Reed Union--Climate Change: Policy, Advocacy, Science. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Vollum Lecture Hall. The Reed Union Committee sponsors an evening of discussion on the topic of climate change--specifically its science, the public policy issues related to those changes, ways to prevent further environmental deterioration, and how Reedies can actively address the global warming crisis. Come join the Reed community for an informative evening on the issue to educate one another on how we may contribute to a brighter future for the environment and for all humankind. There will be brief presentations by a panel of Reed faculty members--Julie Fry (Chemistry), Joshua Howe (History), and Chris Koski (Political Science)--as well as environmental lawyer Bethany Cotton and PSU environmental sciences faculty member Robert Scheller. Keith Karoly (Biology) will moderate the discussion.
Documentary Screening: "Chasing Ice" Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:30 p.m. Vollum Lecture Hall. The documentary Chasing Ice, follows environmental photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey team in their efforts to document vanishing glaciers across the Arctic through multi-year time-lapse photography. The documentary includes scenes from a glacier calving event that took place in Greenland, the longest such event ever captured on film.
NEW DEADLINE: MESSE summer 2013 fellowship opportunity. The application deadline for the 2013 Mellon Environmental Studies Summer Experience Fellowship has been extended to Monday, March 25, 2013. Get information on how to apply here.
Anne-Lise Francois, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Lit. at the University of California at Berkeley will present a talk about her work in ecological literary criticism, titled "'A Petal, for a Paragraph': Rereading Romantic Botany in an Age of Honeybee Die-Off," Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 4:30-6PM in Psych 105. The talk is sponsored by the Division of Literature and Languages, and is free and open to the public.
Lee Fennell, Max Pam Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar at the The University of Chicago Law School, will present a talk about land assembly and eminent domain, titled "'Commons, Anticommons, Semicommons," Thursday, February 15th, 2013 at 4:30PM in Psych 105. The talk is sponsored by the the Walter Krause Economics Lecture Fund.
Meeting for Environmental Studies majors - Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 from 3:10-4pm in B19: ES faculty will discuss details about the ES majors and answer your questions. We will also provide information about the 2013 Mellon Environmental Studies Summer Experience Fellowships and present an overview of the ES 300 course (offered for the first time in spring, 2013). Refreshments will be served. If you have questions about the ES majors and cannot attend the meeting, please contact Keith Karoly (ESC chair) or the other faculty on the ESC.
The Environmental Studies Program and Josh Howe (visiting assistant professor in History and Environmental Studies), will be hosting Emmy Award winning cinematographer Rick Smith for two talks on the making of nature film. The first, "A Paradox of Cinematic Sight: Nature and Truth in High Speed Digital Cinematography," will be a formal lecture held in Vollum Lecture Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at 6:00pm. The second, "Making Nature into Movies," will be an informal conversation about the vocation of documentary nature film-making, held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:00pm, again in Vollum Lecture Hall. Both lectures are open to all members of the Reed Community and to the public.
Connie Chiang, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College will be on campus to speak about her work: "Winning the War at Manzanar: Enviromental Patriotism and the Japanese American Incarceration," March 22, 2012 at 4:40PM in Psych 105. Free and open to the public.
Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud of the Ecole des Hautes-Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, one of Europe's leading environmental historians, will give a lecture entitled "Constructing Pollution and Industrial Hazards in Nineteenth-Century France." Her talk will examine early efforts by the French State to define, categorize, and regulate pollution and environmentally hazardous activities. The talk will be free and open to the public on Monday Nov. 14th, 2011 @ 4:45 in Psych 105.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011: Sasha Kramer ’99 "Ecological Sanitation in Haiti: from Human Rights to Humus" 4:45 p.m., Biology 19 Sasha Kramer ’99 will speak about the organization Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods, SOIL, which she co-founded in 2006. SOIL focuses on transforming waste into resources in Haiti through ecological sanitation, where human waste currently is converted into valuable topsoil. Sasha also will speak about her transition from academia to advocacy to development work and how SOIL's work has changed since the earthquake. The talk will address the importance of integrated approaches to environmental problems with a particular focus on the role of international organizations in global development. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Committee and by the Walter Krause Economics Lecture Fund.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011: Special Seminar!! Stewart Brand, PhD (The Long Now Foundation and Global Business Network, CA) will give a talk entitled "Green Biotech, Green Slums, Green Nukes, Green Geoengineering", 7:30-9pm Kaul Auditorium
The Environmental Studies Committee will host a gathering for Reed community members with pizza and an informal discussion of Brand's lecture:* 5:30 pm, Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011, Chem lounge (Chem 401). Please RSVP to Tamara Venit-Shelton (email@example.com) by Mar. 9 if you will attend. Feel free to pass this invitation along to other enviro-interested students who will be attending Brand's lecture!
Environmental Chemistry seminar: Prof. Helen White, Haverford College, "Persistence of Oil in Marine Environments" Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, 4:15 pm, Phys 123
O-Week Environmental Studies Program Information Session. This year, the college inaugurates an interdisciplinary environmental studies (ES) program, which will offer majors in ES-Biology, ES-Chemistry, ES-Economics, ES-History, and ES-Political Science. The Environmental Studies Committee will present details about the program and the majors, followed by an opportunity to talk with the faculty involved in the ES program.Thursday, August 26, 2010, 11:30am-noon, Psych 105
The Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Lecture: James Collins, Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment. School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, "Life in Transition: Origins, Energy, and Adaptation at the Junction of the Life and Physical Sciences." Thursday, September 2, 2010, 7:30PM. Vollum Lecture Hall. Co-sponsored by the Reed Environmental Studies Program. Free and open to the public.
AESS Annual Meeting at Lewis and Clark College, June 17 to June 20, 2010.
Environment & the Media talk by Andy Revkin @ U Oregon Portland center, Friday May 14, 9 am.
Panel discussion about Goldwater (all science) and Udall (environment) Scholarships (applications submitted in student's second or third year at Reed), April 7, 5:30 p.m., Chemistry 301. Panelists: Faculty advisors and current Fellows.
Biology seminar: David K. Skelly, PhD (School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale Univ.) "Hermaphrodites in your backyard: the landscape ecology of amphibian intersex," March 26, 4:10-5pm, B19
Open Meeting with the Environmental Studies Committee, Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 4:30-5:30PM in Eliot 314.
Portland Center for Public Humanities presents an Environmental History Forum. March 9, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238. This event is free and open to the public. A discussion of new issues and directions in environmental history with national scholars in the field. Participants will include: William Cronon (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Author of Changes in the Land; Nature’s Metropolis; Uncommon Ground. Nancy Langston (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Author of Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares; Where Land and Water Meet; Toxic Bodies. James Feldman (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh), Author of Storied Wilderness.