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Feb 06, 2013
Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Summer Internship Program

The University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is accepting applications for the 2013 SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Internship Program. Running from May 31-August 9, 2013, interns in this program will spend the majority of their time working with mentors at their offices or labs on research projects related to socio-environmental issues.


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Jan 24, 2013
First Call for Workshops, PostDocs and Sabbaticals at the Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Research (Leipzig Germany)

We herewith announce the first open call for Workshops, PostDocs and Sabbaticals at the Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Research (sDiv).  sDiv is part of the newly established German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).


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Jan 18, 2013
SESYNC Partner RFF accounes the Gilbert White Fellowship

Resources for the Future (RFF) will award resident fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year in honor of Gilbert F. White, retired chairman of the RFF Board of Directors, distinguished geographer, and statesman of science. The fellowships are intended for researchers who have a doctorate degree and wish to devote a year to scholarly work in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment.


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Dec 18, 2012
Finding the Link Between Conservation and Human Health

Motivated by the idea that protected areas in developing countries do much more than just attract tourism dollars, Brendan Fisher and Taylor Ricketts assembled a group of experts at SESYNC that will examine the relationships between conservation and human health using big data and informatics.


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Dec 14, 2012
VIDEO: Dan Sarewitz's SESYNC Seminar on Useful Science

Dr. Dan Sarewitz, Co-Director of the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University, discusses the need for a shift in thinking on conducting useful science in the latest weekly seminar series.


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Dec 05, 2012
VIDEO: Interviews With Heads of SESYNC's Third Round of Thematic Pursuits

Be sure to check out the video in Full HD on our YouTube channel, here


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Oct 25, 2012
VIDEO: Stephen Fiore's SESYNC Seminar on Team Science

Dr. Stephen Fiore presented a talk on the science of team science at SESYNC:


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Oct 10, 2012
VIDEO: Richard Norgaard Discusses SESYNC's Mission

In the latest interview with the members of SESYNC's External Advisory Board, Dr. Richard Norgaard, of the University of California at Berkeley, discusses SESYNC's mission.  Be sure to view the video in Full HD on YouTube for the best viewing experience.


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Sep 14, 2012
VIDEO: SESYNC Visualization Technologies Workshop Keynote Presentations

SESYNC hosted the Visualization Technologies to Support Research on Human - Environment Interactions Workshop to focus especially on the visualization and use of spatial datasets from the social and environmental sciences. Videos of all keynote speakers are now available


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Sep 07, 2012
SESYNC to Aid in Developing Water Science Software Institute

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), in partnership with the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Chapel Hill, will receive support from the National Science Foundation to begin a process that could lead to the development of a multimillion-dollar Water Science Software Institute (WSSI). 


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