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Upcoming Events

Atwater Gallery
Rhinebeck, New York

Friday, April 24, 2015 – Thursday, April 30, 2015
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Atwater Gallery
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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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In Search of Lost Frogs:
The Quest to Find the World's Rarest Amphibians and Other Stories

Thursday, April 30, 2015
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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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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John Honey Scholarship DEADLINE 

Sunday, May 10, 2015
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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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Film Screening: "The Whole Gritty City"

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
7:00 pm The Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale, NY
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EUS Student Wins Davis Projects for Peace Award

$10,000 to bring healthcare to rural Oaxaca, Mexico
EUS Student Wins Davis Projects for Peace Award
An EUS student and her fellow Bard student have won a 2015 Davis Projects for Peace Award, which will provide $10,000 in funding. EUS student Zoe Kasperzyk ’15 (from Seattle, Washington) and Julia Vunderink ’15 (from Austin, Texas) have won a Davis grant for their project, “Breaking Barriers: Health Services to Rural Indigenous Communities,” to facilitate collaboration between urban health clinics and rural indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.

In collaboration with Fundación En Vía, an Oaxacan organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished women, their project will bring healthcare representatives and other resources to rural village centers, where basic health classes will be offered to local women. Workshops will include water purification, basic hygiene, family planning, pregnancy complications, nutrition, prevention of communicable diseases, response to domestic accidents, and indoor air pollution. Congratulations Zoe and Julia!

To read more about Zoe's project and the Davis Projects for Peace, click HERE!

In 2014 EUS student Lia Soorenian won a Davis Projects for Peace award. Read more HERE.

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.