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The Environmental Studies Program trains leaders in creative problem solving, critical thinking, and responsible citizenship.

Building on the University of Oregon’s long tradition of environmental research and activism, our program sets the standard in interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration with more than 100 participating faculty from thirty campus programs and departments. ENVS degree programs are flexible and tailored to meet specific educational and career goals, providing students with the opportunities to work alongside world-class scholars and researchers, develop concrete skills and analytical abilities, and gain hands-on experience relevant to careers in government agencies, non-governmental organizations, private industry, and academic fields.

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Ecotone 2015 Call For Submissions

The Ecotone: The Journal of Environmental Studies at University of Oregon is soliciting submissions for our 2015 issue. The Ecotone is the annual interdisciplinary journal produced by the graduate students of Environmental Studies. (To view the 2014 issue, click here!)

Graduate students and faculty in any department are invited to submit work for review. Submissions may include academic work, creative writing, journalism, visual art, book and film reviews, and interviews.

The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 pm on Monday, January 5th, 2014. Email questions and submissions to Katrina

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River Stories 2014 at the Lane County Historical Museum

In January of 2014, the Environmental Leadership Program’s River Stories Team asked itself two questions: “what if we could listen to our water source?” and “what would the McKenzie River tell us?” What followed was an intensive process involving 30 interviews with McKenzie River community members, multimedia products drawing on text, photography, audio, and film, and four major community events where the students showcased their work.

The McKenzie River cascades 90 miles from its headwaters at Clear Lake to its convergence with the Willamette River in Eugene; its cold, clear

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Featured People

Featured Faculty: Sarah Wald

The Environmental Studies Program is excited to welcome Sarah Wald as our first joint hire with the department of English. She is set to begin teaching in both departments this fall, and is also excited to engage with the new ENVS-affiliated Food Studies Specialization.

Dr. Wald’s interest in environmental studies began when she herself was an undergraduate, during the global justice protests against the WTO in Seattle in 1999. The rhetoric of the movement intrigued her: “‘Teamsters and Turtles, together at last,’ was one of the slogans,” she recalls. “I wanted to know why it was

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