Hey Y'all! ESSO (the Environmental Studies Student
Organization) and the Sustainable Energy Club are sponsoring a Southern Country
Carnival TGIF this Friday, February 13 in Nifkin Lounge at 4:00.
Make sure to stop by for some free cotton candy, slushies, fried chicken
and Dinosaur BBQ! There will also be lots of fun carnival themed games.
Hope to see you there!
Faculty Member Focuses on Collaboration as Presidential Fellow
Yearlong project revolves around Networks of
Dr. Paul Hirsch of the ESF Department of Environmental Studies is spending
the 2014-15 academic year researching and implementing ways to overcome barriers
to interdisciplinary collaboration.
The work, which he is doing under a Presidential Fellowship awarded by the
Research Foundation for SUNY, involves the university system's Networks of
Excellence program. The program aims to bring together SUNY's top scholars and
industry experts to encourage research and commercialization in different areas
Hirsch is engaged in the overall coordination between and among the SUNY
Networks of Excellence and supports collaboration within and across the
networks, assisting with strategic communications and planning.
Hirsch is an assistant professor whose research focuses on the organizational
and conceptual challenges of managing complex environmental problems. He joined
the ESF faulty in 2011.
In his capacity as a Presidential Fellow, his work includes leading workshops
to support interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration. For example,
he led a workshop at SUNY Buffalo to help engineers and neuroscientists learn
how to work together on projects that touch both their realms. He was invited to
speak to the SUNY Research Council about using technology as a tool for
"We want to encourage creative thinking across boundaries. We work on
figuring out how you get groups of smart people to be smart together," he said.
"We're the biggest university system in the world if you take us as a whole.
There are a lot of opportunities in that."
The RF's Presidential Fellowship Program provides a core support system to
the SUNY Networks of Excellence and a unique opportunity for faculty to
influence and actively pursue SUNY's research agenda.
The fellowship program, administered by the RF, focuses on advancing programs
to increase research, collaboration and human capital development; enhancing
SUNY's research profile and the honoree's scientific career and leadership
abilities; and developing faculty perspectives on a broad range of issues. The
fellowship provides support such as release time funded by the Research
Foundation, salary supplements, sabbatical leaves and summer employment.
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We would like to invite you to the Symposium:
"Foundations for a New American Environmentalism". This symposium
will be hosted by ESF in the context of the Presidential Inauguration on
September 11th from 1 pm to 5.30 pm Gateway.