ES Events and News: Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School information session; Prof. Loren McClenachan lunch talk; Environmental Studies program blog
Beyond Campus:Bill McKibben to speak in Maine; Campus rainworks challenge; Thirty years of environmentalism
In the News: Maine's commercial fisheries rank third nationwide; Forest fire research questions the wisdom of prescribed burns
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School: Joseph Conrad Essay Contest
Jobs and Internships: Toxic uses reduction institute (Umass Lowell) program manager
Upcoming ES Events
Information session on Scholarships/Grad School for Environmental Studies majors/minors
Tuesday, Sept 25th at 7pm in Olin 1.
It is NEVER TOO EARLY to start thinking about opportunities out there
specifically geared towards ES students. Prof. Philip Nyhus will be
doing a presentation on scholarship/fellowship and grad school
Environmental Studies Lunchtime Lecture Series
Turning Back the Clock on Ocean Declines: Using Historical Ecology in Marine Conservation and Policy
Prof. Loren McClenachan
Wednesday, Sept. 26
11:30 lunch, 12:00 lecture
***Counts towards ES 401
Environmental Thinking: The ES blog
The ES faculty and staff have been quietly working on a blog for sometime now. We have shifted gears a bit in hopes that ES students will want to join in the effort! You'll hear more about this blog in some of your classes, and we hope that ES majors will be inspired to write posts, sharing your research, your opinion, photos, the options are plentiful.
The latest posts are reflections of summer internships. Take a look and enjoy!
Bill McKibben to speak in Portland
Campus Rainworks Challenge
EPA is now registering
student teams from colleges and universities across the country to
participate in its new design competition, the Campus RainWorks
Challenge. Participating teams will compete to develop innovative
approaches to storm water management. To compete, student teams, working
with a faculty advisor, must submit design plans for a proposed green
infrastructure project on their campus. Winning entries will be selected
by EPA and announced in April 2013, and winning teams will earn a cash
prize of $1,500 - $2,500, as well as $8,000 - $11,000 in funds for their
faculty advisor to conduct research on green infrastructure. To be
considered, teams must register by October 5 and submit their entries by
December 14. To learn more and register, click here.
Sandra Steingraber and Guests Discuss Thirty Years of Environmentalism
September 25, 4 p.m. EST
This summer, on the occasion of the magazine’s thirtieth anniversary, Orion released Thirty-Year Plan, a new collection of essays featuring thirty writers each addressing one thing we’ll need over the next three decades if humans are to live happily, sustainably, and redeemably on earth.
On September 25, at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific, join us for a special thirtieth anniversary live web event featuring columnist Sandra Steingraber and Thirty-Year Plan contributors Terry Tempest Williams, Simran Sethi, and Carl Safina. We’ll talk about the last thirty years of environmentalism and what urgently needs to happen in the next thirty.
The event is free to join, will be moderated by Orion staff, and is open to all readers and friends. Register here:
In the News
Maine's commercial fisheries rank third nationwide
Forest fire research questions the wisdom of prescribed burns
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School...
Joseph Conrad Essay Contest
From the dawn of history, and in cultures throughout the world, humans have been prone to imbue Earth's life-giving rivers with qualities of life itself -- a fitting tribute, no doubt, to the wellsprings upon which our past (and present) civilizations so heavily rely. But while modern thought has come to regard these essential
Eligibility: Undergraduates of any major in good academic standing at an accredited college or university at time of submission are eligible. High school seniors may also submit. Williams-Mystic alums that are still undergraduate students are eligible to apply if what they enter was not written for a Williams-Mystic class. Entry Fee: None. Prize: $500
The Essay: Submissions of either fiction or nonfiction should be between 1,000-5,000 words. Submissions may be about any topic and in any genre as long as the ocean or a major body of water is the primary setting or aspect of concern. The essay may be nature writing, environmental or political activism, literary or historic scholarship, or simply good storytelling. (Sorry, no collections of poetry in 2011.) The submitted work must be in English and unpublished at the time of submission, though it may be under consideration. It may have been submitted for a course. The winner agrees to allow WIlliams-Mystic to post the essay online.
Jobs and Internships
INFORMATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM MANAGER POSITION - UMASS, LOWELL, MA
Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of
Massachusetts Lowell has an immediate opening for a highly motivated,
creative and collaborative person to manage our Information and Outreach
Program. Our ideal candidate would be a communications professional
with experience in pollution prevention and/or toxics use reduction, or
an environmental professional with extensive experience in
communications. Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in a related field.
Minimum 6 years related experience including 2 years developing
outreach and communication tools. Experience in toxics use reduction
and/or pollution prevention. Demonstrated oral and written technical
communication skills. For a complete job description and to apply, click here.