Jill Shapiro, E3B Senior Lecturer and Major Advisor for the
Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species undergraduate program,
is pleased two announce that two of her students have just been elected
to Junior Phi Beta Kappa. Congratulations to Evelyn Jagoda and
Margarete Diaz Cuadros!
E3B Professors Ruth DeFries and Kevin Griffin
are currently teaching a class -
Ecological and Social Systems for Sustainable Development.
They challenged their students to prepare a “sustainable” meal.
Click here to see how things turned out!
Matthew Fagan, E3B Ph.D. student who will be defending his dissertation in January,
has just been named a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow. Beginning April 2014, he will
be based at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Congratulations, Matt!
Krithi Karanth, DeFries Lab Alumna, and Ruth DeFries are co-authors on a paper
that has been receiving a lot of attention in the Indian press (Sept. 23, 2013). The article, "Living with Wildlife and Mitigating Conflicts Around Three Indian Protected Areas",
published in Environmental Management
September 2013 LINKED HERE, with co-authors,
Lisa Naughton-Treves and Arjun M. Gopalaswamy, looks at the economic toll that human-wildlife conflict takes on communities living and working near Protected Areas.
Interesting coverage appears in The Hindu (please click here),
FIRSTPOST.India (here) and The New Indian Express
New E3B Graduate students attended an annual beginning of the year
retreat at Black Rock Forest this Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2013)
Please click for some photos!
HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE
The Committee on Education Policy of the Trustees of Columbia University has
promoted Maria Uriarte (Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology's Director of Graduate Studies)
to Full Professor. Congratulations!
Jill Shapiro (EBHS Program advisor) and Matt Palmer (DUS and EB Program advisor) have each had a
successful Major Review by the Promotion and Tenure Committe.
The Executive Vice President's office of Arts and Sciences
has promoted them both to the position of Senior Lecturer.
Eleanor Sterling (Core E3B Affiliate and former DGS) was
awarded the Society for Conservation Biology’s Distinguished Service Award
at The International Congress for Conservation Biology meeting in Baltimore
Maryland, July 2013. Congratulations!
Josh Drew, E3B lecturer
and M.A. Program advisor was just awarded a grant from
U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Suva Fiji.
Students from Fiji,
Samoa, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands will prepare
to act as science ambassadors in their host countries.
Duncan Menge, our new Assistant Professor in E3B, has been named an Early Career Fellow of the
Ecological Society of America for 2013-2017.
Congratulations! Please see Duncan Menge's new website HERE.
Please CLICK HERE for an end-of-semester (May 2013) update letter from E3B Chair, Ruth DeFries.
Interested in where our alumni PhD students are now?