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Upcoming Events

EcoCareer Conference 2017: Building Pathways to Sustainable Careers

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Thursday, February 23, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Virtual (online) --to be watched at Bard
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From rocks to spiders: how geologic controls on trace metals in streams affect aquatic-riparian linkages

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Cary Institute auditorium 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY
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Characterization of Human T cell Response to Dengue

Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Fire on the Ridge

Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge Campus, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge, Room 203
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Green Mountain Energy Information Table & Informational Interviews

Monday, February 27, 2017
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Campus Center, Lobby
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Wild by Design:  Landscape Design in the Age of Ecology

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
4:45 pm – 7:00 pm Campus Center, Weis Cinema
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Poisons, predators, and parasites: integrating environmental complexity into toxicology

Thursday, March 2, 2017
11:00 am Cary Institute auditorium 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY
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Terminal Differentiation of Vomeronasal Sensory Neurons and GnRH-1 Neuronal Migration, from New Models to New Stories

Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Changing the World Through Food: Israel's Food Revolution

Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 am Kline, Faculty Dining Room
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Hudson River Environmental Futures

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
4:45 pm Campus Center, Weis Cinema
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The Influence of Climate Change and Evolution on Mosquito Life History Traits and Pathogen Transmission

Thursday, March 9, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
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Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC) Meeting

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location TBD
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Direct and indirect effects of native and invasive plants on mosquito ecology

Thursday, March 16, 2017
11:00 am Cary Institute auditorium 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY
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Degradation-resistant Proteins:
Biological, Disease, and Biotechnology Implications

Thursday, March 16, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Learning to care? Evaluating education initiatives at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Thursday, March 23, 2017
11:00 am Cary Institute auditorium 2801, Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY
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Edith Wharton and the Villas of Rome

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7:00 pm Campus Center, Weis Cinema
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Urban socio-ecology, interdisciplinarity, and community engagement

Thursday, March 30, 2017
11:00 am Cary Institute auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook, NY
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Targeting Mitochondria for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease

Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Canaries in the Saltmarsh:
Tidal Marsh Conservation in the Face of Sea Level Rise

Thursday, April 6, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Land use change, nature perception and resource competition in rapidly growing cities

Thursday, April 6, 2017
11:00 pm Cary Institute auditorium 2801, Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook, NY
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Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
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Psychosocial Adversity the Epigenetic Origins of Health Disparities

Thursday, April 13, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Parallel Play: Of Ivory-bills and Irish Castles

Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:00 pm RKC 101
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The future of place-based research

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:00 am Cary Institute auditorium 2801, Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook, NY
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The Ecology of West Nile Virus in the United States

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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The natural history and future of the North Woods

Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:00 am Cary Institute auditorium 2801, Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook, NY
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Molecular mechanisms of SLUG-induced Chemotherapeutic Resistance in Triple-negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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Are You Listening!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
4:45 pm – 7:00 pm Campus Center, Weis Cinema
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Collective Dynamics of Microbes in Natural Sediment

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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EUS Open House

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
4:45 pm HEG 308
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Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
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Fragments, Fungi, and Feedbacks:
Can Fungal Pathogens Help Maintain Prairie Plant Diversity in Fragmented Landscapes?

Thursday, May 11, 2017
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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EUS senior project, midway, and internship presentations

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm more >

EUS Practicum Presentations: Hudson Valley Cities and Environmental (In)Justice

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
1:30 pm – 4:30 am Campus Center, Weis Cinema
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EUS Practicum Presentations: Environmental Education

Thursday, May 18, 2017
11:50 am – 1:10 pm Campus Center, Weis Cinema
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EUS Practicum Presentations: Environmental Education

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
11:50 am – 1:10 pm Campus Center, Weis Cinema
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Our Mission

We aim to endow students with an in-depth, interdisciplinary understanding of the complexities of environmental and urban issues. The goal is to educate leaders who will design a sustainable future in built and natural environments.

Both biogeophysical systems and human societies (cultures, economies, political regimes) are nested complex systems involving numerous interactions. Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) is a transdisciplinary program that examines the interdependence of human societies and the physical environment. The program strives to ensure that majors have a solid background in the physical and social sciences, the humanities, and economics and policy--and understand what sustainability means. We aim to enhance students' understanding of the complexities of environmental and urban issues and their awareness of interrelationships between built and "natural" environments.


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Studying, protecting, and sharing our local watershed

EUS is a participant in grants promoting community science, sustainable trail design, and dam assessment
Studying, protecting, and sharing our local watershed
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently awarded Bard two Hudson River Estuary Program grants, in addition to one awarded in 2015 to support the development of a science-based community stewardship group called the Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC). The two new grants are both feasibility studies, one to plan for improvements to trails along the water, and one to determine next steps for a dam along the Saw Kill. Bard was also awarded a one-million-dollar NYSERDA grant to study the feasibility of micro-hydroelectric power generation on the Saw Kill and similar waterways. EUS faculty, staff, students and partners are part of all of these projects.

SKWC brings together Bard faculty and staff and local community members. EUS professor Eli Dueker led the grant-writing team, and Dr. Dueker, EUS Executive Administrator Tom O’Dowd form the interim leadership team, and together with Carolyn Klocker of Dutchess County Cornell Cooperative Extentsion and Red Hook community members Karen Schneller-McDonald and Sheila Buff. SKWC's mission is “building community through hands-on science, education, advocacy, to protect the Saw Kill watershed and its ecological, recreational, and historical resources." This project uses and connects scientific research to inform and raise community stewardship of the watershed. In January 2016 the group began holding monthly “community conversations” to focus on local watershed issues and take actions.

For more information on the Saw Kill Watershed Community:

Visit the website: https://sawkillwatershed.wordpress.com/

Visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SawKillWatershed/

See the press release: http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/103693.html