Ohio State hosts “Situating Food: Planning and Design for New Urban Food Systems” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, in Knowlton Hall in Columbus. The symposium “will identify models and foster innovation along with criticism of issues that impact food security, food justice, production, access and cultural awareness, especially as they influence trends in urban revitalization.” One of the sponsors is CFAES. CFAES’s Yael Vodovotz speaks Saturday on functional foods. (Photo: USDA.)
Sustainability... On Campus
Congratulations to CFAES students Michael Hannewald, a senior studying sustainable plant systems (specialization in agronomy, agribusiness minor), and Stephanie Verhoff, a senior agronomy major, plant pathology minor. The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America recently named them two of this year’s 22 national Golden Opportunity Scholars (scroll down).
“Extensive losses of wetland habitats and their unique communities are major environmental concerns,” says the flier for the next School of Environment and Natural Resources seminar. Martin Stapanian, research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Lake Erie Biological Station (pdf), presents “Soil and Vegetation Indices for Wetland Quality: A Predictive Modeling Approach” from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, on Ohio State’s Columbus campus, with a video link to the Wooster campus of CFAES’s research arm, OARDC. Free. Details.
“All the professors I’ve had in this major love conversations about ways to change the world.” CFAES student Peter Moshier talks about why he chose to major in Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (video, 2:06).
The Lantern, Ohio State’s student newspaper, reported today on CFAES’s new sustainability minor. The minor is offered by the Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) program. “When (job) interviewers hear ‘sustainability,’ their eyes light up,” EEDS Coordinator Neil Drobny said in the story. The EEDS program is a joint effort of the School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. Related post.
Hunter Anderson, research ecologist with the U.S. Air Force, presents “The Air Force Environmental Restoration Program: A Programmatic Overview and Presentation of the Technical Challenges to Achieving Site Closeout” from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in 103 Kottman Hall on Ohio State’s Columbus campus and by video link to 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus of OARDC, CFAES’s research arm. Free. Part of the autumn seminar series of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. (Photo by Phillip Capper, Wellington, New Zealand, via Wikimedia Commons.)
Fred Gould, the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Entomology at North Carolina State and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, asks “Can Genetic Pest Management Protect Crops, Human Health and Biodiversity?” at 3:30 p.m. today in 121 Fisher Auditorium on the Wooster campus of CFAES’s research arm, OARDC, and by video link to 244 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Details: email@example.com. Watch a 2012 talk that Gould gave on the topic here (52:09).