Environmental Studies Program is Hiring

The Environmental Studies Program is looking for an administrative assistant for the Spring semester (6 -10 hrs a week; $9/hr), starting on January 12.  S/He will work under the supervision of the Environmental Studies Program Administrator. Duties include preparation of promotional material including flyers, newsletters, doing on-campus outreach, assisting with event organization, posting on social media, preparation of course guides updates and other tasks as needed.

S/He must be creative, detail-oriented, have excellent written communication and organizational skills, ability to multi-task and be able to meet deadlines. Additionally, s/he must be comfortable with technology and be willing and able to learn new software as needed.  Proficiency in Word, Excel and Powerpoint required. Experience with graphic design and a general interest in environmental topics are a plus.

The successful applicant must be available on Thursdays between 11:30 to 13:30 to assist with our Lunch & Learn seminar series. This position is open to all students but those on Work-Study and/or in the ENVS Program are strongly encouraged to apply. ENVS students might use this position to fulfill their internship requirement.

If interested, please apply through JobX or email ENVS Program Administrator Sara Gomez atsara.gomez@tufts.edu and submit:

– Cover letter (indicating available dates)
– Resume
– Name and contact information for 2 references
– Writing sample (e.g. paper for a class)
– A flyer designed by you containing information for the following event:

Flooding risk and the modernization of agriculture
John Smith
Thursday March 19,12 pm
Rabb room, Lincoln Filene Center
Watch talk live at Bit.ly/LiveLunchLearn

The review of applications will start on January 1st. “

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Fourth Annual Undergraduate Environmental Photography Contest

“Submit photos by January 31st, 2015 to win up to $150. For guidelines and submission information go to Bit.ly/envirophotoOpen to all Tufts undergraduates.”

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Tufts Retire Ronald McDonald Campus Action

This semester, Food for Thought is partnering with Corporate Accountability International to stop corporate abuse of our food system. On Thursday and Friday, Tufts students will play a crucial role in the “Retire Ronald” national Week of Action against McDonald’s kid-targeted marketing. All you have to do is come to the campus center between 11:00 and 5:00, and you will make history.

Does it seem like we are being super vague about what is actually going on? That’s intentional! This action will have the most national impact if details are kept quiet until the last minute. So for now, just trust us—you want to show up. 

Keep an eye out for more details. And if you hear rumors of clowns wandering campus in search for food justice…believe them.

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ENVS Spring 2015 Courses

http://as.tufts.edu/environmentalstudies/documents/courses2015Spring.pdf

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Vigil to Remember the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

When Tonight, Monday Nov. 10, 6:30 PM

Where Tisch Roof

 

Join Tufts Climate Action in memorializing the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which caused unprecedented devastation in Southeast Asia this time last year. Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm to ever hit land, killing over 6,000 and affecting millions of people.

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Retire Ronald McDonld

“Help Tufts University call on McDonald’s to retire Ronald McDonald, stop marketing directly to our kids and FIGHT OBESITY!

http://www.retireronald.org/

http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/our-food-system

Sponsored by Corporate Accountability International to challenge the corporate abuse of our food.

Swing by the campus center next Thursday and Friday (the 13th and 14th) to take direct action against McDonalds!”

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Free Lectures at the New England Aquarium

More info here!

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New ENV Course!

“ENV 186 Coastal communities and marine resource management Thursdays 1:30-4:00 pm Andrew Tirrell – An introduction to marine resources management with a focus on the cultural and social ties of coastal communities to those resources. The course will engage material focused on fisheries management, marine protected areas, off-shore drilling, climate change adaptation, and other topics of contemporary relevance. In addition to seminar-style discussions, students will be expected to complete a significant research project on a coastal community of interest. There may also be opportunities for field research in local communities such as Gloucester. “

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Featured Environmental Studies Courses

Food for All: Ecology, Biotechnology and Sustainability
BIO 185-01 / CIS 201-01 / NUTR 241-01
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

With the human population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, how will we meet the increasing demand for food in an ecologically sustainable way? Historically, rapid increases in yield have been a result of advances in three main technologies: (1) genetic improvement; (2) use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers; and (3) expanded irrigation. Each of these technological advances, however, has limitations or has led to significant environmental degradation. There is an urgent need for new approaches to food production without destroying the environment.

This interdisciplinary course will examine the pros and cons of divergent approaches to meeting this food demand. Using crops grown in developing and industrialized countries as case studies, students will evaluate: (1) how ecological knowledge makes food production more sustainable; (2) what existing and emerging approaches can, in the face of climate change, contribute to a reliable supply of nutritious food; and (3) the political and economic drivers that shape who has access to these technologies. The course will also explore stakeholder-specific perspectives (growers, advocacy groups, industry, governmental agencies) and develop important communication skills for negotiating these different perspectives.

This is a high demand course. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Deadline Nov 14. Click here to apply.

 

An Introduction to One Health: Trans-disciplinary Approaches to Improve the Health of Humans, Animals and the Environment
CH 188-18
Mondays 1:30 pm – 4 pm


This introductory course will acquaint students with the concept of “One Health”, an approach dedicated to enhancing all aspects of human, animal, and environmental health. One Health acknowledges the interconnectedness among humans, animals and the environment, as well as the need for trans-disciplinary solutions that are mutually-beneficial and sustainable.

Topics may include: (1) prevention, transmission, surveillance and control of cross-species diseases; (2) emerging infectious disease and neglected tropical diseases; (3) environmental degradation and climate change; (4) water sanitation and food safety.


Lectures and case studies will illustrate how human, animal and environmental health are linked. Students will participate in group discussions, and will work together to design innovative, interdisciplinary interventions for a selected health problem.

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