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.
On Wednesday, September 21st, Professor Sinton gave an invited Geochemistry Seminar at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University titled "Radiometric Dating of Submarine Basalts: Challenges to Determining the History of Galapagos Seamounts."
Jake Brenner (ENVS) is serving as a guest editor of a Special Feature in Ecology & Society, an open-access online journal devoted to sustainability science and co-authored a paper in the Special Feature.
Jake Brenner (ENVS) and Van Butsic (UC Berkeley) led a team of eight undergraduates (including Kent Bueche and Neal Anderson, recent ENVS graduates) in the first-ever systematic mapping of cannabis farms in northern California. The study took place in Humboldt County in the so-called “Emerald Triangle,” producer of 70-85% of the marijuana consumed in the US.
Professor Susan Allen-Gil's Rainforests, Reefs and Ruins course spent three weeks over winter break experiencing culture, economics, biodiversity, and history of Belize. This course was highlighted in Ithaca College's Fuse Magazine in March, 2011.
Here is a link to the Fuse Magazine Article to learn more!