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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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Environmental Studies students win school garden grant from Annie’s Foods !

This past fall one of our ENVS 201 discussion sections chose to do their community based project at the Buena Vista Spanish Immersion School, which has its own school garden. Besides typical garden maintenance, some of the students wrote a proposal and received a $3000 dollar grant from Annie’s Homegrown Foods in order to make improvements at the garden. These funds will provide the school garden with an irrigation system, composting station, and plenty of tools.

The students also found a program through the state of Oregon that allows the school cafeteria to purchase produce from the

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Submit your Abstracts to the JCC Conference!

UO will host this year’s Joint Campus Conference (JCC) on May 30th, 2017. The JCC is an annual event that brings together graduate students and faculty from three programs: the Environmental Sciences Program at Oregon State University, the Environmental Sciences and Management Program at Portland State University, and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon.

See here for the schedule and more information on how to submit your poster and oral presentation abstracts!

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Featured Faculty: Ronald Mitchell

Political Science and Environmental Studies professor Ronald Mitchell is one of three faculty recipients of the 2017 Tykeson Teaching Award for excellence in education.

Mitchell’s research focuses on understanding international environmental treaties and which factors make some treaties more “effective” than others in getting countries to practice environmental protection. His interests include both researching the minutiae of specific treaties and how they are designed and implemented, as well as broader patterns and data on efficacy that emerge from examining hundreds of environmental

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