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:
- Master of Science in Sustainability
- Master of Science in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering ( the first graduate program of its kind in the country.)
What I Learned in the Last Three Decades: A first glimpse of my new book
Thursday, April 4
7:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
Join Bill McKibben as he shares excerpts from his upcoming new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? which is being published exactly 30 years after his groundbreaking The End of Nature. This new book asks what we’ve lost in those decades–and what we might still hope to protect.
NOTE: Click here to check out Falter at The Vermont Book Shop, to learn more about the book and pre-order if desired. Shop local! Falter will be released on April 16 by Henry Holt and Co.
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.
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.
The VT EPSCoR CWDD Team
Funding Provided by NSF OIA 1556770
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
- Peter Buffett, NoVo Foundation
- Jen Cirillo, Shelburne Farms
- Fred Iutzi, The Land Institute
- Amani Olugbala, Soul Fire Farm
- Chief Don Stevens, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk – Abenaki Nation
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.