Sustainability at St. Edward's



Dr. Beck talks Climate Change Policy with Fortune

Fortune magazine asked Dr. Peter Beck, professor of Environmental Science and Policy, to weigh in on a United Nations Conference report that proposes a new ‘Bretton Woods’ Conference’ to revamp global climate change policy. Read the entire article here.

Student researchers launch weather balloons and careers

Every summer, you can find student researchers hard at work on campus. One group of summer student researchers, led by Dr. Gary Morris, study ozone air quality and even launch weather balloons from right here on the Hilltop. The summer… Continue Reading →

Students bring #SmallStepsBigChange to life

Professor Nancy Reiter-Salisbury’s Social Media for Public Relations class developed Social Media for Social Change projects. We’re highlighting the group projects and speaking to team members about why sustainability is important to them, what they’ve learned, and their advice for fellow… Continue Reading →

Dr. Beck and colleague awarded $300,000 grant from National Science Foundation

Dr. Peter Beck, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, and colleague Dr. Michael Wasserman, previously with St. Edward’s and now at Indiana University, have been awarded a $300,000 International Research Experience for Students grant from the National Science Foundation. Over… Continue Reading →

University Studies Professor Publishes “Public Water Policies: The Ultimate Weapons of Social Control”

Charles Porter, Assistant Professor of University Studies, recently published a paper in the Research in Business and Economics Journal titled, “Public Water Policies: The Ultimate Weapons of Social Control.” In it, he discusses how local, state, and national governments seek… Continue Reading →

Visual Studies Professor’s Art Installation Focuses on Consumer Culture, Waste

Hollis Hammonds, Associate Professor and Chair of Visual Studies, exhibited an art installation earlier this year called wasteland/wonderland to tackle ideas of consumer culture, waste, natural disasters, and the value of possessions. Most of her materials “are discarded items, broken… Continue Reading →

Hilltop Views Report: Professor integrates real world experience within the classroom

Amy Concilio, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, describes how her experiences living in 15 different states across two countries inform her teaching. Click here to read the full article by Maia Samboy of Hilltop Views.

First Two Weather Balloons Launched from the Hilltop to Measure Ozone and Meteorological Data

On Saturday, July 30th and Thursday, August 4th, the first two weather balloons ever to be launched from the Hilltop took flight as part of the Tropospheric Ozone Pollution Project (TOPP)! Started by Dean of Natural Sciences, Gary A. Morris in… Continue Reading →

Associate Professor Peter Beck and Students Combat Ecological Issues in Costa Rica and Beyond

Want to learn more about the month-long field research course in Costa Rica from the perspective of Peter Beck, director of the Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Management and Sustainability? Click here to read Erin Peterson’s fascinating glimpse into the course and… Continue Reading →

Biology Professor Awarded $275,000 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant

Dr. Fidelma O’Leary, Associate Professor of Biology, was awarded $275,000 by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to support agricultural science education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The 4-year grant aims to establish the “Agricultural-STEM Pipeline”… Continue Reading →

Biodiversity of Texas Seagrass Habitats: Who Gives a Fish? With Paula Raelynn Deaton of Biological Sciences

Faculty Talks: St. Ed’s Professors Discuss Their Scholarly and Creative Work The Center for Teaching Excellence and Office of Sponsored Programs invite all faculty and staff to join us for the final event of our spring 2015 series of faculty… Continue Reading →

Professor Motivated to Teach While Getting Master’s in Forestry

Professor Bill Quinn was featured in a recent issue of Hilltop Views! Original article by Leyda Estrada, published on April 6, 2015. His colleagues describe him as a sweet man who loves to teach. Meanwhile, his students describe him as funny,… Continue Reading →

Meet the Next St. Edward’s Sustainability Champion: Teresa Bilinski

We’d like to introduce you to our newest Sustainability Champion: Teresa Bilinski! Every two weeks, we will be revealing more champions, so please visit the page and keep your eyes out in Horizon for the announcement. Help us give a… Continue Reading →

Asst. Prof. Charles Porter Keeps Busy With Water Conservation

Charles Porter, Assistant Professor in the School of Education – University Studies, has been keeping busy over the last year and will continue to do so into 2015. Prof. Porter could be seen and heard around Texas in the fall… Continue Reading →

Assistant Professor Michael Wasserman’s Research With Primates May Explain How Human Diets Have Evolved

Dr. Michael Wasserman received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California, Berkeley and his BS and BA in Zoology and Anthropology from the University of Florida. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental… Continue Reading →

Prof. Charles Porter Presents on Water Quality to Global Audience

From August 17th-24th, Professor of History Charles Porter attending the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction’s 16th Annual World Conference on Education in San Diego, CA. This year’s conference theme was “Integrating Education for a Lasting Culture of Peace and… Continue Reading →

Assoc. Prof. Mike Wasserman Models Sustainable Behavior In and Out of the Classroom

Both personally and professionally, Professor Michael Wasserman is demonstrating a serious commitment to the environment. He and his family chose a home that relies entirely on rainwater instead of a city water supply, ensuring that they use only what they… Continue Reading →

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