Nigel Golden presented the 2020 Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture on Diversity and Inclusion 

Nigel Golden presented the 2020 Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture on Diversity and Inclusion 

Nigel Golden presented the 2020 Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture on Diversity and Inclusion at Woods Hole. The Ambrose Jearld, Jr. Lecture is given every summer by invited scholars, scientists, authors and others who can challenge the status quo to bring perspective, knowledge and expertise to the subject of building a more diverse and inclusive community.  Nigel is a doctoral candidate in Environmental Conservation and graduate fellow in the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center.  Here is a link to his presentation: “Reducing Harm: A Politic to Address Institutional and Cultural Practices that Reduce Participation and Retention in STEM," https://www.woodsholediversity.org/events/ambrose-jearld-jr-lecture/ ...
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Researchers to Fan Out on Seaward NJ Beach in July to Seek Tiger Beach Beetle Larvae Relocated from Cape Cod

Researchers to Fan Out on Seaward NJ Beach in July to Seek Tiger Beach Beetle Larvae Relocated from Cape Cod

Courtesy of UMass News and Media June 30, 2020 Contact: Rodger Gwiazdowski     AMHERST, Mass. – As thousands of hopeful coronavirus shut-ins look forward to heading to Atlantic beaches for the July 4 holiday, University of Massachusetts Amherst entomologist Rodger Gwiazdowski and colleagues are also heading to the beach – but they’ll visit the last quiet natural one protected by the National Park Service at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. There, Gwiazdowski and a team of biologists will visit part of the Gateway National Recreation Area to survey the beach above the tide line for what they hope is the beginning of a new population of the federally threatened Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle. In early May they had released almost 200 grub-like larvae at Sandy Hook, which is about 15 miles south of Staten Island with a clear view of Coney Island. On their early July re-visit, the researchers hope to find the larvae emerged as adult beetles. In collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies,...
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Weinzapfel Associates (Boston) Receives 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten Award

Weinzapfel Associates (Boston) Receives 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten Award

Boston, MA – May 21, 2020 – Conferred by the AIA Committee on the Environment, the COTE® Top Ten Awards is the industry’s best-known award program for sustainable design excellence. Each year, ten innovative projects are recognized for their integration of design excellence with environmental performance.*  Bringing together the previously dispersed departments of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Building Technology programs, the John W. Olver Design Building is a dynamic space of exchange, collaboration, and experiment, celebrating a shared commitment to sustainability. The first, and at the time, the largest, cross-laminated timber (CLT) academic structure in the US, the LEED Gold project demonstrates emerging technologies of mass timber as a renewable construction resource with economic and aesthetic advantages. The building’s integrated sustainability maximizes passive design impact, and engineering solutions minimize its operational energy use. Its timber structure reduces embodied energy, and the building envelope is highly-efficient, with mechanical equipment zoned for maximum efficacy. Radiant flooring and chilled beams also provide savings. Glazing and skylights maximize interior daylight, reducing the need for...
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UMass Forestry Students Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

UMass Forestry Students Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

Xi Sigma Pi —the International Forestry Honor Society with 45 Chapters across the United States and Canada —recently announced that Brendan Kelly (Class of 2020) was awarded the Northeast Region Scholarship for 2020. This prestigious award recognizes Brendan’s leadership, professional activities, and academic achievement. This is the second year in a row that a graduating senior from the UMass Forestry program won this highly competitive scholarship—Jacob Seidel was the 2019 winner. Jacob is working for the USDA Forest Service on the Manchester District of the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont. His silviculture team leader, Jessie Prucnal, is also a UMass Forestry graduate (Class of 2014). Professors Barten (University of Minnesota, 1984), Catanzaro (UMass Amherst, 2018), Fletcher (UMass Amherst, 2008), and Patterson (University of Minnesota, 1969) are also members of Xi Sigma Pi.  The UMass Department of Environmental Conservation is proud to train such high-quality professionals to conserve our forests and the many essential benefits they provide. Congratulations to Brendan,...
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