Category Archives: Environmental, Sustainability & Place Studies

Social Innovators: Collaborative Support, Feedback, and Dessent as Essential for Social Innovation by Leah Bry

The new Worlds of Change Social Innovators Column hosted by Sarah Bobrow-Williams will feature Social Innovators discussing their work, challenges and ideas about the emerging field of Social Innovation This month our featured “Social Innovator” is none other than Goddard’s … Continue reading

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Marketing Your Authentic Self: A Blog on Blogs by IMA Alumni Josh Pollock

Josh Pollock writes that his MA in environmental studies is, “I promise you is the perfect background for working in the WordPress ecosystem.” His MA in Individualized Studies resulted in the thesis The Halo Tree: Ecological Design Principles for Sustainable … Continue reading

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An Interview on Teaching, Health, Activism and Research With Bindu Panikkar, New Health Arts & Sciences Faculty

Bindu Panikkar, our new Health Arts and Sciences faculty in the MA program, holds a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Environmental Health and Research Ethics at the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at the Northeastern University and is an … 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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