Date: Wednesday, March 22
Sponsors: Campus Ministry and The C21 Center
Economics and Ethics for the Anthropocene
Friday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Devlin Hall, Room 008
ANNUAL LECTURE IN HONOR OF RICHARD J. CLIFFORD, S.J.
Presenter: Carol A. Newsom
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
Free of Charge
and generously supported by the Kitz Family in honor of Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
Date and Time
The call for abstracts is now out for the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), which will take place on 18 & 19 September, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City. Abstract submission and conference registration will take place on the conference website.
10th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods, June 12 to 22, 2017
The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 10th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods, in New York City.
The goal of the Field School is to offer training in the foundations and practice of ethnographic methods. The faculty works closely with participants to identify the required field methods needed to address their academic or professional needs. The Field School is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students in social sciences and other fields of study that use qualitative approaches (such as education, communication, cultural studies, health, social work, human ecology, development studies, consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their applications.
The total work load of the course is 30 hours. Students interested in earning credits for the course may have additional assignments in order to totalize 45 hours of activities (what is equivalent to 3 credits).
Course venue: Classes will take place at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia University.
Renzo Taddei (Assistant Professor, Federal University of São Paulo/Affiliated Researcher, Columbia University).
Lambros Comitas (Gardner Cowles Professor of Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University).
Registration and other costs: Places are limited. The tuition fee is US$ 900. The tuition fee does not cover accommodation, meals or transportation.
For more information or to register, see link attached, or please write to Renzo Taddei at email@example.com
We don’t want students to choose between a job, internship,
or a study abroad experience. We want them to do it all.
Currently on our 7th year, we currently operate over the spread of three continents. Our organization’s core team and company headquarters are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our full-time team of five works out of Pipeline Philly, a co-working space located in Center City, Philadelphia. As one of the founding members of the space, The GREEN Program is a part of this ever-growing community now home to more than 200 companies and organizations.
Beyond Philadelphia, we work alongside numerous indigenous educational institutions and organizations specific to our program locations. Fearless adventure leaders and passionate education gurus, our in-country guides are an integral part of what makes GREEN, GREEN. Of course, our community would not be what it is today without our extended GREEN Family – The GREEN Program Alumni. Having hosted participants from more than 300 universities around the world, we are elated to welcome more than 1800 student leaders and young professionals into our ever-growing community.
Our team and students all have one underlying mission in common: we have consciously chosen to pursue a future of possibilities, and are determined to be part of the solutions toward a better world.
July 1 – August 11, 2017
August 12-26, 2017 – optional forest retreat with focus on Amazonian medicinal plants
Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration (SCBR)
Lamas, Department of San Martin, Peru
Levels: Undergraduate students, MA students, and Activists
Course Faculty: Dr. Frederique Apffel-Marglin, Professor Emerita, Dept. of Anthropology at Smith College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: March 31, 2017
Testimonial by Aleena Glinski, Yale student: "This is a remarkable program where students experientially learn about the agroforestry techniques of the indigenous people of the high amazon in Lamas, Peru. One learns how to make terra preta and biochar in seminars and in the field while exploring the cosmovisions of the indigenous people who originally created this miraculous soil both in text and in conversations with Kechwa people. Throughout, there is an emphasis on deeply investigating the origins of the nature-culture dichotomy in a cross-disciplinary manner, which inevitably results in personal discovery into our connection to and role within the biosphere."
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Many of the IFR field schools directly engage with these topics. Our Lesotho-Sehonghong Rockshelter program explores the evolution of hunting & gathering technology over tens of thousands of years in one of Southern Africa most impressive and historically significant rock shelters. The South Africa- Spitzkloof field school investigates human/biota relationships in the past 60,000 years in the rugged and remote areas of the Richtersveld region of Namaqualand, a coastal desert in the northwest corner of the country. Work at the Montenegro-Vrbička Cave focuses on human evolution from the Late Paleolithic through the Mesolithic and to the Early Neolithic in the Balkans. Surprisingly, the site shows evidence of human occupation during the Upper Paleolithic, one of the coldest phases of the last Ice Age (the Last Glacial Maximum, around 22,000 years ago).
At the recent AIA annual conference, Michael Richards (Simon Fraser University) suggested that while Neanderthals were efficient top predators, they focused on terrestrial animals exclusively. The newly arrived Anatomically Modern Humans (AMH), on the other hand, added fish and other marine animals to their diet – a possible relative advantage that allowed AMH to push out Neanderthals from all available environmental niches. Is this the case?
Our Portugal-Vale Boi field school team addresses such questions as it studies the Upper Paleolithic and possible interaction between AMH and Neanderthals in the region. Preservation at Vale Boi is of remarkable quality with impressive faunal recovery and numerous lithic assemblages present. Vale Boi project members are examining adaptive strategies of both species. Our program at Spain-Cova Gran explores early human arrival to the Iberian Peninsula and AMH-Neanderthal interactions. The site covers more than 50,000 years of human occupation with upper layers dating to the early Neolithic period and the arrival of early farmers to the south Pyrenees.
Finally, IFR’s later prehistory offerings feature the shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture. Our Turkey-Boncuklu field school is focused on the transition from nomadic to sedentary lifestyle in Anatolia. Boncuklu is the earliest village in central Anatolia and the predecessor of the famous Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük. It is an ideal location to study this critical transformation to permanent human settlements, including its advantages and pitfalls. Finally, research at our Bulgaria-Tel Yunatsite and Bulgaria-Ilindentsi field schools is focused on the entry of early farmers from Anatolia to Europe and debates about agriculture’s arrival by technology diffusion or population movement.
Will you please let interested students know about these opportunities? Per usual, I would like to remind you of our extensive scholarship offerings. Students are strongly encouraged to apply to any of our scholarships for which they may be eligible.
Green-U.org (launching soon) will help students contribute to the environmental sustainability of college/university campuses and communities, while also increasing environmental awareness, literacy, and activism.
Our platform has the following components:
- Resources: We will provide extensive resources, how-to guides, and marketing assets to help people plan and improve sustainability programs, including waste reduction, composting, water use, food, landscaping, energy use, procurement, healthy buildings, solar, and transportation. While such resources exist today, they are difficult to find, scattered across multiple websites, and often available only to those who have paid for access.
- Community: Our online community at each college/university will help all stakeholders—including student organizations, individual students, faculty members, staff, and administrators—coalesce and organize to envision, plan, promote, and implement these programs. It will also connect people interested in the same topics at different schools.
- Surveys: Surveys will gather information on environmental practices at individual schools nationwide.
- Petition: Our online petition will allow members of each college/university to lend their voices to advocate for their school’s adoption of environmentally-sustainable policies.
- Beyond-Campus: We will also advance the movement towards sustainability by providing news and ways to get involved beyond the campus.
- Media, Partners, and Celebrities: We will engage with media, partner organizations, and celebrities to promote this program.
Interns, Volunteers, and Campus Reps
We are recruiting interns and volunteers to work in our Manhattan office or remotely. Focus on research and editorial, marketing, or community management. We are also recruiting campus reps to grow this movement at campuses nationwide.
- Use your skills, experience, knowledge, creativity and talent to help us help students green their campuses and communities, while also building environmental awareness and activism.
- Become a member of our dynamic and creative international team.
- Take a leadership role in the movement to protect the environment.
- Learn a tremendous amount.
- Enhance your resume with a record of service and accomplishment, and get a glowing letter of recommendation.
Use and enhance your professional skills in any of these fields: environmental studies or engineering, research, editorial, strategy, partnerships, finance, communications, social media, graphics, community management, fundraising, sponsorships, Public Relations (PR), Human Resources (HR), marketing, event management, organizing, and activism.
This is a great place to work. We have had interns and volunteers from all over the United States and more than fifty countries. The atmosphere is energetic, creative, and fun. We value brainstorming, initiative, sharing, and collaborating. Think of it is a laboratory, studio, seminar, or incubator. We are also casual. We are interested in your brains, creativity and heart, rather than your attire. Want to work in jeans, t-shirt and flip-flops? That’s fine with us.
Green-U is a project of ChangingThePresent.org, which The New York Times called an “amazon.com of the nonprofit world” for our work in helping nonprofits capture money normally spent on traditional presents (BTW, we are recruiting interns and volunteers for a wide range of causes and roles on it; please see www.ChangingThePresent-Join.org for more info on it). We are also getting ready to launch Green-U, which is described here.
Who, Where, When
- We are glad to hear from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals who want to make a meaningful impact with their skills.
- Work at our office or remotely. We are conveniently located at 7th Avenue and 33 Street, across from Penn Station in Manhattan.
- Full-time or part-time, school-year or summer, day or evening, weekday or weekend. We are flexible.
- We provide a great opportunity to take a leadership role in making a meaningful change in the world, but this is an unpaid position.
Please share this opportunity with others who may be interested.
Are you ready for a great experience and eager to make a difference?
Please send a resume and short cover letter to: join [AT] ChangingThePresent [DOT] org.
Please tell us what role you would like to take, what you are passionate about, whether you would like to work from our office or remotely, and when you are available.
- Research energy efficiency measures that homes and businesses can take to reduce their electricity costs
- Develop helpful, consumer-friendly articles that explain every stage of the energy efficiency process for homes
- Identify helpful, impartial academic and government resources that support all articles
- Familiarity with energy efficiency, sustainability, and/or renewable energy
- Experience researching and developing educational content
- Excellent written communication skills
- Experience writing for web and/or a consumer audience preferred
- A self-starter with a strong drive to achieve
Development and Communication Interns play a key role assisting with fundraising, communications, events, general administration, and special projects at ELM. The position offers an opportunity to develop and hone professional skills, gain exposure to best practices in fundraising and communications at an advocacy organization, and help strengthen the reach and effectiveness of the environmental community in Massachusetts.
- Recruit and cultivate volunteers
- Manage and participate in voter registration and canvassing
- Track field operations and enter information into databases and dashboards
- Participate in community events
- Research and draft memos
- Draft membership emails, stakeholder memos, and blog posts
- Attend professional seminars
- Research public relations opportunities
- Outreach to college and university groups
- Support Senior Staff in preparing for important events
- Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter
- An interest in environmental issues or politics
- An outgoing and friendly demeanor
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to represent the Environmental Voter Project in a professional manner at all times
- Hours (weekly): 12+ hours per week.
- During Business Hours?: Yes
- Nights and Weekends?: Occasionally
- Start Dates: Early September
- Minimum Time Commitment: 12 weeks
Our fellows don’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world—recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to urge our public officials to do the right thing. This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders within PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.
Our digital campaigners help us design and win campaigns on some of the most important issues affecting the public today. This position is an exciting way to organize and motivate people online. Our online campaigns reach tens of thousands of people and spread the word about making change. This is a position for professionals who are ready to turn online skills into political action. We’re looking for people with sharp writing skills, savvy strategic ability, and a talent for using social media.
To learn more and apply, visit jobs.uspirg.org.
U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
We’re working to stop global warming: We took a big step forward last summer when President Obama directed his Environmental Protection Agency to develop standards that would cut carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest contributors to global warming pollution. This historic step won’t be enough to fully solve the problem, but it’ll be an important start. But standing in the way, at every step, is one of the most powerful special interests in the world: the fossil fuel industry. That’s where we come in. We’re working to rally millions of American citizens, along with local elected officials and other powerful voices to back the President’s plan.
We’re making sure we don’t frack our future: Dirty and dangerous fracking could soon put some of America’s most spectacular places at risk. And we know that this especially destructive method of drilling for gas contaminates water and turns forests and rural landscapes into industrial zones – making nearby families sick and contributing significantly to global warming as well. Now, we’re working to offset the outsized influence of the oil and gas industry and keep our remarkable special places protected.
We’re working to protect our rivers, lakes and streams: To protect our waterways from pollution and destruction we need to crack down on factory farm pollution, sewage and other threats. And we know it won’t be easy because of big opposition from the Farm Bureau, giant agribusiness and others. Now, we’re working to harness grassroots support for clean water and turn it into the political power we need to have a lasting direct impact on our waterways.
Becoming an Environment America intern
We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now.
As an intern:
- You’ll learn how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win
- You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
- And you'll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skill
- And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving big environmental problems like global warming – interning with Environment America is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our Fellowship Program when they graduate.
We’re hiring interns in Boston and 29 states nationwide. Email Madeline Page, Environment America’s Global Warming Outreach Director at email@example.com with questions or to apply!