environmental studies

  • Workshop connects food choices to climate change

    Oct 28, 2016

    When you sit down to eat, what you’re gobbling up could be having an impact on the climate.

  • Cornell receives grant to support STEM education for students with financial need

    Aug 26, 2016

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) just announced that  it has awarded Cornell College a grant for almost $650,000 to support students with financial need who are entering a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field of study. The grant establishes the Cornell College “Mentoring Students to Success in STEM Fields” program, which will provide students […]

  • Cornell College students explore prairies to discover answers to declining monarch population

    Aug 2, 2016

    Four Cornell College students are studying milkweed and monarchs for their summer research to better understand issues revolving around the monarch population.

  • Grant allows Denniston and team to pursue climate research

    May 16, 2016

    Denniston, professor of geology and chair of environmental studies, is lead investigator on the research project. The grant money will go to four institutions. Among them, Cornell College will receive $104,085 of the three-year grant, which is worth a total of $358,417.

  • Schillerstrom studies warblers in South Carolina during summer fellowship

    Sep 8, 2014

    Senior Nolan Schillerstrom spent ten weeks in South Carolina studying the nesting and territorial behavior of prothonotary warblers during a Cornell Fellowship with the Audobon Center at the Francis Beidler Forest.

  • Chemistry seminar: Sustainable Chemistry: Re-thinking chemicals

    May 5, 2014

    Prof. George Kraus from Iowa State University presented on the field of green chemistry.

  • “Monarchs….Missing in your Garden?”

    May 5, 2014

    Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Debbie Jackson presented on April 12 about the life cycle, migration, and efforts across the country to reestablish monarch populations.

  • SIG Talk “Studying the Past, Defining the Future”

    May 5, 2014

    Dr. John D. Orcutt in the department of Geology presented “Studying the Past, Defining the Future: Mammals and Their Environments in the Ice Age and the 21st Century.”

  • Herb Hendriks ’40, 1918-2014

    Mar 12, 2014

    Herbert E. Hendriks ’40, emeritus professor of geology, died March 11 in Cedar Rapids. He was 96.

  • Eagle Week: Conservation presentations

    Feb 10, 2014

    The Eagle Week conservation presentations kick off at 11 a.m. on Feb. 19 with an informal presentation from Environmental Club’s Biodiversity working group. There will be a screening of “The Condor’s Shadow” at 4 p.m. on Feb. 20. The week’s event will conclude Feb. 21 with presentations from Saving Our Avian Resources, who will be […]

  • McBride raptor project

    Oct 31, 2013

    Environmental Club’s Biodiversity and Conservation group will be bringing McBride Raptor Project to Cornell, Nov. 6, 11:10 a.m.

  • Frazier applies transportation planning to wilderness areas

    May 28, 2012

    When national park and forest managers face transportation issues, they call community planners like Jonathan Frazier ’12 at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass.

  • Ian Cheney: “Farming the City”

    Nov 2, 2011

    What is the role of urban agriculture in a 21st century sustainable food system? Are urban farms gimmicks, distractions, or key ingredients in a better agriculture? On Nov 9th, with slides and clips from his films and travels, filmmaker and environmental advocate Ian Cheney explores the wild world of urban farming, blending humor and whimsy […]

  • Geology professor gets $98,000 NSF grant

    Sep 7, 2011

    Rhawn Denniston, associate professor of geology, has been awarded a $98,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study pre-historical hurricane activity in tropical northern Australia. This research continues Denniston’s work on stalagmites and involves field work in caves in the remote Kimberley region of Australia, as well as laboratory work at the University of New […]

  • Author speaking as part of One Book events

    Aug 22, 2011

    Cornell College’s annual “One Book, One Campus, One Community” program is expanding to include a panel on food policy, a screening of the movie “King Corn” and a visit from an alum involved in urban farming.