Faculty to vote on new primary major in environmental studies

A new primary major for Environmental Studies (ENVS) may be available to students beginning in the fall 2018 semester, pending a vote by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in May, Dr. Colin Orians, Director of the Environmental Studies program and professor of biology, said. According to Orians, this follows approval for the new major by the Committee […]

Co-majors offer students interdisciplinary breadth, depth

There are currently five courses of study that can be categorized as co-majors, according to the Registrar of the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. These co-majors consist of biomedical sciences, biotechnology, education, environmental studies (ENVS) and science, technology and society (STS). The most recent Tufts Fact Book stated that out of 6,886 graduates […]

Environmental Studies Program to launch new minor program for the fall

A new six-course Environmental Studies (ENVS) minor on food and nutrition systems was approved last month for launch in the fall 2016 semester as part of the ENVS program, which currently includes the five-track ENVS major and the environmental science and policy minor offered to engineering students interested in environmental studies. According to ENVS Program Director Professor Colin Orians, the minor will focus on the importance […]

University hosts two-day symposium on climate change

Tufts administration, faculty, students and guest speakers gathered on March 31 and April 1 for a two-day symposium on climate change, titled “Climate Change: The Role of the University.” The event was sponsored by the Tufts Office of the Provost and the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) in collaboration with Tufts Climate Action (TCA). Luke Sherman, a […]

Environmental studies will debut new Food Systems and Nutrition minor

The environmental studies department has announced its plans to unveil a new Food Systems and Nutrition minor that will be released in the fall of 2016. This initiative is being led by Professor Colin Orians, who has been the director of the environmental studies department since 2010. “The idea of having something related to food systems and […]

Distinguished professor to discuss nuances of GMOs

 The Environmental Studies Program is hosting a university-wide event on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) entitled “Future Food: Eco-friendly GMOs” in collaboration with the Community Health Program and the International Relations Program with support from the Office of the Provost this Thursday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Eaton 201. The event will be led by Professor and Foreign Associate of […]

TMC and biology department establish grants to honor Lily Glidden

This week, the Tufts Mountain Club (TMC) announced Lily’s Fund for Adventure, a grant which “encourages all TMC members to seek outdoor adventure by partially funding imaginative trips in order to make them financially attainable,” according to the TMC website. The website denotes that TMC is initially looking to raise $25,000 for the fund to create an […]