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April
19

Monday

Earth Week eventMorning Munch

7:30 am - 9:30 am | Gateway Concourse | Grab and go free bagels and sunrise snacks in Gateway. Stop by bright and early for the right nutrition to start your day! | Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Briajahnae Hymes

Morning Munch (Grab & Go)

7:30 am - 10:30 am | Gateway Center Space | Event Website | Students have the opportunity to get free breakfast before and or after class. | Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Briajahnae Hymes, 5852301646

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Nicholas Lee Fowler

9:00 am - 11:00 am | Videoconference | Dissertation Title: Niche Partitioning of Intraguild Predators Program of Study: EFB Ecology | Contact: Stephen Shaw, 315-470-6939

Earth Week eventEarth Week Tie-Dye

9:30 am - 4:00 pm | ESF Quad | Our famous ESF tradition of tie-dyeing EVERYTHING returns! Tie-dye an Earth Week T-shirt or bring something of your own. Earth Week shirts and stickers will be available for free and tie-dye kits will be available for pick-up. Non-perishable donations will be ... Read More | Sponsor: Earth Week Committee | Contact: Sankavi Sampath

Earth Week eventGreen Roof Cleanup

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Roof of Gateway | Calling all green thumbs!! Come help get the Gateway Center green roof ready for spring! Dr. Leopold will lead a 30-minute training session (10:30am-11:00am) to explain proper plant and green roof maintenance. The next hour and a half will be spent trimming, ... Read More | Sponsor: Physical Plant and Facilities | Contact: Sue Fassler , 315-470-6701

Earth Week eventMake Natural Tie-dye with Roots and Pursuits

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm | ESF Quad | Come and learn to make natural tie dye with Roots and Pursuits. Come back Friday to use the dye on some masks! | Sponsor: Roots and Pursuits | Contact: Jennifer Linden

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Zhixin Wang

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Videoconference | Program of Study: ERE Geospatial Information Science and Engineering Degree: Ph.D. | Contact: Joshua Cousins, 315-470-6576


April
20

Tuesday

Earth Week eventAnnual Art Symposium

9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Gateway Concourse (Stadium Side) | Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is hosting our annual art symposium, exhibiting artwork created by students on campus and auctioning them off to raise funds for a local conservation organization. This years donation will go to the Onondaga Environmental ... Read More | Sponsor: Society for Conservation Biology | Contact: Audrey Fatone

Earth Week eventEarth Week Tie-Dye

9:30 am - 4:00 pm | ESF Quad | Our famous ESF tradition of tie-dyeing EVERYTHING returns! Tie-dye an Earth Week T-shirt or bring something of your own. Earth Week shirts and stickers will be available for free and tie-dye kits will be available for pick-up as well. Non-perishable donations ... Read More | Sponsor: Earth Week Committee | Contact: Sankavi Sampath

Earth Week eventState of Sustainability

9:45 am - 11:15 am | Virtual | Get the link here! | Join the Sustainability Division for an update on the State of Sustainability at ESF! Staff will provide an update about initiatives that were implemented in the past year, discuss progress toward achieving key goals and detail ways that the campus community ... Read More | Sponsor: Sustainability Division | Contact: Sue Fassler , 315-470-6701


April
21

Wednesday

Earth Week eventAnnual Art Symposium

9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Gateway Concourse (Stadium Side) | Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is hosting our annual art symposium, exhibiting artwork created by students on campus and auctioning them off to raise funds for a local conservation organization. This years donation will go to the Onondaga Environmental ... Read More | Sponsor: Society for Conservation Biology | Contact: Audrey Fatone

Earth Week event3K Walk/Run

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm | Outside Gateway | Join the ESF Track and Cross Country Team as we walk/run a 1.8 mile course through Oakwood and back! Coach Melfi will be around after to discuss beginning/learn to run programs for those interested. Snacks are provided! | Sponsor: ESF Athletics | Contact: Michael Melfi

Earth Week eventEarth Week Poetry Coffeehouse

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Virtual | Get the link here! | Come listen and share your own poems. The program begins with a reading by Janine DeBaise, ESF Instructor and author of Body Language and Of a Feather. Open to students, staff and faculty. | Sponsor: Poetry Society | Contact: Audrey Fatone


April
22

Thursday

Earth Week eventAnnual Art Symposium

9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Gateway Concourse (Stadium Side) | Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is hosting our annual art symposium, exhibiting artwork created by students on campus and auctioning them off to raise funds for a local conservation organization. This years donation will go to the Onondaga Environmental ... Read More | Sponsor: Society for Conservation Biology | Contact: Audrey Fatone

Earth Week eventEarth Week Tie-Dye

9:30 am - 4:00 pm | ESF Quad | Our famous ESF tradition of tie-dyeing EVERYTHING returns! Tie-dye an Earth Week T-shirt or bring something of your own. Earth Week shirts and stickers will be available for free and tie-dye kits will be available for pick-up as well. Non-perishable donations ... Read More | Sponsor: Earth Week Committee | Contact: Sankavi Sampath

Earth Week eventAlpha Xi Sigma Clothing Swap

10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Concourse | Drop off some lightly worn clothing and come search for some new articles for yourself! | Sponsor: Alpha Xi Sigma | Contact: Alpha Xi Sigma

MS Thesis Defense - Iman Pakzad

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Videoconference | Thesis Title: A Comparison of Diet and Mercury Accumulation in Two Invasive Gobies in the St. Lawrence River Program of Study: EFB Fish and Wildlife Biology and Management | Contact: Mark Teece, 315-470-6855

Earth Week eventThe Expansion of Single Waste Culture During a Pandemic

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Gateway AB | Hear remarks from environmental activist, entrepreneur, storyteller, and current ESF student, Donnie Monk. | Sponsor: Earth Week Committee | Contact: Alexa Labossiere

Earth Week eventVirtual Animal Show

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Virtual | Get the link here! | Hosted by Herpetology Club with Guest Environmental Educator Elissa Schilmeister from Teatown Lake Reservation. Join us in welcoming guest animal ambassadors and learn about native wildlife, environmental conservation, and stewardship. We hope to see you there! | Sponsor: Herpetology Club | Contact: Celine Brad

MS Thesis Defense - Megan Demcevski

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Videoconfeerence | Thesis Title: Abundance and Competitiveness of Complete Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria in an Adirondack Forest Soil System Program of Study: EFB Ecology | Contact: Christina M. Limpert, 315-470-6722

Earth Week eventVeronica Davis

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Virtual | ONGOING —continues through Monday, April 19, 2021 | Register Here! | Hear from Veronica Davis, a civil engineer who is passionate about transportation and community development. Veronica Davis is the current Director of Transportation and Drainage Operations for the City of Houston. Among other accomplishments, she is the co-founder ... Read More | Sponsor: Earth Week Committee | Contact: Alexa Labossiere

Earth Week eventEarth Week Virtual Market

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Virtual | Come join us in our annual Earth Week Farmers Market- this year virtual! We will have vendors from the campus and local community. Upon registry, all attendees will be entered into a raffle for an item from one vendor of their choice! All proceeds from raffle ... Read More | Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Briajahnae Hymes

Earth Week eventEnvironmental Education and Interpretation Alumni Panel

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Virtual | Join here! | The Environmental Education and Interpretation Alumni Panel will have professionals in a variety of positions within environmental education. From traditional schoolteachers to educators working at zoos and even nature centers, come with all of your questions ... Read More | Sponsor: Student Environmental Education Coalition | Contact: Alexandra Walls


April
23

Friday

Earth Week eventAlpha Xi Sigma Clothing Swap

10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Concourse | Drop off some lightly worn clothing and come search for some new articles for yourself! | Sponsor: Alpha Xi Sigma | Contact: Alpha Xi Sigma

Earth Week eventNatural Made Tie-dye with Roots and Pursuits

11:00 am - 3:00 pm | ESF Quad | Come join Roots and Pursuits to tie dye using all natural ingredients! We have free masks available or bring something of your own. | Sponsor: Roots and Pursuits | Contact: Jennifer Linden

Dylan Finley M.S. Capstone: Using Data to Prioritize Invasive Species Management

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm | Webex meeting Code: 185 441 9318 PW: mxXNDnx264G | Event Website | Contact: Dylan Finley

MS Thesis Defense - Dylan Finley

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm | Videoconference | Thesis Title: Using Data to Prioritize Invasive Species Management Program: EFB Conservation Biology Major Professor: Martin Dovciak | Contact: Jose Giner, 315-470-6895

Earth Week eventColonial CNY: Lessons from the Hiking Trails

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Virtual | Get the link here! | A presentation by Karin Patzke, ESF Instructor, Writing Program and Writing Resource Center Coordinator. The presentation is based on work that Robert Kibbee (retired Cornell map librarian and historian) has completed on historical colonial settlement and the ... Read More | Sponsor: Friends of Moon Library | Contact: Linda McGuigan

Earth Week eventYoga Flow

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | ESF Quad | Come flow with us for an hour of yoga hosted by ESF Yoga’s very own Julia Greco. The class structure will include a warm up, two main standing sequences, and a cool down followed by a short meditation in Savasana. All levels welcome! Mats and blocks will be ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF Yoga | Contact: Julia Greco


April
26

Monday

MS Thesis Defense: Ashmita Das

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Videoconference | Thesis Title: Cultural Ecosystem Services in Urban Community Gardens: A Pathway for Improving Social and Ecological Resilience Program of Study: ESC Coupled Natural and Human Systems | Contact: Susan E. Anagnost, 315-470-6837

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Jordan Tourville

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | TBD | Program of Study: EFB Ecology Degree: Ph.D. | Contact: Ivan Gitsov Ivanov, 315-470-6860


April
27

Tuesday

Virtual Oral History Workshop

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Virtual | ONGOING —continues through Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | Virtual Oral History Workshop With Dr. James Anders Levy University of Wisconsin-Whitewater April 27-28, 2021 4:00 -6:00 PM Topics include gathering interviews, equipment, thematic analysis, data access and ownership. Sponsored by the Center for ... Read More | Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples & the Environment | Contact: Neil Patterson Jr., 315470-6870


April
28

Wednesday

Denim Day

| Denim Day began after a judge in Italy overturned a rape conviction blaming the survivor for the rape because "she wore tight jeans". Help show your support of survivors and dismantling the belief that clothing is a cause for sexual violence by wearing denim. ... Read More | Sponsor: Choose Action Network | Contact: Mary Triano, 315-470-6660

MS Thesis Defense - Molly Mary Jacobson

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Videoconference | Thesis Title: Response of Wild Pollinator Assemblages to Management of Restored Wetlands in Central New York, USA Program of Study: EFB Conservation Biology Co-Major Professors: Michael Schummer & Melissa Fierke | Contact: Margaret Bryant, 315-470-4929


April
29

Thursday

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Patrick Penfield

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Videoconference | Dissertation Title: Supply Chain Management and Innovation within the Forest Projects Industry Program of Study: FRM Natural Resources Management | Contact: Douglas Daley, 315-470-4760

Info Session: EST 690, Intl Env Policy Consultancy

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Zoom | Event Website | Virtual information session: EST 690, International Environmental Policy Consultancy (Fall 2021). Zoom Meeting ID: 930 7927 5677. Passcode: 853952. Registration required. | Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315470-4931


May
2

Sunday

MS Thesis Defense: Shaimus Ryan

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Videoconference | Thesis Title: A Comparative Study of the Ability of Hydrodynamic Cavitation and Chemical Oxidation to Treat Harmful Algal Blooms Program of Study: ERE Water Resources Engineering | Contact: Donald Stewart, 315-470-6761


May
5

Wednesday

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Melvin Samson

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Videoconference | Dissertation Title: Otolith microchemistry in stressful environments: otolitha as tools for species identification and as recorders of hypoxia exposure Program of Study: EFB Fish and Wildlife Biology & Management | Contact: Joshua Cousins, 315-470-6576


May
6

Thursday

MS Thesis Defense - Joshua Peter Weyrens

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Videoconference | Thesis Title: Cost analysis of beech bark disease remediation harvest and life cycle inventory and assessment of a mechanized harvest Program of Study: FRM Forest Management and Silviculture | Contact: Paul Hirsch


May
7

Friday

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Haifa Tamiminia

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Videoconference | Program of Study: Environmental Resources Engineering Degree: Ph.D. | Contact: Raymond Francis, 315-470-6525

MS Thesis Defense - Kate Henderson

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm | Videoconference | Thesis Title: Land use as a driver of fish community changs in New York's Oswego River watershed Program of Study: EFB Conservation Biology | Contact: Nosa Egiebor, 315-470-4733

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Danielle Sue Nagle

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Videoconference | Program of Study: ESC Human Dimensions of the Environment Degree: Ph.D. | Contact: Mark S. Driscoll, 315-470-6848


May
14

Friday

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Kaira Thais Fuentes Viera

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Videoconference | Dissertation Title: The Role of Community-based Organizations in Natural Disaster Recovery and Community Resilience; A Case Study of Caño Martín Peña, San Juan PR Program of Study: ESC Environ & Community Land Planning Co-Major Professors: David Sonnenfeld ... Read More | Contact: Maren King, 315-470-4721

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Jingshun Zhuang

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Vdieoconference | Program of Study: PBE Bioprocess Engineering Major Professor: Chang Geun Yoo Degree: Ph.D. | Contact: Lianjun Zhang, 315-470-6558

Renatured: Environmental Communication & Storytelling Fair

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Virtual: Zoom link sent upon registration | Event Website | Renatured is focused on self-expression through art, storytelling, documentary making, podcasting, writing, or any medium that can help humans understand and connect to nature. Register under the RSVP tab on the website for the Zoom link. | Sponsor: Environmental Studies Student Organization (ESSO) | Contact: Gavin Duncan, 210379-4332


May
26

Wednesday

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Michael Connerton

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Videoconference | Dissertation Title: Wild Reproduction, Homing and Straying of Chinook Salmon in Lake Ontario Program of Study: EFB Fish and Wildlife Biology and Management Major Professor: Neil Ringler | Contact: Theresa Selfa, 315-470-6835


July
12

Monday

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Mark Bremer

9:00 am - 11:00 am | Videoconference | Program of Study: FRM Sustainable Energy Major Professor: Nehan Naim Degree: Ph.D. | Contact: Matthew Potteiger, 315-470-6554


October
5

Tuesday

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Hadis Miraly

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | TBD | Program of Study: EFB Fish & Wildlife Biology and Management Degree: Ph.D. Co-Major Professors: Karin Limburg & Roxanne Razavi | Contact: Deepak Kumar, 315-470-6503

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