Schedule of Events
Friday, October 9
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Doctoral Conference
You are invited to attend doctoral presentations throughout the day, including the conference keynote address.
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.
7:30 p.m. – Class and Alumni Group Dinners Out
Coordinate with your friends and classmates to reconnect!
Saturday, October 10
8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
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:
Jeffery Burley ’62 M.F., ’65 Ph.D., Distinguished Alumnus
Professor Jeffery Burley, CBE, Director-Emeritus, Oxford Forestry Institute, Emeritus Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford University, will give a talk entitled, “Research Responses to Major Forestry and Forest Products Challenges over the Past Quarter Century.” Jeff will provide a personal overview of changes in the forestry sector over the past half-century and current challenges for future development. Following Jeff’s presentation, former Dean John Gordon will led a panel discussion with Jeff and a trio of F&ES professors celebrating their Reunions – Mark Ashton ’85 M.F., ’91 Ph.D., Chad Oliver ’70 M.F.S., ’75 Ph.D., and Tim Gregoire ’85 Ph.D. – who will share their views for future research and education needs in forestry.
Dorceta Taylor ’85 M.F.S., ’91 Ph.D., Distinguished Alumna
Professor Dorceta Taylor, Professor of environmental sociology at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment and Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Field of Studies, will give a talk entitled, "When Cities Stop Growing: Using a Multicultural Perspective to Understand Food Access and Sustainability in a Post-Industrial City." Many American cities have lost their industrial infrastructure. That is often accompanied with loss of population, housing stocks, and commercial enterprises. Faced with abundant vacant land and dwindling options to purchase healthy and affordable foods, Dorceta will discuss how residents of many cities have turned to urban agriculture and other innovative options to produce food in cities and tackle the challenges of sustainability.
11:00 a.m. – Reunion Weekend 2015 Keynote Address
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.
12:15 p.m. – Awards Luncheon with Current and Emeritus Faculty
Former F&ES Dean John Gordon, Master of Ceremonies
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.
2:00 p.m. – Field Trips and Tours
DIY Field Trips – Fun and Free in New Haven:
Yale Art Gallery– Self-guided tours in the renovated and beautifully expanded building and collections.
Peabody Museum of Natural History – Enjoy the museum's interactive exhibits.
East Rock Park– Great for hiking, biking, and gazing across the long view of the Elm City to Long Island Sound.
Grove Street Cemetery – Kids and adults alike will be chilled and thrilled by the stories of this more-than-200-year-old cemetery. A guided walking tour will highlight the graves of Noah Webster, Eli Whitney, Othniel Marsh, and Walter Camp, the "father of American football."
Class of 2010 to Great Mountain Camp – The five-year class overnight trip – not to be missed!
5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. – Harvest Dinner
Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall – A true New England experience – family-friendly, with good harvest eats, décor, and music.
Sunday, October 11
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. – Brunch and Tour at Yale Farm
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!