environmental studies

Randolph professor, students continue water quality monitoring project despite pandemic

Randolph’s 18-year streak studying the Blackwater Creek continued in 2020—just with some masks and social distancing thrown in.... READ MORE >>

Warren presents at environmental studies conference, elected to board of directors

Karin Warren landscape

Warrin, who was elected to serve on the AESS board of directors for a second term in June, made two presentations, including “Connecting Campus and Communities for Climate Justice” and “Getting the Most of External Reviews: Before, During, and After.”... READ MORE >>

Before and After: Summer Research Project revisits professor’s dissertation work

SRP 2020 - Sojka

Bryce Russell ’22, Nadia Tibbs ’22, and professor Sarah Sojka are working with samples from the Eastern Shore of Virginia for their project, which will look at the impact of seagrass restoration on ecosystem carbon storage.... READ MORE >>

Randolph student receives recognition from Udall Foundation

Paige Edwards '21

Paige Edwards ’21, who is double majoring in chemistry and environmental science, was recently selected as an honorable mention for the highly competitive 2020 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor and staff member present at national summit

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, presented this week at the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit alongside Allison Brooks, Randolph’s sustainability coordinator. The summit, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia, brings together higher education leaders from across the nation share cutting-edge solutions and ideas during next-level conversations. “At Randolph, we are committed... READ MORE >>

Three Randolph faculty to present at Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference

(From left) Julio Rodriguez, Karin Warren, and John Abell

Three members of the Randolph College Faculty will participate in the 6th Annual Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference this weekend at the University of Lynchburg. The theme of the event is “Uprising: Organizing Social Justice in America.” On Saturday morning, John Abell, the Carl Stern Chair of Economics, will present “Redlining in Lynchburg,” and... READ MORE >>

Internationally acclaimed climate change scholar lectures on ‘How to Solve Climate by 2030’

Eban Goodstein gives the lecture “How to Solve Climate by 2030” to Randolph environmental studies and science students and other members of the Randolph community.

On Wednesday, Randolph students, faculty, and staff learned from one of the world’s leading voices in the environmental field about the ways they can help reduce climate change. Eban Goodstein, an economist, author, and public educator who directs the Center for Environmental Policy and the M.B.A. in sustainability at Bard College, gave the lecture, “How... READ MORE >>

VP of sustainability for The Cheesecake Factory shares expertise with students, offers internship opportunity

Megan Bloomer meets individually with seniors

On Thursday, the Randolph community got the chance to hear about how cheesecake can be sustainable. Megan Bloomer ’06, the vice president of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for The Cheesecake Factory, shared her career experiences and offered advice to environmental studies and sciences students. She also provided information about a new remote internship... READ MORE >>

Warren elected secretary of the 500-Year Forest Foundation Board of Directors

Karin Warren

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, has been elected to serve as secretary to the 500-Year Forest Foundation Board of Directors. Warren has served on the board since November 2018 for the national non-profit organization, which works in partnership with private landowners to help ensure their forests are protected in the future.... READ MORE >>