Category: ENVS Global

CES students featured in new documentary, FROZEN OBSESSION

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The RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will kick off the 11th annual festival with the world premiere of the feature-length film, FROZEN OBSESSION, on February 12 followed by a panel discussion with expedition members from Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Environmental Studies. Climate change is a critical scientific and social issue that confronts today’s […]

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ENVS graduate Chtaura Jackson selected as VCU “10 Under 10” honoree

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VCU Alumni’s 10 Under 10 awards program recognizes the noteworthy and distinctive achievements made by alumni who earned their first VCU degree (undergraduate, graduate or professional) within the past 10 years. This year we are proud to announce that one of VCU Environmental Studies’ graduates, Chtaura Jackson (M.S.’10/ENVS/LS), was selected to be among those recognized. […]

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‘Survival of the fit’: A VCU professor’s new book calls for a shift in how we think about evolution

Statue of Charles Darwin outside Shrewsbury Library in the United Kingdom. (Getty Images) [View Image]

A new book co-authored by Virginia Commonwealth University professor Salvatore J. Agosta, Ph.D., calls for a paradigm shift in the mainstream theory of evolution as humanity faces crises such as climate change. And it suggests that answers can be found in Charles Darwin’s original arguments. Agosta, an associate professor in the Center for Environmental Studies, co-wrote “The […]

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Report from the field: A new wilderness practice and policy study abroad course in Patagonia

VCU ENVS Study abroad course on Wilderness in Patagonia. Class poses in alpine setting [View Image]

“…the reward of this venture, if there was one, would reside in the doing of the thing itself.” – Kevin Fedarko Starting in Coyhaique, we traveled south in a clockwise loop – first to the snow-tipped mountains of  Cerro Castillo, to lake-guarded Chile Chico, then to guanaco-inhabited Jeinemeni and Chacabuco, to the marble caves of […]

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