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ESF Marine Biologist Jumps into Shark-Infested Comedy Seas

"It's like Shark Week, but without all the testosterone," said Dr. Joshua Drew in describing Blood in the Water: Queens Drag Sharks to Chum, a live-streamed marine-science-meets-drag comedy show, where Drew provides the shark science. (6/2)

Chancellor Johnson Appoints Joseph Rufo as ESF Officer in Charge

State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson appointed Joseph L. Rufo as the officer in charge of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as Interim President David C. Amberg returns to Upstate Medical University. Mr. Rufo will continue his responsibilities as chief financial officer and vice president for administration, while the search for ESF's next president progresses. (6/1)

Living Walls: University Researchers Develop Green Tech for Treating Wastewater from Microbreweries

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) researchers received a patent for green wall technology that will provide craft breweries cost-effective and sustainable options for wastewater treatment. The team found a way to make the common Pothos and recycled glass an environmental solution to support the growing microbrewery trend in the region. (6/1)

Tracking & Containing COVID-19

Epidemiologist David Larsen, from Syracuse University and microbiologists Hyatt Green, from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Frank Middleton, from Upstate Medical University are lead members of a multi-institution research project that is expected to have global application in future efforts to track and contain Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). (5/29)

Promoting a Contagion of Gratitude

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, shares perspectives, her campaign to redefine the status of the natural world, and discusses her hope for "a contagion of gratitude" in a recent article published in the Guardian. (5/27)

Dr. Shijie Liu Named Exemplary Researcher at ESF

Dr. Shijie Liu, professor in ESF's Department of Chemical Engineering, was named the College's Exemplary Researcher for 2020-21. (5/12)

ESF Wins Award to Focus on Source Reduction

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the recipient of a $5,000 award from the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3) and the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP21). The grant furthers ESF's efforts to look holistically at the campus' materials ecosystem and to build a zero-waste campus infrastructure that effectively addresses accessibility, equity and systemic oppression. (5/12)

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