Announcements

Sustainability Minor Meet & Greet - February 17, 2015

Sustainability Minor Meet & Greet

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
12:00 – 2:00
Collis One Wheelock
Lunch provided!

Interested in connecting your academic work to real-world solutions to contemporary social, economic, and environmental issues? Come learn about the sustainability minor before signing up for spring term classes! Talk with faculty from departments across campus who teach sustainability-related courses, and with current students minoring in sustainability. Students of all majors and interests are welcome.

*Link your major to real-world solutions. Be a sustainability minor.*

Learn more: http://envs.dartmouth.edu/undergraduate/major-and-minors/sustainability-track

Questions?  Email Alex Sitek at Alexander.J.Sitek@Dartmouth.edu.
 

The George Link Jr. Lecture - April 21, 2015

The George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture

“Sustainable Revolutions: The Quest for Real Food and Wine in the 21st Century”

Deirdre Heekin
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:00 PM
105 Dartmouth Hall

Deirdre Heekin is a Vermont farmer, restauranteur, grape grower and wine maker. She will read passages from her new book, An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir (Chelsea Green Press) interspersed with commentary on “How we can feed the world and be sustainable?” and “How Dartmouth undergraduates might examine their own journey in relation to sustainable agriculture after they leave Dartmouth?”

A book signing at 8:00 PM will follow the lecture.

Free and open to the public.

La garagista Farm and Winery, Barnard, VT
http://www.lagaragista.com/

For more information, please contact Kim Wind at Kim.Wind@Dartmouth.edu or call 603-646-2838.
 

Off-Campus Programs Fair, January 15, Collis

Don't Miss! Jan 15, Off-Campus Academic Programs Fair, 4:30-7pm, Collis

Are you hoping to study abroad/away during your Dartmouth career?

Seize this opportunity to Explore, Engage, and Excel... Join us on Thursday, January 15th, 2015, from 4:30 to 7 pm.

-Dartmouth Academic Off-Campus Programs Fair-
Collis Commonground and Collis 101
Come visit booths from 4:30 to 7pm set up by Dartmouth's 40+ faculty-led programs as well as exchange and transfer terms - it's your chance to ask faculty and former student participants questions about their programs, experiences, and recommendations.

-Conversation Booths-
Collis Commonground and Collis 101
Come chat from 4:30 to 7pm with faculty, administrators, and students about why it is valuable to study abroad/away and how to fit it into your D-Plan (and future plans, such as a Fulbright), as well as how to manage your finances and VISA, understand pre-requisites and academic credits, how to apply, and how to tell if a Dartmouth faculty-led program, transfer term or exchange term would be a good fit for you!

Announcements

Office of Sustainability’s *Green Careers Program*

Join representatives from ENVS and the Sustainability Office for open career office hours in a comfortable, low-stress setting!

Tuesday, October 7
12-2 pm
Hornig Library (1st floor in Fairchild Hall)​

Are you applying for a job? Want a second pair of eyes on your resume or cover letter? Trying to convince yourself that your summer internship as a park ranger qualifies you to be a consultant?

Bring your resume, cover letters or dream job descriptions and we can help you tailor your experiences to get the job that you want.

Can't make it to office hours but still interested? Don't fret! Email me at sarah.m.alexander@dartmouth.edu or look out for another office hours coming your way soon.

EE Lunch with Georgia Mavrommati

Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability
Tuesday, October 7
12:00 – 1:00
200 LSC

Georgia Mavrommati is a Research Associate in Rich Howarth’s lab.

Sustainable Energy Tech Research Fellow

The hire will play a central role in the development and management of hardware, software and data associated with "Environmental Dashboard," a novel technological system that provides community residents, faculty, students and facilities personnel with real-time feedback on energy, water, and other environmental conditions in residential and commercial buildings and through whole communities. We seek candidates with college or masters degree (or equivalent in experience) with deep knowledge of computer systems and excellent organizational skills who is excited by the opportunity to develop and manage novel technology designed to motivate and empower citizens to take better care of the environment. Review of applicants will begin immediately until the position is filled, ideally for a June start date. More information on the project can be found at: www.oberlindashboard.org. For a job description click here.

Modeling Rift Valley fever in African buffalo

Modeling Rift Valley fever in African buffalo: biological insights and mathematical challenges

Date: Wednesday, April 23rd
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Kemeny 007

Carrie A. Manore
NSF Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability Fellow
Center for Computational Science and Mathematics Department
Tulane University

Rift Valley fever virus (RVF) is an emerging zoonotic disease that cycles between wildlife, livestock, and people in Africa, causing significant loss. It is spread primarily by mosquitoes and emergence in Europe and North America is a risk.  Current literature has focused on correlating large epidemics of RVF with weather events. However, little attention has been given to the underlying mechanisms driving epidemics and persistence, such as transmission from mosquitoes to wildlife. It is unclear how RVF virus persists during the inter-epidemic periods, but there are two potential nonexclusive explanations for RVF virus persistence:  1) RVF is maintained in the mosquito population via vertical transmission, or 2) RVF circulates undetected in some wildlife reservoir population.

Field Courses at Paul Smith's College

Paul Smith's College, located in the Adirondack mountains of New York, is offering 3-week field courses this summer. Courses include: Field Ornithology, Field Botany, Field Herpetology, Grassland Ecosystems, and GIS Natural Resource Applications. Courses will run in two sessions: May 19 – June 6 and June 9 – June 27. The cost is $1554 per 3-credit course. You are allowed to take one course each session. Room and board for the summer is approximately $900 for a three week session. Courses are open to college students with introductory biology credit.

For more information visit www.paulsmiths.edu/summer.

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