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Upcoming Events

Eel monitoring opportunity

Sunday, March 1, 2015 – Friday, June 5, 2015
To be decided
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Distinguished Scientist Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Friday, April 3, 2015
Reem-Kayden Center
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BardCON

Saturday, March 28, 2015 – Saturday, April 18, 2015
Bard College
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JANET ECHELMAN TONIGHT!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Fisher Studio Arts Building
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Lichens: An Exploration of a Hidden World in Peril

Thursday, April 2, 2015
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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EUS Internship Presentations

Monday, April 6, 2015
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Olin, Room 201
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Crude Oil Transport

Thursday, April 9, 2015
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Vassar College;Aula room 16
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Film Screening: Earth Days

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Campus Center, Red Room 202
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Reinventing Your Campus: Sustainability Starts With You

Friday, April 17, 2015
11:30 am – 4:30 pm more >

Bridging Humanities, Art and Science Through Digital Filmmaking

Monday, April 20, 2015
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm more >

EUS Open House 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm To be decided
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EUS Tree-Planting Adventure!

Saturday, April 25, 2015
To Be Announced
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EUS Water Quality Project Posters

Sunday, April 26, 2015 – Saturday, May 9, 2015
Campus Center, Lobby
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Against the Current: Repairing Atlantic Rivers to Restore Diadromous Fishes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10:30 am To Be Decided
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Film Screening: No Impact Man

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Campus Center, Red Room 202
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Re-Visiting Model Projections of Lower Hudson River Fish PCBs Using Model Emulation and Recent Data

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
10:30 am To Be Decided
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Featured Partner: Laurie Husted and the Office of Sustainability 

Featured Partner: Laurie Husted and the Office of Sustainability 

Laurie Husted is the Sustainability Manager at Bard’s Office of Sustainability (BOS). The mission of BOS is to enhance the sustainability of the College in its operations, academics, and outreach, while making Bard carbon neutral by 2035.BOS seeks to enhance Bard’s environmental, social, and economic capital while operating within the limits of the ecosystem. Primary work areas involve efficient transportation, flow of goods, and energy use. BOS fosters dialogue among community members, assesses new technology and industry best practices, coordinates projects, develops policy, and markets programs BOS strives to fully integrate environmental responsibility into its academic programs and research endeavors. This incorporates everything from safe disposal practices in the lab, to an emphasis on academic programs that train the next generation of environmental leaders. Many EUS majors are also EcoRepresentatives that work for BOS. For more information on BOS, visit their website.

Our Mission

Both biogeophysical systems and human societies (cultures, economies, political regimes) are nested complex systems involving numerous interactions. Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) is a transdisciplinary program that examines the interdependence of human societies and the physical environment. The program strives to ensure that majors have a solid background in the physical sciences, the humanities, and economics and policy--and understand what sustainability means in the real world. We aim to enhance students' understanding of the complexities of environmental and urban issues and their awareness of interrelationships between built and "natural" environments.