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Environmental Studies News & Events

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

As a student in the Environmental Studies Program, Leah Graham helped to organize and promote Ohio University’s annual RecycleMania program as part of her work as a graduate assistant with the Office of Sustainability. Now, she leads that program and several others at the University of Mount Union and Kent State University, where she works as sustainability outreach coordinator and outreach recycling coordinator respectively. Read More

MSES student Alaina Morman writes for the Voinovich School Blog about her travels. "When I say I traveled around the world and back, I’m not exaggerating. The summer of 2014 will go down as one in which I learned the most about the world and about myself. It’s comical in a way how four months can put four-plus years of higher education to shame. Or rather, I should say, one might think they’ve grasped the workings of the world—until they travel abroad and realize there is so much more to learn by experiencing cultures in situ." Read More