Join Armond Cohen on Thursday, March 7th for his presentation, Decarbonizing the Atmosphere. Armond Cohen is co-founder and Executive Director of the Clean Air Task Force in Boston, and will be the guest speaker for the annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture Series. [Read more…]
Join us in Corwall, VT on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5:00–6:30 PM as Lorraine Besser, Tyler Doggett and Green Mountain College Professor Steve Fesmire, discuss Food + Moral Fundamentalism during Vermont’s Public Philosophy Week.
A case-based roundtable discussion about whether there is a single right way to think about food issues, a single correct formulation of, or a single approvable practical solution to, any particular problem in the food system.
Location of Event:
1491 Rt 30
Cornwall, VT 05753
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the UVM Humanities Center, Vermont Humanities Council, UVM Office of the Provost, and UVM College of Arts and Sciences.
Green Mountain College President Robert (Bob) Allen, today announced that Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus, will deliver the commencement address during the college’s 2018 commencement ceremony which will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m.
Mr. Ali, who is renowned as a national speaker, trainer, and facilitator specializing in Social Justice issues focused on revitalizing our most vulnerable communities, will address members of the Class of 2018 and their families, Green Mountain College Trustees, alumni, faculty and staff.
Mr. Ali worked for 24 years to advance environmental justice as Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice and Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He has worked tirelessly to alleviate the impact of air, water, and industrial pollution on poverty-stricken towns and neighborhoods. Throughout his career Ali has worked with over 500 domestic and international communities to improve people’s lives by addressing environmental, health, and economic justice issues.
Join Naomi M. Levine on April 26, 2018 07:00 PM in Ackley Auditorium at Green Mountain College as she reveals the role that marine microbes play in mediating our climate.
Microscopic single celled organisms in the ocean (marine microbes) are the engines that drive marine carbon cycling. They are responsible for approximately half of all photosynthesis on the planet and play a critical role in in regulating our climate by mediating the sequestration of CO2 in the ocean. As such, it is important to determine how marine microbes will adapt and evolve to a changing climate in order to understand and predict how the global carbon cycle may change, and predict pivotal feedback responses that might impact future climate states.
Naomi M. Levine is a Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California. She received her BA in Geosciences from Princeton University and her PhD in Chemical Oceanography from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program where she combined numerical models and in situ observations to gain new insight into carbon and sulfur cycling in the oceans. Naomi’s research focuses on developing a mechanistic understanding of how marine microbes respond to environmental fluctuations, and how these individual-scale responses can result in large-scale ecosystem shifts and ecosystem-climate feedback loops. To untangling the complex interactions between climate and biology we utilize pioneering interdisciplinary approaches combining observations, theory, and numerical models.
In 2013, Naomi started her lab at USC where she holds joint appointments in Marine and Environmental Biology, Molecular and Computational Biology, and Earth Sciences. The Levine lab is developing novel modeling approaches that explicitly represent the response of dynamic microbial communities to a variable and changing environment. Naomi is a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.
Green Mountain College cordially invites you to attend its fourth annual FREE career conference entitled “Making a Difference & Making a Living” on Friday, April 13th, 2018 in Poultney, VT.
At the heart of this gathering is the essential question that many people ask: How do you find a career in which you can make a positive difference in the world AND make a comfortable living?
We have gathered together experts in the fields of ecological, social and economic sustainability to provide insight into the personal journey they have taken toward engaging in satisfying and meaningful work.
FEATURED EVENTS INCLUDE:
- 10-12am: Mock Interviews with Alumni – Practice the essential art of interviewing
- 11am-1pm: LinkedIn Photoshoot – Update your profile picture with a professional headshot
- 3-5pm: TEDx-style Talks – Be inspired by our exceptional speakers!
- 5-6pm: Networking Reception – Celebrate the Green Mountain College community with a complimentary beverage and delicious hors d’oeuvres
All events are free and open to the public.
For more information about our inspiring slate of speakers, please email serena.eddy[at]greenmtn.edu.
We hope you can join us!
Public Presentation: Withey East Room, April 11, 2018 at 7:00–9:00pm.
Michael Daube is an artist and executive director of the international non-profit CITTA. He was born in East Pembroke, New York, and received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 1988. With a strong interest in archaeology and anthropology, he has traveled extensively to research remote cultures in developing countries and worked with Mother Theresa in Calcutta.
After serendipitously discovering a discarded piece of artwork by British Artist David Hockney, he sold it and and used the funds to found CITTA in 1998. The organization developed organically out of conversations with locals from marginalized communities, and has been able to provide assistance for them through hospitals, schools, and women’s cooperatives.
Standup comedy show about dating and relationships featuring internet sensation Josh Sundquist. March 29, 2018 from 7:00pm–8:30pm at The Gorge in Withey Hall.
Josh is a son, brother, cancer survivor, author, Paralympic ski racer, motivational speaker, YouTuber and Halloween enthusiast. Check him out at http://joshsundquist.com.
John Willis will present a slide show and lecture of his new work “JOHN WILLIS: MNI WICONI, HONORING THE WATER PROTECTORS” on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7pm in the East Room of Withey.
“Recently in 2016, I spent eight weeks over multiple trips at the Oceti Sakowin Camp (Camp of the Seven Council Fires) in North Dakota just above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. There I contributed my time witnessing and assisting the camp media group, participating in the Indigenous led prayerful movement against the Dakota Access Pipe Line. The project here, along with other on-going work I’ve made over the years, attempts to look at the inequality the indigenous people live within their own homeland metaphorically questioning what I see as our society’s skewed values, while also recognizing how much of value we all can learn from indigenous traditions.”
Frank Ward, professor of photography at Holyoke Community College will be speaking and showing his photographs to the COM 1030 Documentary Studies class Thursday, March 15th at 2:30pm in Bogue #17. All are welcome.
Frank is best known for his work “The Drunken Bicycle—Travels in the Former Soviet Union”and his books “Curious Footprints” and “Lost in Siberia”. He has photographed throughout Central Asia, Tibet, India, Bosnia, Egypt and Cuba.
In 2012 he was a Cultural Envoy in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan for the US Department of State. In 2011 he received the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award for my photography in the former Soviet Union.