This year’s incoming class is one of the most diverse in Yale School of the Environment’s history, with students coming from six continents and 31 countries and from 29 U.S. states and territories.
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- Dean Burke commends this year’s graduates for their resilience, true expertise, scholarship, and leadership during a historically challenging time.
- A team of Yale students last week won the MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT) competition, a pitch-off featuring students from business schools around the globe.
- A new partnership between the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology and the UNEP’s “Faith for Earth” initiative will highlight the moral and practical contributions of the world’s religions to addressing the planet’s mounting environmental challenges.
- The Wyss Foundation, a charitable organization that supports land conservation in the American West, has selected three Yale students as 2018 Wyss Scholars — Matthew Lifson ’20 J.D./M.E.M., Jack Singer ’19 M.F., and Ben Williamson ’19 M.E.M.
- What does a university landscape look like? In a new article, F&ES student Emily Sigman writes that when we place landscapes “in the background,” and fail to highlight the interaction between humans and nature, we miss a tremendous opportunity.
- Lani Chang ’22 MEM, Kyle Lemle ’22 MF and Helia Bidad ’22 JD have been named 2021 Wyss Scholars, a program that supports graduate-level education for the next generation of leaders in western land conservation.
- Dual-degree student Katie Bleau ’20 M.E.M. was at the United States Supreme Court on one of the more important moments in its recent history — but not for the reason you think. She tells the story of her role in an important endangered species case on a memorable day in Washington.
Sabin Prize Winner Engineer Plastic-Alternative Products to Fight Pollution and Reduce Carbon EmissionsA student-led startup that has engineered an Eco Rain Poncho made of a sugar-based bioplastic was awarded the 2019 Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize, presented by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment.
- A student-led startup that is developing a saltwater aquaponic system that aims to drastically reduce the environmental impacts of both the seafood and beef industries last week received the 2018 Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize.
- A group of students from F&ES this month welcomed 20 young women from nine local high schools and the homeschooling community in Connecticut for the seventh annual Green Careers, Women Leaders event.
- The Kerry Initiative has named 17 Yale students, including four from F&ES, as Kerry Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.
- An “urban parklet” designed by an F&ES student in New Haven’s Fair Haven neighborhood has converted a series of parking spaces into a public “ecological classroom,” connecting the neighborhood with urban nature in a whole new way.
- Urbanization trends in the Himalaya are exposing more people to risk from compound hazards such as flooding, landslides and wildfires, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has found.