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