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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Forestry College Alumnus to Receive Medal of Honor

U.S. Army Sergeant William Shemin, an alumnus of the then-New York State College of Forestry and the Ranger School, will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama June 2.

ESF Top 10 New Species for 2015

A cartwheeling spider, a bird-like dinosaur and a fish that wriggles around on the sea floor to create a circular nesting site are among the species identified by ESF as the Top 10 New Species for 2015.

All That Jazz

"I like that jazz music is a spontaneous expression that exercises a different portion of the mind not usually a part of a scientific curriculum," said Andrew Stillman.

Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore's Commencement Address

ESF's Honorary Degree recipient, Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore, encouraged the Class of 2015 during her Commencement address, telling the graduates they are part of a pivotal time in the planet's history and that they have the education and "the wild roaring imagination" to take on the work that needs to be done.

‘Ending the Fossil Fuel Era’ Book Release

The beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era takes center stage in Dr. Jack Manno's latest book, "Ending the Fossil Fuel Era." A book release party will be held 7 p.m., May 18 at ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse.

Meet the Class of 2015

Some 500 graduates received their ESF degrees Saturday, May 9, including one whose bubbly enthusiasm as an incoming freshman was captured by a local TV station the day she arrived on campus.

ESF's American Chestnut Trees Make Return in NY

Scores of young transgenic American chestnut trees developed at ESF will take root this spring across New York state, representing one more step in the restoration of a once-dominant species that has virtually vanished from the landscape.


Thesis Defense -- Ashley Simpson
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. 324 Bray Hall.

Wetland Detectives Training Workshop
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. Event Website

Dissertation Defense -- Lauren Goldmann
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. 8 Illick Hall.

Dissertation Defense -- Fan Dai
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. 320 Bray Hall.

Thesis Defense -- Quincey Oliver
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. 314 Bray Hall.

Monday, June 8, 2015, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. ESF Main Campus (All buildings except Baker Lab, New M&O and Marshall Hall).

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4:00 am - 8:00 am. ESF Main Campus (All buildings except Baker Lab, New M&O, Marshall Hall and Illick Hall).

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