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Wake Forest MFA student documentary to screen at Cannes

Wake Forest MFA student documentary to screen at Cannes

by Kim McGrath  |  mcgratka@wfu.edu “My Garden, No Longer,” a short documentary by Wake Forest graduate student Scott E. Schimmel, has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. The competition showcases the works of the next generation of filmmakers. Films are seen by Cannes…

Read more April 23, 2017
CEES Student Research Opportunity: White-tailed Deer Densities at Pilot Mountain

CEES Student Research Opportunity: White-tailed Deer Densities at Pilot Mountain

Work to evaluate survey methods in estimating white-tailed deer densities and their effects on vegetative communities at Pilot Mountain State Park, NC.  Project Description: Pilot Mountain State Park is located in Surry and Yadkin Counties, North Carolina. Located off highway US 52, it covers 3,735 acres (15.12 km2) and includes the distinctive 2,241 foot (683…

Read more April 7, 2017
Apply to participate in the 2017 Magnolias Project

Apply to participate in the 2017 Magnolias Project

All Wake Forest faculty are invited to enhance their teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Project May 10-11, 2017 on the Wake Forest campus. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome. This innovative…

Read more April 3, 2017
Environmental Futures: Pathways to Impact

Environmental Futures: Pathways to Impact

What does your environmental future look like? Whether you are just beginning your journey or are already well along your path, you will be inspired by this distinguished panel of sustainability change agents. This group of Wake Forest alumni and guests have dedicated their lives to the environmental sector through careers in leadership, policy, and protection.…

Read more March 26, 2017
CEES funding opportunities available for spring 2017

CEES funding opportunities available for spring 2017

The Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability provides funding opportunities for research, scholarship, and working groups related to energy, environment and sustainability as broadly defined. CEES mini grants seek to provide new opportunities for research and scholarly activities at Wake Forest. Though the center was formed with core groups in Renewable Energy Research, Biodiversity and…

Read more March 13, 2017
Many tree species in eastern US may be unable to adapt to changing climate, study finds

Many tree species in eastern US may be unable to adapt to changing climate, study finds

by Justin Catanoso Climate change is expected to alter the distribution of the most iconic trees in the eastern US because of environmental challenges related to growth, mortality, reproduction, and disease. A Woods Hole Research Center study of 40 tree species finds balsam fir, quaking aspen, black cherry, yellow birch, red maple, sugar maple, and…

Read more March 7, 2017
CEES partners with Pilot Mountain State Park officials for prescribed burn

CEES partners with Pilot Mountain State Park officials for prescribed burn

On Wednesday, February 1, the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the Biology Department aided Pilot Mountain State Park (PMSP) officials in a 130-acre prescribed burn as a part of an ongoing partnership to support protected areas. Prescribed burns use low-intensity fire to achieve forest-management objectives in ecosystems that evolved with…

Read more February 4, 2017
WFU names former EPA official to lead graduate programs in sustainability

WFU names former EPA official to lead graduate programs in sustainability

Wake Forest University has appointed alumnus and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official Stan Meiburg (’75) as director of graduate programs in sustainability. Meiburg served as Acting Deputy Administrator for the EPA from 2014 to 2017, capping a 39-year career with the agency. He is known for leading efforts to protect the nation’s air and…

Read more February 2, 2017
A look back by the Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Daniel Fogel

A look back by the Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Daniel Fogel

  I am very proud of what my colleagues have accomplished over the last few years in establishing the Sustainability Graduate Program at Wake Forest University. Throughout the years, we have stayed true to our mission of educating the next generation of leaders in sustainability and enhancing their opportunities to work where they can be…

Read more February 2, 2017
Experts discuss energy, environment, and climate policy

Experts discuss energy, environment, and climate policy

“For climate change, the future is already here, it’s not just something that’s going to happen a couple of generations in the future,” John Knox, professor of law, said at a CEES policy panel exploring energy, environment, and climate policy under the Trump Administration on January 17.   Other panelists included Don Jodrey, Dick Schneider, and Sidney Shapiro. The panel…

Read more January 20, 2017