Please join Boston area alumni and parents
for a reception and lecture with
Robert Schumann Professor of Enviromental Studies
Indra’s Net, The Labors of Heracles and The College of The Environment:
Meeting the Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century
Thursday, March 1, 2012
6:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Presentation
101 Federal Street
Suite 1100 (11th floor)
Boston, MA 02110
(located next to the Bank of America
building near Post Office Square)
Space provided by David Brewster '95
Parking: There may be some street parking, and there are many parking options nearby.
Environmental challenges will shape the landscape upon which our country and the world will struggle to reach accommodations in this century. The challenges include management of natural resources, food security, public health, environmental justice and climate change to name just a few. How should educational institutions respond to such challenges? What are the unique roles that liberal arts institutions can play to meet the needs of students and our society? How do we adapt our educational philosophies to prepare students for the world that they will inherit? What can the arts contribute?
These are just some of the questions we will discuss as we consider the unique structure and mission of the College of the Environment and the activities of its students and faculty.
Register by Wednesday, February 29. Registration fee $10.
Barry Chernoff joined the Wesleyan faculty in 2003 where he holds the Robert K. Schumann Chair of Environmental Studies. He currently chairs the Environmental Studies Major and is director of the College of the Environment. He teaches courses in environmental studies, tropical ecology, aquatic ecosystem conservation, and quantitative analysis. Chernoff's research includes, ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation, and centers on the freshwater fishes of the Neotropical region, primarily those in South America in the Amazon. He has also led international teams on expeditions designed to conserve large watersheds of the world, having made more than 32 expeditions in 12 countries. Recently, he and his students have been working on aquatic ecology and conservation of Connecticut watersheds.