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Sharing insights in multiple formats is an approach students are developing in the Environmental Studies Program at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Grace Keyes, a Voinovich Scholar and Environmental Studies certificate student, provides the latest example with her post “Building Climate Resilience in Conflict-Affected States: A Neglected Agenda” on the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat. Reposted below, Keyes’ writing in this policy friendly form gives readers easy ways to further explore these complex climate change and security research topics. Keyes will be visiting the Washington-based Wilson Center next month as part of the Voinovich School’s transboundary conservation and peacebuilding study abroad program in the Balkans. Read More

During her two years at Ohio University, Tess Phinney has devoted herself to university sustainability. Much of that hard work paid off last month when she and the Office of Sustainability received a "Silver" rating on the Sustainability, Track, Assessment and Rating Systems (STARS) Report. Read More

Jen Bowman, a senior environmental project manager at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, offered a class over spring break on methods and equipment used for gathering and assessing environmental data from the field. Her plan was to spend four hours outside every day. However, when Athens had a level 3 snow emergency, she had to adapt. Read More

Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability is proud to announce that the University has received a “Silver” rating on its first Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System report. Read More

Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will partner with several universities across the country in an environmental study on tribal lands. The partnership stems from a $4.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to integrate research and Extension to help Great Basin and Southwestern tribal communities develop plans, policies and practices for sustainable agriculture and water management. Read More

The archives at Alden Library hold vast troves of materials that many students don’t get a chance to explore. This year, the Voinovich Collections Fellow, Geoff Dabelko, aims to bring those materials out of the archives and into the classroom. Read More

Dr. Alex Dehgan, a world renowned entrepreneur, expedition leader, diplomat and development official -- specializing in creative science, technology and leadership -- recently visited Ohio University’s Voinovich School and Environmental Science Program. Read More

Close to half of all arable land on earth is dedicated to pasture or cropland. But it is not just to feed the world’s growing population anymore. Increasingly we are growing our energy, using biofuels to meet our intensifying energy demands while developing more sustainable and less fossil fuel-based energy sources. Read More

The host of "Science Fridays" visits Ohio University to talk about sharing scientific information though unconventional paths. Read More

Ohio University feeds thousands of students, faculty, staff and visitors every day, and all of those meals produce a lot of leftovers. A new project led by Dr. Sarah Davis, assistant professor of environmental studies at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, aims to guarantee that those leftovers are used as efficiently as possible. Read More