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In June 2014, Sarah Meyer, the community outreach coordinator for the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI), led the annual Technos Program, which promotes international exchange and understanding on the campus of Technos International College, and offers students the opportunity to experience and appreciate Japanese life and culture. During the trip, Meyer captured a series of photographs

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee, a China geographer with expertise in water and energy in China, was recently quoted by McClatchy News on China’s South-North Water Diversion project. The project entails diverting more than 2.5 trillion gallons of water from the south of the country to the north annually. Among the issues addressed

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee, a China geographer with expertise in water and energy in China, is serving as a fellow of the prestigious Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) for the 2014 calendar year. Magee is taking part in the Reinventing Fire: China project, which could write the plan for China’s energy future. An

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee, a geographer with expertise in water and energy in China, was recently quoted in an article about the threat to regional stability posed by China’s complex dam system and, particularly, its lack of clear and effective communication about them. “Troubled waters: the Mekong River crisis,” appeared in Financial

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee, a China geographer with expertise in water and energy in China, was recently quoted in a Voice of America report, “China Mekong Dam Project Generates Growing Controversy.” “The methods being used to build the dams are increasingly coming under attack, however, because of the projects’ environmental and social

A recent article in The Economist quotes Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee, a China geographer with expertise in water and energy in China. The article discusses a $5.2 billion dam scheduled to be built on the Yangzi river, noting its construction will destroy some of the country’s most fertile farmland and potentially wipe

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee was one of three panelists who presented, “How many light bulbs does it take to change China?” at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum on Oct. 3. The panel discussed China’s extensive measures to improve air quality by capping coal consumption and better regulating pollution emissions from

An article on China’s ongoing development of a series of dams on the Mekong River, written by Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee, was recently published in China Dialogue. The Chinese government continues to develop hydroelectric dams along rivers which cross international borders, causing a great deal of controversy. These are part of ongoing

As part of its Asian Environmental Studies Initiative, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host its second Asian Environmental Studies (AES) Curriculum Development Workshop, Monday, Aug. 19 through Wednesday, Aug. 21. Paul Barber, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Los Angeles, will

Over fall break, Hobart and William Smith Colleges hosted a two-day Asian Environmental Studies Curriculum Development Workshop. “The goal was to get people together from schools that have longstanding and robust interdisciplinary Asian Studies programs and Environmental Studies programs, and help them work towards combining the strengths of those programs and bring Asian themes, case