Monday, April 14, 2014

Call for Proposals!

Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute
To advance scholarly and popular knowledge of key contemporary issues related to environmental policy and regulation. Primary focus is on democratic public decision-making affecting the natural environment, including public participation, environmental equity, and sustainable development.

Call for Proposals
Graduate Student Research Travel Grants in Environmental, Natural Resources, or Conservation Policy
ESF's Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute announces a Call for Proposals to provide partial financial support for a limited number of ESF graduate student research travel grants in the area of environmental, natural resources, or conservation policyThe grants likely will not exceed $500, and are for travel for purposes of data collection commencing prior to June 30, 2014, or for non-reimbursed research travel expenses incurred during the current academic year prior to that date.  Conference paper presentation is not included in this small grant program.
To apply, prepare a brief proposal with the following information:
§  name and contact information
§  graduate degree program
§  research abstract (max. 250 words)
§  brief description of research site (destination)
§  relation to Pack Institute mission
§  total travel expenses
§  how remainder of travel will be paid for
§  other grants supporting this research (amount and purpose)
§  graduate degree program
§  advisor's name and dated signature approving the application
Proposal may be in electronic or hard copy form, and should be submitted to: Professor Valerie A. Luzadis, Director, Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute, 106 Marshall Hall, SUNY-ESF, e-mail: Deadline: 5:00 pm, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
The Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute supports and encourages the research and public service activities in domestic and international environmental, natural resources, and conservation policy.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Megan O'Connor
MS Candidate
Water & Wetland Resource Studies
Major Professor:  Theresa Selfa
"Understanding pesticide use on Santa Cruz Island: A case study and trade-off analysis of island farmers and relevant stakeholders"
April 10, 2014
213 Marshall Hall​

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mark Lichtenstein
R.G. Pack Environmental Institute
Visiting Scholar Seminar
for the
Department of Environmental Studies
“Coalition building, influencing public policy, and accelerating change through the engagement of collaborative problem solving and collaborative governance principals"
Mark will draw upon experiences with establishing recycling in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, protecting the Mesoamerican Reef System, developing a watershed governance approach for Onondaga Lake, building sustainable discard management systems in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, addressing the siting of a low-level radioactive waste site in New York, and others.
Friday, April 11, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
213 Marshall Hall

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chris Fowler
Founder and Executive Director of Syracuse First
Chris Fowler has a background in public policy and has worked both in the private sector and for government.
SyracuseFirst began in 2009 as a nonprofit organization with values of sustainability, collaboration, and education.
Hear him speak about his local nonprofit organization
Wednesday, March 19
408 Baker
5:00 PM Light refreshments
5:30 PM Public talk
Sponsored by ESSO – the Environmental Studies Student Organization
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and the Environmental Studies department

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Erica Corrina Tauzer
MS Candidate
ES Department
Major Professor: Dr. Valerie A. Luzadis
"Embracing social-ecological complexity: An analysis of place attachment and participation in Onondaga Lake Watershed remediation and restoration efforts"
March 3, 2014
12 p.m-1 p.m.
110 Moon Library