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CLAS students learning about their impact through new sustainability requirement

Monday, January 8, 2024
Students at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are learning about sustainability as a part of a new general education requirement for the college.

Dr. Matthew Dannenberg selected to receive Van Allen Natural Sciences Fellowship

Friday, December 1, 2023
Dr. Matthew Dannenberg was selected to receive the James Van Allen Natural Sciences Fellowship for 2024-2025.

Geography PhD candidate Sam Taylor wins 3 Minute Thesis

Friday, November 10, 2023
Two Geographical and Sustainability Sciences graduate students competed in the 3 Minute Thesis finals, with Sam Taylor winning second place.