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Table of Contents for 10/13/08:

NEWS
1. UC Riverside Launches Sustainable Dev & Green Design Certificate
2. Boston U Expands Local Scholarship to Include Full Tuition Grants
3. UC San Diego Appoints Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives
4. U Arizona Hires Social Justice Education Coordinator
5. Florida Golf Coast U Begins Reef Construction, Restoration
6. Syracuse U Launches Several Sustainable Commuting Initiatives
7. U Wisconsin Oshkosh Establishes Community Garden
8. UW Green Bay Announces Institute for Env'l Mgmt & Business
9. U Delaware Launches Energy Institute
10. Cornell U Receives $10 M for Computational Sustainability Institute
11. Oregon State U Selected for Marine Renewable Energy Center
12. U Texas Austin Receives $5 M for Renewable Energy Initiative
13. Kent State U Stark, U Miami Partner to Launch Env'l Media Initiative
14. Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley Partner with India to Reduce GHGs
15. Saint Xavier U Purchases 1,200,000 kWh of Clean Energy
16. U Memphis Students Construct Eco-Friendly House
17. 2 Community Colleges Break Ground on Green Expansions
18. Green Mountain College Receives Farm & Food Grant
19. Utah State U Adds Hybrids to its Fleet
20. U Vermont Purchases Green Certified Toilet Paper
21. U Arkansas, College of William & Mary Go Trayless
22. U Florida Launches 'Erase the Waste' Campaign
23. Anderson U Receives Recycling Grant
24. Barry U Launches Single-Stream Recycling
25. 3 PA Schools Receive Green Power Awards

NEW RESOURCES
26. List of Sustainability Course Inventories
27. List of Publications on Campus Climate Action

OPPORTUNITIES
28. Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
29. Energy & Sustainability Manager, CSU Long Beach
30. Sustainability Coordinator, Institute for Environment, Clover Park TC
31. Lead Web Application Developer, AASHE
32. Dir & Prof/Assoc Dean, School of Env & Natural Resources, Ohio State U
33. 2 Faculty, Environmental Science, U San Francisco
34. Faculty, Sustainable Development & Env'l Policy, GWU
35. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Environmental Studies, Lafayette College
36. Environmental Fellow, Harvard U
37. Senior Lecturer, Environmental Science, Princeton U
38. Asst Prof, Environmental Policy Analysis, Dartmouth College
39. Asst Prof, Geography & Environmental Studies, U Hawaii Hilo
40. Adjunct Assist Prof, Environmental Science, Johnson County CC

EVENTS
41. AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop
42. 2008 Campus Sustainability Day & Streaming Webcast
43. CFP: 4th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
44. Student Summit at the AASHE 2008 Conference
45. Sustainable Solutions Expo ''08
46. Webinar: Writing a GHG Action Plan - AASHE Member Discount
47. Creating a Sustainability Office Webcast
48. CFP: Reclaiming Higher Education Symposium

News

1. UC Riverside Launches Sustainable Dev & Green Design Certificate
The University of California, Riverside has launched a new certificate in Sustainable Development and Green Design. In the program, students will learn about the concepts and principles of sustainability through green building design, clean technologies and innovative approaches to achieving economic, environmental and social sustainability. The courses required to complete the certificate are offered using distance education and online technology, coupled with classroom and interactive real-time computer systems.
See also: UCR Sustainable Dev & Green Design Certificate homepage
See also: List of Grad programs in Sustainable Architecture & Construction (AASHE members only)

2. Boston U Expands Local Scholarship to Include Full Tuition Grants
Boston University (MA) President Robert A. Brown and Mayor Thomas M. Menino have announced that Boston University is expanding its program for providing scholarships to graduates of Boston Public Schools. Under the expansion, BU will award 20–25 full-tuition academic scholarships each year to qualified Boston residents graduating from Boston Public Schools. The initiative is a continuation of the merit-based Boston Scholars Program, through which 1,719 graduates of the Boston Public Schools have received nearly $126 million in scholarships from Boston University. BU has also expanded its need-based awards for Boston Public School graduates who are admitted to the University. BU plans to meet these students’ eligibility for assistance in its entirety without reliance on loans.

3. UC San Diego Appoints Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives
The University of California, San Diego has appointed Byron Washom as its first Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives. Washom is tasked with providing strategic leadership in the establishment of an innovative energy plan. Future projects include energy storage systems that adjust to the intermittency of renewable energy and provide permanent load shifting; strategic purchasing of renewable energy from the grid during periods of surpluses; co-production of hydrogen from its fuel cell system; utilizing cold ocean water from the adjacent La Jolla Trench; and converting the campus vehicle transportation fleet into cleaner, alternative fuels.

4. U Arizona Hires Social Justice Education Coordinator
The University of Arizona Residence Life has hired Mohammed Naser as the Social Justice Education Coordinator to teach students living in campus housing about diversity and social justice issues. One of Naser’s tasks is to form a peer advisory group called Advocates Coming Together, or ACT, that will be responsible for instituting new programs in the residence halls and on campus. Residence Life will be testing students’ knowledge about diversity and justice-oriented topics and themes before and after the academic year to gauge student learning.

5. Florida Golf Coast U Begins Reef Construction, Restoration
Florida Gulf Coast University scientists and local volunteers have begun oyster reef construction and restoration in Estero Bay. The project will improve water quality, habitat availability, and protect shoreline and mangrove erosion. Work involves loading fossil oyster shells into wire mesh bags, transporting them and placing them in strategic points in the estuaries that attract natural oyster spat (larvae) and eventually form reefs. Within one year, the 400 square meters of oyster reef created at this event will produce more than 1,000 oysters per square meter, filter at least 10 liters of water and particulates per oyster per hour from the water column, provide stability to mangrove shorelines by minimizing the impact of boat wakes, and provide food, shelter and habitat to nearly 300 species of invertebrates, fishes and birds.

6. Syracuse U Launches Several Sustainable Commuting Initiatives
Syracuse University (NY) has launched a new "Flexible Work and Sustainability Initiative" to encourage the use of flexible work options that support the University's commitment to energy conservation and sustainability. SU has also launched the One-Seat Rides Program, the Central Fare Deal program/Guaranteed Ride Home Service, a carpool parking program, the SU Ride Share program, and a University-wide Zipcar option. In related news, SU has also launched its second annual Campus Commuter Challenge. As part of the competition, a new "Tools and Tips" section has been added to the Challenge website to assist commuters in finding the best and most convenient options to leave their car at home. On the website, bicyclists can download a map showing the best routes in and around Syracuse, bus riders can find information about discount fares and new park-and-ride options, and carpoolers can learn about ride-sharing possibilities and the benefits of shared parking permits. The Campus Commuter Challenge is open to all employees and off-campus students at SU and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
See also: SU Commuter Challenge news article
See also: Campus Commuter Challenge Website
See also: SU Flexible Work Schedules webpage

7. U Wisconsin Oshkosh Establishes Community Garden
Students at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh have established a community garden on campus. The project started in 2006, and the students broke ground on the garden in June of 2008. The UW Oshkosh Community Gardens is managed by a student organization on campus named “Community Gardens.” The purpose of the organization is to maintain and promote the campus garden while engaging students in activities that encourage self-sufficiency, sustainability and community connection. The Oshkosh Community Gardens will provide workshops in composting, irrigation, permaculture, “Sprouts for Sprouts” and Master Gardeners, as well as internships, summer school and Service-Learning opportunities. There will also be regular farmers’ markets with proceeds going to local charities. The garden is currently only open to student participation, but the University hopes to open it up to the community next year.
See also: UW Oshkosh garden homepage

8. UW Green Bay Announces Institute for Env'l Mgmt & Business
The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay has announced plans to establish the UW-Green Bay Institute for Environmental Management and Business. Key goals of the institute will include strengthening and connecting academic programs that analyze environmental problems and seek practical, cost-effective solutions to these problems; providing outreach services to businesses and agencies that seek options for addressing environmental problems; promoting research by faculty and students aimed at solving local, regional, and global environmental problems; and serving as an academic resource for improving environmental sustainability of the UW-Green Bay campus.
See also: List of Business School Academic Centers & Research Initiatives on Sustainability (AASHE members only)

9. U Delaware Launches Energy Institute
The University of Delaware has launched its new Energy Institute. The purpose of the new institute is to create and integrate new solutions to challenges in energy sufficiency and sustainability. University President Patrick Harker has also announced the establishment of the Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, which will explore connection and storage issues related to wind and other intermittent energy sources.

10. Cornell U Receives $10 M for Computational Sustainability Institute
Cornell University (NY) has received a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Computational Sustainability Institute, a center that will focus on computational methods for a sustainable environment, economy, and society. The Institute will work on such projects as optimizing the design of land corridors for grizzlies that now live in three separate areas in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana to find a viable route while reducing the cost of land acquisition; developing models to transition to an ethanol economy; and preserving bird habitats and designing bird corridors by analyzing hemispheric-scale bird migrations involving billions of birds. The Institute will involve 14 Cornell faculty members along with scientists at Oregon State University, Howard University (DC), Bowdoin College (ME), the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the Conservation Fund.
See also: Computational Sustainability homepage

11. Oregon State U Selected for Marine Renewable Energy Center
Oregon State University has been selected as the site for the Northwest Marine Renewable Energy Center. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded OSU a $1.25 million annual grant, which can be renewed for up to five year. This will be combined with funds from the Oregon legislature, OSU, the Oregon Wave Energy Trust, the University of Washington and other sources to create a total of $13.5 million over five years that will help create the Center. This monetary support will primarily be used to build a floating “test berth” to test wave energy technology on the Oregon coast. Construction of the new floating test berth should begin in 2010.

12. U Texas Austin Receives $5 M for Renewable Energy Initiative
The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electrochemistry has received a $5 million grant from the Welch Foundation to start the Renewable Energy Initiative (REI), a multi-disciplinary, collaborative effort to promote advances in renewable energy technologies. The initiative will focus on developing new kinds of photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical materials that could eventually make solar power competitive with fossil fuels; creating better batteries that can store energy over long periods of time; and developing better catalysts for fuel cells and water electrolysis.

13. Kent State U Stark, U Miami Partner to Launch Env'l Media Initiative
Kent State University, Stark (OH) has received a gift from the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation to establish the Herbert W. Hoover Initiative for Environmental Media Activism. The Initiative, the result of collaboration between Kent State University, Stark and the University of Miami (FL), is designed to develop generations of scholars who understand science and are able to produce new media that is fair, highly educational and effective in triggering change on individual and social levels. The Initiative will also sponsor at least one project a year to create an educational campaign for an environmental issue related to Ohio, and, where applicable, Stark County; provide grants for Kent State Stark faculty members to research and design collaborative courses that incorporate environmental issues; sponsor frequent screenings of environmental films from celebrated filmmakers; and sponsor an annual environmental short film/new media festival for student filmmakers with cash awards for the winners.

14. Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley Partner with India to Reduce GHGs
The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley have announced a joint research and development program in which researchers will work with the government and private sector of India to develop paths toward reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases while maintaining sustained economic growth. Scientists of the initiative, named the Berkeley-India Joint Leadership on Energy and the Environment, will conduct research on basic science and engineering, new technology development, and policies to promote market transformation to further energy efficiency, clean energy sources, and smart growth.

15. Saint Xavier U Purchases 1,200,000 kWh of Clean
Saint Xavier University (IL) has purchased 1.2 million kilowatt-hours of “Clean Source” renewable energy over the next two years to compensate for electricity to be used in a new student residence hall. The “Clean Source” energy used in the soon-to-be-dedicated Mother Agatha O’Brien Hall is expected to prevent the emission of more than 817,000 pounds of CO2. SXU's purchase helped to fund a biomass cogeneration facility, a hydroelectric operation that does not obstruct fish migration; and 128 wind turbines.

16. U Memphis Students Construct Eco-Friendly House
The University of Memphis' (TN) Center for Sustainable Design has started construction on an eco-friendly house called TERRA, which stands for Technologically and Environmentally Responsive Residential Architecture. Involved in the project, which is funded by a grant from the FedEx Institute of Technology, are students from architecture, interior design, graphic design and photography. The house will feature solar panels, cork floors, water-saving toilets, an insulated concrete form, energy-efficient lights, and a greywater recovery system. The two-story, 1,680-square-foot house should be completed in January of 2009.

17. 2 Community Colleges Break Ground on Green Expansions
The Community College of Philadelphia (PA) has broken ground on its $31 million green expansion of the Northeast Regional Center. The 58,000 square-foot expansion will feature a green roof, a rainwater collection system, and a geothermal heating and cooling system. The addition is registered for LEED Silver certification. Bucks County Community College (PA) has also broken ground on a new expansion. Its addition will be registered for LEED certification and will feature a geothermal heating system, tinted and insulated windows, and a green roof. At the groundbreaking, members of the student-run Environmental Club planted a tree to commemorate the project’s concern for the natural surroundings.
See also: Bucks County CC press release

18. Green Mountain College Receives Farm & Food Grant
Green Mountain College’s (VT) Farm and Food Project has received a $110,000 grant from the Jensen/Hinman Family Fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The funding, which will be matched by GMC, supports research aimed at running the College’s Cerridwen Farm with as few fossil-derived resources as possible with the ultimate target of using no fossil fuels at all. Research will be incorporated into GMC’s new summer intensive program in sustainable agriculture beginning in 2009.

19. Utah State U Adds Hybrids to its Fleet
Utah State University has purchased eight new hybrid sedans for the University. Three of the new sedans will go into the central rental fleet and will be available for use by all campus departments. USU began incorporating hybrid vehicles into its fleet of nearly 700 in 2006.

20. U Vermont Purchases Green Certified Toilet Paper
The University of Vermont has signed a contract to purchase "green certified" toilet paper and paper towels made from 100 percent recycled paper and bleached without chlorine. The paper is certified by Green Seal, an independent green certification organization. The new initiative is the result of Forest Crimes Unit, a student group on campus that drew attention to UVM's use of Kimberly-Clark toilet paper. The group raised concerns about allegations that Kimberly-Clark harvests wood from old-growth forests and practices poor forest stewardship in Canada's boreal forests.

21. U Arkansas, College of William & Mary Go Trayless
Three University of Arkansas dining halls have gone trayless. The University estimates that it will reduce food waste from 433,500 to 225,000 pounds, save 200,000 gallons of water, and thousands of kilowatt-hours of electricity per academic year. The College of William and Mary (VA) Sadler Center has adopted a tray-free program as well. The dining hall is the second on campus to do so.
See also: College of William and Mary news article

22. U Florida Launches 'Erase the Waste' Campaign
The University of Florida has launched "Erase the Waste," a new campaign designed to help the University with its goal of producing zero waste by 2015. The main component of the “Erase the Waste” campaign is getting students, faculty, and staff to sign a pledge online and at campus dining halls that commits them to taking only what they know they will eat and going back for seconds, properly planning trips to the grocery store to avoid over-buying, composting food scraps at home, growing their own produce and/or herbs to use as needed, and using leftovers for another meal or recipe.
See also: Erase the Waste pledge

23. Anderson U Receives Recycling Grant
Anderson University has received a $25,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to convert itself into a more recycling-friendly campus, with plans to use the grant to fund recycling trailers, bins and totes, and a campaign to inform students and faculty about the new recycling opportunities on campus. Anderson students, faculty and staff aim to keep an estimated 384 tons of recyclables out of landfills as a direct result of the IDEM grant. The grant money comes from the Indiana Solid Waste Management Fund, an account generated by a per-ton fee on solid waste disposed at Indiana landfills.
See also: Recycling grant homepage

24. Barry U Launches Single-Stream Recycling
Barry University (FL) has introduced single-stream recycling on campus. The new program will make it easier for Barry students, faculty and staff to recycle by placing all their recyclable items – paper, plastic, aluminum – in a single container for collection and processing.

25. 3 PA Schools Receive Green Power Awards
Dickinson College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburg Medical Center have each received a “2008 Green Power: Turn It On!” award from Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture). Dickinson received the award for purchasing 50 percent of its electricity from wind power and installing a 60-kilowatt solar array. The University of Pennsylvania received the award for purchasing 200,000 MWh per year of its electricity from wind energy. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center received the award for leadership in pursuing environmentally sustainable practices within the healthcare industry and for purchasing 10 percent of its electricity from green energy sources. 26 organizations and individuals in the state received recognition at PennFuture’s ninth annual Green Power Awards ceremony.

New Resources

26. List of Sustainability Course Inventories
AASHE has published a list of sustainability course inventories. The list highlights institutions that have cataloged their sustainability course offerings and links to each campus' inventory. This resource is available to AASHE members only.

27. List of Publications on Campus Climate Action
AASHE has published a list of publications on campus climate action. The list includes articles, reports, papers, and books. This resource is available to AASHE members only.

Opportunities

28. Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula
The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is honored to announce the inauguration of the Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula. The Page Prize will have two purposes: to encourage efforts to expose business students to state-of-the-art environmental sustainability knowledge and to demonstrate the Moore School's commitment to promoting sustainability in business education. Faculty, doctoral students, and others are invited to submit non-published materials related to innovative curricula, courses, and/or substantial course components appropriate for rigorous and relevant teaching about environmental sustainability and business. Initial prizes will be $1,000 each. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2008.

Jobs & Internships

29. Energy & Sustainability Manager, CSU Long Beach
California State University, Long Beach invites applications for the position of Energy and Sustainability Manager. Reporting to the Director of Facilities Management, the Energy & Sustainability Manager is responsible for providing direction and leadership to the entire campus for the area of energy management, utility supply and demand, energy conservation, and the operations, maintenance, repair, installation, and improvement of the campus utility infrastructure. A Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required. A Master's degree is preferred. Applications are due October 22, 2008.

30. Sustainability Coordinator, Institute for Environment, Clover Park TC
Clover Park Technical College (WA) seeks a Sustainability Coordinator for its Institute for Environment. Under the direction of the Dean for Workforce Development and in conjunction with internal and external partners, the Coordinator will provide leadership, management and coordination for the implementation of the federally-funded Institute for Environmental Sustainability in the Workforce grant. The Coordinator will be responsible for designing and developing the Institute for Environmental Sustainability in the Workforce and coordinating sustainability initiatives at the College. A Bachelor's degree in Education, Human Services, Administration, Workforce Education, or a related field is required, as is experience related to grant administration, workforce development, sustainability programs, and/or environmental science. The position is open until filled.

31. Lead Web Application Developer, AASHE
AASHE invites applications for a Lead Web Application Developer position. The successful candidate will work with AASHE's IT Team as the lead programmer for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) online tool. Duties include leading the development of a web application that helps universities share information and measure their progress toward meeting sustainability goals; identifying programming paradigms and design patterns most suitable for STARS’ application needs; and developing creative solutions to complex programming problems. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Sciences or a similar curriculum with software development emphasis is required, as is proficiency in PHP5, MySQL, Zend Framework or other PHP MVC frameworks. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2008.

32. Dir & Prof/Assoc Dean, School of Env & Natural Resources, Ohio State U
The Ohio State University School of Environment & Natural Resources is seeking a Director and Professor/Associate Dean to provide leadership and administration to a diverse group of faculty and staff in the School's research, teaching, extension, public service, development, and international missions. Candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate in natural resources, environmental sciences, or an allied discipline. The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2008.

33. 2 Faculty, Environmental Science, U San Francisco
The Department of Environmental Science at the University of San Francisco (CA) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, contingent on funding approval, at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2009. Of special interest are candidates with expertise in landscape ecology, GIS and remote sensing; environmental health and toxicology; or energy, resources and sustainability science. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in programs offered or supported by the Department, with curriculum oversight and development, as appropriate. A PhD is required. Completed applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2008 and accepted until the position is filled.

34. Faculty, Sustainable Development & Env'l Policy, GWU
The George Washington University's (DC) Elliott School of International Affairs invites applications for a regular, full-time faculty position in the area of Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy, to begin in fall 2009. Preferred areas of expertise include: sustainable development challenges and policies in the developing and developed world; energy and resource policies; climate change; and/or national and international environmental policies. Appointment may be tenure-eligible, at any rank; or may be as a non-tenure-eligible Professor or Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs. For a tenure-track appointment, a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required, along with promise for a productive scholarly career evidenced by publications, scholarly presentations, or works in progress. For a tenured appointment, a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline with an outstanding national and international reputation for high-quality research through publications and scholarly presentations is required. Review of applications will begin on November 7 and will continue until the position is filled.

35. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Environmental Studies, Lafayette College
Lafayette College (PA) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Environmental Studies to begin in August of 2009. The candidate should have a teaching and research focus in the arts, humanities, or social sciences in emerging areas of environmental studies. A faculty mentor will work with the post-doctoral fellow in course development and research pursuits to help him/her develop his/her skills as a new faculty member. The fellow will teach a total of six courses over four semesters. The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

36. Environmental Fellow, Harvard U
The Harvard University (MA) Center for the Environment seeks an Environmental Fellow to use and expand Harvard's extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. Environmental Fellows will to work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines. Environmental Fellows will begin work in September 2009. Applications are due January 15, 2009.

37. Senior Lecturer, Environmental Science, Princeton U
Princeton University (NJ) seeks to appoint a full-time Senior Lecturer with expertise in environmental science to a teaching position with the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). The Senior Lecturer will have full -time teaching responsibilities for PEI that may involve teaching undergraduate courses in environmental sciences with laboratories; the design, implementation and teaching of the undergraduate curriculum for the Program in Environmental Studies; training and oversight of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers as Assistant Instructors; and mentoring undergraduate students on research internships and independent work. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a Natural Science discipline and demonstrated experience designing and teaching environmental science courses at the University level with emphasis on inquiry-based laboratory exercises. Applications are due November 7, 2008.

38. Asst Prof, Environmental Policy Analysis, Dartmouth College
The Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth College (NH) is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of environmental policy analysis. The ideal candidate will integrate knowledge of the political, legal, social and/or economic aspects of policy formulation and evaluation, including the use and critical analysis of quantitative methods and models. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. (or be near completion) in environmental studies, public policy, political science, economics or a related field. The review of applications will begin December 10, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

39. Asst Prof, Geography & Environmental Studies, U Hawaii Hilo
The University of Hawaii at Hilo invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies to being in August of 2009. Responsibilities will include teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of applicant specialization; contributing to development of interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs in Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Tropical Conservation Biology; engaging in scholarly research and grant writing; advising students; and participating in departmental governance. A Ph.D. in Geography, Environmental Science or a closely related field at time of appointment is required. Review of applicants will begin November 15, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

40. Adjunct Assist Prof, Environmental Science, Johnson County CC
Johnson County Community College (KS) invites applications for an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Science. The successful candidate will instruct students in Environmental Science lectures and/or labs. A Master's degree in Environmental Science or an equivalent discipline is required, as is one year of college-level teaching experience in the area of environmental science. A Ph.D. is preferred. Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

Events

41. AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop
January 9-10, 2009; Emory University; Atlanta, GA
AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops are for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses. Through an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning, participants will become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in the Piedmont Project. Participants will also experience of range of workshop strategies, hear local experts, enjoy outdoor place-based activities, and dialogue with faculty from around the country as they gain help in adapting this model to their own campus. The workshop leaders, Peggy Barlett and Geoffrey Chase, are editors of Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change and have helped more than 250 faculty revise courses in a wide array of disciplines. Workshop tuition is $420 for AASHE members and $485 for non-members. Applications to participate are due October 16, 2008.

42. 2008 Campus Sustainability Day & Streaming Webcast
October 22, 2008; 2 – 3:30pm EST; Online
The Society for College and University Planning, the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium, and The New York Times Knowledge Network will host a streaming live webcast for campuses to use on Campus Sustainability Day. Panelists include climate change expert Richard Moss of the World Wildlife Federation and Anthony D. Cortese of Second Nature. The New York Times science editor Andy Revkin will moderate the discussion.

43. CFP: 4th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
April 5 – 7, 2009; University of Maryland; College Park, MD
A call for presentations has been issued for the 4th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference. Conference participants will discuss a wide range of innovations and solutions associated with achieving smart and sustainable campuses. Proposals to present a 50-minute solutions-focused concurrent session or a 2-hour pre-conference workshop are requested. Proposals topics include: Institutionalizing Sustainability, Operational Challenges, Smart Growth and Planning, and Assessment and Measurement. Priority will be given to sessions that address obstacles to reaching sustainability on campus, including financing, curriculum integration, and fulfilling the obligations of the Presidents Climate Commitment. Presentation proposals are due by November 11, 2008.

44. Student Summit at the AASHE 2008 Conference
November 9, 2008; 12:30 - 4:30pm; Raleigh, NC
AASHE and the National Wildlife Federation invite college and university students from the United States and Canada to attend the 2008 Student Summit. The goal of the summit is to allow students to collaborate on projects taking place on their campuses, to share best practices, to learn about new and innovative initiatives, and to give students an opportunity to develop solutions to climate change on their campus and in their region. The event will offer several "how to" workshops and two breakout sessions where students will break off into groups to discuss topics of their choice. The cost is free to students attending the AASHE Conference and $15 for students who are not attending the conference.

45. Sustainable Solutions Expo ''08
November 9 – 11, 2008; Raleigh, NC
The Sustainable Solutions Expo is hosted by AASHE and Sustainable North Carolina. Over 130 exhibitors will be showcasing products, technologies, and services that can help campuses become more sustainable and save money through resource efficiency. The Expo is being held in conjunction with the AASHE 2008 Conference. Expo access is included with conference registration, or those interested in attending the Expo only can purchase a 1- or 2-day Expo pass. More than 1,500 attendees are expected.

46. Webinar: Writing a GHG Action Plan - AASHE Member Discount
October 15, 2008; 1-2:30pm Eastern; Online
Environmental Health & Engineering will host a webinar entitled, "Writing a Greenhouse Gas Action Plan." The webinar will provide the tools and templates necessary to develop an effective greenhouse gas reduction plan that can be tailored to your institution. This webinar will have a particular focus on the Climate Action Plan requirements of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Signatories of the ACUPCC, LEED project managers, Sustainability Coordinators, Directors of Facilities, Directors of Purchasing, and Environmental Health and Safety professionals are encouraged to attend. AASHE members will receive a 25 percent discount on this webinar.
See also: Discounts and Special Offers for AASHE Members

47. Creating a Sustainability Office Webcast (link no longer available)
October 28, 2008; 1-2:30pm Eastern; Online
Academic Impressions will host a webcast entitled, "Creating a Sustainability Office and Hiring a Sustainability Officer." The webcast will analyze the evolution of sustainability officer positions on University of California campuses and teach the benefits and challenges of different possible institutional structures. The web conference will guide you and your institution through the first steps for organizing an office and hiring a sustainability officer that meets your needs. Facilities directors, environmental center directors, business officers, and human resource departments that are challenged with structuring and staffing a sustainability office are encouraged to attend.

48. CFP: Reclaiming Higher Education Symposium
January 30 – February 2, 2009; Tatamagouche Centre, Nova Scotia
The New University Cooperative has released a call for papers for its Reclaiming Higher Education Symposium. The symposium's theme consists of two parts: the examination of the role that the university and the university education plays in society and development and analysis of a pedagogy that responds in an integrated fashion to the ecological crisis and social justice. While open to all proposals dealing with the themes described above, the program committee suggests the following sub-themes for the consideration of session organizers and contributors: progressive or alternative higher education models, inclusivity and accessibility of educational programs, organization and curriculum based on ecological sustainability and social justice, cooperative organization, and corporatization of universities. Deadline for early decision for proposals is October 14, 2009. The final deadline is December 15, 2008.

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