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Dr. Thomas Lovejoy honored as Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist

  Congratulations to professor Thomas Lovejoy (Department of Environmental Science and Policy and Institute for a Sustainable Earth) who has been recognized and honored by Governor Ralph Northam as a Virginia Outstanding Scientist among the 2019 Outstanding STEM Award recipients. “Lovejoy was selected for the Virginia Outstanding Scientist Award for being one of the founders […]

Welcome Letter from the Department Chair

Department of Environmental Science and Policy College of Science George Mason University 2019-2020   Please read the Welcome Letter from our Department Chair, Dr. Alonso Aguirre, to usher in the 2019-20 academic year: https://esp.gmu.edu/about-us/department-chairs-message/

Welcome Week Event: Meet, Greet, and Eat on August 29

ATTENTION ALL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MAJORS AND MINORS!  PLEASE VISIT YOUR DEPARTMENT FOR A MEET AND GREET DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES: THURSDAY AUGUST 29, 2019 12:00 NOON – 3:00 PM DAVID KING HALL RM 3006  

Fall 2019 Orientation Event for ESP Graduate Students

Kick off the school year by attending ESP GSA’s Fall Orientation. All new and returning ESP graduate students as well as faculty are encouraged to attend! This is a great opportunity to meet new students and learn about new funding opportunities available to ESP graduate students and logistical information for student success. Breakfast will be provided. When: […]

Susan Cheselka is June Employee of the Month

  We are very excited and proud to announce that Susan Cheselka is the George Mason University Employee of the Month for June 2019! The award ceremony was held on June 3, 2019 in the office of University President Ángel Cabrera. What a wonderful farewell recognition for Susan, who has since left Mason to spend time […]

ESP PhD candidate publishes important study on the rollback of protected lands

Rachel Golden Kroner, PhD candidate in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, is lead author of an important study recently published in the journal Science on the rollback of protected lands, with a focus on legal backsliding in the United States and Amazonian countries. Golden Kroner, along with co-authors Thomas Lovejoy and David Luther […]

2019 Awards Ceremony

This year’s joint award ceremony for the Department of Biology, School of Systems Biology, and Department of Environmental Science & Policy was held on May 15, 2019 in The Hub Ballroom.  Congratulations to all the award recipients!   A reduced-sized PDF of the program (click image below) contains a listing of all the awards and their […]

Dr. R. Chris Jones receives the 2019 Jack Wood Legacy Award

Congratulations to Dr. R. Chris Jones, professor of environmental science and director of PEREC, on being awarded the Jack Wood Legacy Award for 2019.

Toxoplasmosis: a One Health disease and a One Health approach to tackling it

Cats have been in the news lately.  Our beloved feline friends, long since revered by the ancient Egyptians, have enjoyed a bond with humans as domesticated pets for centuries.  However, cats (mainly feral cats who hunt and eat outdoors) play an important role in the spread of toxoplasmosis, a leading cause of death attributed to […]

Spring 2019 Faculty Award Winners

It’s awards season again this spring, and congratulations are in order for our faculty who have been recognized! R. Chris Jones 2019 Legacy Award Jack Wood Awards for Town Gown Relations ~~~ Jennifer Sklarew 2019 Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Winner Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning ~~~ Joris L. van der Ham Mentor of Excellence […]

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/