Enviromental Studies


Midgley Foundation Endows $1 Million Fund for Conservation Research

Mad House Production from Ohio comes to campus to film a video for the Department of Advancement.A $1 million gift from the Midgley Foundation establishes a permanent fund to support summer research projects focused on environmental conservation. Summer research collaborations between student scholars and faculty mentors…
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Student Conservation Efforts Earn “Program of the Year” Award

A newly planted pollinator patch on campus.A student project designed to protect and encourage pollinators won the 2021 Action Program of the Year award from the IMPACT Conference. To provide food and habitats for bees, moths,…
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Mauer Discusses Resilience in Publication and Podcast

Mauer Whitney,  Class, KColtonAssistant Professor of Environmental Studies Whitney Mauer discusses socio-ecological resilience in an academic article written for Rural Sociology and on the TreeHugger podcast. In a new academic article and podcast…
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J-Term Backyard Birding

Snowy Owl 0059eIn the intensive two-week J-Term course “Birds in Our Landscape,” expert ornithologist and Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander guides HWS students as they study avian winter behavior and ecology. “Learning…
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Pandemic Puts Community, Environmental Resilience Major in Focus

Shea Gib  KColtonThomas “Gib” Shea '22, who created his own major, is preparing for a public service career managing responses to emergencies like COVID-19. A volunteer firefighter and EMT since high school,…
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