Dean Takahashi, the longtime senior director of the Yale Investments Office, will spearhead a new multidisciplinary Yale laboratory, based at F&E, which will develop and support innovative solutions to the challenge of climate change.
Rwanda has become a global leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship. A new reciprocal partnership between Yale and the African nation will create opportunities for collaborative teaching and research, foster an exchange of resources, and allow Yale students to study, intern, and conduct research in Rwanda.
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation awarded the 2017 Ice River Springs Master’s Scholarship for Sustainability to James Souder ’18 M.E.M.
As new manager at Yale Myers Forest, Shannon Murray ’14 M.E.M. certainly has had her hands full. But despite some challenges, including a devastating fire in May, she says it’s been an enjoyable summer at Yale Myers — and that the camp will be ready for summer MODs.
Tribal foresters manage roughly 18 million acres of U.S. forestland spread across 305 reservations, often in the face of budgetary and staffing shortfalls. Despite these challenges, tribal leaders are working with Yale F&ES and other schools to develop the next generation of Native foresters.
James Albis ’16 M.E.M. was a rookie Connecticut lawmaker when Hurricane Irene devastated his coastal district. The event drove home the threats of climate change and heightened his awareness of environmental issues — and eventually led him to F&ES.