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Bill Vitek: A Farmer and a Philosopher Walk into a Field…

Bill Vitek, former Williams visiting professor and current professor at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, gave a Log Lunch talk on Friday about the intersections of philosophy and the earth. He introduced a concept called the “New Perennials” which sounds similar to the word “millennial.” This is rather intentional, as… Continue reading »

Laura Marx on Forests and Climate Change

Laura Marx of the Nature Conservancy gave a talk at the last Log Lunch on how climate change has implications for forests. Severe weather, increased droughts, storms, and altered temperatures are changes in the environment that trees are used to. “Climate change means more energy is entering the atmosphere on… Continue reading »

Jessica Leibler on the animal-human interface

Jessica Leibler of the Department of Environmental Health at Boston University’s School of Public Health gave a talk at Log Lunch about her research on animals, humans, and the diseases they carry. She is currently researching three things: zoonotic–animal to human, that is–disease transmission, infectious diseases associated with urban… Continue reading »

America’s Vanishing Coastline: Climate Adaptation and Decision-Making in Southern Louisiana

At the first Log Lunch of the spring semester, Katy Hall, associate professor at Williams-Mystic, and Natalie DiNenno ’18 presented “America’s Vanishing Coastline: Climate Adaptation and Decision-Making in Southern Louisiana.” The presentation was adapted from research DiNenno conducted for Hall’s marine policy class when she attended Williams-Mystic in spring 2017. Continue reading »

Environmental Planning Group Presents: Williamstown Pollinators

Recently, Williamstown became a pollinator-friendly community. Professor Sarah Gardner’s Environmental Planning class did a project on the measures Williamstown can take to protect pollinators: not just bees, but all insects, which have an effect on pollination. (from left) Prof. Gardner with a petition to make Williams a bee-friendly college,… Continue reading »