You are invited to attend doctoral presentations throughout the day, including the conference keynote address.4:30 p.m. – Doctoral Conference Keynote Address
Dianne Dumanoski '94 M.A.
Dianne Dumanoski is the author, most recently, of The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on A Volatile Earth, which confronts the double jeopardy of the 21st century: modern industrial civilization is unhinging the stable climate required for the civilized way of life and, at the same time, making human societies vulnerable to collapse through globalization.
She began reporting on the growing burden of human activity on the natural world in 1970 on the first Earth Day, and, in the four decades since, her work in both television and print has chronicled the escalation from early concerns about dirty air and dirty water to today’s planetary emergency.5:30 p.m. – F. Herbert Bormann Prize Presentation Followed by TGIF
F. Herbert Bormann Prize Presentation – Join us for the prize ceremony, including a cash award to a current Ph.D. student who has made a significant published contribution to his or her field in the past year. And…
TGIF – Kick off Reunion at the traditional TGIF (Thank God I'm a Forester) with alumni, faculty, students, and staff. Kid-friendly activities and refreshments.
The first-ever reunion of the F&ES Music Project, featuring performances by alums and current students.
A great time to find your friends, meet other alumni, and get yourself in gear for the day.9:30 a.m. – Alumni Seminars
Choose the seminar that is most relevant to your interests and career:
Ms. Marton-Lefèvre is the Former Director General of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s largest conservation membership organization, which brings together states, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, scientists, and experts in a unique worldwide partnership. Previously, Ms. Marton-Lefèvre was Rector of the University for Peace (UPEACE), a graduate-level international university, mandated by the United Nations, providing education, training and research on issues related to peace and conflict.
In 1999 she received the AAAS Award for International Cooperation in Science. In 2008, she was made “Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur” by the French Government and was named Global Ambassador for Hungarian Culture by the Hungarian Minister of Education and Culture. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of the United Kingdom and a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. Born in Hungary, Ms. Marton-Lefèvre studied history, ecology and environmental planning in the US and in France.
Former F&ES Dean John Gordon, Master of Ceremonies
2015 Prospect Street Award:
Heather Coleman '04 M.E.M.
2015 Distinguished Alumnus Awards:
Jeffery Burley ’62 M.F., ’65 Ph.D.
Dorceta Taylor ’85 M.F.S., ’91 Ph.D.
2015 Distinguished Service Award:
Thomas McHenry ’77 B.A., ’80 M.F.S.
DIY Field Trips – Fun and Free in New Haven:
Class of 2010 to Great Mountain Camp – The five-year class overnight trip – not to be missed!
Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall – A true New England experience – family-friendly, with good harvest eats, décor, and music.
Hosted by the Yale Sustainable Food Program – Breakfast goodies, local seasonal fruit, breakfast breads, orchard preserves, hot and cold beverages, talk and tour of the Farm – families welcome!