Susan Allen-Gil (Environmental Studies), Susan Swensen (Biology), and Marian Brown (Assistant to the Provost) hosted a panel at the recent Greening of the Campus Conference in Indianapolis. Their panel, titled SUSTAINABILITY AS AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: DEGREE PROGRAMS, invited presenters from seven universities and colleges that currently offer degree programs to share their programs and experiences.
Please join us in the Handwerker Gallery at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, for "Reclaiming Sustainability," the first Tuesday Salon of the semester.
John Finn, an environmental engineer who specializes in the cleanup of subsurface coal tar contamination, will present a discussion of his work and career at the Environmental Studies & Sciences Department's environmental seminar series next Tuesday, 22 September at 4:00 pm in CNS 112.
Ithaca College announces the creation of the Department of Environmental Studies and Science, which will house its degree programs in environmental studies and environmental science. The designation of the new academic department acknowledges the importance of these majors in the priorities of the College and the role they will play in the future of the School of Humanities and Sciences, within which the department is located.
This year the environmental studies program received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the HSBC in the Community (USA) Inc. Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HSBC Bank. Upon hearing the news, Susan Allen-Gil, coordinator of environmental studies, remembers, “We were pretty blown away because of the amount of money and freedom to include and create what we wanted.” With this...