The goals of BC's Environmental Studies minor are to provide undergraduate students with: an awareness of the scientific, political and cultural aspects of the world's environmental problems and paths toward sustainable solutions;a background for environmentally related careers in business, education, law, policy or research; and preparation for graduate study.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Weekly Announcements 5/8
Dear Environmental Studies Minors,
Please find the this week’s announcements below. Good
luck as you finish up finals! And,
congratulations to our graduating seniors!
The Environmental Studies program now has a Facebook page.
Like it today at https://www.facebook.com/bcenvstudy.
We promise not to flood your newsfeed with updates will but keep you informed
about both the most important ESP events and relevant local, national, and
global environmental news stories.
On Campus Environmental Studies News
Professor Michael Cermak’s
project linking urban education, martial arts and gardening
Off-Campus Lectures, Forums, and Exhibitions
MIT Climate CoLab Student
2. Exploring Cambridge’s Urban Forest
3. Sila: A World Premiere, Central Square Theater
Graduate and Professional School Opportunities
1. PhD Assistantship in Human Health and the Environment at the
University of Vermont
Certificate in Campus Sustainability at University of Vermont
Internship and Job Opportunities, Site Visits, Study
Abroad Opportunities, and Travel Opportunities
Oberlin College Sustainable
Energy Technology Research Fellow
Center For Ecological
Living and Learning International Programs
At MIT’s Climate
CoLab you can work with people from all over the world to develop ideas
for what we can do about climate change, right now.
If you submit one
of the winning ideas, you’ll be able to present it before government
officials, business executives, NGO leaders and scientists who can
help move proposals toward implementation, as well as share it
at an MIT conference, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded.
Even if you don’t
have new ideas yourself, you can help improve other people’s ideas and
support the ones you find most promising.
address low-carbon energy, building efficiency, adaptation,
geoengineering, shifting public attitudes and behaviors, and over a dozen
other topics. Entries are due July 20, 2014.
Dr. Christine Vatovec of the Rubenstein School of
Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont is seeking a
qualified candidate who is committed to pursuing a Ph.D. degree, gaining
pedagogical skills as a teaching assistant, and engaging in high-quality
environmental health social science research. Specifically, the research
The socio-ecological consequences of medical care, and
Human-health benefits of nature contact.
Potential candidates for the assistantship must meet
admission standards and be fully accepted to the University of Vermont’s
Natural Resources doctoral program. Candidates must have positive
recommendations from previous positions. Prior qualitative research experience
is preferred. Strong organizational, project management and communication
skills are desirable. Please see attached full position description or visit https://sites.google.com/site/christinevatovec/research-team.
For further information, contact Dr. Christine Vatovec (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications
will begin immediately.
The hire will play a central role in the
development and management of hardware, software and data associated with
“Environmental Dashboard,” a novel technological system that provides community
residents, faculty, students and facilities personnel with real-time feedback
on energy, water, and other environmental conditions in residential and
commercial buildings and through whole communities. We seek candidates
with college or masters degree (or equivalent in experience) with deep
knowledge of computer systems and excellent organizational skills who is
excited by the opportunity to develop and manage novel technology designed to
motivate and empower citizens to take better care of the environment. Review
of applicants will begin immediately until the position is filled, ideally for
a June start date. More information on the project can be found at:www.oberlindashboard.org.
Applicants should review and respond to the complete position
description posted at: http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/jobs_detail.dot?id=60c5d71e-d4a5-48d4-b5d2-b426037bba56
Are you interested in having an adventure
of a lifetime while learning how to live sustainably? The planet needs stewards
to get us back on track to a sustainable future. And you (yes, you) are it.
Think of this as an anything
is possible, opportunity to learn how one life, your life, can make
a BIG difference in the world.
If you are interested in celebrating what
is right in the world and being a part of real life solutions to the problems
we face, join us for an unforgettable study abroad experience and the adventure
of a lifetime while learning how to live sustainably.
Go beyond traditional study abroad
programs. Be a part of local and global solutions to environmental, social, and
economic problems. Experience some of the world’s most inspiring examples of
community sustainability from organizations like Heifer International,
Sustainable Harvest International, and others. Learn experientially and through
service learning opportunities that integrate classroom knowledge with
The world has great need of people who not
only understand what sustainability is all about, but who are committed to
making a difference in the world. The world has a great need of people like
Looking for a job that makes a difference? U.S.PIRG is
hiring college seniors to work as Campus Organizers on college campuses across
the country. On issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the
democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends. U.S. PIRG
takes action by documenting the problems, finding practical solutions,
informing the public and making the case for change directly to
decision-makers. We work on fighting climate change, restoring democracy, and
protecting public health. Apply online atwww.uspirg.org/jobs or email email@example.com
for more details.
1. Program is led by Antioch University professor Suzanne
Kolb, PhD, who is assisted by Brazilian professors, research scientists,
and activists, who provide local expertise on current environmental issues
facing each region.
2. Fall semester students engage in a month-long
field internship, working with a Brazilian scientist or NGO for
individualized hands-on experience in their field of interest.
3. Students explore multiple ecosystems, allowing them to
compare the ecological characteristics of each, and providing a broader
understanding of ecology in Brazil.
Curriculum: The Fall Semester program offers 4
courses for 16 semester credits - Introduction to Brazilian Ecosystems;
Ecology and Protective Management of Biodiversity in Brazil; Beginning,
Intermediate, or Advanced Portuguese; Field Internship. Summer
Term students enroll in Introduction to Brazilian Ecosystems for 4
semester credits. Click
here to view detailed course descriptions. If you would like to review
syllabi for the process of approving this program, please contact
America interns will spend their fall semester making a big difference on
critical environment issues and learning a ton, while getting the experience
they need to launch a career in the environmental movement after graduation.
more about our internship program here. Interested candidates can
complete an online application here.