Nov 9 Newsletter by 3u8736Qa


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NOVEMBER 9, 2003
In this issue:
     >>> LECTURE: Monday, November 10, 7:30 pm, Olin 1, Professor Tom Tietenberg: "Market-
     Based Approaches to Environmental Protection: Faustian Bargain or Paradise Regained?"
     >>>LECTURE: Friday November 14, 4 p.m., Miller 14, Kurk Dorsey, Associate Professor of History,
     UNH. “Moby Diplomacy: Science and Environmentalism in the International Whaling
     >>>TRAY LUNCH: Lunch with Rick Morrill of the Center for Northern Studies on Monday, November
     17, 12-1:30, Camp Room, Dana
     >>>TOXICS ACTION CONFERENCE: November 22, 2003, Lovejoy (day long event)
     Colby’s ES Program is again hosting the annual Toxics Action Conference. Colby students attend
 HELP START an Environmental Departmental Club! Organizational meeting Thursday November
     13th at 8:00pm (details below)
 JOBS & INTERNSHIPS: Green Corps jobs after graduation; GIS job involving sea turtle research;
     LSU research assistantship researching reptiles and amphibians; the American Institute of Biological
     Sciences seeks a Science Associate; internships and jobs at; and more.
 JANPLAN STIPEND APPLICATIONS DUE THURSDAY: Mellon applications due to Sharon Treat by
     5 pm Nov. 13th
 ES FACULTY DOINGS: Jim Fleming (STS and ES) has been elected a Fellow of the American
     Association for the Advancement of Science, and just published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times
     on the role of climate in California fires. See below for link.
 BEYOND COLBY: Blaine House Conference on Natural Resource Industries in Augusta
     Monday Nov. 17; call for abstracts for the Maine Water Conference; scholarships now available to
     attend an international sustainable development conference hosted by College of Menominee
     Nation Sustainable Development Institute in June
           ***Hollis and Environmental Studies Lecture Series***
           Monday, November 10, 7:30 pm, Olin 1
           Professor Tom Tietenberg: "Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Protection:
           Faustian Bargain or Paradise Regained?"
           Did you know that ES Program Director Tom Tietenberg is an international authority on market-
           based environmental policies? In this lecture Colby's own Tom Tietenberg draws upon his thirty
           years of experience with designing and evaluating these policies for the United Nations, the
           World Bank, the OECD, USAID, the USEPA and several state and foreign governments to
           assess the state of the art. One of the well-known characteristics of policy is known as the
           "pendulum effect". According to this view policy innovations are typically underutilized at first and
           then, once momentum is gained through familiarity, tend to be accorded too much respect. Has
           that happened to market-based environmental policy instruments as they have moved from the
           wings to center stage? Tom’s lecture discusses the evolution of the use of these instruments and
           what has been learned from that evolution. (ES 401 Credit)
           ***STS and Environmental Studies Lecture***
           Friday November 14, 4 p.m., Miller 14
         Kurk Dorsey, Associate Professor of History, UNH. “Moby Diplomacy: Science and
         Environmentalism in the International Whaling Commission”
         Kurk Dorsey is Associate Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire and a
         specialist in U.S. Foreign relations and Environmental history. He is the author of the prize-
         winning The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy: Canadian-American Wildlife Protection Treaties in
         the Progressive Era. His current research is on international aspects of whaling. (ES 401 credit)
         ***Tray Lunch with Rick Morrill, Center for Northern Studies***
         Monday, November 17, 12-1:30, Camp Room, Dana
         The Center for Northern Studies at Sterling College integrates field research with academic
         programs addressing the ecosystems and peoples of the Arctic and subarctic environments and
         the challenges of sustainable interactions in a global society. Rick Morrill will be on hand to talk
         about the Center, and opportunities for study away programs for the full year; for any one term; or
         for selected courses during a term. Courses offer students an interdisciplinary immersion in the
         cultures and ecology of northern regions. Courses include: Indigenous Cultures of the
         Circumpolar North, Polar Biota: Fauna, Quaternary Studies: Paleo-environment and Prehistory of
         the Circumpolar, North Winter Ecology, The Political Economy of Resource Management,
         Literature and Film of the North, Community Development in the Circumpolar North, and Field
         Study in the Circumpolar North.
         ***Green Corps information session: This will be sometime on Monday November 17, time
         and location TBA. Colby grad Maggie Drummond (see next item) will represent Green Corps and
         the job opportunities available.
         ***Toxics Action 2003 Conference***
         November 22, 2003, Lovejoy (day long event)
         The ES Program is again working with Colby grad Maggie Drummond and hosting the annual
         Toxics Action conference for residents fighting pollution in our communities. Featured speakers
         include Congressman Tom Allen and Breast Cancer Action director Barbara Brenner. The day
         will include 10 workshops covering everything from persistent toxic chemicals and community
         health studies to organizing a local campaign and planning a media event. There are
         opportunities to network and share ideas with public health professionals and other community
         members throughout the day. Workshops include Hydrogeology 101, The Body Burden: PBDEs
         & Our Health, Air Quality and Maine's Health, Planning a Winning Local Campaign, Successful
         Media Events, Controlling a Public Hearing, Climate Change 101. More details: Colby students attend free!!
JOBS & INTERNSHIPS: See attachment Nov. 9 Jobs & Internships for greater detail on these and
other positions. Note all materials posted in Olin near library as well as on our website.
(1) Green Corps Jobs: Katie Swayne, Colby‘03 is working for Green Corps and encourages you to
    apply for a position. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2004. First round interviews will be in
    January, and second interviews off campus (Boston) in February. Green Corps organizers have held
    positions with groups ranging from the Alaska Coalition, Defenders of wildlife, Sierra Club,
    Greenpeace, Rainforest Action network and many many more. For full details and an application go
    to <>. Questions? Give Katie a call at (908)872-9386 or email her at
    <>. There will be an informational session on Green Corps on November
    17. Stay tuned for details.
(2) Idealist.Org: I just checked the <> website for environmental internships and found
    303 listed. Not bad, and a lot were paid positions. This is a great website for searching internships
    and jobs in the non-profit arena (although it is not limited to non-profits) and international sustainable
    development. Be sure to check out the ES website for this and other links. The folks at Idealist will
    also send you weekly emails of job opportunities as they pop up, based on the criteria you set.
(3) GIS Analyst (Quality Assurance Specialist) with the National Ocean Service Biogeography
    Program, Silver Spring, Maryland. Salary/Term: $30,000-$35,000; 12 month contract (benefits
    included). Resumes will be accepted through 12 November 2003. Minimum Qualifications: B.S.
     degree in GIS related studies, or B.S. degree in biological sciences with extensive GIS experience,
     computer literate (WIN XP/2000), experience with spatial data management, analyses, and QA/QC
     procedures. Brief Description of Duties: Assist in the development of a GIS database for managing
     and analyzing information relevant to Interactions between Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico commercial
     fisheries and turtles. For full job details and info on how to apply, see attachment Nov. 9 Jobs &
(4) The American Institute of Biological Sciences seeks a Science Associate to join the staff of its
     project on Infrastructure for Biology at Regional to Continental Scales. Through this project, AIBS is
     catalyzing activity in the scientific community surrounding next-generation biological research
     infrastructure. This is a diverse position in a small-office setting that requires scientific training,
     administrative acumen, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and pitch in regardless of the task.
     The successful candidate will interact with the biological research and education communities and
     various government agencies, among others, and thus must demonstrate superior written and verbal
     communication skills with different kinds of audiences. We expect a high degree of computer
     competency and prefer candidates with an advanced degree in the biological or environmental
     sciences and a familiarity with NEON's goals. See atrtachment for details on job and how to apply.
(5) JANUARY INTERNSHIP at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) could involve
     environmental applications. SAIC is the nation's largest employee-owned research and engineering
     company. Their Maritime System Solutions Division offices are just south of Everett, Washington.
     SAIC's primary customers are the US Government and the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma. SAIC have
     unclassified projects that range from the acoustic tracking of juvenile salmon on the Columbia
     River to the securing of intermodal containers within international supply chains. Juniors and seniors
     who are mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics, or engineering majors are encouraged to
     submit resumes and cover letter to Steve Szender via email: For
     additional information, see the SAIC listing in eRecuiting under January Internships.
(6) M.S. Assistantship at LSU: Interested in amphibians or reptiles? Planning to do graduate work in
     this field? Read on: Start Date: May 2004 (depends on final decision regarding anticipated grant
     funding) Pay Rate: 12 months @ $1000/mo = $12,000. Requirements: 1) B.S. in biology, zoology,
     ecology, fisheries or wildlife at time of appointment AND- 2) Acceptance into the graduate school at
     Louisiana State University in Shreveport AND 3) Acceptance into the graduate school and
     cooperative M.S. program at either LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport in one of four majors, or
     LSU Baton Rouge in Environmental Management. Full details in attachment.
(7) Interested in International Sustainable Development? Internships are available with the Global
     Policy Forum, New York, NY. GPF, an Independent research and advocacy organization based in
     New York city, monitors policy making at the United Nations to promote a more democratic and
     accountable global policy process. Interns work with portfolios on The Security Council; The United
     Nations Financial Crisis; Social and Economic Policy Making; and NGOs. Contact: Giji Gya, Assistant
     Director, Internship Coordinator Phone: 212-557-3161 Fax: 212-557-3165
(8) See attached flyer for Education and Outreach Coordinator position, South East Atlantic Coastal
     Ocean Observing System (SEA-COOS), Florida Sea Grant Extension, University of Florida/IFAS,
     College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(9) Graduate Research Associate, Center for Watershed Environments (CWE), Murray State
     University. Full time position to begin January 2004. Qualifications: B.S. in biology, ecology, or
     related discipline. Previous experience with amphibians and/or field and laboratory experiments
     highly desirable. See Jobs attachment for details.
HELP START an Environmental Departmental Club???
Want to get more connected with other ES Majors and Minors? Several members of the ES Student
Advisory Committee are looking for fifteen students to establish an SGA recognized club. Plans include:
social events with ES students and faculty, club dinners, hikes, fundraisers, info panels for prospective
majors, and anything you would like to do! If you are interested, come to a study break/informational
meeting next Thursday November 13th at 8:00pm for some refreshments and to talk about the club.
Bring your ideas and your friends! Location TBA, so watch your email and look for our posters! If you are
interested or want more information, contact one of the following ES students: Kara
<>, Lauren <>, Hilary <>,
Jenna <>, Sarah <>.
Jim Fleming (STS and ES) has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science "for pioneering studies on the history of meteorology and climate change and for the
advancement of historical work within meteorological societies." The sitting president of the International
Commission on History of Meteorology, Jim also is the Ritter Fellow at the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography this year. Jim just published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on the role of climate in
California fires. Read it at
National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Fellowship Program offers a nationally recognized
opportunity for students to green their campuses and communities, gaining practical experience in the
conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in conservation
efforts. Fellows receive project support, modest financial compensation and recognition of their
accomplishments, and attend a national training and leadership development opportunity to be held in
conjunction with NWF's 64th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on March 11- 14, 2004. (Travel and
hotel expenses covered by NWF.) REQUEST FOR FELLOWSHIP PROPOSALS due by DECEMBER 19,
2003. Visit to access grant guidelines, selection
criteria, project requirements, perks and privileges, sample projects, online application information and
more! More info? Contact Kathy Cacciola, Senior Coordinator, Campus Ecology Program, NWF, Tel:
703.438.6318, Fax: 703.438.6468, EMAIL
>>>The Blaine House Conference on Natural Resource-based Industries will be held Monday,
November 17. Are you interested in issues of sustainable fisheries, agriculture and forests? Consider
attending some or all of the Blaine House Conference next week. The cost is $20, but if you are willing to
be the “official note-taker” for a conference session you may be able to attend for free. For information
about the conference, please visit the Governor's Web site at: Students in Prof.
Holman’s sustainable development class should contact her about participating. Others interested in the
note-taking discount should contact Erik Anderson at the Maine Dept. of Conservation at

>>>Maine Water Conference 2004: Call for Abstracts: A reminder the plans for the 2004 Maine Water
Conference are well underway. Next year's conference will be held Wednesday, April 21, 8am-4pm at the
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine. A general theme for the conference is 'Environmental legacies as
a context for emerging issues'. Find out more at:

>>>Interested in international sustainable development?
You may want to plan now for a conference in June entitled "Sharing Indigenous Wisdom: An
International Dialogue on Sustainable Development." The conference is hosted by the College of
Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute and is to be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin on June
6 - 10, 2004. Scholarships are now available to help with conference costs. Please see the conference
website for more information at:
SHARON’S SCHEDULE: Monday late afternoon, Tuesday afternoon, and all day Friday are the best
times to meet with me this week.

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