New director for High Meadows Environmental Institute

Professor Gabriel Vecchi

The High Meadows Environmental Institute, formerly Princeton Environmental Institute, has a new director: Gabriel Vecchi. Prof Vecchi, of Geosciences, is interested in climate science; extreme weather events; hurricanes; mechanisms of precipitation variability and change; ocean-atmosphere interaction; detection and attribution. He replaces Michael A Celia, whose term ended June 30, 2021. Professor Celia, during his term, created a Food and Environment Focus within the general track for the undergraduate ENV certificate.