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November 23, 2016
A River Runs Through It
Three Civic Fellows pursue summer internships connected to the James River
Three students receive Civic Fellowships to explore environmental advocacy, education and stewardship of the James River.
December 10, 2015
What is Permaculture Design?
Among other concepts, it's ecologically sound food production.
Permaculture is a design science that models itself on the patterns found in nature while applying them to human forms. By observing the natural state of a sustainable ecosystem, then by substituting food-producing plants for non-food producers, permaculture food forests supply the human need for food while keeping the balance of a natural ecosystem.
April 6, 2015
Buckwheat and Caviar
Professor Yvonne Howell's new course focuses on sustainability in the context of Russian science and literature
First year students explore ideas of sustainability in the context of Russian culture in a First-Year Seminar led by professor Yvonne Howell.
September 18, 2014
Celia Landesberg, '14
Four years of research, behavior change efforts, and awareness building primed recent grad to hit the ground running at her first job
From starting a recycling program at her middle school to research working in the sustainability office at Richmond, Celia Landesberg, ’14, experienced a variety of opportunities in the field of sustainability.
May 12, 2014
Economics professor talks about his approach to research and teaching
Tim Hamilton, a professor in the Robins School of Business, talks about his research exploring value in environmental economics.
January 24, 2014
Dillon Massey, '15
Conservation, geography and maps intersect during an international development internship in Peru
As an intern with USAID in Peru, Dillon Massey, ’15, combined his interests in conservation and geography, and learned about how maps establish power and influence change.
November 19, 2013
A Musical Harvest
Ethnomusicology class gathered bamboo to make instruments
Ethnomusicology professor Andy McGraw and his students harvested bamboo to make musical instruments as part of a wide-ranging class on Indonesian arts and culture.
October 31, 2013
Biology of the Chesapeake Bay
Students get their feet wet in Chesapeake Bay course
Immersion learning takes many different forms, but for students in Emily Boone’s Marine Biology of the Chesapeake Bay, it involves literal immersion in mud and water.
October 29, 2013
Lacy Strickler, GB '14
MBA candidate works at Evatran, an organization creating the first wireless electric vehicle charging system
Lacy Strickler went from pursuing a nursing career in a neonatal intensive care unit to working for an organization developing the first wireless electric vehicle charging system.
September 16, 2013