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ESF News

Army Touches Down at Ranger School for Training Mission

Several hundred members of the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division dropped onto the campus of the ESF Ranger School this winter before sprinting into the forest toward the school's iconic Cathedral Rock. They scaled the rock face while the sound of artillery boomed in the woods around them. They secured Cathedral Rock. Mission accomplished. Then they returned to the helicopters on the school's ballfields and flew back to their base with a winter training exercise in the books. (3/20)

ESF Professor's New Book Looks at What Makes Something 'Alive'

Dr. J. Scott Turner, a professor, biologist and physiologist at ESF, argues that modern Darwinism's materialist and mechanistic biases have left us unable to define what "life" is-and only an openness to the qualities of life's purposefulness, intelligence and striving will move the field forward. He makes the case in his new book, InPurpose and Desire: What Makes Something "Alive" and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It. (3/14)

Ducks Unlimited Lists ESF among 'Sweet 16' Collegiate Chapters

The ESF chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) has been named one of the national conservation organization's "Sweet 16" collegiate chapters, the first time a university in the Northeast has been on the list. (3/9)

Trees Cope with Harsh Conditions, Surprising Researchers

When Dr. John Drake and his colleagues started studying how native eucalyptus trees in Australia reacted to extreme heat and drought, the scientists expected to learn about the mechanisms of the trees' decline. They expected hydraulic failure and carbon starvation. But that's not what they saw. (3/9)

ERE Professor Focuses Sabbatical on GIS Technology

Dr. Lindi Quackenbush of the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering has returned to campus after spending the fall semester on sabbatical to pursue professional development in geospatial information science and remote sensing. (2/22)

Dr. Jack Manno, Cindy Squillace Honored with Racial Justice Award

Dr. Jack Manno, who retired as a professor from ESF, and his wife, Cindy Squillace, will be honored this week with the Racial Justice Award from InterFaith Works. (2/19)

Mighty Oaks Hoops Play at the Dome

The Mighty Oaks hosted HVIAC conference foe Davis College Falcons at the Carrier Dome. It was ESF's first ever home game at the loud house. (2/15)

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