Category Archives: Deep Ecology & Bioregionalism

IMA Graduates Look at the Bystander Borderline, Calling Little Gypsy Home, Sex Trafficking, Ecological Design, Spiritual Ecology, Yiddishland and Faerieland Activism, and Consciousness

The Bystander Borderline: Witnessing the Judicial, Social, and Clinical Repercussions of being a Female–Identified Trauma Survivor, with IMA graduating student Victoria Mosey. With 1 out of every 4 women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in their lifetime, with these … Continue reading

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Sustainable Business & Communities Graduates

At our fall residency, we celebrated the landmark studies of three new graduates: Krista Gromalski, who is helping young journalists tell the stories of their communities in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region; Nina Smolyer who shows us how to embrace conflicts … Continue reading

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Faculty Workshops at Fall Residency

Here’s a sampling of faculty workshops presented at the Fall 2013 residency. These workshops represent what faculty are investigating and creating — from explorations with dominant narratives to how and if our brains are encultured to social change theater in … Continue reading

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Environmental Studies Alumni Interviews New Graduate On Connection and Place in the Ozarks

Environmental Studies alumni Kelly Johnson just posted a marvelous interview she did with Samantha Hutchinson, a new Environmental Studies graduate whose thesis centered on place and community in the Ozarks. Samatha’s bioregional website for the Ozarks, Catawba Bean, focused on … Continue reading

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Origins, Land, Body & Poetic Power of Language: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg on Place

Caryn’s talk on the place panel from the February residency Wind, trees, fields, horizons, light retracting or returning: I’ve always felt most alive in relation to place, whether the front stoop in front of a Brooklyn triplex 45 years ago, … Continue reading

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Finding Our Way Back Home: A Talk by Faculty Susan Pearson

I’d like to speak about participatory epistemology and place, ways of knowing the place we’re in, whatever place we’re in. Like many of the stories I have been hearing of your childhood experiences of place, when I was a child, … Continue reading

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Place in Vibrant and Vulnerable Times: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

Sonja Swift’s talk on place she gave as part of the Place panel at the February residency: In speaking of place it feels appropriate, if not essential, to introduce myself within the context of the place I am from: my … Continue reading

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A Story of the Moments

The place on the shore where I sit to daydream centers on one of many large rocks.  It’s not likely to catch the eye of a passing boater.  But with its sheltering white pines, the granite ledge I climb down … Continue reading

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Thoreau, Twitter, Dust, Soul, Language, Sustainability, Imagination, and the Chestnut Trade: Workshops About Place at the Feb. 2013 Residency

Place: An Interdisciplinary Conversation for our Vibrant and Vulnerable Times, with faculty members Susan Pearson, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ralph Lutts, and returning students  Josh Pollock & Sonja Swift. Join students and faculty from various programs and perspectives as we wander through … Continue reading

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Graduating Students Workshops at the Fall 2012 Residency

Take a look at what our graduating students in the Sustainable Business & Communities (SBC), Health Arts & Sciences (HAS), and Individualized MA (IMA) program did during their time here, and get a better idea of what possible with your … Continue reading

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