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Environmental Studies at Skidmore College

CURRENT EVENTS 2011-2012

Please also see the Event Calendar link for Environmental Studies: http://cms.skidmore.edu/events/index.cfm?deptref=54

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THE NEW ENERGY ECONOMY FORUM:
Register at www.wix.com/focusskidmore/skidmoreneef

Wednesday, February 15th 7:00 p.m. Bolton 280--Career Workshop. Pre-Networking and Resume Workshop
RSVP by Feb. 10th to sustainability@skidmore.edu

Thursday, February 16th 7:00 p.m. Gannett Auditorium--Lecture by Jeff Goodell. Rolling stone writer and best selling author of "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future" and "How to Cool The Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix the Earth's Climate".
http://cms.skidmore.edu/news/news.cfm?passID=3249

Friday, February 17th noon-6 p.m. Gannett Lobby---Panelists, Career Networking Fair and Informational Tables
With speakers, panelists, and informational tables and a career networking session for students, this will be an event to help connect and educate students, faculty, staff, and regional community members about what is happening and what is possible when it comes to clean energy solutions. This event will highlight the new energy economy, and will include panels on the following topics: business & energy efficiency, business & innovation, transportation alternatives, homeowner solutions, Skidmore's progress, and policy around wind, solar, and hydrofracking.
Register at www.wix.com/focusskidmore/skidmoreneef

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Thursday, March 1 4:45 - 6 p.m. Dana 285---- Environmental Careers Pizza Party. Pete Desrochers, a senior environmental engineer and LEED AP with the Dormitory Authority of New York State (DASNY), Georgie Nugent, an environmental engineer and Senior Project Manager with Foit-Albert, an architecture, engineering and surveying firm, and Steve LeFevre, a professional geologist with Barton & Lougidice will discuss environmental careers in general, what education and pathways exist, how they got to their positions, and how technical/professional organizations might help you. They are all  members of one organization called the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), whose mission is "to assist in the professional development and critical environmental decision-making of our members to benefit society." The Albany chapter of the AWMA provides free membership for the first year for interested students and has regular luncheons with speakers and professional networking opportunities as well as free webinars. Applications will be available. 

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Wednesday, March 21st 7:30 p.m. Gannett Auditorium---Screening of "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time". Green Fire was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the US Forest Service. The film provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st century ecological challenges. Leopold's biographer, conservation biologist Dr. Curt Meine, serves as the film's on-screen guide.
http://www.greenfiremovie.com/

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Friday, March 30th from 2:30  - 3:30 in Dana 285 -- "Special Advising Meeting For Students Interested in Environmental Studies."

In anticipation of schedule-planning for the fall semester, the Environmental Studies Program will hold an ES-interest meeting to introduce students to the ES curriculum and answer questions about course selection, the ES major, and the ES minor.

Professors Karen Kellogg and Michael Marx will be on hand to answer questions and work with individuals or in small groups about course selection and long term schedule planning.

Mid-afternoon refreshments will be served!