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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM COLBY COLLEGE YEAR 4 REPORT TO THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION
One explanation for the success of this program is continued dedication of program coordinator Sharon Treat, whose efforts have been extremely important in supporting our students through career activities, internships, the speaker series, and greening pursuits. Ms. Treat taught a well received JanPlan course, Environmental Law (ES237). Due to its success, the course is now regularly taught. In addition, we have now hired a specialist in Geographic Information Systems and domestic policy, who will enter the tenure track in fall 2004.
When we received this grant, our award letter indicated we were to have the grant completed in approximately five years. As you can see from the financial report in Attachment 2, we have funds remaining to complete the full complement of activities proposed, including an ambitious assessment effort. Our plan at this time is to complete the program by the end of fiscal year 2005/06, pending approval of a two-year no-cost extension.
Summer Research Assistants
Faculty Travel/Tuition Reimbursement
Colby Environmental Studies Lunchtime Colloquium
Wednesday September 18 - Richard Wardwell, Maine Board Of Environmental Protection
Member and Environmental Consultant, "The Role of the Maine Board of Environmental
Wednesday October 9 - Tom Tietenberg, Mitchell Family professor of Economic and Director, Colby Environment Studies Program "The Tradable Permits Approach To Protecting The Commons: What Have We Learned?"
Wednesday October 23 - Mellon Interns Discuss Their Experiences. Lauren Henderson '04 (Research On Butterflies), Anna Sommo '04 (Biodiversity Research Institute's Loon Project), Nina Martin '04 (Toxic Action Center), Bethany Craig '04 And Emily Arell '04 (High Country Citizens' Alliance Roadless Inventory Project), Devon Douglass '03 (Environmental Defense), and Lauren Bliss '03 (Mote Marine Laboratory).
Friday, October 25 - Ted Wolff '86, Environmental Lawyer, "What Do Environmental Lawyers Do?"
Wednesday November 6 - Wil Burns, Visiting instructor of Environmental Studies and Government "The United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change: Where Are We, Where Do We Need To Go?"
Wednesday November 20 - Stephanie Clement '92, Conservation Director Of Friends Of Acadia, "National Parks: Shrinking Budgets, Growing Needs, And The Role Of Partnerships"
Wednesday December 4 - Paul Josephson, Associate Professor of History, "Technology, The Environment And The State In The 20th Century"
Monday January 27 -Hannah Arnold '03 "An Action Guide for Green Power at Colby"
Wednesday January 29 - Visiting ES Professor Peter W. Sly, " The SUV and
Wednesday March 12, - Katie McShane, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at North Carolina State University and this year a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Center for Ethics and the Professions, "What Should Environmentalists Mean By 'Intrinsic Value'?"
Wednesday April 2 - Jeff Pidot, Head of the Natural Resource Division of the Maine Office of the Attorney General, "Environmental Law from Global Warming to Great Ponds"
Wednesday April 16 - Kent Wommack, Colby grad and Executive Director of Nature Conservancy of Maine, "Sustainable Forests and Market Forces"
Wednesday April 30 - Debra Davidson, a member of the board of the Maine Wolf Coalition and a founder of the Maine Chapter of the Isaac Walton League, "Coyotes, Wolves and Lynx: The World of Wildlife & Politics"
Other Environmental Talks
Wednesday, October 2 - Tim Leach, explorer and lecturer, "Oil and the Arctic: A Personal Perspective"
Thursday October 3 - Gubernatorial Candidate Forum On The Environment
Tuesday February 18 - Paul Mayewski, director of the Institute for Quaternary and Climate Studies at the University of Maine and chief scientist and expedition leader for the Greenland Ice Sheet Project Two, "The International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expedition"
Thursday, March 6 - Dr. Devra Davis, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and winner of the Bronze Medal of National Book Awards in 2002, "When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales Of Environmental Deception And The Battle Against Pollution,"
Tuesday April 8 - Ross Gelbspan, Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Editor and Reporter at the Philadelphia Bulletin, Washington Post and Boston Globe, "History at Risk: The Challenge of Climate Change"
Wednesday, April 2 - Clifford Russell, former Director of the Institute for Public Policy at Vanderbilt University and currently Sowell Visiting Professor of Economics at Bates, "The Choice of Pollution Control Policy Instruments in Developing Countries: Arguments, Evidence and Suggestions"
Monday April 7th- Professor Yi-Fu Tuan, Professor Emeritus of Geography at
Wisconsin, gave a guest lecture on environmental philosophy in ES118.
Thursday, April 17- William J. Bicknell, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of International Health, Socio-Medical Sciences and Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Boston University "Smallpox and Bioterrorism: Fact, Fallacies, and Fuzzy Thinking"
Tuesday April 22, Prof. Dennis W. Thomson, Professor of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University "Environmental Phenomena, War and Terrorism: Taming the Warriors' Hydra and Responding to Terrorist Attacks"
Tuesday April 22, Dr. Larry Radke, Director of Aviation Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, "Climatic Impacts of the Kuwaiti Oil Fires following Desert Storm"
Wednesday, April 23 - Henk Folmer, Professor of Economics at Tilburg University
in the Netherlands,
Friday April 25 Senator Sharon Treat, Colby's Environmental Studies Coordinator, "Environmental Politics and Law
Wednesday April 30 - Robert Pennock, Department of Philosophy at Michigan State
Other Sponsored Events
November, Toxics Action Conference
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