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EUS Senior Projects have addressed questions pertaining to a wide variety of topics, including: Environment and population growth; sustainable development; environmental impacts of globalization; international efforts to protect the environment; land ownership and the distribution of wealth; the environment and human health; the measurement of environmental quality; distributive impacts of environmental policy; environmental racism; alternative energy; urban sprawl; land-use planning; land and tax policy; wilderness protection; watershed protection; deforestation; habitat loss; agricultural subsidies; organic farming; animal welfare; pollution control policy; fisheries; species extinction; transportation policy; ecotourism; the viability of small communities; and environmental politics, art, and education.
Recent senior projects:
Sherif Essam Ahmed
"The Role of Supermarket History and Design: Immediate Influence and Long-Term Effects on Customers"
Avid Burton Gookin
"Shooting for the STARS: The Sustainability Movement in Higher Education"
Adrienne Flora Kirk
"(Re)inventing the User," a historical discourse on the dialogue between he computer interface and its user
Myan Norann Melendez
"Lunch Trays and Power Plays/The Squarest Meal of Them All: School Lunch and the Search for Harmony and Health in America," an examination of the history of American school lunch policy.
Hannah Rachel Mitchell
"The REDD+ Balloon: An Analysis of the California-Chiapas Agreement around REDD+ as a Snapshot of the Expanding Regime Complex for Climate Change"
Felix Kliros Walworth
"Contested Publics: Business Improvement Districts and the Limits of Privitization"
Diane Margaret Borden (EUS and anthropology double-major)
"Nine-Banded 'Leper': Armadillos, Liminal Bodies, and Stigma in the United States”
Elizabeth Mae Castle (EUS and anthropology double-major)
"Articulating the Home: Retreat, Activism, and Intimacy in Contemporary American Homesteading”
Rachel Liesel Hyman
"In the Company of Bees: Gleanings from the Hive"
Cyrina Shannon King
"Carving Out an Agricultural Landscape: Meat Production and Geographies of Resistance in the Hudson Valley"
Honora Connell Montano
"The Stone Wall and the Town Common: Dwelling and Mythmaking in the New England Landscape"
Elias Menifee Moose
"Landscape of Conflict: The Political Ecology of Settlements Surrounding Deonar Garbage Dump in Mumbai, India," an inquiry into the cycle of demolition and rebuilding of several slums on the outskirts of Mumbai
Lily Consuelo Saporta-Gagiuri
"New York City Birds: The Creation of a Multispecies Metropolis"
Tristan Thomas Siegel (EUS and Historical Studies double-major)
"The Environmental and Cultural Effects on the Conquest of Mexico"
Kylie Alanna Collins
Bridget Elizabeth Hallowell
"I Eat, Therefore I Am," a historical analysis of why our food has gotten weaker and how it influences human and environmental health
Michael Ross Kauffman