Program in Environmental Studies will expand Vassar's study of South Asia through prestigious Mellon Grant
Vassar College has been awarded a four-year $630,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Liberal Arts Colleges Program, to advance the study of South Asia in the college's Environmental Studies program. The Mellon Foundation's key support will be for a new tenured scholar of the environmental history of South Asia, and its grant will also help make possible additions to the Environmental Studies curriculum, new library resources, research, and related travel. Read more about the grant.
Recent Lectures and Events
The ENST program sponsors a wide variety of lectures and events. Recent examples include:
Environmental Justice from a Native Prospective: Seed Sovereignty and Food Security
Dr. Peter Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Snow is Good, Worms are Bad: Winter Climate Change, Invasive Species and Ecosystem Services in Northern Hardwood Forests.
James Gurney, Local Landscape Painter and Creator of Dinotopia
Real and Imagined Landscapes
Professor Wallace Broecker, Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Global Warming - Lessons from the Past
George Trakas, Sculptor and Installation Artist
Beacon Landing: A Peninsula's Emergence
Dr. Christopher Boone, School of Human Evolution & Social Change and the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Environmental Justice and Urban Sustainability: The Curious Case of Baltimore, Maryland