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CURRENT EVENTS 2016–2017

Spring 2017

Thursday, February 9, 5:30 p.m. – Research Colloquium
“The role of atmospheric aerosols in climate change and the environment” by Dr. Juan Navea, Chemistry Departmen. Location: Murray-Aikins, 2nd floor


Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m. – Middle East documentary
Home Away from Home, about Syrian refugees. Location: Case Center SPA


Thursday, Febrary 9, 7 p.m. – Laura Gitman
“Corporate Sustainability in a post-Trump World”, Location: Davis Auditorium


Wednesday, Feb 22, 5:30 p.m. – Student Research Seminar
ESS students present research, education, and advocacy work they have been involved in, including Lauren Sidor (fish research from her REU summer research), Julia Cavicchi (rural-urban migration from her study abroad in Bhutan), Dan Caserella (forest ecosystem dynamics from his summer research on campus), and Zia O’Neill (Bike+Build: Zia’s summer biking to raise awareness about affordable housing). Location: Palamountain 202


Monday, Feb 27, 6 p.m. – Middle East documentary
Ten, by Abbas Kiarostami. Location: Gannett Auditorium


Tuesday, Mar 21, 6 p.m. – Middle East documentary
The Settlers, by Shimon Dotan. Location: Emerson Auditorium


Wednesday, Mar 22, 5 p.m. – ESS Advising Meeting
The Environmental Studies and Sciences faculty will give an overview of the ESS Program and talk about upcoming classes for the spring, internship opportunities, and study abroad options.  Afterward, we will break into groups to talk about our 2 majors: Environmental Studies and Environmental Science.  If you are planning on majoring in ESS, don't miss this session.  Refreshments will be provided. Location: Dana 285


Wednesday, Mar 29, 5:30 p.m. – Student Research Seminar
ESS students present research, education, and advocacy work they have been involved in, including Jamila Roth (invasive shrimp research), Bella Bennett (volcanic ash plume modeling from her study abroad in New Zealand), Miary Rasoanaivo (conservation work in Madagascar), and Tsering Choden (environmental education). Location: Dana 285


Tuesday, Apr 11, 5:30 p.m. – Student Research Seminar
ESS students present research, education, and advocacy work they have been involved in, including Jerry Lerman (environmental education), Jen Cristiano (forest ecosystem dynamics from her summer research on campus), Nate Van Meter (environmental chemistry research), and Chris Malvicini (giant clam research in the Philippines). Dana 285


Thursday, Apr 20, 6 p.m. – Middle East documentary
Yallah Underground, by Fared Eslam, about the Arab Spring. Location: Emerson Auditorium


Wednesday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. – Capstone presentations
ESS Seniors will present their capstone research projects. Location: Filene Auditorium

 

Fall 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 5:30 p.m., ESS study abroad picnic
If you are interested in finding out about ESS study abroad programs, come to this picnic and talk with ESS students who have recently returned from abroad. We will serve international food to set the mood!
Location: Outside Dana Science Center


Monday, September 19, 11:45 a.m., Brown Bag Lunch Series: ESS Current Events
Join us for a lunch discussion of environmental issues in the news.  Location:  ESS Resource Room.

Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 p.m., Geosciences Dept. Strock Lecture
Professor Ari Matmon: “Landscape development along the Dead Sea fault”
Location: Emerson Auditorium


Friday, September 23, 3 p.m., ESS hike up Spruce Mountain
All interested students are welcome to join us on a 3-mile round trip hike up a nearby Adirondack mountain, followed by a pizza dinner.

Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 p.m. – ESS Keynote speaker Jennifer Jacquet: “Guilt, Shame, and Climate Change”
Dr. Jacquet is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU.  She will discuss large-scale cooperation dilemmas like climate change, and the exploitation of wildlife, including fishing.  She will cover the role of social approval in encouraging cooperation in policy development.
Location:  Payne Room, Tang Museum

Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 p.m., informational tables from local environmental groups
Informational tables from local environmental and conservation groups will be set up in advance of the keynote address.  If you are interested in finding out about internship or volunteer opportunities, please come by to talk to local representatives.
Location: Tang Museum


Monday, October 17, 11:45 a.m. – Brown Bag Lunch Series: ESS Current Events
Join us for a lunch discussion of environmental issues in the news.  Location:  ESS Resource Room.

Thursday, October 27, 5 p.m. – ESS Advising Meeting
In advance of registration for spring courses, the ESS Program will hold a meeting to introduce students to the ESS curriculum and answer questions about major and minor requirements and upcoming courses. ESS faculty will give an overview of the program, and then students will break into small groups to discuss the different tracks of the ESS major.

Wednesday, November 2 – Sacred Forests and Land Conservation in Ethiopia
Details TBA

Monday, November 14, 11:45 a.m. – Brown Bag Lunch Series: ESS Current Events
Join us for a lunch discussion of environmental issues in the news.  Location:  ESS Resource Room.

Wednesday, December 14 – ESS Holiday Party
Join ESS faculty and students in celebrating the end of the fall semester.



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