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Voinovich School professor and Environmental Studies Program director Geoff Dabelko recently sat down for a Q&A with James Madison University’s student newspaper, The Breeze. Read More

Ohio University’s environmentally-focused education abroad programs offer students the chance to immerse themselves in hands-on learning experiences in a wide range of overseas settings. Four programs illustrate the diversity of locations and environmental topics students and their faculty mentors will tackle in the coming school year: Canada, Costa Rica, Scotland, and the Balkans. Read More

Caleb Hawkins is a second year Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies student at the Voinovich School. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, he gave the following speech during the 2014-2015 Voinovich School Welcome Reception. Read More

Ed Newman is a living legend in Athens, Ohio. Not only did he help initiate the City of Athens’ curbside recycling program — the state’s first — but he also transformed Ohio University’s waste management plan and inspired college sustainability programs across the U.S. and Canada. Read More

Climate change and its connections to national security have been in the news recently as prominent reports and assessments highlight a wide variety of challenges. Read More

As the director of Ohio University’s Consortium for Energy, Economics, and the Environment, Scott Miller connects faculty across the university, allowing them to work together and create ideas that affect policy here in Athens and across the country. Previously, Miller was a student in the environmental studies program at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Read More

The news media spend too much time covering the symptoms of climate change and not enough discussing the phenomenon of climate change itself. Read More

Jen Bowman, senior environmental project manager at the Ohio University Voinovich School, has paired up with Gary Conley, research supervisor for University’s Air Quality Center at the Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment, to begin looking at the health of Wills Creek and White Eyes Creek in Coshocton and Muskingum Counties. Read More

Dylan Drugan coordinates energy efficiency programs across eight states for American Electric Power. He had an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA, and experience in the corporate world. But it was his decision to seek a master’s degree in environmental studies from Ohio University that led him to AEP. Read More

It would be reasonable to suspect that mobile phones would help Kenyan pastoralists adapt to drought and anticipated climate change in central Kenya. That was the hypothesis MSES student Jeremiah Asaka investigated as part of his Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Read More