Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Announcements- March 31

Living a Theology of the Land
July 31st - August 6th, 2011, Xavier University in Cincinnati in conjunction with the US-Grail will be sponsoring a theology course on environmental ethics.  

Through story and shared experience, participants will explore how experiencing the land, Christian mystical tradition, ritual, phenomenology, the arts and cosmology inform a living theology. Living a Theology of the Land will open pathways of guidance toward more meaning- filled, viable living on earth. The seminar will be led at Loveland, Ohio’s Grailville, 300 acres of organic gardens, woods, a constructed wetland, labyrinth, pastures, ponds, creeks and simple, beautiful interior spaces. Grailville is the headquarters of the US-Grail, which has played a critical role in the history of the Liturgical and Rural Life movements in the U.S. Today, the Grail is an international women’s movement that envisions a world of peace, justice and renewal of the earth. The seminar is offered for graduate, undergraduate, continuing education credit and audit through Xavier University. Students and life learners of theology, philosophy, environmental studies, and related fields are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information please contact Kathleen Sellers, a current graduate student at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry:
A website that may be of interest:


Power Shift Conference 2011 happening the weekend of April 15-18.  This conference includes elements of informational learning about clean energy, campus organizing, and actually doing some activism event in D.C.
Trial underway for the complete Environmental Sciences Collection from Proquest. To get to this information, you can click the link below, or, on the Libraries’ Research Databases page, click on “View Database Trials” on the far right (, then enter your Agora information. 
  • Trial Dates: through April 21, 2011
  • Access IP
  • Description: ProQuest's Environmental Science Collection provides a gateway to 900+ full-text journals, environmental impact statements, and a host of abstracting/indexing databases, including ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality; Ecology Abstracts; Environment Abstracts; Pollution Abstracts; Sustainability Science Abstracts; Toxicology Abstracts; COS Conference Papers and many others. Its Illustrata technology provides deep indexing of charts, graphs and tables. Coverage begins with 1967.
  • Feedback: Enid Karr ( or Sally Wyman (

"Excelling at Sustainability: Leadership for Others," the first university-wide conference on sustainability, headed by the BC Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN), will take place on campus 
Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16.

Join faculty, student, and alumni leaders for career reflection, alumni-student mentoring, and ground-breaking research analysis.

On Friday, BC Theology Professor, James Keenan, SJ, will lead a career reflection: "Am I Making the Difference I Set Out to Make?" Alumni will help students explore career opportunities following the talk. Internationally acclaimed pediatrician and "Children's Environmental Health Champion," Philip Landrigan '63, Chair of Mt. Sinai Medical Center's Department of Preventive Medicine, will present the latest research on how environmental contaminants impact children's health. We will conclude with cocktails and informal networking.

Saturday offers a "community showcase," moderated by BC Trustee and former Standard & Poor's President, Kathleen Corbet, in which administrators, faculty, students, and alums highlight the varied ways they are responding to the sustainability challenge. Vice President for Facilities Management Daniel Bourque will outline BC's latest sustainability initiatives. Faculty innovators will discuss their cutting-edge environmental research. Faculty and alumni business, financial, and legal leaders will explore opportunities presented by the emerging "green economy." The day will conclude with additional opportunities for informal networking and a green products and services fair.

Students can view a complete schedule of the conference by visiting the BC Career Center's calendar:

Student can register for these workshops (for FREE) for individual and/or multiple conference sessions on Friday, April 15 and/or the morning program on Saturday, April 16 through EagleLink.  Log onto your EagleLink account using your Agora portal login information.  Click on the "Events" tab at the top of the EagleLink homepage to select individual and/or multiple sessions. Space is limited due to room size.

To register on EagleLink:

The BCEEAN conference is sponsored by: BC Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN), Environmental Studies Program, Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, SustainBC, Ecopledge, Environmental Affairs Law Review, Real Food BC and UGBC.