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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES NEWS

Inventorying Geneva's Greenhouse Gases

In her internship this semester, Katie Paige '14 is working with the City of Geneva to update the city's greenhouse gas inventory. A double-major in economics and environmental studies, Paige has been extracting the city's electricity and natural gas usage from New York State Electric and Gas records. She then breaks down the city's energy use further into different categories to determine where ...  More >>

First Years to Explore Sustainable Living

When the Classes of 2018 arrive in the fall, more than 50 students will have the opportunity to explore sustainability and consumption through a new Learning Community, "Sustainable Living." The two-semester long program will have an emphasis on the relationship between local actions and global effects. "Sustainable Living gives students interested in any aspect of sustainability a strong start a...  More >>

Second Finger Lakes Landfill Summit

The Finger Lakes Region faces serious challenges in fostering sustainable economic development while maintaining the natural beauty, clean air, sparkling waters and fertile soils of the area. In 2013, the first Finger Lakes Landfill Summit sought to answer the question, "Where are we?" with regard to the solid waste situation in the northern Seneca Lake region. On Wednesday, April 9, the 2014 Sum...  More >>

Two Earn Goldwater Honors

From a highly competitive field of more than 1,100 applicants, Macy Howarth '16 was named a Goldwater Scholar and Alison McCarthy '15 has received Honorable Mention. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was established in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwa...  More >>

FLI to Launch Owasco Monitoring Buoy

Research efforts around water quality issues will get a new boost this spring when the HWS Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) launches a high-tech water monitoring buoy in Owasco Lake, the sixth largest of the Finger Lakes. The newly attained $100,000 YSI Water Quality Monitoring System will monitor and collect critical water column profile data, including temperature, salinity, and total algae, as wel...  More >>

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PROFILES

Anna Dorman
Anna Dorman '13
International Relations & Environmental Studies Double Major
Economics and Middle Eastern Studies Double Minor
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Amman, Jordan
I chose to study abroad in Jordan because it brought together all of the components that I had been studying at the Colleges perfectly. I took intensive Arabic courses, as well as courses in modernization and social change in Jordan. The most incredible part of my experience was the opportunity to live with a Jordanian family - they truly made me feel welcome. Going abroad was one of the best academic and personal decisions I’ve ever made.
Extracurricular
I’m currently the president of the HWS Debate Team and of the Americans for Informed Democracy club. I am a civic leader though CCESL and an outreach coordinator for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. I’m also an environmental representative through the Office of Sustainability, a member of Campus Greens, and a member of the William Smith Congress.
Research
I’m currently doing summer research with Professor Beth Kinne on hydrofracking in New York and Pennsylvania. I also completed an independent study with Professor John Halfman on changes in the Seneca Lake watershed in the past decade, and I completed an independent study while I was in Jordan on food security in Jordan.
Middle Eastern Studies
The course “Comparative Politics of the Middle East” with Professor Stacey Philbrick Yadav was my introduction to Middle Eastern politics, and I found it absolutely fascinating. Prior to this class, I never would have imagined that I would study abroad in Jordan!