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Program News: Week of September 9th

Welcome Back to New Haven - PICNIC TUESDAY!  The Environmental Studies Program would like to coordially invite you (Majors, Non-Majors, Prospective Majors, Faculty, Families and Friends) to join us for our welcome back picnic dinner and soccer game taking place on Tuesday, September 10th at 5:00 in the Kroon Hall Courtyard.  We all look forward to hearing about your summer adventures, as well as your plans for the coming year!  Our menu will feature sustainable fare - be there!  In the event of rain, we will relocate to Kroon Hall, G-01.

DUS Office Hours  Amity Doolittle's fall term office hours will be Tuesdays from 11:00 - 4:00, or alternate times arranged by email.  During schedule signing week (9/9 - 9/11), she will be availalbe from 11:00 - 4:00 Monday and Tuesday, and from 9:30 - 11:00 on Wednesday.

Summer Environmental Fellowship Reports Due Sept. 13 - THIS FRIDAY!  All students who received a Summer Environmental Fellowship must submit their 3-5 page report by email to sara.smileysmith@yale.edu by Friday, Sept. 13.  Please send photos as well!

Sign Up for an Informal Career Chat with Eric Jay Dolin, FES MEM '88 Students are invited to an informal career conversation with author Eric Jay Dolin on Wednesday at 2:30 in Sage Hall Lounge.  Dolin has worked as a fisheries policy analyst, a program manager at the EPA, an environmental consultant, and many more roles in addition to being a writer - learn from his experience!  RSVP required - click here.

Campus Events

Tuesday, September 10

Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands | 11:30 | GM Room, 55 Hillhouse Ave

Welcome Back Picnic | 5:00 | Kroon Hall Courtyard | Rain location Kroon G-01, bring sneakers for soccer!

Wednesday, September 11

When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail | Eric Jay Dolin | 12:00 | Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

Peace Corps Information Session Lunch | 12:00 | Rosenkranz Hall, Room 241 | RSVP

Conserving African Elephants Through Walking and Talking | Jim Justus Nyamu, Kenyan Conservationist | 4:30 | Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

Fossil Free Yale Kick Off Meeting | 7:00 | Room 319, Kroon Hall | www.fossilfreeyale.org

Thursday, September 12

Occupy Love Screening | 7:00 | Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall | Visit the film's website for more detail

Friday, September 13

Rio +20 to 2015: A New Architecture for a Sustainable New World - Conference Planning | 12:30 | Sage Hall, Room 32 | Come to this meeting to get involved with planning this conference on campus in November working with the FES Governance, Environmenta and Markets Initiative and the NRDC!

Climate Change in New England: What's Next? | Town Hall Meeting with Senator Chris Murphy | 2:00 | Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall | Hosted by YCEI | Register by emailing ycei@yale.edu, subject "Town Hall"

Future Events: Mark Your Calendars!

International Food Sovereignty Conference | Sept. 14 -15 

Africa's Green Future: Nurturing the Vision of Wangari Maathai | Sept. 19 - 20 

Yale Food Systems Symposium | Oct. 18 - 19 https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e82tgisp96c0cf0e&oseq=&c=&ch=


UN IHDP Writing Contest - Beyond GDP  Young scholars are invited to write and submit an article for publication in the upcoming issue of the Dimensions magazine.  The edition will contribute to the debate around "Beyond GDP."  For more details, and to read past winners, visit this site.