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Dr. Nagaraja Harshadeep to Present Environmental Studies Lecture

Monday, September 21st, 2015

This is from his LinkedIn Page and it’s fucking blurry

Dr. Nagaraja Harshadeep will present his lecture, “Modernizing Approaches to Address Environmental Challenges in the Developing World” this evening on behalf of Skidmore’s Environmental Studies Department.

A Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Food Bank, Harshadeep focuses on climate change and water resource management.

6:30-7:30 in Gannett

ES Keynote: “Restor(y)ing America’s Environmental Past and Present”

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Dr. Lauret Savoy

This Thursday, Mount Holyoke professor Lauret Savoy will deliver the annual Environmental Studies Program’s keynote address, titled “Restor(y)ing America’s Environmental Past and Present.”

Dr. Savoy is a scientist, professor, writer, photographer, and pilot, whose work considers “how the braided strands of human history and geologic-natural history contribute to the stories we tell of the land’s origin and history and to stories we tell of ourselves in the land and of relational identity.” Her new book, The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World (Milkweed Editions, 2011, co-edited with Alison Hawthorne Deming) has received wide praise. She also co-edited Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology, which was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s five best science books in 2006.

Before the talk begins, various local and community environmental organizations will staff information tables in the Palamountain Lobby.

Thursday, September 27 in Gannett @ 8pm

(via Skidmore)

“Forest Forensics” Author and Ecologist to Lecture

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012


Tonight, ecologist and author Thomas Wessels will be on campus to deliver a lecture titled “Reading the Forested Landscape.” The discussion will be based on his book of the same name, and will:

“Introduce people to approaches used to interpret a forest’s history while wandering through it.  Using evidence such as the shapes of trees, scars on their trunks, the pattern of decay in stumps, the construction of stone walls, and the lay of the land, it is possible to unravel complex stories etched into our forested landscape.  This process could easily be called forest forensics, since it is quite similar to interpreting a crime scene.”

In addition to being a less exciting Horatio Caine, Wessels is the founding director of the master’s degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England and the current chair of the generically named Center for Whole Communities. He also has a funny last name.

Wednesday, September 19 in Filene @ 7pm

(via Speaker’s Bureau)