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4 NEW Degree Programs at Tufts

Tufts University has focused on launching NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS we think you might be interested in:

The School of Medicine established two online graduate degree programs:

The Board of Trustees approved two programs focused on training professionals to tackle complex issues surrounding climate change:

News From the Franklin Environmental Center

From the Sight of Extraction: Thinking Globally with Indigeneity

Tuesday, February 19
4:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

This talk by Macarena Gómez-Barris will draw upon Gómez-Barris’ recent work in The Extractive Zone (Duke University Press 2017) and Beyond the Pink Tide (University of California Press 2018) to consider how we might refuse the logics of extractive capitalism by centering Indigenous and Afro-based knowledge production and artistic praxis. What does comparative Indigenous Studies outside of the frame of the nation-state do for a global and future oriented model of scholarship? How can we learn from sites and sights of catastrophe?  Macarena Gómez-Barris is Chair of Social Science & Cultural Studies and director, Global South Center, at Pratt Institute.

Building a Campaign to Conserve Canada’s Great Northern Boreal Forest

Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series
Thursday, February 21
12:30 p.m. in The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center 103

Bring lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Liz Barratt-Brown, Senior Advisor to the International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, will address why conserving Canada’s boreal forest is so critical – for Indigenous Peoples, for species like the iconic caribou, and for shielding against climate chaos. She will describe how tissue paper is literally flushing the boreal down the drain and what NRDC’s newly launched campaign intends to do about it.

Human and Environmental Microbial Health: A Global Perspective

Thursday, February 21
7:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

The human microbiome is now recognized as a dynamic part of the human ecosystem, and research demonstrates that using ecology to understand this ecosystem has profound benefits for patient wellness. Changes in the human microbiome have substantial influence on atopy, neurological disorders, metabolic disorders, and a range of complex conditions and disease states. Jack Gilbert will discuss evidence of these conditions and how we have started to disturb the delicate balance of the immune-microbe equilibrium, impacting the development and function of our immune systems. He will also highlight the distance we have placed between our children and the microbial world, which has been demonstrated to have a substantial influence on their physiological, immunological, neurological and even endocrinological development.  Jack Gilbert is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago, and Faculty Director of The Microbiome Center.

Call for Applicants: NSF/REU Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering 

Call for Applicants: NSF/REU Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia Application Deadline: February 15, 2019 (11:59 PM, EST) Rising sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students from all U.S. colleges/universities are invited to apply for a 10-week NSF/REU summer research program in interdisciplinary water science and engineering at Virginia […]

High Meadows Fund 2-Yr. Post-Grad Fellowship-Info Session 12/4

You are invited to join an Information Session to learn more about the High Meadows Fund 2-year post-graduate Fellowship offered exclusively to Princeton and Middlebury seniors graduating between December 2018-May 2019. Tomorrow’s event, Tuesday, December 4th, is  at 4:30 in The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest (Room 103).  Hear from current fellow, Will Lathrop, Environmental Philanthropy Associate and a Princeton graduate. He will discuss his day-to-day work on sustainability issues throughout the state of Vermont and in particular how a community’s values inform their land use.

Here is a description from the the High Meadows Fund of the issues they work on:

Climate disruption threatens Vermont’s communities and working landscape. It is urgent Vermonters address it head-on by both lowering their contribution to a warming planet and adapting to the changes already underway. High Meadows applies this sense of urgency in three areas of focus:

  • Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and watershed land use that protects communities, soil, and water quality.
  • Clean and Efficient Energy: Lowering fossil fuel use, especially in homes of low income Vermonters.
  • Farm, Food and Forest Enterprises: Promoting vibrant enterprises as well as healthy ecosystems.

We do our work through charitable grantmaking, research, convenings, direct engagement of our staff, and investing for mission impact. We particularly value social and marketplace innovation and collaboration.

Please see our website, www.highmeadowsfund.org, for more information and join the event tomorrow to learn more about the position or contact thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu if you cannot attend.


VT EPSCoR Summer Environmental Research Opportunity-Deadline Jan. 30th

Attached please find a flyer for the Vermont EPSCoR Undergraduate Internship Program, which offers students a $5,000 stipend and the opportunity to join a team of scientists (faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates) conducting research on the coupling of natural and social systems of the Lake Champlain Basin to understand and promote Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).

 Undergraduates will be matched with a research team working for 10 weeks in summer 2019 on the transdisciplinary BREE research program. Research teams are assembled by topic and interact regularly across focus areas including Ecological Systems, Social Systems, and Integrated Assessment Modeling.

 The summer 2019 internship runs from May 28 to August 2 at the University of Vermont. In addition to the $5,000 stipend, travel and on-campus lodging will be provided.  Interns will have the opportunity to present their research at the Vermont EPSCoR Research Symposium. Applications will be available the first week of December, and the deadline to apply is January 30, 2019.

 For more information, see our website at https://epscor.w3.uvm.edu/epscor, or contact us at this email address if you have any questions.

Thank you,


 Funding Provided by NSF OIA 1556770


Nourishing Change in Ag and Culture – A Conversation

How do we make real change to ensure all living beings on our planet are nourished, both socially and ecologically?

How do we enact justice and regenerate health?

And how do we do it together in place, in diverse groupings that can adapt and endure?

Join us as we enter into conversation with thought leaders and practitioners in education, agriculture, and community building who are imagining new stories, remembering valuable wisdom, and creating innovative relationships and pathways to address the urgency of this transformation.

Friday, December 7th 9:30 a.m. to noon

Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center


Hosted by Middlebury College’s Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest and Middlebury College’s Program in Environmental Studies with the support of the Middlebury Food Studies Program.

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs Week of 11/19

Searching for a summer internship or job for after graduation in the Social Impact sector? Check out these great opportunities posted in Handshake HERE. They include jobs & internships in the environment & renewable energy, nonprofits/NGOs, sustainable food systems, international development, Govt. – state & local, and many more. There are also several Vermont-based jobs too.  Deadlines are fast approaching!

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