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Current Events & Announcements

Prof. Susan Letcher (webpage) has published results of recent reseach with colleagues (Increasing liana abundance and basal area in a tropical forest: the contribution of long-distance clonal colonization. See her webpage for a downloa.  Congratulations Prof. Letcher!  She also just returned (August) from a summer of research in the rainforests of Costa Rica.

Prof. Ryan Taylor (webpage) is the author of  Federalism of Wetlands (Routledge) investigates the consequences of redundant state and federal environmental regulations in the United States.  Congratulations Prof. Taylor!

Andrew Payne ('11) has published the his senior project research in collaboration with Prof. George Kraemer.  The work, Morphometry and Claw Strength of the Non-nativeAsian Shore Crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, can be downloaded at here.  Congratulations Andy and Prof. Kraemer!

The ENV Facebook page is the place to look for all environmental internship and job opportunities sent to one of the faculty.  Join today (ENV f/b)!!

2011-2012 ENV Student Awards 

Sarah Pawliczak was selected as this year's winner of the Outstanding Senior Award. Sarah's senior project compared the rate of wetlands loss at the state and Corp of Army Engineer district levels. Her project employed GIS as an investigatory tool (using the same skills in working part-time for the Town of Greenburgh).. 

This year's Outstanding Junior Award goes to Bogumila Backiel. Bogumila has demonstrated consistent and superior academic performance.  We expect a noteworthy senior project.

The Purchase Environmental Activists (PEA) are now The Green Team.  Events sponsored by the Green Team are posted in the Natural Science building and across campus.

The Princeton Review has chosen Purchase College as one of its top 322 green colleges and universities in the US.  See this link for the Purchase College description.

National Wildlife Federation CampusEdu - NWF's green campus initiative rewarded the efforts of Purchase College in a recent report titled "The Carbon-Paper Link: How Simple Choices Reduce Emissions."  The report noted the multiple benefits reaped by environmentally selective purchasing of paper products for the campus. 

Graduation Pledge Alliance - Purchase College joined hundreds of other colleges across the country as participants in the Graduation Pledge Alliance.  The Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility states, "I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."

At this year's graduation, a record number of graduating students chose to wear the green ribbon of the Pledge.  In fact, so many students asked for the Pledge ribbon, we ran out!

updated: 24-Aug-13