Dr. Thomas Lovejoy is featured in The Guardian

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, writes about the global consequences of degrading biodiversity in The Guardian.

“The time has come to halt the degradation of biodiversity which sustains humanity and the rest of life on Earth. We need to take on planetary scale efforts to safeguard the living global commons through massive campaigns to restore ecosystems and reduce the atmospheric load of C02. That would not only reduce the global rate of extinction to one approximating its normal, historic rate, but undergird sustainable development. The destinies of life on Earth and of humanity are inextricably intertwined.”

Read the full article: https://www.theguardian.com/the-gef-partner-zone/2016/aug/25/crossing-the-living-boundary

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see https://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/spring-2020/ and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: https://www2.gmu.edu/coronavirus