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Elon University Fall Environmental Forum – Oct. 30-31

September 6, 2011

The 8th annual Elon University Fall Environmental Forum, a conference for leaders, builders, developers, educators and students “with a vision for a sustainable community,” takes place Oct. 30-31 in McKinnon Hall with some of the biggest names in the regional green economy scheduled to share their experiences.

Sierra Club names Elon one of “America’s Coolest Schools”

August 25, 2011

For the third consecutive year, the Sierra Club has ranked Elon University one of the nation’s top 100 “greenest universities.” The ranking, published in Sierra’s September/October 2011 magazine recognizes schools in 10 categories that include academics, waste management, energy efficiency, food, purchasing, transportation, financial and other factors.

David Vandermast chairs chapter meeting

August 25, 2011

David Vandermast, associate professor of biology and environmental studies, chaired the meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the Ecological Society of America in Austin, Texas, on August 10.

Elon professors teach graduate marine ecology course in Beaufort

August 25, 2011

Professor Michael Kingston, of the departments of Biology and Environmental Studies, and Mona DeVries, an assistant professor of biology, co-taught a graduate-level Marine Ecology course at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, N.C., from July 11 to Aug. 12.

Janet MacFall presented a research paper at the the Ecological Society of America

August 25, 2011

Janet MacFall, in the Department of Environmental Studies, presented a research paper at the recent annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. The paper, "Enzyme activity in hyporheic soils of Piedmont streams," was based on research done over the past two years and was co-authored with student Danielle Whitman.

Retired Elon professor authors book on Haw River

April 29, 2011

The Haw River has been key to the region’s growth and development over the centuries, and as associate professor emerita Anne Cassebaum writes in her new book, Down Along the Haw: The History of a North Carolina River, its importance can’t be ignored as efforts continue to preserve one of the region’s vital waterways.

Nationally renowned wildlife tracker leads workshop at Elon this weekend

April 28, 2011

Elon's Center for Environmental Studies is hosting a Wildlife Tracking and Vertebrate Field Survey workshop that will be co-taught by Jim Halfpenny, a nationally-renowned wildlife tracker and carnivore ecologist from Montana, and Josh Kapfer of the departments of environmental studies and biology. The workshop starts Saturday, April 30 and ends Sunday, May 1.