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Student Receives Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention

University of Mississippi Public Policy Leadership major Kendall McDonald, who has worked on campus environmental issues while maintaining a 3.96 grade point average, recently was awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship honorable mention. McDonald, of Diamondhead, is a junior who is enrolled at the Sally McDonell Barksdale Honors College and works as an intern in the […]

Professor Fisher-Wirth receives the 2014 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award from Chancellor Jones.

VIDEO: Director of Environmental Studies

Ann Fisher-Wirth,  professor of English, discusses her work as director of the Environmental Studies minor.

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Environmental Studies Film & Lecture Series

Last Call at the Oasis, about the world water crisis, will screen on March 19 at 7PM in the Overby Center Auditorium. Free and open to the public, this powerful documentary opens our eyes to the intensifying, world-wide water shortage.  The Earth Day lecture by University of Wisconsin-Madison Rachel Carson Professor of English Rob Nixon examines Slow Violence, Environmental Activism, and the Arts on April 22 at 7PM in the Overby Center Auditorium. Nixon […]

Maasai Moran (Warriors) learn to use the digital camera for photovoice research.

In and Out of Africa

Laura Johnson, associate professor of psychology, has been in and out of countries in East Africa since her junior year as an undergraduate at the University of Mississippi, when she spent a life changing year in Kenya. Most recently,  Johnson returned from her second Fulbright research award. In December 2012, she, her husband and their two children took […]

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Croft Visiting Speaker: Are Pesticides & Herbicides Necessary to Feed the World?

March 19, Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107), 4PM Leonard Gianessi, consultant to the CropLife Foundation, will describe the mega trends in population growth, urbanization and development of large middle class populations around the globe and the demands these changes are placing on food production and the necessity for pesticide use. Using recent market research data, Mr. Gianessi will […]

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LECTURE—Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

Feb. 24, 7PM, Fulton Chapel—New York Times best selling author Paul Greenberg will discuss how the numbers of fish in the wild are at record low levels as global demand has risen. By looking at the four types of fish that dominate the seafood counter at supermarkets around the country—salmon, tuna, bass, and cod—Greenberg explores how we […]

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Study Abroad: Biology Summer Classes

Costa Rica June 1-15, 2014 Both BISC 441: Tropical Botany and BISC 220: Natural Resource Management: The Rain Forest will spend one week at La Selva Biological Station in the eastern topical lowlands of Costa Rica and one week at the University of Georgia-Costa Rica, just west of the continental divide near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve in central Costa Rica. […]

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Environmental Studies Film & Lecture Series

On February 19 at 7PM in the Overby Center Auditorium, acclaimed photographer James Balog‘s award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice, opens the 2014 Environmental Film and Lecture Series. James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture […]

Environmental Psychology: Tanzania

PSY 475: Join Fulbright award winner Laura Johnson on this summer course where you will partner with Roots and Shoots, an organization created by Jane Goodall, to learn about youth and community building in Tanzania. Camp near the Ngorogoro Crater, take a biking safari, participate in community service, learn about eco-tourism, and make some Tanzanian friends. Requirements: Minimum 2.5 GPA, […]

A Conversation with Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street

ORION Magazine features Ann Fisher-Wirth’s new book in Collecting the New Ecopoetry, a conversation on the publication’s blog. Though Orion has published many poems that explore the connection between humans and the natural world, there’s much worth reading beyond the magazine’s pages. Earlier this year, Trinity University Press published The Ecopoetry Anthology, a definitive new collection of poems about nature […]