Olin/Rice Halls of Science, Room 249
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Why study Environmental Studies?
Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary department that offers students the opportunity to develop a holistic understanding of environmental issues.
Relying heavily on case studies, problem-solving strategies, and community involvement, the curriculum addresses environmental issues at local, national, and global levels.
The program emphasizes perspectives from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It encourages depth of disciplinary knowledge, breadth of cross-disciplinary perspectives, and integration through core courses and a required off-campus internship.
- Feb 18 EnviroThursday - "Are We Using Up Our Water? Global Trends in Water Use and Water Availability"
- Feb 25 EnviroThursday - "Ecology and Geochemistry of Small Mammals – Deciphering Modern and Ancient Food Webs"
- Mar 2 Daniel J. Hornbach Inaugural Lecture as John S. Holl Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
- Mar 3 EnviroThursday - "The Future is Back: Renovating a 100-year-old House to Net Energy Zero"
- Mar 10 EnviroThursday - "BioBiomimicry: Tapping Nature’s Genius for Today’s Challenges"
- Prof. Roopali Phadke and Prof. Christie Manning Receive the 2015 Minnesota Climate Adaptation Award
- Prof. Louisa Bradtmiller Receives Tenure
- Prof. Dan Hornbach Selected as 2013 Janet Anderson Lecture Award Winner
- Prof. Roopali Phadke Wins the Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
- Prof. Chris Wells Publishes Car Country: An Environmental History