Conservation and Development in India — April 3rd


“Balancing Conservation and Development in Human-Dominated Landscapes: The Indian Rope Trick”
4:00 pm, Tuesday, April 3rd
Science Center 200

An Invited Lecture by Dr. Ruchi Badola
Professor and Scientist at the Wildlife Institute of India (Govt. of India) Dept of Ecodevelopment Planning and Participatory Management

Dr. Badola studies sustainable approaches to tiger and elephant conservation on behalf of the Government of India. An economist by training, she works closely with park-dependent communities and Indian policymakers to frame conservation solutions that make sense in the context of both local and global challenges including infrastructure development, resource extraction, mining, urbanization, deforestation, and other cultural practices that come into conflict with State-led conservation objectives. Her talk on April 3rd is co-sponsored by EPACC, Environmental Studies, Globalization Studies, Economics, and Women Gender and Sexuality Studies.


ES Pizza Lunch on March 29th

Hi ES Students,

Please join the ES Department for lunch on Thursday, March 29th and start planning for the future! Now that you are a declared ES major, what are you going to do next? ALL ES Majors are encouraged to attend! It doesn’t matter if you are a first year student or a senior, it is never too early (or too late) to think about your future.  If you have already been through the process of applying to study abroad, graduate school, internships, and jobs, please come AND share your experiences. We want to have a discussion with you!

WHAT: Pizza Lunch:  Tips for success in Environmental Studies

WHEN: March 29th, 11:30 – 12:30

WHERE: Science Center, 151

WHY: Planning for jobs, graduate school, law school, internships, study abroad, scholarships, and more!

We will take PICTURES for the ES Major Board, too.

I hope to see all of you there!!



Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Chair of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325


The Rush to Drill for Natural Gas: A Public Health Cautionary Tale – Lecture on April 2nd at 7:00pm

Hi, ES folks –

            Please see below! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




Please pass this information on to students taking your courses, who may be interested in attending this lecture (see the attached poster):

The Eisenhower Institute is pleased to present a lecture entitled: The Rush to Drill for Natural Gas: A Public Health Cautionary Tale on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:00pm in Specialty Dining.  This program was coordinated by Stanford Chihuri, a 2011-2012 Eisenhower Institute Undergraduate Fellow and will feature Dr. Madelon Lubin Finkel. 


Dr. Finkel is a Professor of Clinical Public Health Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Dr. Finkel also was named the Medical School’s first Director of the Office of Global Health Medical Education. In addition to other honors including several Excellence in Teaching awards, Dr. Finkel was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist awarded by The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2008.  She has served as a consultant to numerous organizations, including law firms and pharmaceutical companies, in the areas of epidemiology and health care policy.


Dr. Finkel’s presentation will focus on the public health aspects of shale gas production and on considerations that must be taken into account to better understand the potential for adverse health effects on humans and animals. As drilling for natural gas continues in Pennsylvania, there is a clear need for a public health-focused initiative to better understand the short-term and long-term health effects of the entire process of unconventional shale gas extraction.


Please join us on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Specialty Dining Hall.



Sheila Supenski

Eisenhower Institute

300 N. Washington Street

Campus Box 2988

Gettysburg, PA  17325

Phone: 717/337-6685; Fax:717/337-8459




Randy meets Fulbright bigwigs in Vienna!


Professor Randy Wilson with the Executive Director of the Austrian-American Fulbright Commission, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, and the Vice Chair of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, Susan Ness.  Board members are appointed by President Obama and are responsible for the entire Fulbright program worldwide.


While in Vienna, Professor Wilson is teaching courses in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna.  In April, he will serve as a featured speaker for the Altenmarkt Seminar in April, which is a gathering of all Fulbright students and scholars in Austria.  He will also be presenting research at the International Union for Forest Research Organizations "Forests for People" Conference, sponsored by the University of Natural Sciences and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) and held in the Tyrol (Austrian Alps).