|Upcoming ES Events: Assistant Prof of Environmental studies job talk; World Regions and the Environment
Around Campus: New course- Radical ecologies
Beyond Campus: Making financial sense of wind projects; Silent Spring essay contest
In the News: no postings this week
Scholarships, fellowships, graduate opportunities: Brown University new PhD program in environmental ethics and emerging technologies/contaminants
Jobs and Internships: The White House summer internships; Industrial Economics (IEC) consulting positions; Regional conservation coordinator MA Audubon; Multidisciplinary Environmental Research on Forest Lakes in Northwest New Jersey; Internship, Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
Upcoming ES Events
JOB TALK: Microbial processing of nitrogen in Lake Superior: Why the world's largest lake doesn't follow Redfield's Rules
Dr. Gaston Small. Monday, Dec. 12th at 4:00 pm in Olin 1
The third candidate for the Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies.
World Religions and the Environment ES 398, Spring semester, Dr. Mackenzie
ES MAJORS: This course now carries the all college international diversity requirement
ES MINORS (juniors and seniors): This course now carries the all college international diversity requirement and ES 118 is not a prerequisite
Around Campus(please add during add/drop!)
Find out in Radical Ecologies (PL/ES 328) how environmental philosophers
· Interrogate our everyday, scientific, and metaphysical conceptions of nature
· Emphasize that environmental problems in human-to-nature relations originate in human-to-human relations (e.g., gender, class, and race relations)
· Call for comprehensive social and cultural changes through their critiques of existing social forms
· Critically explore the historical, cultural, ethical, political, economic, and technological aspects of the place of the human in nature
Readings from Deep Ecology, anarchist Social Ecology, Ecofeminism, and Ecosocialism
T R 9:30-10:45am
Prerequisite: One philosophy course or permission of instructor.
Contact Professor Keith Peterson (KP) for more information at email@example.com
NEW COURSE FOR SPRING
Making financial sense of small and medium size wind projects: A workshop to help you understand the economics
January 11, 2012, Freeport, Maine
Silent Spring Essay Contest
Fifty years ago, the world was rocked by the publication of a quiet
tirade against the chemical industry. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
exposed the dangers and risks of everyday chemicals and commonplace practices; it launched
the modern American environmental movements and also influenced similar movements all
over the globe.
In commemoration of fifty years of Silent Spring, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and
Society (in collaboration with the British Council, the International Consortium of Environmental
History Organizations, and the Consulate General of the United States, Munich) is soliciting
essays from junior and senior scholars which analyze the impact and reception of Silent Spring as
well as the legacy of Rachel Carson. Essays might address one or more of the following questions:
• How has Silent Spring shaped environmentalism or environmental thought in various
countries? How is it a global phenomenon?
• What elements of Silent Spring have had the greatest impact on environmental leaders?
Policy makers? Anti-environmentalists?
• How is Silent Spring still relevant to current environmental debates?
• How has the relevance of Rachel Carson’s writing changed over the decades since
Silent Spring was published?
• If Rachel Carson were alive today, what would she be writing about?
In the spirit of Carson’s own writing, submissions
are encouraged to address an interested public with
an approachable and provocative style. The RCC will
be awarding both a junior and senior prize for the most
• Junior Prize: $1,000 for 1,000 words (or less); Open to students aged 13-18
• Senior Prize: $2,000 for 2,000 words (or less); Open to anyone aged 19 and above
The winning essays, as well as those which receive an honorable mention, will be published in a
commemorative edition of the RCC Perspectives series, an occasional papers series available in print
and online. Submissions are due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 March 2012.
Please also include a short biographical profile and indicate whether the essay is to be considered for
the junior or senior prize. The essays will be reviewed by an international committee of scholars and
writers. For questions, please submit queries to email@example.com.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Graduate School Opportunities
New Doctoral Training Program at Brown University Environmental Ethics, Emerging Contaminants, and Emerging Technologies
Brown University’s Department of Sociology seeks applications from students who want to study ethical issues concerning emerging contaminants and technologies. Applicants will most likely be students with a general interest in one or more of: environmental sociology, medical sociology, and science studies. This new Research Training Program, “New Directions in Environmental Ethics: Emerging Contaminants, Emerging Technologies, and Beyond,” funded by NSF’s STS Program, will also fund a Postdoctoral Fellow. The Training Program synthesizes three areas on the cutting edge of STS research: 1) emerging contaminants and technologies, 2) public participation in science, and 3) reflexive research ethics. These areas are tied together by a commitment to developing and implementing research and methods that make science and technological innovation more accountable and responsive to public needs and wellbeing. Students will participate in the Contested Illnesses Research Group led by Dr. Phil Brown, a long-standing research group with many funded projects, which includes 2 faculty, 3 postdocs, and 6 graduate students.
Students will also be involved with the Program in Science and Technology Studies, including its many seminar and colloquium speakers. Training grant recipients will have dedicated courses and seminar series, opportunities for collaboration on existing research,and opportunities to develop new research. A laboratory and community component will provide for the Trainees to observe scientific practices and public engagement, and to connect with scientists and
social movement leaders, by visiting laboratories and community-based
Brown University has a very strong environmental health presence, including a Superfund Research Program, Children’s Environmental Health Center, and National Children’s Study. The STS Program has grown substantially in recent years, offering exciting learning opportunities. The Contested Illnesses Research Group maintains many relationships with research organizations and community groups. Trainees will have a unique opportunity to develop STS theoretical approaches and research directions for the study of emerging science, health social movements, public participation in science, and research
Applicants will need to meet the Department of Sociology’s criteria
for admission, and will complete all the same requirements as other
doctoral students. Applicants should visit the Department of
Sociology website for details –
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Sociology/graduate/. All students
accepted to the Department of Sociology get 5 years of funding as long as they make expected progress, with the first year typically being a University Fellowship and the next four years being a combination of research assistantships and teaching assistantships. Trainees in the Environmental Ethics, Emerging Contaminants, and Emerging Technologies Program get up to three of their funded years supported by the Training Program and thus will not need to be research assistants or teaching assistants in those years. There will be options for combining support from research assistantships and teaching
assistantships for those who wish that experience.Trainees also get additional summer funding, and some research travel funds.
For additional information write: firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior contact
before the application is encouraged. Applications should be sent to
the Brown University Graduate School. In addition, applicants should
send a CV and a cover letter describing their interests in, and
qualifications for, the Training Program.
Jobs and InternshipsThis program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. Although unpaid, this hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The application period for the summer 2012 White House internship program is now open until January 22, 2012. For further information, visit http://www.oup.org/news/whatsnew.asp?id=784.
THE WHITE HOUSE SUMMER 2012 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
ECONOMIC/ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING POSITIONS, INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS, INCORPORATED (IEC), CAMBRIDGE, MA
IEC is looking to hire two Research Analysts (with undergraduate degrees) and one Associate (with an advanced degree) available to work within the next two or three weeks. Seeking motivated candidates who enjoy analysis, have excellent communication skills, and are comfortable with collaboration and solving problems. Students who would be interested in IEc, but are not available to work until May 2012, should not apply until early next year. Associate candidates in this group might consider attending the winter Open House to find out more about IEC's work and culture. The Open House will take place at their Cambridge office on Friday, February 17, and is open to all those who expect to earn a Master's degree by June 2012. For further information, visit www.indecon.com.
REGIONAL CONSERVATION ADVOCACY COORDINATOR (PART TIME), MASS AUDUBON
Mass Audubon's Advocacy Department is seeking a results-oriented public outreach coordinator to promote and develop support for local and regional land use reforms, sustainable development, conservation initiatives, and other key advocacy issues working with other environmental groups, municipalities, state officials, the general public, and media in the Route 495/central Massachusetts region. The coordinator will develop and present outreach programs and provide support for associated local and regional planning, zoning, and land and water conservation initiatives through the Shaping the Future of Your Community program. For further information, visit http://www.massaudubon.org/Jobs/index.php?type=Part-time#BroadMeadowBrookWildlifeSanctuary.
Multidisciplinary Environmental Research on Forest Lakes in Northwest New Jersey
An outstanding opportunity for undergraduate
students to join a Multidisciplinary Environmental Research program on
Forest Lakes in Northwest New Jersey. Montclair State University (MSU)
and the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsor an 8-week Summer
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at our field station, the
New Jersey School of Conservation (http://csam.montclair.edu/njsoc/) in
Stokes State Forest.
For more information visit http://csam.montclair.edu/reu or contact: Dr. Meiyin Wu, (email@example.com)Internship, Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
Application due Feb. 1
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and shadowing and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR. Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program.
Application due date: February 1, 2012