Environmental Studies Blog

November 3, 2014

Film Screening: Antibiotic “Resistance”

Filed under: Events — goellner @ 8:15 pm

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:15 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Auditorium, Brown Social Science Center

Screening of the film “Resistance” and Q&A with filmmaker Michael Graziano “Superbug” author Maryn McKenna and VP for APUA* Dr. Tom O’Brien  


Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s. Their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and had profound effects on everything from agriculture to war. After less than 80 years, however, these miracle drugs are failing. Resistant infections kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year, and there are now dozens of so-called Superbugs each with its own challenges and costs.

How did this happen? Using microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights, “Resistance” clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how we got to this point, and what we can do to turn the tide.

*Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics

Presented by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and cosponsored by the following Brandeis groups:

  • Biology Department
  • Brandeis Students for Environmental Action
  • Environmental Studies Program
  • Graduate Programs in Sustainable International Development, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Health: Science, Society and Policy Program
  • Research Group on Global Development and Sustainability, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

May 12, 2014

Graduation reception

Filed under: Events — geneviev @ 5:46 pm

We hope to see you there!


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February 6, 2014

Free water bottles in the SCC!

Filed under: Announcements,Events — Shota Adamia @ 7:37 pm

Pledge to stop buying bottled water and get a free water bottle in the SCC! Keep an eye out for more events like this around campus, sponsored by tapBrandeis!


November 20, 2013

Brandeis Garden Week

Filed under: Events — chansen @ 5:38 pm
Brandeis Garden Week, a week full of plants and volunteering, is ending today. Brandeis Garden Week is a campus-wide initiative to increase awareness of urban agriculture and garden education.
This past week, there have been indoor garden displays in the Shapiro Campus Center atrium, the Shapiro Science Center lobby, and Goldfarb Library. The displays were a successful hit for students, and they show that even in the cold weather, we can garden inside!
About a week and a half ago, there was a bike tour of Waltham gardens, ending at Waltham Fields Community Farm where there was a bicycle-powered cider press! The event was sponsored by DeisBikes and was a great opportunity for students to enjoy the fall weather and be outside.
Last Wednesday, students went to the Waltham Fields Community Farm to spend the morning working outside in the community.
Today is Brandeis Garden Week’s final event, which is a cooking event with Sodexo cosponsored by HSSP and Brandeis Pluralism Alliance. The event is free for the students who are meal plans and $10 otherwise. If you would like to attend, it is not too late! The event is from 4:30 to 6:00 pm and you can sign up here.
As Brandeis Garden Week is ending, we are reminded not only how important and healthy it is to have locally grown foods, but also how much fun it is!

October 7, 2013

Special Update on the Pumpkin Roast!

Filed under: Events — chansen @ 4:58 pm

The Meet the Majors Pumpkin Roast is coming up this Wednesday, and you may be wondering what will actually be roasted. It has recently been leaked that one pumpkin will be roasted with quinoa and one with cheese, apples, and bread! So whether you are vegan, gluten-free, or neither, you will have something delicious to eat. Come over to SCC 313 from 5-6 pm this Wednesday to have your pick of one or both of the stuffed pumpkins while hanging out with students and faculty in the Environmental Studies program! Other snacks and juice will be provided!



September 30, 2013

Environmental Studies Meet the Majors Pumpkin Roast

Filed under: Events — chansen @ 5:22 pm

The Environmental Studies UDRs, Adam Krebs and Esther Mann, are hosting an Environmental Studies Meet the Majors Pumpkin Roast on Wednesday, October 9 at 5 PM in SCC 313. It will be a unique opportunity for students to learn more about the area of study and celebrate the fall by eating roasted stuffed pumpkins. Vegan and Gluten-Free options are available so that everyone can enjoy the delicious foods, and anyone who is interested is more than welcome to come by.

Faculty members Dan Perlman and Brian Donahue will be attending as well as URDs Adam Krebs and Esther Mann. They are asking for RSVPs, but drop-ins are welcome. If you have any questions or concerns about the event, the major, or the minor, send one of the UDRs an e-mail and they would be more than happy to help you out!


Adam Krebs, akrebs@brandeis.edu
Esther Mann, emann@brandeis.edu


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February 25, 2013

Brazil’s Balancing Act

Filed under: Events — chansen @ 7:00 pm

Brazil’s Balancing Act: Reconciling the Demands of Economic Development, Environmental Protection and Indigenous Rights

March 5, 2013
2-5 pm 

Experts working in diverse fields – including economic development, international business, environmental protection, international law, human rights and indigenous rights – will examine the intersecting interests and responsibilities of those working in sometimes conflicting sectors.


The event will be moderated by Dean Bruce Magid of the Brandeis International Business School.

The symposium will provide a forum for dialogue about how Brazil might best fulfill its local, national, and international obligations.


2:00 – Welcome and introductions
2:15-3:30 – Panelist remarks
3:30-3:45 – Short break
3:45 – 4:45 – Moderated discussion with panelists, followed by Q&A with audience
4:45 – Reception (all are welcome)
Organized by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life and the International Business School of Brandeis University.


November 16, 2012

Semi Annual Environmental Symposium

Filed under: Events — Shota Adamia @ 8:33 pm

November 15, 2012

Tap Brandeis!

Filed under: Events — staylor2 @ 3:26 pm

It’s Water Week! A student group from Laura Goldin’s Greening The Ivory Tower course is petitioning to expand Brandeis’s partial bottled-water ban across campus. In addition, they are under consideration for a BSF (Brandeis Sustainability Fund) that would help to build hydration stations and more water fountains on campus. This week they’ve been promoting their project through a screening of the hit documentary Flow and water taste tests in Usdan.

To support they’re project fill out this 3 question survey and sign the petition online!

October 26, 2012

Conscious Chocolate

Filed under: Events — chansen @ 2:57 pm

This past Tuesday and Thursday, Judy Logback came to campus for two presentations on the Kallari Cocoa Bean Coop in Ecuador. Logback spoke of the major issues of the cocoa and chocolate industry and was direct about the devastating conditions that cocoa farmers live by as they are continually taken advantage of by chocolate monopolies. Logback talked of the inspiring work that is done at the Kallari Coop and accompanying these informative presentations were tantalizing chocolate tastings that had students and teachers smiling alike.

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