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Student Story: REU Internship at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Intern Story and images by Keith Keel September 2019 Over the summer , I was fortunate enough to intern at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is a nonprofit in […]

Building Bridges Across the World (Video)

Dr. Alonso Aguirre travels to Kathmandu University in Nepal.

Spring 2020 Dissertation Completion Grants – Office of the Provost

  *****ATTENTION PhD STUDENTS***** The Office of the Provost is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Dissertation Completion Grants. Full-time doctoral students, who have advanced to candidacy and will complete their dissertation by the summer submission deadline, are all encouraged to apply. For more information regarding this award, please download the PDF flyer or open it […]

PhD student co-producing a documentary film, “There are Still Wizards” is featured in CCB News

  Jennifer Lewis is an ESP doctoral student who is co-producing a documentary film entitled, “There are Still Wizards.” A news story by Bryan Watts of the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) on the film was recently published on the CCB website. The film centers around Dr. Lee Talbot, professor of environmental science and policy, […]

PhD candidate explores ways to educate national park visitors in order to tackle disease emergence

Susan Howard, a PhD candidate in environmental science and policy, is designing and testing a variety of educational tools to help national park visitors understand the importance of following the rules – and the goal is to target human behaviors that contribute to disease emergence in the parks. Over the summer, Howard and her team […]

Dr. Susan Crate part of a U.N. special report that warns of dire consequences if global climate change goes unchecked

  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases “The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate” report that warns about the dangers ahead from climate change. This special report from a U.N. body assesses the impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems, and the human communities inhabiting those areas, highlight the […]

Dr. Lee Talbot on the Endangered Species Act rollbacks

  “The result (of rolling back regulations) is an assault on America’s natural heritage, allowing economic factors to be considered in whether or not a species is saved,” says Dr. Lee Talbot, professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University. “When a species becomes extinct or a habitat is lost to development, the […]

New Graduate Certificate Program begins in Spring 2020

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is pleased to announce a new Graduate Certificate Program in Environmental and Sustainability Management, beginning in the spring 2020 semester. The purpose of The Environmental and Sustainability Management Graduate Certificate is to prepare students to develop and manage environmental and sustainability initiatives and practices that will reduce, remove, […]

Dr. Kim de Mutsert awarded NASEM Early-Career Research Fellowship

Congratulations to assistant professor Dr. Kim de Mutsert, who is also associate director of the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC). Dr. de Mutsert was awarded a prestigious 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowship for the Gulf Research Program from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, one of of only 20 awarded nationwide. Dr. […]

In Memoriam: Adrian Dahood-Fritz

Eulogy by Dr. Kim de Mutsert (Adrian’s PhD advisor) We are deeply saddened by the loss of ESP alumna Adrian Dahood-Fritz (PhD, 2017) and her husband, Andrew Fritz. She and her husband will be dearly missed by those left behind. Adrian was a passionate scientist, caring lab member, and friend. She attained her PhD in […]

Important Dates for Students

FALL 2019 Semester

First day of classes: Aug 26

Labor Day (University Closed): Sep 2

Fall Break (Mon classes/labs meet Tues and Tues classes do not meet this week): Oct 14

Thanksgiving recess (No Classes): Nov 27 – Dec 1

Last day of classes: Dec 7

Reading Day(s): Dec 9 – 10

Final Exam Period: Dec 11 – 18

For more information, go to: https://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/fall-2019/