Briefs 3/6/12

Mar 052012

School of Global Environmental Sustainability awards multiple honors

CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability has named five Global Challenges Research Teams and five Resident Faculty Fellows after reviewing proposals submitted in January.

“SoGES is very excited about the diverse research ideas that we will be supporting next year with GCRT and Fellow seed funding,” said Gene Kelly, SoGES associate director for Research and Development in a news release.

The awards work to encourage interdisciplinary understanding of global environmental issues, the news release said.

The Global Challenges Research Teams are as follows:

-Conservation Development
-Environmental Governance in the Intermountain West
-Reducing Vulnerability and Improving Sustainability to Natural Disasters at the Natural, Built, Social and Economic Interface
-University Water Strategy for Global Issues
-Using Case Studies of Polarizing, Emotional and Politicized Topics: Addressing the Social Emotional Context of Controversial Environmental Issues

The five new resident fellows also receive support from the School of Global Environmental Sustainability to advance studies in global environmental sustainability. The new resident fellows are as follows:

Joe Champ, Department of Journalism and Technical Communication
Eugene Chen, Department of Chemistry
Ursula Daxecker, Department of Political Science
Robert Duffy, Department of Political Science
Dave Theobald, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Two on-campus stadium public forums take place Tuesday

Two of the four remaining CSU On-Campus Stadium Public Input Forums take place Tuesday.

At 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Cherokee Park Ballroom in the Lory Student Center, members of the Fort Collins community can gather information and voice opinions on the proposed on-campus stadium.

“We want to make sure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to learn about and provide initial input on the proposed on-campus stadium project at CSU,” said Martín Carcasson, CPD director and associate professor of Communication Studies at CSU in a news release.

CSU President Tony Frank created a Stadium Advisory Committee in January. The committee, chaired by Vice President for University Operations Amy Parsons and Director of Athletics Jack Graham is to conduct a public input process and report at the end of the semester whether the university should continue with the on-campus stadium.

The final two meetings will take place on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Drake Park Restaurant.

A discussion of stewardship

Kathie Mattor of the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship will give an overview of stewardship contracting on U.S. National Forests Tuesday at noon in Lory Student Center Room 213-215.

Stewardship contracting was introduced more than 10 years ago to address both forest management goals and community needs.

Mattor, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at CSU, will outline the details of collaboration in stewardship contracting.

The Center for Collaborative Conservation is sponsoring the talk.

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