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Valdez and Groom lead exploration seminar in Peru

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IAS faculty members Ursula Valdez and Martha Groom co-taught an Exploration Seminar "From Andes to Amazon: Biodiversity, Conservation and Sustainability in Peru."  The 26-day study abroad program allowed 15 students to learn in person about species and ecosystems in tropical rainforest and the Andean mountains, and about traditional uses of resources and local conservation challenges.  The location was also ...

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IAS faculty present at the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

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IAS faculty members Jennifer Atkinson, Martha Groom, and Rob Turner presented at the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) on February 27. Their panel, "Progressive Paradise to Dystopian Persistence: Discussing the Goalposts of Sustainability with Students and Peers," explored how sustainability-oriented teaching has shifted over time. The panel discussed how projections of the future constructed with students and peers frame the challenge of sustainability, and how those changing projections influence both the methods for pursuing sustainability and our capacities to act.

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Martha Groom named "Super Mentor"

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IAS faculty member Martha Groom was named a "Super Mentor" at the Student Conference for Conservation Science - New York in recognition of her many years of service giving career and project advice to young conservationists at the three day conference each year. She began her work with SCCS-NY as their first Plenary Speaker in 2010, and has attended as a mentor every year.  The conference hosts graduate students and post-doctoral students from around the world, with speakers from over 30 countries.  The last two years, Martha also has brought 25-30 undergraduates ...

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Martha Groom blogs on ways scientists can support inclusivity

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IAS faculty member Martha Groom collaborated with national colleagues to draw attention to the need for diversity in STEM fields.  While the April national March for Science highlighted the social importance of supporting scientific research and education, the blog post from the Concerned Scientists' website ...

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Julie Shayne, Martha Groom, and Jade Power-Sotomayor present at the 76th Annual Society for Applied Anthropology Conference

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IAS faculty member Julie Shayne organized a session on “Making Activism Matter: Research, Teaching, and Promotion” at the Annual Society for Applied Anthropology conference. Shayne's contribution to the session was “University Presses and Activist Scholarship/Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas.” Jade Power-Sotomayor presented ...

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