Monday, September 1, 2014

Presidential Inaugural Symposium, Foundations for a New American Environmentalism

Dear  Academic Community, 

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. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Andrew W. Hayman
MPS Candidate
Environmental Studies Department
Major Professor: Dr. Andrea Parker
“Evaluation of the Graduate Program in Environmental Science: Analysis involving Faculty, Students and Alumni.”
May 9th, 2014
1:30 p.m.
213 Marshall Hall

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Please Welcome
Ben Ma
Visiting Scholar
for the
Department of Environmental Studies
funded by
R.G. Pack Environmental Institute
Why I came to a US university to further my studies on Energy Policy in China "
Ben will speak as to why he came here, what he plans to do, and the difference of a PhD education between China and the US.
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
105 Marshall Hall
Please RSVP by contacting Rebecca Hart at
Michele Hierholzer
MS Candidate
Environmental Studies Department
Major Professor: Dr. Paul Hirsch
May 6th, 2014
2:30 p.m.
213 Marshall Hall

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Nargis Artyushevskaya
MS Candidate
Environmental Studies Department
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Smardon
“Role of Women in Sustainability of Donor-funded Drinking Water Projects in Developing Countries.”
April 30th, 2014
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
213 Marshall Hall

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

Undergraduate Spotlight: Emily Badway

Name: Emily Badway

Hometown: Shillington, PA

Year: Transfer Freshman

Degree tract: Environmental Studies: Policy, Planning, and Law

Campus involvement: Environmental Studies Student Organization (ESSO)

Post-graduation and/or life goals: Eventually earn an MPA. Have a job where I can travel. Dream job: United Nations

Interesting fact: I have a fascination with rocks/crystals/geology and have quite the collection.

Research interests/Research completed: Nothing at the moment.

Why did you choose to attend SUNY-ESF?: I chose SUNY-ESF because I have a passion for the environment. There's no better place!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Environmental Studies Department
Dr. Peleg Kremer
Candidate for
Urban Environmental Studies
Assistant Professor
 Social-Ecological Analysis of Urban Ecosystem Services: Developing A Spatially Explicit, Multi-Criteria Approach
February 10, 2014
11:00 – 12:00 pm
213 Marshall Hall
Environmental Studies Department
Dr. Steve Balogh
Candidate for
Urban Environmental Studies
Assistant Professor
Integrating Net Energy Analysis into Socio-Ecological Metabolism Research
February 13, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm
213 Marshall Hall
Please RSVP Rebecca Hart at 315-470-6636 or by February 11th.  

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Environmental Studies Department
Dr. Hamil Pearsall
Candidate for
Urban Environmental Studies
Assistant Professor
 Who gets the greener city? Vulnerabilities and resilience to environmental gentrification in New York City
February 6, 2014
1:30 – 3:00 pm
213 Marshall Hall
Please RSVP Rebecca Hart at 315-470-6636 or by February 5th  noon.  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

College to Career Information 2014

2014 NEW LeadershipTMNew York summer institute  
A Unique Opportunity at the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society,
Rockefeller College, University at Albany
Wednesday, May 28th-Tuesday, June 3, 2014
 Send in your Application Today!
  Deadline is Friday, February 28, 2014!
The Center for Women in Government & Civil Society will be holding its 2014 NEW LeadershipTM New York (NLNY) Wednesday, May 28th - Tuesday, June 3rd at the University at Albany campus.
NLNY is the first and only program of its kind in New York State, and is part of the National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Network.
The goals of NLNY are to strengthen policy knowledge and skills of undergraduate women, and invite them to become advocates for change. This intensive week-long summer program encourages leadership through action, and offers competitive mini grant awards for participants to create a campus and/or community engagement project.  
NLNY is open to undergraduate women enrolled at New York State colleges and universities, and to New York State residents enrolled in colleges and universities outside of New York.
If you are an aspiring leader who is pursuing your undergraduate degree, this program is for you. The program is made available free of charge to all participants.   
 A copy of the application is available on the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society's website Please send your completed application to Dr. Dina Refki . Contact us at 518.442.5127 should you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application.