed a must visit by all adventure seekers! For more, check out the JNU Caves! blog by Vikas Image Source: JNU Caves!

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