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Kana ’09 works on Geneva’s Energy Efficiency This semester, Austin Kana ’09 is working with Geneva public officials, including Mayor Stu Einstein, to make the municipal buildings in the City of Geneva energy efficient. Last year, Kana was awarded the EPA GRO Undergraduate Fellowship, which is awarded to students in environmental fields.  They receive support

Three HWS students are researching the viability of a community garden for Geneva as part of their coursework for “Teaching for Environmental Sustainability,” taught by Paul Kehle, assistant professor of education.  According to Mike Ellis ’10, one of the students working on the project,  a community garden is where a group of local citizens can grow

William Smith student Clancy Brown ’09 has received The Morris K. Udall Scholarship, a prestigious national award designed to promote environmental outreach, research and understanding. “I learned about the fellowship during an informational session on campus,” says Brown. “It’s all about making a difference, about dedicating your life to something you’re passionate about. For me,

While some students dust off their business attire, Robert J. Gugliuzzo ’09 slips into his scuba gear for a summer of fun and environmentally-friendly work. Gugliuzzo is working for the Skaneateles Lake Milfoil Eradication Project, where he will be scuba diving and removing the species Eurasian water milfoil. Eurasian milfoil is a particularly aggressive and

Students, faculty and several guests and lecturers attended “One Half the World Part II: Culture, Climate, and Change in East Asia” on Saturday, Feb. 2 on the HWS campus. Talks ranged from dam construction in China to movements toward sustainability in Japan and the effects of the increase of China’s trade on its environment. Associate

Wangari M. Maathai Sc.D.’94, P’94, P’96, was featured on ABC-TV’s World News Tonight on Feb. 26 in a story about a storage facility built by the Norwegian government to house 2 million seeds. Being called the “Doomsday Vault,” the structure is carved into a hill on the island of Svalbard, in Norway, one of the

Among new science faculty joining the Colleges this semster are an engineer, world traveler, psychologist and an expert in mathematical biology. Darrin Magee joins the environmental studies program as an assistant professor following positions as adjunct professor at Colorado Mountain College and China program associate at the Rocky Mountain Institute. A member of the Association

At the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Colorado, five current or former HWS students presented their research results based on the continued research of former students. The conference was held between Saturday Oct. 27 and Wednesday Oct. 31, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, where an estimated 6,300 geoscientists

Nearly 40 high school juniors and seniors from across the country will engage with HWS faculty in taking a hands-on approach to the environment at the Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute. The Colleges will host the two-week, college credit-bearing program from Sunday, July 15 to Saturday the 28th, offering students an introduction to environmental issues

Sophomore receives honorable mention for prestigious award. William Smith student Clancy Brown ’09 has been named as an honorable mention for The Morris K. Udall Scholarship, a prestigious national award designed to promote environmental outreach, research and understanding. “Clancy is an outstanding individual, and truly deserves this honor, said John Halfman, professor of geoscience and