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Table of Contents for 10/20/08:

NEWS
1. RIT to Launch Ph.D. in Sustainability
2. U Minnesota Morris Dedicates Biomass Gasification Facility
3. Quinnipiac U York Hill Announces $4 M Sustainability Plan
4. Ohio U Approves Sustainability Implementation Plan
5. Vanderbilt U to Expand Financial Aid
6. UT Arlington Expands Free Tuition Program
7. Furman U Receives $850K for Sustainability Education
8. James Madison U Opens Inst for the Stewardship of the Natural World
9. U Arizona Establishes Institute for the Environment & Society
10. Morningside College Signs Talloires Declaration
11. Whitman College Hires Campus Sustainability Coordinator
12. U Colorado, Colorado Springs to Install Solar Thermal System
13. Montana State U Installs 1.9 kW Wind Turbine
14. Aquinas College Library Receives LEED Silver Certification
15. Cornell U Opens Green Science Center
16. Simon Fraser U Unveils Green Building
17. Wheaton College Breaks Ground for Green Science Center
18. College of William & Mary Forms Sustainability Steering Ctte
19. U Oregon Launches Bike Loan Program
20. Montana State U Students Approve Recycling Fee
21. 3 BC Campuses Pilot Beyond Climate Neutral Initiative
22. Washington State U, U Washington Compete in 'One Thing' Challenge
23. University System of Georgia Challenges Institutions to Reduce Energy
24. Oregon State U Launches Sustainability Blog
25. Cornell U Dining Hall Goes Trayless
26. Cal Poly Starts Composting Program
27. Belmont U Implements Green Initiatives for Presidential Debate
28. RMI Announces 'Accelerate Campus Climate-Change Initiatives' Winners
29. CGI Announces Winners of Outstanding Commitment Awards
30. Sustainable Endowments Institute Announces Innovator Awards
31. UW River Falls Survey Shows that Students Support Going off the Grid
32. Ryerson U Kiosks Promote Environmental Goals
33. Trinity College Launches BYOB Initiative
34. U Arizona Makes Biosphere 2 More Sustainable
35. Nevada Campuses Receive Climate Change Research Grant
36. Spring Arbor U Receives Biodiesel Grant

NEW RESOURCES
37. Interview with Princeton Professor of Geosciences & Intl Affairs
38. 2008 Guide to Social & Env'l Issues in Grad Business Programs
39. Paper on Reasons for Green College Admissions Processes

OPPORTUNITIES
40. EPA Research Fellowships for Undergrad Environmental Study
41. The College FilterForGood Eco-Challenge
42. Endangered Environmental Laws Student Writing Competition
43. Hydrogen Student Design Contest
44. New AASHE Member Discounts – LEED Training & Smart Strips

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
45. Director, Office of Sustainability, George Washington U
46. Director of Sustainability, Indiana U
47. Several Faculty Positions, Env & Sustainability, UC San Diego
48. Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Indiana U
49. Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Siena College
50. Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, UW Oshkosh

EVENTS
51. Green Laboratories Webcast
52. Clinton Global Initiative University 2009 Meeting

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News

1. RIT to Launch Ph.D. in Sustainability
The Rochester Institute of Technology has received New York state approval for its doctoral degree in sustainability. The Ph.D. program will focus on sustainable production and will seek to advance research and education in alternative energy development, sustainable design, green product development, industrial ecology, and pollution prevention. The program will be offered through RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability. RIT plans to admit students into the program immediately and is also recruiting additional faculty and research associates. The development of the program was made possible through an initial grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.
See also: RIT Ph.D. in Sustainability program homepage
See also: List of Doctoral Degree Programs in Sustainability (AASHE members only)

2. U Minnesota Morris Dedicates Biomass Gasification Facility
The University of Minnesota Morris has dedicated its new biomass gasification facility. The new facility will use approximately 9,000 tons of biomass per year, which will include local corn residue, wood chips, and possibly grasses to offset roughly 80 percent of UMM’s fossil fuel usage. The University plans to purchase energy sources from area farmers and producers. The new facility is part of the University's plan to be energy self-sufficient by 2010. The project also received one of 12 energy grants from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy for $1.89 million to conduct research on carbon sequestration. Additionally, during the dedication ceremony, the American Council on Renewable Energy presented the University with a Campus Excellence Award. UMM received the award for “Outstanding Use of Renewable Energy.”
See also: Star Tribune news article
See also: Campus newspaper article

3. Quinnipiac U York Hill Announces $4 M Sustainability Plan
Quinnipiac University (CT) has unveiled a $4 million sustainability plan for its new York Hill campus. The 250-acre campus will feature a wind garden composed of 42 vertical-axis wind turbines that will generate about 84,000 kilowatt hours per year and photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a campus residence hall that will generate about 250,000 kilowatt hours per year. QU President John L. Lahey also announced that a new student affairs position, an environmental coordinator, will be appointed to educate students, faculty and staff about environmental issues and encourage projects that help protect and preserve the environment. Other green initiatives to take place on the new campus include the installation of a green roof, a recycling center, native landscaping, a gas-fired microturbine to generate a portion of the electricity required for the site, and a bio-detention pond that collects and cleanses storm water runoff to reduce soil erosion and improve water quality.

4. Ohio U Approves Sustainability Implementation Plan
The Ohio University Board of Trustees have approved a plan to implement House Bill 251, a state-level law that requires all state-funded colleges and universities to develop a 15-year plan for implementing energy-efficiency and conservation projects, with the goal of reducing building energy consumption at least 20 percent by 2014, using 2004 as the benchmark year. In addition to a 20 percent energy reduction, OU's implementation plan seeks the same level of reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve these ends, at least 20 percent of capital budget allocations must be put toward infrastructure efficiency projects, according to the plan. The implementation plan will also help the University meet the requirements of Vision OHIO's call for an institutional commitment to sustainability and the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
See also: Board of Trustees Agenda with the full plan
See also: List of Campus Energy Plans (AASHE members only)

5. Vanderbilt U to Expand Financial Aid
Vanderbilt University (TN) has announced plans to replace all need-based student loans with Vanderbilt grant and scholarship assistance starting in the fall of 2009. Funded through a combination of strategic budget allocations and Vanderbilt’s Shape the Future fund-raising campaign, the initiative – designed to increase access to a Vanderbilt education across all income levels – has already reduced the average overall indebtedness of graduating seniors by 17 percent. This program will apply to all undergraduates with demonstrated need who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. In addition, all seniors set to graduate in May 2009 will have their need-based loans for the spring 2009 semester replaced with Vanderbilt grant and scholarship assistance.

6. UT Arlington Expands Free Tuition Program
The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Promise financial aid program has expanded its offerings to include free tuition for students whose household income is $65,000 or less and are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. The expanded program will begin in January of 2009 for the spring semester. The current threshold is $40,000, which was increased from $25,000 earlier this year. New freshmen students are eligible for the Maverick Promise for up to 5 years and new transfer students are eligible for up to 3 years.

7. Furman U Receives $850K for Sustainability Education
Furman University has received an $850,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support sustainability and environmental education initiatives on campus. The grant will assist the faculty in developing new courses and redesigning existing courses related to the environment. Additionally, as part of the grant proposal, Furman has named Angela Halfacre to the new position of Director of Sustainability and Environmental Education. Halfacre will oversee the implementation of the courses into the curriculum and coordinate the numerous efforts on campus related to sustainability and education.

8. James Madison U Opens Inst for the Stewardship of the Natural World
James Madison University (VA) has announced the formation of the Institute for the Stewardship of the Natural World. The role of the institute will be to coordinate and facilitate JMU's pursuit of sustainability, environmental stewardship, and a broader sense of citizenship which includes fostering, informing and documenting sustainability-related education, outreach, and scholarship. The ISNW will be led by Executive Director Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman, who previously served as associate professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology and co-director of the university's Alternative Fuels Program.

9. U Arizona Establishes Institute for the Environment & Society
The University of Arizona has established the Institute for Environment and Society. The new institute's primary goal is to facilitate partnerships among university scientists and society in developing environmentally sustainable technologies, strategies and policies that will strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life in Arizona and beyond. Diana Liverman of Oxford University has been recruited to co-direct the institute with Jonathan Overpeck, UA professor of geosciences and atmospheric sciences. Overpeck has been director of UA's Institute for the Study of Planet Earth, which will be replaced by the new institute.

10. Morningside College Signs Talloires Declaration
Morningside College (IA) has signed the Talloires Declaration. The Talloires Declaration is a 10-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities. Over 350 university presidents and chancellors in more than 40 countries have signed the Declaration.

11. Whitman College Hires Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Whitman College (WA) has hired senior Karlis Rokpelnis as Campus Sustainability Coordinator. Working under the chair of the conservation committee, Rokpelnis serves as a liaison between faculty, staff, and students and is the administrator of Whitman's new $100,000 Revolving Loan Fund. As the first Whitman Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Rokpelnis works 10 hours per week.
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability/Environmental Officers (AASHE members only)

12. U Colorado, Colorado Springs to Install Solar Thermal System
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has announced plans to install a 68-panel solar thermal system for pool heating on its new Recreation Center. The new solar thermal system will offset more than 60 metric tons of carbon dioxide. The system will be installed this fall.  The Recreation Center is registered for LEED Silver certification.

13. Montana State U Installs 1.9 kW Wind Turbine
Montana State University students, faculty, staff, and volunteers have installed a 50-foot-tall wind turbine on the MSU campus. The 1.9 kW turbine is part of the Montana Wind for Schools program, which will install four similar turbines at schools in Cascade, Fairfield, Livingston and Stanford in the coming weeks. Students will use the turbines in lessons about alternative energy. The five wind turbines were funded by about $60,000 in grants from Northwestern Energy and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.
See also: List of Campus Wind Power Installations

14. Aquinas College Library Receives LEED Silver Certification
The Aquinas College (MI) Grace Hauenstein Library has achieved LEED Silver certification. Green features of the renovation include low VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, carpet, padding, and particleboard; a 32 percent reduction in water use; and over 82 percent of the renovation waste was recycled.
See also: List of Green Libraries on Campus (AASHE members only)

15. Cornell U Opens Green Science Center
Cornell University (NY) has completed and opened Weill Hall, the University's new life sciences building. The $162 million, 265,000-square-foot building features a green roof and natural lighting, uses 30 percent less energy than comparable buildings, and is registered to receive LEED Gold certification.
See also: Cornell press release
See also: List of Green Science Buildings (AASHE members only)

16. Simon Fraser U Unveils Green Building
Simon Fraser University (BC) has opened Blusson Hall, a green building that will house the Faculty of Health Sciences. The $56.9-million, 12,000 square meter complex features a green roof, sustainably harvested wood products, limited use of off-gassing construction materials, storm-water collection for irrigation, radiant-floor heating, and abundant natural light. The structure has been built to exceed LEED Silver standards.
See also: Epoch Times article

17. Wheaton College Breaks Ground for Green Science Center
Wheaton College (MA) has broken ground on the Center for Scientific Inquiry and Innovation. The 99,000 square-foot, $50 million project, which will include the construction of a new, three-story building and the renovation of the first floor of the existing Science Center, will feature a green roof. The structure will be registered for LEED certification.

18. College of William & Mary Forms Sustainability Steering Ctte
The College of William and Mary (VA) has formed a steering committee of campus members to develop, plan and recommend strategies for implementing the College's new sustainability policy. The new Committee on Sustainability includes students, faculty, and staff members who have passion for improving the campus environment. The first task of the steering committee will be to set the agendas and priorities of its subcommittees. The committee will also administer funds generated from the College's new annual $30 green fee which was approved last spring.

19. U Oregon Launches Bike Loan Program
The University of Oregon Outdoor Program has started a bike-loan program on campus. The initiative has started with a fleet of 30 bikes, which were originally abandoned on the UO campus. The program allows students to rent a bike for the semester or academic year for a $65 deposit. Students can get the deposit back as long as they return the bike undamaged. The program has been funded by an $18,000 grant from the Associated Students of the University of Oregon and a $5,000 grant from PowerBar.
See also: UO Bike Loan Program homepage
See also: UO campus newspaper article
See also: List of Campus Bicycle-Share Programs (AASHE members only)

20. Montana State U Students Approve Recycling Fee
Students at Montana State University have voted to approve a $3.50 per semester fee to support a new campus recycling program. The measure passed by a vote of 1,471 to 865. If the fee is approved by the state Board of Regents it will go into effect for the spring 2009 semester. The fee would raise $70,000 a year to hire a full-time employee who would be in charge of the recycling effort and its future expansion.

21. 3 BC Campuses Pilot Beyond Climate Neutral Initiative
The University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and Thomson Rivers University have begun piloting the "goBEYOND" Initiative before it expands to other B.C. institutions in 2009. Funded by the B.C. government and B.C. Hydro, the program will engage students through lectures, workshops, presentations and challenges to take climate action -- as individuals, on campus and in their community. The program plans to launch a website that will offer students training and tools to reduce their emissions and will teach students how to encourage their peers and schools to do the same. It will also provide a forum to share best climate action practices across institutions.
See also: goBEYOND homepage

22. Washington State U, U Washington Compete in 'One Thing' Challenge
Washington State University and University of Washington residence hall students have begun the "One Thing" Challenge, a competition in which students make a personal commitment to doing one thing to help the environment. The campus with the most participants will receive bragging rights and a ceremonial awarding of the One Thing Cup, a trophy made of recycled material. The competition ends November 22, 2008, the day of the annual rival football game between WSU and UW.
See also: One Thing competition homepage

23. University System of Georgia Challenges Institutions to Reduce Energy
The University System of Georgia has challenged its 35 institutions to take immediate measures to reduce utility consumption in an effort to reduce costs. As a result, East Georgia College has adopted a goal of reducing energy consumption by 6% during Fiscal Year 09 and of continuing to reduce water consumption in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order issued in October of 2007. To help meet this goal, East Georgia College has moved to a condensed work week. East Georgia College's new hours of operations are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

24. Oregon State U Launches Sustainability Blog
The Oregon State University Sustainability Office has launched Ecologue, a blog about sustainability at OSU. The new blog aims to provide a space for casual discussion, creative outlet, and constructive criticism on sustainability at OSU. The new blog will allow for ad-hoc posts and regular contributors.
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Blogs

25. Cornell U Dining Hall Goes Trayless
Cornell University (NY) has begun a new initiative to eliminate the use of trays in its dining halls. Cornell officials removed the trays from Risley Dining Hall, the first dining facility to participate in the new initiative, after a successful pilot program in the beginning of the semester.

26. Cal Poly Starts Composting Program (link no longer available)
The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo has started a composting program on campus. The new program combines uncooked leftovers from the Campus Dining hall and plant clippings from the campus farm to produce compost. The program, which started in the spring through a county grant, uses an estimated 10 percent of the food waste produced on campus.

27. Belmont U Implements Green Initiatives for Presidential Debate
Belmont University (TN) took steps to make the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate, which it hosted, environmentally friendly. Green features of the debate included Forest Stewardship Council certified, chlorine free, lignin free, and acid-free Debate08 letterhead; a reusable, polypropylene bag made of recycled materials; and an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for visiting media to use, which included materials like press releases, contact lists, and background information on a one gigabyte flash drive rather than using printed pieces. Additionally, Belmont powered the Media Filing Center with generators that used an environmentally friendly biodiesel fuel blend.

28. RMI Announces 'Accelerate Campus Climate-Change Initiatives' Winners
The Rocky Mountain Institute has invited 12 U.S. campuses to host a two-day site visit by RMI this fall and later to collaborate with each other, RMI and AASHE in a workshop to reduce the barriers to becoming a carbon neutral campus. Participating institutions, which had to apply to be invited, include Harford Community College (MD), Richland College (TX), Lakeshore Technical College (WI), the University of Minnesota, Morris, Furman University (SC), Unity College (ME), Luther College (IA), Colorado State University,the University of Vermont, the University of Missouri, Tufts University (MA), and Yale University (CT).

29. CGI Announces Winners of Outstanding Commitment Awards
Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) and the Wal-Mart Foundation have announced the winners of forty-four student grants and two university grants through the CGI U Outstanding Commitment Awards. Winners will receive funding for their CGI U Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable plans to address a global challenge of the winners’ choosing. The Awards are designed to support innovative, high-impact work that creates lasting and positive social change, most notably within CGI U’s focus areas – energy and climate change, global health, human rights and peace, and poverty alleviation. One university award was given to Dillard University (LA) and Brown University (RI) to ensure that Dillard is rebuilt in an environmentally sustainable manner, encouraging faculty, students, and staff from Brown and Dillard to collaborate in advancing energy efficiency, curriculum and research development, and community projects, incorporating recycling and transportation improvements into Dillard’s new community. The second university award was given to the College of Menominee Nation in support of its commitment to ensure that principles of sustainability are adopted at all tribal colleges in the United States.

30. Sustainable Endowments Institute Announces Innovator Awards
The Sustainable Endowments Institute has announced the winners of its Sustainability Innovator Awards. These awards serve to recognize sustainability innovators among colleges and universities with smaller endowments that also merit recognition. This year's winners include Green Mountain College (VT), Northland College (WI), and the University of Prince Edward Island.

31. UW River Falls Survey Shows that Students Support Going off the Grid
A recent survey completed by students at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls showed that 95 percent of students support the University's plan to go off the grid by 2012 by lobbying the state for funds. Additionally, 65 percent of students were in favor of raising student tuition to cover the cost of the plan.

32. Ryerson U Kiosks Promote Environmental Goals
Ryerson University (ON) has installed three new touch screen kiosks on campus that promote Ryerson's environmental goals. Students can click on the large blue information kiosks to find out more about RU's environmental initiatives and what they can do to help Ryerson achieve its green goals. More kiosks are scheduled to be built in the coming months.

33. Trinity College Launches BYOB Initiative
Trinity College (CT) has launched its Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) initiative. The program, which is funded by a donation from the Student Government Association, purchases brightly colored aluminum bottles for students to use in dining halls on campus. The purpose of the program, which was started by a student on campus, aims to challenge students to think about the waste created by using plastic water bottles.

34. U Arizona Makes Biosphere 2 More Sustainable
The University of Arizona Biosphere 2 has begun offering opportunities for UA faculty and students who work on sustainability research or who are involved in a sustainability-relevant course to do experiments or projects within the biosphere. Additionally, Biosphere two currently features an on-site recycling program and will soon contain a rainwater catchment system. In addition, landscape architecture students are developing designs for a new master site plan to better serve visitors and incorporate new sustainable systems in Biosphere 2 operations.

35. Nevada Campuses Receive Climate Change Research Grant (link no longer available)
Nevada's higher education system has received a $15 million federal grant to research regional climate change in a tri-state project during the next five years. Researchers from the Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Nevada State College will analyze and model the effects of regional climate change on the state's ecosystems and water resources. Nevada will collaborate with New Mexico and Idaho, which received NFS funding to participate in the project.

36. Spring Arbor U Receives Biodiesel Grant
Spring Arbor University (MI) has received a $400 Innovative Activities Grant from the American Chemical Society to fund a student project that will seek to produce gallons of biodiesel for use on campus. The team of students hopes to create enough biodiesel to power the maintenance department's utility vehicles and lawnmowers that currently run on diesel. The University plans to match the grant.

New Resources

37. Interview with Princeton Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs
AASHE has posted an interview between Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, and University of Kentucky student Tate White. Oppenheimer is a scholar on global warming and has participated actively on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as one of the co-authors of the Fourth Assessment Report. In the interview, Oppenheimer discusses his thoughts on the role of higher education in addressing climate change.

38. 2008 Guide to Social & Env'l Issues in Grad Business Programs
Net Impact has released its 2008 issue of Business as UNusual. The publication is a report of a survey sent to MBA students to evaluate their own institutions in the areas of social and environmental issues. The report includes school profiles, which contain information on curriculum, student activities, career services and alumni, administrative support, and reasons to attend, and provides ratings and aggregate responses from the survey.

39. Paper on Reasons for Green College Admissions Processes
ConnectEDU has released a "green" paper entitled, "Why 2008 is the Year of Green Admissions." The paper is a report of research conducted to evaluate student perspectives around going green as they approach college admission. The paper reports on how green accomplishments affect college choice and how campuses can be socially responsible during the admission process. The Connect! Green Survey, a survey which polled the high school class of 2009 for the report, found that, although colleges are engaged in the green movement, students’ perspectives and expectations are outpacing the greening of college operations. The report also found that 55 percent of students surveyed preferred green admission practices and 37.1 percent of students surveyed intended to base their college decision at least partially on the institution's eco-friendly initiatives and/or commitment to preserving the environment.

Opportunities

40. EPA Research Fellowships for Undergrad Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) program, is offering GRO undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 20 new fellowships by July 31, 2009. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $19,250 per year of academic support and up to $8,000 of internship support for a three-month summer period. Applicants attending fully accredited four year U.S. institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is December 11, 2008.

41. The College FilterForGood Eco-Challenge
The Brita Products Company invites proposals for its College FilterForGood Eco-Challenge Grant Program. Undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing in an accredited secondary college or university in the U.S. are encouraged to prepare a proposal and budget for a program that is either action-based or will create tangible results in the interest of helping to protect the environment. The program should be initiated and make significant progress towards completion by April 2009. Up to five $10,000 grants will be awarded. The deadline to apply is November 14, 2008.

42. Endangered Environmental Laws Student Writing Competition
The Environmental Law Institute invites law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. Any topic addressing recent developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or "federalism" component will be accepted. Any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit. A $2,000 cash prize will be awarded along with publication in the Environmental Law Reporter. Entries must be received by April 6, 2009.

43. Hydrogen Student Design Contest
The Hydrogen Education Foundation invites submissions for its Hydrogen Student Design Contest. The contest challenges teams of university-level students from the U.S. and abroad to develop and design hydrogen applications for real-world use. This year's competition challenges teams to design a new green Student Center powered by hydrogen for the State University of New York, Farmingdale with an imaginary budget of $28 million. Entries are due on December 19, 2008.

44. New AASHE Member Discounts – LEED Training & Smart Strips
AASHE has announced two new discounts for members. LEEDLearn is offering a ~10 percent discount to AASHE members on their Platinum Package, an online study course to help clients pass the LEED 2.2 New Construction exam. The course is taught by Bharat Patel, faculty of the USGBC and past chair of the USGBC-LA chapter. Bits Limited is offering AASHE members the wholesale rate – a discount of 38 percent or more – for cases of their Smart Strips, which can be used to save energy on computers, TVs, & home entertainment systems.

Jobs & Internships

45. Director, Office of Sustainability, George Washington U
George Washington University (DC) is seeking a Director of Sustainability. The Director of Sustainability will be responsible for enhancing GW’s initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship and climate change, as well as examining and recommending improvements in relevant University policies by: building a culture of sustainability within and across GW and enhancing the reputation of GW as a leader in Sustainability. S/he will also be responsible for designing the GW Office of Sustainability. A Bachelor's degree is required as is a minimum of five year of experience in a senior-level supervisory position. An advanced degree is preferred.

46. Director of Sustainability, Indiana U
Indiana University seeks a Director of Sustainability to develop a coherent, campus-wide sustainability program by coordinating academic, research, operations, and student sustainability activities. Other responsibilities will include fostering a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, and staff; identifying and prioritizing areas for institutional sustainability efforts; planning and developing long- and short-range programs; and engaging with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus units. Qualifications include a Master's degree in environmental science, policy, or engineering, sustainable development, architecture, institutional planning or a related field and three years experience implementing sustainability programs.

47. Several Faculty Positions, Env & Sustainability, UC San Diego
The University of California, San Diego is pleased to invite applications for tenure-track faculty positions in several areas related to the environment and sustainability. The coordinated cluster hiring is part of a campus wide initiative to build on existing strengths, and facilitate synergistic and collaborative interdisciplinary opportunities among faculty involved in environmental and sustainability research. Areas of hire include International or Comparative Environmental and Energy Policy and Politics, Environmental Science, and other Environmental Science-related positions.

48. Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Indiana U
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the modeling of human activities on the environment. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, but a more senior appointment is possible for an exceptionally qualified candidate. Preference will be given to individuals with interests in integrated assessment of global climate change, ecosystem processes at several temporal and spatial scales, geographic information systems, life-cycle analysis, comparison of energy systems, and/or remote sensing. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in environmental science, applied mathematics, engineering, ecology or a related field. Post-doctoral research experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

49. Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Siena College
The Siena College (NY) Environmental Studies Department is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2009. The successful candidate should have a completed Ph.D. in environmental planning, land-use planning, landscape ecology, geography, geology or a closely related discipline by the effective date of hire. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach sections of an introductory GIS course suitable for environmental studies undergraduates as well as other courses in his/her sub-discipline. The application deadline is January 2, 2009.

50. Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, UW Oshkosh
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh seeks an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science to begin September 1, 2009. Applicants should have a doctorate degree and a commitment to research and publication. Teaching responsibilities will include interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies, lower and upper-level environmental science, and field studies courses. The application deadline is December 30, 2008.

Events

51. Green Laboratories Webcast (link no longer available)
November 19, 2008; 1 – 2:45pm; Online
Academic Impressions will host a webcast entitled, "Green Laboratories: Resource Conservation in Research Settings." The webcast will teach participants how to move towards the coordinated campus approach needed in labs to conserve resources and lower costs and reexamine common assumptions regarding day-to-day lab operations and maintenance. The event will detail a successful lab conservation program at UC Santa Barbara that engages students, faculty, staff, and administrators in both bottom-up and top-down efforts. Early registration ends October 31, 2008.

52. Clinton Global Initiative University 2009 Meeting
February 13 – 15, 2009; University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX
The Clinton Global Initiative University invites applicants to attend its 2009 meeting. To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to make a "Commitment to Action." A Commitment to Action is a concrete step that makes a difference in the areas of education, energy & climate change, global health, peace and human rights, or poverty alleviation. Students interested in attending may apply as either an individual or as a student group. An individual application must include a commitment that is proposed by a single student who decides to take action on an issue of importance to him or her. A student group application must include a commitment that is a collaborative effort by more than one student. The early decision deadline is November 7, 2008.

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