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  1. Robyn Wilson (left) receiving the Chauncey Starr Award, with the 2017 SRA President.

    Faculty Member Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

    Dec 14, 2017

    Congratulations to Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science, who received the 2017 Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Analyst Award at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis held in Arlington, VA.  Wilson was recognized for her outstanding achievement in understanding risk management decisions in agricultural landscapes as they relate to nutrient loss and water quality, and exceptional promise for continued contributions to risk analysis.

  2. Richard Moore received the Public Policy Award from AAA president Alisse Waterston. Photo credits: Josh Gold.

    Professor Moore Receives Public Policy Award

    Dec 11, 2017

    Congratulations to Richard Moore, emeritus professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and adjunct emeritus professor in the Department of Anthropology, who received the Public Policy Award from the American Anthropological Association on November 29 at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.  

  3. Steve Culman, assistant professor of soil fertility, The Ohio State University (shown left) is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award.

    Ohio State Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Award for Early-Career Innovation in Soil Health

    Dec 11, 2017

    Congratulations to Steve Culman, assistant professor of soil fertility, The Ohio State University, who is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award. The annual set of early career grants to outstanding food and agriculture research faculty members is a program of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research program supports promising scientists who demonstrate not only a commitment to catalyzing innovation in food and agriculture, but also a dedication to mentoring students.

  4. Funding awarded to study trust in food, energy, and water consumption feedback

    Dec 11, 2017

    Congratulations to Ian Adams, a first year M.S. student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) with a specialization in Environmental Social Sciences, who was awarded funding through the Decision Sciences Collaborative small grants program at The Ohio State University.

  5. Composting food scraps can prompt people to make other earth-friendly choices, new research has found. Image provided by The Ohio State University.

    Once they start composting, people find other ways to be “green”

    Dec 6, 2017

    Composting food scraps can prompt people to make other earth-friendly choices, new research has found.  When one California city started a composting program to keep food waste out of its landfill, residents began to pay more attention to other environmentally sound practices, such as taking shorter showers, according to a study led by Nicole Sintov, an assistant professor of behavior, decision making and sustainability at The Ohio State University.  Read more about this research here.

  6. School of Environment and Natural Resources doctoral student Marisol Becerra and faculty member Dr. Kerry Ard are co-authors on new article in Diabetes Care.

    Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Diabetes Disparities examined in new article

    Dec 6, 2017

    Findings from a study co-authored by School of Environment and Natural Resources doctoral student Marisol Becerra and faculty member Dr. Kerry Ard are featured in the November 29th edition of Physicians Briefing. The article, “Disparities in Environmental Exposures to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Diabetes Risk in Vulnerable Populations” in the journal Diabetes Care reviews the evidence linking unequal exposures to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals with racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diabetes disparities in the U.S. and social forces promoting these disparities; and explores potential interventions.

  7. Ohio State students attend national Net Impact conference (left to right:  Tim Cho, Taylor Racela, Sarah Fischer and Kathleen Fillingim).

    Undergraduates attend national Net Impact Conference

    Dec 5, 2017

    Four undergraduate Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) students had the opportunity to attend this year’s Net Impact Path to Purpose Conference in Atlanta, GA.  Net Impact is a national organization with more than 300 global chapters. The students that attended are members of Ohio State’s undergraduate Net Impact chapter.  Returning from this year’s conference representing Ohio State’s Net Impact chapter were seniors and EEDs majors Sarah Fischer, who is minoring in Nonprofit Management and Tim Cho, who is minoring in City and Regional Planning. Juniors Kathleen Fillingim, an EEDS major and Taylor Racela, a Finance major with a minor in EEDS also attended.

  8. Professor Donnermeyer (right) receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Critical Criminology and Social Justice at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Philadelphia.

    Professor Emeritus receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Dec 4, 2017

    Professor Emeritus Joe Donnermeyer received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Critical Criminology and Social Justice at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in Philadelphia on November 16. The Division is the largest in ASC, with over 800 members. The award is presented to a member of the Division for “sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching and service in the field of Critical Criminology.”

  9. Professor Rattan Lal and CMASC research are highlighted in this past Sunday's (December 3) The New York Times Sunday Review.

    Professor Lal and C-MASC In NY Times Sunday Review

    Dec 4, 2017

    Professor Rattan Lal and CMASC research are highlighted in The New York Times Sunday Review (December 3). The opinion piece, "Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet" by Jacques Leslie discusses the scientific research and benefits of sequestering carbon in soil.

  10. Catch Up on News from the School's Alumni Society

    Nov 29, 2017

    Stay updated on activities of our ENR Alumni and the School of Environment and Natural Resources by reading the latest newsletter from your Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society.

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