Alumni, Parents & Friends
Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Dr. Susan L. Senecah, an emerita faculty member of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
ESF's incoming president, Dr. Quentin Wheeler, had an opinion piece published on the National Geographic website about the importance of conducting a comprehensive inventory of the earth's plants and animals.
Members of Green Campus Initiative (GCI), a student-led sustainability group at SUNY-ESF, recently spent some chilly weekend mornings just outside their heated greenhouse. They've been busy putting cinderblock walls in place, digging holes, and sawing plywood to finish creating a new facility for a campus-wide compost system.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $345,000 to the New York State Adirondack Park Agency and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to better protect wetlands throughout the state and identify strategies to deal with New York's changing climate.
ESF sent its first Rosen Fellows into the field during the summer of 2013 to work on projects ranging from mining-related water quality to medical ethnobotany from a female perspective.
Dr. William A. Powell, a professor and director of the Council on Biotechnology in Forestry at ESF, has been named 2013 Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by the Institute of Forest Biotechnology (IFB).
If you've read or seen any of the Harry Potter series of books or movies, you are familiar with Quidditch, a wizarding-world team sport played on magical broomsticks that allow players to fly through the air to make goals and score. While Harry Potter plays for his house team of Gryffindor, ESF students play the international college club sport with Syracuse University (SU) students on the SU Quidditch team.
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Calendar of Events
Believe to Achieve Awards honoring ESF's Mens Cross Country Championship Team
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Gateway Center A and B .
ESF in the Media
- EPA funding to protect wetlands, collect environmental data in NY state:
("The College of Environmental Science and Forestry, in partnership with the New York Natural Heritage Program, will also use a $172,070 grant to assess the status of plants found in wetlands throughout the state." 12/10/13)
- Syracuse.com covers Bill Powell's recognition as Forest Biotechnologist of the Year:
("In addition to American chestnut, Powell has advanced research on American elm and hybrid poplar. His work has been widely cited, with more than 200 citations from 2007 to 2011. Earlier this year, Powell presented at the National Geographic sponsored TEDxDeextinction conference." 12/10/13)
- From News Channel 9: Outgoing SUNY ESF President reflects:
("Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Outgoing SUNY ESF President Neil Murphy sits down with NewsChannel 9's Jeff Kulikowsky to reflect on his tenure." 12/6/13)
- YNN covers the tribute to President Murphy:
("People gathered to honor retiring SUNY ESF President Neil Murphy at an event Thursday. Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy was one of many dignitaries." 12/6/13)
- ESF Students Have Their Own Ideas For Essex Chain:
(Three Adirondack Residential Semester students spent their semester researching and consulting with stakeholders on the new Essex Chain tract of land acquired by the Adirondack Park Agency in order to draft their own proposal for how the tract should be managed. They presented their recommendations this week in Newcomb. 12/5/13)