Geoscience Conference Presentations by ES students and alums

Nikita La Cruz, Jessica Lee, and Alexis Moyer presented their senior honors thesis research at the NE Geological Society of America meeting in Bretton Woods, NH. ES alums Andy Reed, Julie Markus, Greg Baron, and current student Alyson Hampsch were also co-authors on a presentation with me. See below for details about their projects and presentations. Jess and Alexis also presented their research at the International Arctic Workshop at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. What a great way to spend Spring Break J!

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For all you foodies…

Hi students,

Interested in food justice, environmental communication, film, or just need a break? If so, consider attending Filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s screening of his Oscar nominated documentary, The Garden, and his following Q&A.

Where: Joseph Theater.
When: April 3rd, 7:30pm

The Garden tells the complicated struggle over the fourteen-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles, the largest of its kind in the United States. The film deals with environmental issues and the political and social implications of urban agriculture and a community’s fight against city council to keep the garden alive. You can read more about the film and check out the trailer at:
www.thegardenmovie.com

The event is co-sponsored by Film Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, and Center for Public Service.

~Salma

Salma Monani, Assistant Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Campus Box 2455

300 N. Washington St.

Gettysburg, PA 17325

smonani@gettysburg.edu

Jim Farrell, author of The Nature of College on campus April 11

Hi ES students,

Environmental Historian, and author of The Nature of College (who many of you probably remember from ES 225: Intro to Environmental Humanities) will be on campus this semester, and will be giving a campus wide talk.

When: Thursday April 11, 7pm.

Where: SC 200.

Here’s a description:

The Nature of Our Lives: Sustainability and Everyday Ethics

College students study cultures all the time, in history and the Humanities, sociology and anthropology, languages and literature. But students don’t often study their own culture, which just seems “natural” to them. Waking up to an alarm, going to the bathroom, sorting through the clothes in their closets, eating in the cafeteria, watching TV and playing video games, using computers and iPods, driving cars and hooking up and hanging out, having fun and partying, practicing religion and politics (or not), students teach each other the cultural scripts of college culture, few of which are very good for the planet we inhabit. This talk explores the dangerous intersections of college culture, consumer culture and the environment by looking at the social construction of common sense and at the emerging uncommon sense of sustainability that’s increasingly a part of campus cultures.

More about Jim and his book can be found at http://wp.stolaf.edu/history/james-farrell/.

Here’s your chance to meet the man behind the words! Do consider attending.

~Salma

Salma Monani, Assistant Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Campus Box 2455

300 N. Washington St.

Gettysburg, PA 17325

smonani@gettysburg.edu

The Garden: Oscar nominated film; filmmaker Q&A: April 3rd

Hi students,

Interested in food justice, environmental communication, film, or just need a break? If so, consider attending Filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s screening of his Oscar nominated documentary, The Garden, and his following Q&A.

Where: Joseph Theater.
When: April 3rd, 7:30pm

The Garden tells the complicated struggle over the fourteen-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles, the largest of its kind in the United States. The film deals with environmental issues and the political and social implications of urban agriculture and a community’s fight against city council to keep the garden alive. You can read more about the film and check out the trailer at:
www.thegardenmovie.com

The event is co-sponsored by Film Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, and Center for Public Service.