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Victor Donnay, ES Director
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Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA, 19010

Environmental Studies News & Events

We will try to keep you updated on what is going on around our campus and the community.  Please help us do this by sharing information about news and events with us.  Contact Bonnie Hallam at if you have news or events you would like to share. 

ES News
Volume 1

Program News:
1.  If you are interested in enrolling in a 360, "China and the Environment" in Semester II (2016), you should be aware that a pre-requisite for the 360 is the introductory course in Economics.  If you haven't taken that course, you would have to enroll in it this semester.
  The three courses for the 360 will be
  •      East Asian Studies "China and the Environment" (Prof. Yonglin Jiang)
  •      Economics "Environmental Economics" (Prof. Michael Rock)--with a pre-requisite of Intro to Econ
  •      Philosophy "Environmental Ethics"  (Prof. Robert Dostal)

 2.  There may still be room to register for the Intro to Environmental Studies!  Taught by Don Barber(Geology) and Michael Rock (Economics) this introduction to ES will give students a unique interdisciplinary perspective of the environmental issues the world faces. 

3.  If you are interested in being an Environmental Studies Minor, please contact Bonnie Hallam, Administrative Assistant or Don Barber, Program Director.  Check out the ES webpage for information on requirements for the program.

Upcoming Events
This year, the Provost has organized the College's themed programming around
"Environmental Health, Wealth and Humanity:  Earth at the Brink"  We hope that you will take every opportunity you can to participate in events this year as part of this emphasis.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Environmental and Health Effects of Minerals in the Air - 7:00 pm

The Philadelphia Geological Society Presents Dr. Reto Giere, University of Pennsylvania.  Park Science, Room 243  Free presentation.  For details go to or contact Benjamin Greeley at

Friday, September 18, 2015 PARK(ing) DAY
This year, Bryn Mawr College will be participating in Park(ing) Day!  For details about this annual event in Philadelphia to create more green spaces, please go to 

Our participation in Park(ing) day will involve an installation on the 1300 block of Locust Street.  We encourage everyone to check out Bryn Mawr in the City, part of our kick off weekend for this year's themed programming, Earth at the Brink!

, September 21, @ 7 pm - "Shored Up" -  FREE and Open to the Public 

"Shored Up" a film by Ben Kalina will be followed by a panel composed of Kalina,  Benjamin P. Horton, Professor of Sea Level Change, Earthquakes and Tsunamis & Tropical Cyclones at Rutgers University and an expert featured in the film, and Carol Hager, Bryn Mawr College Professor of Political Science on the Clowes Professorship in Science & Public Policy. The panel will be moderated by Don Barber (Associate Professor of Geology on the Harold Alderfer Chair in Environmental Studies). Bryn Mawr Film Institute,
824 Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Monday, September 28 @ 4 pm - The Seeds of Change in Eastern North America: Pre-Columbian Native Plant Domestication and Implications for Sustainable Farming

Dr. Stephen Carmody will present a public lecture on campus on Monday, Sept. 28 at 4pm.  His talk is titled, "The Seeds of Change in Eastern North America: Pre-Columbian Native Plant Domestication and Implications for Sustainable Farming."  This lecture will discuss his ongoing research that is helping us to understand how pre-Columbian communities independently domesticated plant species and invented agricultural lifestyles during episodes of mid-Holocene environmental and climatic changes.  This work is in collaboration with geoarchaeologist, Dr. Sarah Sherwood (Univ of the South), and they are producing many new results that benefit from this intersection of botanical, geological, and archaeological methods. Dr. Carmody will also be in our Anthropology lab in Dalton Hall throughout the day on Sept 28 and will be available to meet with any interested students to discuss his many research interests. Dalton 300  


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