TODAY: Friday, November 16:  All-Day Worshop Exploring the relationship between Nature and Culture, 9 am - 5 pm, 313 Fayerweather, Columbia

Join in an inter-disciplinary workshop with panels and discussions following on Friday, November 16, 9-5pm. Stay all day or stop in when you can to 313 Fayerweather at Columbia.

Our own Martin Stute, and a slate of other scheintists and philosophical and cultural  scholars, Chia-Ying Lee of the Earth Institute's Int'l Research Institute on Climate and Society, Climateologists, Robin Bell, Dorothy Peteet and Art Lerner Lam from Lamont, William Solecki, Director of CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Dachun Liu and Dedong Wei of Renmin University of China in Buddhist and Philosophy of Science, respectively, and a host of others from Columbia to China, will explore the relationship between Nature and Cultures from philosophic and scientific points of view.  Contact Dedong Wei for more information. 


Past events from this year:

Adam Bosch, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Director of Public Affairs gave a Science Talk on New York Water Supply as part of the Open Intro to Environmental Science Series on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Adam Bosch discussed how NYC DEP operates and maintains and protexts the largest municipal water supply in the United States.  His talk was followed by a luncheon with Adam Bosch and Barnard Seniors who had an opportunity to learn more about projects and opportunities with NYC DEP.


Luncheon for Jrs and Srs interested in the Environmental Science Mentoring Fellows Program has begun.

Barnard Juniors and Seniors joined us for the first Environmental Science Department Mentoring Fellows Meeting and gave input as we roll out this brand new program.  Sign up to be a mentor, built a supportive community and gain communication and professional development skills while engaging with peers with Leslie Raucher.

Majors & Prospective Majors & Minors Program Planning Meeting on 11/8

The Program Planning Meeting for Spring 2019 Classes and Requirements took place on Thursday, November 8 and were joined by Senior Majors for a dinner and discussion about experiences and advice. Continue to peruse course offerings, and and make appointments during office hours in links found in Faculty and Staff section in the days ahead.  Information on our Majors and links to Requirements and Planning is listed under Majors and you may look at Recommendations for First Years and Credit and Placement.

Cutting Back on CO2: Turning CO2 into Stone
Professor Martin Stu
te gave a Science Talk as part of the Open Intro to Environmental Science Series on Thursday, Nov. 8

 Columbia Masters in Public Health Luncheon with Professor Joseph Graziano:

Professor Joseph Grazziano, Environmental Health Sciences and Pharmacology at Columbia's School of Public Health,  returned to campus to speak with students about the Masters in Public Health at Columbia on October 18.  Those who attended got a great sense of this terrific program in our midst.

In our annual overnight retreat to Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, on September 29 and 30th, majors, FY and Sophomores interested in the field, and departmental faculty and staff spent a day at Storm King Art Center for a special exhibit "Indicators: Artists on Climate Change." We had a number of other events planned including a carnivore/vegan-friendly BBQ, some owling by the reservoire and a 3 levels of great hikes in the forest.  Join us again next year!
Black Rock hike

Students who studied abroad shared their experiences at our Study Abroad Luncheon on September 25th.  As always, it was a really fun and informative event.  Thank you to Blanca, Gemma, Marion, Maddie, Celeste, and Emma P. for your wonderful presentations on your journeys by sea and land from the Bolivia to New Zealand! Seniors and a Junior shared their images, successes, challenges and explorations with other majors, Sophomores and First Years! 

Study Abroad Uhuru Peak

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