Monday, December 11, 2017

Weekly Announcements 12/07

New ENVS Elective Course
BSLW 200101 Sustainability Environmental Regulation, and Liabilities
Spring 2018
T Th 3:00 – 4:20

Professor J. Fowley is offering a course in CSOM on environmental business law. The course will cover the Clean Water act, hazardous waste, and sustainability while focusing on the practical aspects of working in this area. The course is open to undergraduates and will count as an elective for ENVS majors and minors.

More more information, contact Prof. Fowley at jfowley@verizon.net



Summer Study Abroad at Burren College of Art—Art and Ecology in Ireland
ARTS1115 3.0 credits
May 19 – June 16, 2018

·         Overnights to Dublin, Inis Oirr, and the Aran Islands
·         Sessions on sustainability with local artists and ecologists
·         Visit sustainable local farms, get to know the farmers and their practices
·         Create site-specific art projects in the landscape
·         Individual art studio space
·         Explore the Burren, its history and diversity of its ecosystem


Contact Professor Candice Ivy (ivyc@bc.edu) for more details.


Summer Study Abroad in China—Climate Change & Sustainability: An Environmental Chemistry View
CHEM1101 & EESC1301
May 27 – June 22, 2018

Be immersed in the cultural and economic environments, gain firsthand experience on the benefits and negative impacts of the rapid industrialization in China.

Contact Professor Dunwei Wang (dunwei.wang@bc.edu) for more details.


Summer Study Abroad in Parma, Italy—International Food Law
INTL 2253, POLI 1253, LAWS 2253 3.0 credits
May 21 – June 15, 2018
University of Parma

Experience a 4-week banquet in the form of summer study in Parma, Italy -- one of the
few courses in the world devoted to the international law of food, an issue of immense emerging
importance.

The course, which will be held in the city considered the European or even the world
capital of food, covers food supply, safety, security, subsidies, trade, and a variety of other
contemporary issues. Field trips include visits to the European Food Safety Authority in Parma
and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, as well as a cooking class at a local
culinary institute.

There are no prerequisites, and no knowledge of Italian is required.

For more information, see flyer and syllabus.



MIT WATER Innovation Prize

Have a water-related startup idea? Submit your application to compete in the MIT Water Innovation Prize for $30K in innovation grants! Translate your research or idea into a business, get access to mentors and resources, and build your network of industry professionals and like-minded entrepreneurs passionate about water. We welcome all approaches to water innovation, from policy and data analytics to engineering and product design.

Visit our website for rules and apply by December 31: http://www.mitwaterinnovation.org/

And please save the date for the Final Pitch Night on April 4th, 2018 at 6pm on MIT campus!



MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEMINARS – ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management.

Most seminar meetings revolve around the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor. After each session, the Society serves a light buffet supper.
For more information and to see the full schedule, see here.


MIT SEMINAR SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL HISTORY

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. This series covers a broad range of topics including food history, social history, and the connection between technology and  the environment.

See the full schedule here.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity—University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in a life changing research experience. Students accepted to this competitive program will have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks (June 4-July 27, 2018) in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to coastal and watershed science. REU investigations will fundamentally expand our understanding of watershed and estuarine resources and processes in an urban- and agriculturally-influenced watershed. Southern Louisiana encompasses a rich network of watersheds connected to the Mississippi (the largest Delta in the US) and the Atchafalaya Basin (the largest swamp in the US).

Students will develop valuable skills conducting literature reviews, scientific integrity, scientific writing, innovation in research, data collection and analysis, and presentation of research findings to diverse audiences.  Students will gain the education, networking opportunities, and mentorship to prepare them for further academic pursuits in graduate school  and future careers in science. For eight (8) amazing weeks during summer 2018, REU students will be housed on campus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

UL Lafayette is seeking diverse students from Universities nation-wide. Students from underrepresented groups, first generation students, and students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply.

Selected students will receive monetary compensation, food allowances, travel support, research support, and on-campus housing.
Applications are open now through Feb 15, 2018.

Go to: https://coastalresearch.louisiana.edu/node/46 for more information on the program and how to apply!





YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MASTER’S PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Application
Fall 2018 Masters Application at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is now live. You can access the application here. Please make sure to submit all of your materials no later than December 15, 2017 in order to be given full consideration for admission. 

Admissions Events
The Admissions office has been busy planning the fall recruitment schedule, and we will be traveling across the United States, throughout South America and hosting on-campus and virtual events. To see if we will be coming to a location near you, please visit our admissions events website.

New events are continually added to the calendar, so keep checking back or feel free to contact us at fesinfo@yale.edu


Columbia University—Mailman School of Public Health

12-24 month programs in New York City
Master's Degrees in Environmental Health Sciences
Accepting applications: December and June deadlines for Fall 2018 admission

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health is accepting applications for Master of Science (MS) and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs for Fall 2018 enrollment. 
  • Ranked one of the top five schools of public health by U.S. News & World Report
  • World-class faculty producing cutting-edge science to determine how exposure to environmental hazards leads to adverse health effects
  • 24-month MPH: December 15, 2017 deadline with tracks in Climate & Health, Molecular Epidemiology, Toxicology, Environmental Health Policy, Global Health
  • 12-18 month MS: June 1, 2018 deadline with tracks in Toxicology (12 months), Radiological Sciences (18 months)
Our highest priority is to engage, teach, mentor, and develop the next generation of environmental health scientists – preparing them to take critical leadership roles in solving environmental challenges.
More details can be found on our website, our department video, and by contacting Nina Kulacki, our Director of EHS Academic Programs



JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Events & Meetings Coordinator will lead the coordination, execution, and follow-up of NCSE’s annual events, including the National Conference and Global Forum, Academic-Federal Dialogue, Energy Education Summit, EnvironMentors National Fair, and biannual member meetings, as well as other stand-alone meetings as needed.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Membership Manager will lead recruitment and expansion efforts for NCSE’s existing membership categories, including four-year and two-year institutions of higher education, and lead the development of new membership categories beyond our current membership base for launch in 2018.


JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH EARTHWATCH INSTITUTE

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that funds field expeditions in more than 50 countries.
Earthwatch expeditions provide individuals with opportunities to participate in hands-on scientific research all over the world. We also partner with schools, businesses, governments, and other philanthropic organizations to enable a broad range of people to learn and change the world through our experiential model.

Staff members at Earthwatch develop, manage, market, and recruit for our varied expeditions, programs, and partnerships. Earthwatch does not employ the scientists or research staff that run the expeditions we support; they generally work for universities or other research institutions.

Earthwatch currently has a number of jobs and internships open. Please see here for more details.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA 

Environment America promotes bold ideas and organizes action to commit our country to 100% renewable energy, keep fossil fuels in the ground, ban bee-killing pesticides, end pollution of our water, and protect and expand our national parks and other public lands. We’re not afraid to think boldly, but we’re well aware that bold thinking is not enough. We work hard to produce the research, public education and citizen action it takes to win real results for our environment right now.

For more information, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org  


INTERNSHIP WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOTER PROJECT

Winter/Spring Intern
The Environmental Voter Project is looking for highly-motivated undergraduates to join our selective Winter/Spring Internship Program. Interns will work closely with the Field Director and the CEO to learn about subjects such as field campaigning, nonprofit communications and data analytics. Interns will be expected to devote time to field outreach, senior staff support, event planning, research, and drafting of membership communications, blog posts, and stakeholder presentations. In addition to gaining valuable nonprofit advocacy skills, interns will become talented organizers and political operatives by learning the nuts and bolts of nonprofit work and electoral campaigning from an exciting and innovative organization.  We are seeking responsible, motivated candidates who can commit to 12+ hours per week for this program. This is an unpaid internship in Boston, MA. 
Please visit here for more details and application instructions


Job Opportunities with PIRG Campus Action

With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students who, like you, believe it’s our right and responsibility to shape the future we all want. You’ll work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more.

For more information and to apply, see here.


Job Opportunities with Impact

Impact organizers are on the ground to mobilize businesses, faith leaders and citizens to demonstrate the commitment to keeping our promises on climate change, and transitioning a sustainable, renewable energy economy.

Many of our organizers are working with elected leaders in states across the country to meet goals of getting to at least 10 percent solar by 2030. Grassroots efforts like these have helped triple solar nationwide in just the last two years.

For more information and to apply, see here.


2018 Fellowships with the Aldo Leopold Foundation

The Aldo Leopold Foundation is seeking one Education and Outreach Fellow and two Land Stewardship Fellows to join our team from mid-March to mid-December 2018. These fellowships are part of the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Future Leaders Program, designed to provide recent graduates and early career professionals the opportunity to gain experience and grow in six core areas: understanding conservation leadership, finance and fundraising, applied science and natural history knowledge, partnership building, strategic planning, and communication. Fellows specialize within one of two program areas, Education and Outreach or Land Stewardship, depending on their individual career aspirations.

For more information and to apply, see here.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Weekly Announcements 12/02

Finding a Path to a Safer Climate: Current Challenges and Steps Forward
Dr. William R. Moomaw
Monday, December 4th, 5:30 – 6:45 PM
Stokes Hall S195 (Auditorium)

The International Studies Program presents a lecture by Dr. William R. Moomaw, Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University

For more information, visit the BC event page.


EESC Seminar Series—Dr. Gail Kineke
Tuesday, December 5, 12:00 PM
Devlin Hall 201

"Morphodynamics and Sediment Transport on the Huanghe Yellow River Delta: Work in Progress"

All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

For the full EESC Seminar schedule, see here.


New ENVS Elective Course
BSLW 200101 Sustainability Environmental Regulation, and Liabilities
Spring 2018
T Th 3:00 – 4:20

Professor J. Fowley is offering a course in CSOM on environmental business law. The course will cover the Clean Water act, hazardous waste, and sustainability while focusing on the practical aspects of working in this area. The course is open to undergraduates and will count as an elective for ENVS majors and minors.

More more information, contact Prof. Fowley at jfowley@verizon.net



Summer Study Abroad at Burren College of Art—Art and Ecology in Ireland
ARTS1115 3.0 credits
May 19 – June 16, 2018

·         Overnights to Dublin, Inis Oirr, and the Aran Islands
·         Sessions on sustainability with local artists and ecologists
·         Visit sustainable local farms, get to know the farmers and their practices
·         Create site-specific art projects in the landscape
·         Individual art studio space
·         Explore the Burren, its history and diversity of its ecosystem


Contact Professor Candice Ivy (ivyc@bc.edu) for more details.


Summer Study Abroad in China—Climate Change & Sustainability: An Environmental Chemistry View
CHEM1101 & EESC1301
May 27 – June 22, 2018

Be immersed in the cultural and economic environments, gain firsthand experience on the benefits and negative impacts of the rapid industrialization in China.

Contact Professor Dunwei Wang (dunwei.wang@bc.edu) for more details.


Summer Study Abroad in Parma, Italy—International Food Law
INTL 2253, POLI 1253, LAWS 2253 3.0 credits
May 21 – June 15, 2018
University of Parma

Experience a 4-week banquet in the form of summer study in Parma, Italy -- one of the
few courses in the world devoted to the international law of food, an issue of immense emerging
importance.

The course, which will be held in the city considered the European or even the world
capital of food, covers food supply, safety, security, subsidies, trade, and a variety of other
contemporary issues. Field trips include visits to the European Food Safety Authority in Parma
and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, as well as a cooking class at a local
culinary institute.

There are no prerequisites, and no knowledge of Italian is required.

For more information, see flyer and syllabus.



MIT WATER Innovation Prize

Have a water-related startup idea? Submit your application to compete in the MIT Water Innovation Prize for $30K in innovation grants! Translate your research or idea into a business, get access to mentors and resources, and build your network of industry professionals and like-minded entrepreneurs passionate about water. We welcome all approaches to water innovation, from policy and data analytics to engineering and product design.

Visit our website for rules and apply by December 31: http://www.mitwaterinnovation.org/

And please save the date for the Final Pitch Night on April 4th, 2018 at 6pm on MIT campus!




MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEMINARS – ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management.

Most seminar meetings revolve around the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor. After each session, the Society serves a light buffet supper.
For more information and to see the full schedule, see here.


MIT SEMINAR SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL HISTORY

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. This series covers a broad range of topics including food history, social history, and the connection between technology and  the environment.

See the full schedule here.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity—University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in a life changing research experience. Students accepted to this competitive program will have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks (June 4-July 27, 2018) in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to coastal and watershed science. REU investigations will fundamentally expand our understanding of watershed and estuarine resources and processes in an urban- and agriculturally-influenced watershed. Southern Louisiana encompasses a rich network of watersheds connected to the Mississippi (the largest Delta in the US) and the Atchafalaya Basin (the largest swamp in the US).

Students will develop valuable skills conducting literature reviews, scientific integrity, scientific writing, innovation in research, data collection and analysis, and presentation of research findings to diverse audiences.  Students will gain the education, networking opportunities, and mentorship to prepare them for further academic pursuits in graduate school  and future careers in science. For eight (8) amazing weeks during summer 2018, REU students will be housed on campus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

UL Lafayette is seeking diverse students from Universities nation-wide. Students from underrepresented groups, first generation students, and students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply.

Selected students will receive monetary compensation, food allowances, travel support, research support, and on-campus housing.
Applications are open now through Feb 15, 2018.

Go to: https://coastalresearch.louisiana.edu/node/46 for more information on the program and how to apply!






YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MASTER’S PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Application
Fall 2018 Masters Application at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is now live. You can access the application here. Please make sure to submit all of your materials no later than December 15, 2017 in order to be given full consideration for admission. 

Admissions Events
The Admissions office has been busy planning the fall recruitment schedule, and we will be traveling across the United States, throughout South America and hosting on-campus and virtual events. To see if we will be coming to a location near you, please visit our admissions events website.

On November 10th, Yale FES will be hosting an Open House. This is a great opportunity to meet with faculty, students and staff to learn more about research opportunities, student life, and program offerings. More information about the Open House can be found here.

New events are continually added to the calendar, so keep checking back or feel free to contact us at fesinfo@yale.edu


Columbia University—Mailman School of Public Health

12-24 month programs in New York City
Master's Degrees in Environmental Health Sciences
Accepting applications: December and June deadlines for Fall 2018 admission

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health is accepting applications for Master of Science (MS) and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs for Fall 2018 enrollment. 
  • Ranked one of the top five schools of public health by U.S. News & World Report
  • World-class faculty producing cutting-edge science to determine how exposure to environmental hazards leads to adverse health effects
  • 24-month MPH: December 15, 2017 deadline with tracks in Climate & Health, Molecular Epidemiology, Toxicology, Environmental Health Policy, Global Health
  • 12-18 month MS: June 1, 2018 deadline with tracks in Toxicology (12 months), Radiological Sciences (18 months)
Our highest priority is to engage, teach, mentor, and develop the next generation of environmental health scientists – preparing them to take critical leadership roles in solving environmental challenges.
More details can be found on our website, our department video, and by contacting Nina Kulacki, our Director of EHS Academic Programs


Louis Bacon Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School

The Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, a living stipend, and a comprehensive co-curricular program for up to five admitted degree candidates for the full course of study at HKS (one or two years). Students from joint or concurrent degree programs offered by the school are encouraged to apply.

To apply for the 2017-2018 academic year, prospective degree candidates must complete the following two steps:
First, apply to the Harvard Kennedy School by December 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Second, apply for the Louis Bacon Environmental Fellowship by January 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

To learn more about the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship, click here.



JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Events & Meetings Coordinator will lead the coordination, execution, and follow-up of NCSE’s annual events, including the National Conference and Global Forum, Academic-Federal Dialogue, Energy Education Summit, EnvironMentors National Fair, and biannual member meetings, as well as other stand-alone meetings as needed.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Membership Manager will lead recruitment and expansion efforts for NCSE’s existing membership categories, including four-year and two-year institutions of higher education, and lead the development of new membership categories beyond our current membership base for launch in 2018.


JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH EARTHWATCH INSTITUTE

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that funds field expeditions in more than 50 countries.
Earthwatch expeditions provide individuals with opportunities to participate in hands-on scientific research all over the world. We also partner with schools, businesses, governments, and other philanthropic organizations to enable a broad range of people to learn and change the world through our experiential model.

Staff members at Earthwatch develop, manage, market, and recruit for our varied expeditions, programs, and partnerships. Earthwatch does not employ the scientists or research staff that run the expeditions we support; they generally work for universities or other research institutions.

Earthwatch currently has a number of jobs and internships open. Please see here for more details.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA 

Environment America promotes bold ideas and organizes action to commit our country to 100% renewable energy, keep fossil fuels in the ground, ban bee-killing pesticides, end pollution of our water, and protect and expand our national parks and other public lands. We’re not afraid to think boldly, but we’re well aware that bold thinking is not enough. We work hard to produce the research, public education and citizen action it takes to win real results for our environment right now.

For more information, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org  


INTERNSHIP WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOTER PROJECT

Winter/Spring Intern
The Environmental Voter Project is looking for highly-motivated undergraduates to join our selective Winter/Spring Internship Program. Interns will work closely with the Field Director and the CEO to learn about subjects such as field campaigning, nonprofit communications and data analytics. Interns will be expected to devote time to field outreach, senior staff support, event planning, research, and drafting of membership communications, blog posts, and stakeholder presentations. In addition to gaining valuable nonprofit advocacy skills, interns will become talented organizers and political operatives by learning the nuts and bolts of nonprofit work and electoral campaigning from an exciting and innovative organization.  We are seeking responsible, motivated candidates who can commit to 12+ hours per week for this program. This is an unpaid internship in Boston, MA. 
Please visit here for more details and application instructions


Job Opportunities with PIRG Campus Action

With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students who, like you, believe it’s our right and responsibility to shape the future we all want. You’ll work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more.

For more information and to apply, see here.


Job Opportunities with Impact

Impact organizers are on the ground to mobilize businesses, faith leaders and citizens to demonstrate the commitment to keeping our promises on climate change, and transitioning a sustainable, renewable energy economy.

Many of our organizers are working with elected leaders in states across the country to meet goals of getting to at least 10 percent solar by 2030. Grassroots efforts like these have helped triple solar nationwide in just the last two years.

For more information and to apply, see here.





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Dear Environmental Studies students, faculty, alumni, and friends,

Please find this week’s Environmental Studies Announcements below.


BC News and Events

Boston Area News and Events
                MIT WATER Innovation Prize Applications

Internships, Graduate School, Training, Research, and Job Opportunities
                Louis Bacon Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School


Michael DePue
Graduate Assistant
Environmental Studies
Devlin 213


Fall Hours
Mon    9:00 - 3:00
Tues    9:00 - 1:00
Thurs  10:00 - 2:00




Finding a Path to a Safer Climate: Current Challenges and Steps Forward
Dr. William R. Moomaw
Monday, December 4th, 5:30 – 6:45 PM
Stokes Hall S195 (Auditorium)

The International Studies Program presents a lecture by Dr. William R. Moomaw, Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University

For more information, visit the BC event page.


EESC Seminar Series—Dr. Gail Kineke
Tuesday, December 5, 12:00 PM
Devlin Hall 201

"Morphodynamics and Sediment Transport on the Huanghe Yellow River Delta: Work in Progress"

All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

For the full EESC Seminar schedule, see here.


New ENVS Elective Course
BSLW 200101 Sustainability Environmental Regulation, and Liabilities
Spring 2018
T Th 3:00 – 4:20

Professor J. Fowley is offering a course in CSOM on environmental business law. The course will cover the Clean Water act, hazardous waste, and sustainability while focusing on the practical aspects of working in this area. The course is open to undergraduates and will count as an elective for ENVS majors and minors.

More more information, contact Prof. Fowley at jfowley@verizon.net



Summer Study Abroad at Burren College of Art—Art and Ecology in Ireland
ARTS1115 3.0 credits
May 19 – June 16, 2018

·         Overnights to Dublin, Inis Oirr, and the Aran Islands
·         Sessions on sustainability with local artists and ecologists
·         Visit sustainable local farms, get to know the farmers and their practices
·         Create site-specific art projects in the landscape
·         Individual art studio space
·         Explore the Burren, its history and diversity of its ecosystem


Contact Professor Candice Ivy (ivyc@bc.edu) for more details.


Summer Study Abroad in China—Climate Change & Sustainability: An Environmental Chemistry View
CHEM1101 & EESC1301
May 27 – June 22, 2018

Be immersed in the cultural and economic environments, gain firsthand experience on the benefits and negative impacts of the rapid industrialization in China.

Contact Professor Dunwei Wang (dunwei.wang@bc.edu) for more details.


Summer Study Abroad in Parma, Italy—International Food Law
INTL 2253, POLI 1253, LAWS 2253 3.0 credits
May 21 – June 15, 2018
University of Parma

Experience a 4-week banquet in the form of summer study in Parma, Italy -- one of the
few courses in the world devoted to the international law of food, an issue of immense emerging
importance.

The course, which will be held in the city considered the European or even the world
capital of food, covers food supply, safety, security, subsidies, trade, and a variety of other
contemporary issues. Field trips include visits to the European Food Safety Authority in Parma
and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, as well as a cooking class at a local
culinary institute.

There are no prerequisites, and no knowledge of Italian is required.

For more information, see flyer and syllabus.



MIT WATER Innovation Prize

Have a water-related startup idea? Submit your application to compete in the MIT Water Innovation Prize for $30K in innovation grants! Translate your research or idea into a business, get access to mentors and resources, and build your network of industry professionals and like-minded entrepreneurs passionate about water. We welcome all approaches to water innovation, from policy and data analytics to engineering and product design.

Visit our website for rules and apply by December 31: http://www.mitwaterinnovation.org/

And please save the date for the Final Pitch Night on April 4th, 2018 at 6pm on MIT campus!




MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEMINARS – ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management.

Most seminar meetings revolve around the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor. After each session, the Society serves a light buffet supper.
For more information and to see the full schedule, see here.


MIT SEMINAR SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL HISTORY

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. This series covers a broad range of topics including food history, social history, and the connection between technology and  the environment.

See the full schedule here.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity—University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in a life changing research experience. Students accepted to this competitive program will have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks (June 4-July 27, 2018) in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to coastal and watershed science. REU investigations will fundamentally expand our understanding of watershed and estuarine resources and processes in an urban- and agriculturally-influenced watershed. Southern Louisiana encompasses a rich network of watersheds connected to the Mississippi (the largest Delta in the US) and the Atchafalaya Basin (the largest swamp in the US).

Students will develop valuable skills conducting literature reviews, scientific integrity, scientific writing, innovation in research, data collection and analysis, and presentation of research findings to diverse audiences.  Students will gain the education, networking opportunities, and mentorship to prepare them for further academic pursuits in graduate school  and future careers in science. For eight (8) amazing weeks during summer 2018, REU students will be housed on campus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

UL Lafayette is seeking diverse students from Universities nation-wide. Students from underrepresented groups, first generation students, and students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply.

Selected students will receive monetary compensation, food allowances, travel support, research support, and on-campus housing.
Applications are open now through Feb 15, 2018.

Go to: https://coastalresearch.louisiana.edu/node/46 for more information on the program and how to apply!






YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MASTER’S PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Application
Fall 2018 Masters Application at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is now live. You can access the application here. Please make sure to submit all of your materials no later than December 15, 2017 in order to be given full consideration for admission. 

Admissions Events
The Admissions office has been busy planning the fall recruitment schedule, and we will be traveling across the United States, throughout South America and hosting on-campus and virtual events. To see if we will be coming to a location near you, please visit our admissions events website.

On November 10th, Yale FES will be hosting an Open House. This is a great opportunity to meet with faculty, students and staff to learn more about research opportunities, student life, and program offerings. More information about the Open House can be found here.

New events are continually added to the calendar, so keep checking back or feel free to contact us at fesinfo@yale.edu


Columbia University—Mailman School of Public Health

12-24 month programs in New York City
Master's Degrees in Environmental Health Sciences
Accepting applications: December and June deadlines for Fall 2018 admission

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health is accepting applications for Master of Science (MS) and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs for Fall 2018 enrollment. 
  • Ranked one of the top five schools of public health by U.S. News & World Report
  • World-class faculty producing cutting-edge science to determine how exposure to environmental hazards leads to adverse health effects
  • 24-month MPH: December 15, 2017 deadline with tracks in Climate & Health, Molecular Epidemiology, Toxicology, Environmental Health Policy, Global Health
  • 12-18 month MS: June 1, 2018 deadline with tracks in Toxicology (12 months), Radiological Sciences (18 months)
Our highest priority is to engage, teach, mentor, and develop the next generation of environmental health scientists – preparing them to take critical leadership roles in solving environmental challenges.
More details can be found on our website, our department video, and by contacting Nina Kulacki, our Director of EHS Academic Programs


Louis Bacon Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School

The Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, a living stipend, and a comprehensive co-curricular program for up to five admitted degree candidates for the full course of study at HKS (one or two years). Students from joint or concurrent degree programs offered by the school are encouraged to apply.

To apply for the 2017-2018 academic year, prospective degree candidates must complete the following two steps:
First, apply to the Harvard Kennedy School by December 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Second, apply for the Louis Bacon Environmental Fellowship by January 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

To learn more about the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship, click here.



JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Events & Meetings Coordinator will lead the coordination, execution, and follow-up of NCSE’s annual events, including the National Conference and Global Forum, Academic-Federal Dialogue, Energy Education Summit, EnvironMentors National Fair, and biannual member meetings, as well as other stand-alone meetings as needed.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Membership Manager will lead recruitment and expansion efforts for NCSE’s existing membership categories, including four-year and two-year institutions of higher education, and lead the development of new membership categories beyond our current membership base for launch in 2018.


JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH EARTHWATCH INSTITUTE

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that funds field expeditions in more than 50 countries.
Earthwatch expeditions provide individuals with opportunities to participate in hands-on scientific research all over the world. We also partner with schools, businesses, governments, and other philanthropic organizations to enable a broad range of people to learn and change the world through our experiential model.

Staff members at Earthwatch develop, manage, market, and recruit for our varied expeditions, programs, and partnerships. Earthwatch does not employ the scientists or research staff that run the expeditions we support; they generally work for universities or other research institutions.

Earthwatch currently has a number of jobs and internships open. Please see here for more details.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA 

Environment America promotes bold ideas and organizes action to commit our country to 100% renewable energy, keep fossil fuels in the ground, ban bee-killing pesticides, end pollution of our water, and protect and expand our national parks and other public lands. We’re not afraid to think boldly, but we’re well aware that bold thinking is not enough. We work hard to produce the research, public education and citizen action it takes to win real results for our environment right now.

For more information, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org  


INTERNSHIP WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOTER PROJECT

Winter/Spring Intern
The Environmental Voter Project is looking for highly-motivated undergraduates to join our selective Winter/Spring Internship Program. Interns will work closely with the Field Director and the CEO to learn about subjects such as field campaigning, nonprofit communications and data analytics. Interns will be expected to devote time to field outreach, senior staff support, event planning, research, and drafting of membership communications, blog posts, and stakeholder presentations. In addition to gaining valuable nonprofit advocacy skills, interns will become talented organizers and political operatives by learning the nuts and bolts of nonprofit work and electoral campaigning from an exciting and innovative organization.  We are seeking responsible, motivated candidates who can commit to 12+ hours per week for this program. This is an unpaid internship in Boston, MA. 
Please visit here for more details and application instructions


Job Opportunities with PIRG Campus Action

With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students who, like you, believe it’s our right and responsibility to shape the future we all want. You’ll work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more.

For more information and to apply, see here.


Job Opportunities with Impact

Impact organizers are on the ground to mobilize businesses, faith leaders and citizens to demonstrate the commitment to keeping our promises on climate change, and transitioning a sustainable, renewable energy economy.

Many of our organizers are working with elected leaders in states across the country to meet goals of getting to at least 10 percent solar by 2030. Grassroots efforts like these have helped triple solar nationwide in just the last two years.

For more information and to apply, see here.