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Environmental Studies Program Open House and Convocation

Environmental Studies Program Open House
Monday, October 5, 2009
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
249 Columbia
Start the year off informed with a tour of ENVS’s new space. Food and drink provided!!!

Environmental Studies Convocation and Reception
Monday, October 5, 2009
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Gerlinger Lounge
Speaker: Dale Jamieson, 2009 Morse Chair of Law and Politics
The reception is co-sponsored by the Morse Center for Law and Politics.

Sarah Jaquette Ray takes job at University of Alaska-Southeast. (Message from Sarah) I have officially accepted an offer for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English at University of Alaska-Southeast in Juneau, starting in August. The position is expressly to help develop both the Composition Program and the BA Emphasis in Literature and Environment. I cannot describe how grateful I am to the ENVS program for all your support– financial, emotional, intellectual, spatial (I LOVE the 240 COL office), and of course, the friendship that got me to the place where I could even be a competitor in this terrible market. THANK YOU.

Janet Fiskio takes job at Oberlin College (Oberlin’s Environmental Studies program). Janet Fiskio will be joining the Environmental Studies faculty at Oberlin College in the Fall of 2009. Oberlin’s Environmental Studies Program was one of the first in the US, and it is one of the most distinguished in the world. The job that Janet applied for was rank-open, so Janet was chosen over senior scholars from around the country eager to be part of that excellent college and terrific program. The job description seemed almost designed for Janet, with its emphasis on interdisciplinary training and background in ethics and religious studies.

Wen Lee has been offered a Production Coordinator internship with Free Range Studios, a small company that provides media support for environmentally and socially conscious organizations. Wen will be working in the video department (in Berkeley, CA), which has previously produced “The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard,” “The Meatrix,” “Grocery Store Wars,” and other popular online videos. For more information about Free Range Studios, please visit:

Jill Jakimetz has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in the Netherlands and Ireland next year. Jill will be looking at looking at transitions in agricultural landscapes and identities in response to E.U. sustainability policies and rhetoric.

Janet Fiskio – Congratulations to Janet who was recently awarded a Risa Palm Graduate Fellowship.  This award is given to graduate students who show exceptional promise for achievement in their chosen academic field as evidenced by GPA, originality of research, publication, teaching evaluations.