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Historian to discuss friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and writer John Burroughs that shaped the emerging U.S. conservation movement, on July 15

Historian Douglas Brinkley will discuss "John Burroughs, Theodore Roosevelt, and the American Conservation Movement" on Tuesday, July 15, at 7:30 pm in Taylor Hall room 203. Burroughs had a profound impact on the emerging U.S. conservation movement both through his nature writings and his friendships with national leaders.


Annual symposium for Undergraduate Research Summer Institute to include address by Cal-Berkeley computer scientist Christos Papadimitriou, on September 25, 2013

The annual URSI symposium will be September 25 from 3:00-6:45pm in the Villard Room, beginning with oral presentations by five of this summer’s student researchers. At 4:15 computer scientist and keynoter Christos H. Papadimitriou will discuss “Computational Insights and the Theory of Evolution”, immediately followed by a gallery of student poster presentations on the all of the 2013 URSI projects.


Landscape architect Darrel Morrison will discuss using plants native to a locale for creating sustainable landscapes on September 19, 2013.

Sustainable landscaping using plants native to a given locale is on the rise. Landscape architect Darrel Morrison will speak at Vassar about his experience in the design of a many public spaces, including the Hudson Valley’s Storm King Art Center. Morrison also facilitated the republication of the 1929 book American Plants for American Gardens, which was co-authored by two Vassar professors.

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