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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. 

Change is Gonna Come:  Race, Class and Power in the Climate Justice Movement

On February 17, Bryn Mawr College hosted Jacqueline Patterson, Director of Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP.  Over 60 students and faculty of Bryn Mawr/Haverford Colleges and the surrounding Community attended and were enriched by Ms. Patterson's talk.  To see her powerpoint and download suggested resources click here.

School Year 2014-15


Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Dorothy Vernon Room, Haffner Hall                                                                                              ES Conversations:  Dr. Tom Mozdzer will be presenting on Global Change Research at Bryn Mawr College.  Faculty and Students Welcome. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Dalton 300                            Jacqueline Patterson, Director of NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program presents Change is Gonna Come:  Race, Class and Power in the Climate Justice Movement.   Sponsored by the Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research, the Environmental Studies Program, the Tri-Co NAACP, the Office of the Provost, Departments of Economics and Biology, Pensby Center and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. Refreshments served.


Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm, Gest 101 - Haverford College         The Anthropology Department invites you to a talk by Amy Zhang, Yale University, on "Recycled Cities:  Remaking Waste in Post-Reform Urban China.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm                                      ES Conversations: Join us on November 18 in the Dorothy Vernon Room to hear Sydne Record discuss her research.  Faculty and Students welcome!


Thursday, October 28, 2014 ~ 3:00 - 5:00 pm         Environmental Studies Fall Tea                                      Please join us in the Woodward Room, Thomas Hall to learn about the Environmental Studies Program at Bryn Mawr, the Tri-Co ES Program and how some Bryn Mawr students spent their summer working in environmental internships.  Find out how Environmental Studies connects to your discipline, no matter what you intend to major in!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm                       ES Conversations:  First in a series of lunchtime discussions with Environmental Studies Faculty.  Dr.  Ellen Stroud presents:  An Environmental History of Dead Bodies?  Faculty and students welcome! 

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm                              Free screening of a new climate change film, THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE (>), in one of the large movie theaters in the R/C Theatres complex at 30 North 2nd Street in downtown Reading. The screening on Monday, October 13 at 7:00 pm is being sponsored by the Berks Peace Community. After the one-hour film there will be a panel discussion with John Ankele, one of the filmmakers; Eron Lloyd, who is Special Assistant for Policy and Sustainability to the Mayor of Reading; Richard Whiteford, who is a well-qualified climate activist and speaker; and others still to be named.
> There is free parking across the street in the city garage at Washington and 2nd Streets.
> This exceptionally well-reviewed film raises the question of how to inspire your students, or fellow human beings, to work for change once they have absorbed the gravity of the climate crisis. Negative energy can become a positive force if it can be directed into actions that people wholeheartedly support. The screening comes on the heels of the People's Climate March in NYC on September 21 and the UN Climate Summit on September 23, so awareness will already be heightened. Our intention is to kick start a region-wide community conversation.


Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm, Park 25

Dire Predictions:  Understanding Global Warming        Book Signing to follow event

Dr. Michael Mann -  Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).

Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system.

Dr. Mann was a Lead Author on the Observed Climate Variability and Change chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003. He has received a number of honors and awards including NOAA's outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. He contributed, with other IPCC authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2012 and was awarded the National Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation in 2013. He made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013. In 2014, he was named Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and received the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education. He is a Fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.

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