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| CNRS Networks cnrs I international w 36 magazine ... New boo ks Islands in the Rainforest Landscape Management in Pre-Columbian Amazonia By Stéphen Rostain (Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press Inc., 2012). w Drawing on ethnology, ethnohistory, ecology, and geography, the author describes the way human populations managed to live in the wetlands of Guiana, and compares this region to other wetland areas around the world. Citizens' Reactions to European Integration Compared: Overlooking Europe By Sophie Duchesne, Elizabeth Frazer, Florence Haegel, Virginie Van Ingelgom (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). w What do citizens say about Europe? Using innovative focus group methods, the author shows national and social differences and demonstrates that euroskepticism is a red herring, thus both complementing and challenging established knowledge on European attitudes. Nuts and Bolts of Construction History Vol.1.Construction history, a field of study / Knowledge & theorization Vol.2. People & organizations / Materials Vol.3.Technology By Robert Carvais, André Guillerme, Valérie Nègre, Joël Sakarovitch (Eds) (Paris: Editions A&J Picard, 2012). w These books highlight ongoing international research into the history of construction, through 240 independent contributions. It seeks to update existing research areas by taking into account sustainable development and cohabitation, two movements that have brought profound changes to the discipline. The book is organized around three themes: knowledge, people, and objects. Joint French-Chinese Research in Green Chemistry Research Net wor k on Mar ket Econom y w The Search and Matching (SAM) International Research Network (GDRI) was signed to existence on October, 15, 2012. It brings together economists from six European institutions1 working on market frictions and matching models. The network hopes to facilitate both q L aunching the new E2P2L mirror site at the UCS in Lille. Left to right: Lille university president Philippe Rollet, Nord-Pas-de Calais prefect Dominique Bur, Solvay scientific director Patrick Maestro, Regional council VP Pierre de Saintignon, CNRS Institute of Chemistry director Régis Réau. theoretical and applied research in areas such as the labor, money, or housing market. It will also encourage student and researcher mobility. 01. Pompeu Fabra University (Spain), Aix-Marseille and Maine Universities (France), Free University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), University of Bristol and London School of Economics (UK). w A “mirror site” of the international joint unit (UMI) “Eco-Efficient Products and Processes Laboratory” (E2P2L) was created on February 26 at the UCCS laboratory1 in Lille. E2P2L was launched over a year ago in Shanghai to promote Sino-French research into sustainable solutions for the environment, endangered by China’s spectacular economic growth. It is a collaboration between CNRS, the French chemical producer Solvay, East China Normal University (ECNU), and the ENS Lyon.2 Housed in the Shanghai Solvay research center, the joint unit aims to design a clean, eco-friendly chemistry of the future, with reduced environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions. In particular, it will seek to develop processes and materials with low ecological impact. E2P2L is expected to work as an open laboratory bringing together leading researchers and academics from various fields and countries. The new mirror site in Lille will further boost exchanges between the two countries and provide training for Chinese students at the UCCS. T he lab enjoys international recognition in biomass valorization and combines expertise in solid chemistry and catalysis. By collaborating within the UMI E2P2L, the labs will be able to share technical facilities, funding, and knowledge. T hey will also draw from Solvay’s proven expertise in turning fundamental research into industrial applications. 01. Unité de catalyse et chimie du solide (CNRS / Ecole Centrale de Lille / ENSCL / Universités d’Artois and Lille-I). 02. Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. China Contact information: UCCS , Lille. Lionel Montagne > lionel.montagne@univ-lille1.fr © P. Breuiles


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