Friday, November 6, 2015
11:30 a.m.   Registration & Lunch (College Center, Villard Room)
1:00 p.m.   Field Trips & Workshops (Meet Leaders in Villard Room at 12:45pm)
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T1 History of the Poughkeepsie Waterfront and Downtown
Harvey Flad, Professor Emeritus of Geography, Vassar College
T2 Walkway Over the Hudson
Fred Schaeffer, Director, Walkway Over the Hudson
T3 Edith Roberts Ecological Garden and Vassar Campus Tour
Meg Ronsheim, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, Vassar College
W1 Leveraging GIS in the Classroom
Kytt MacManus, Geographic Information Specialist, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Earth Institute at Columbia University
3:00 p.m.   Field Trips & Workshops (Meet Leaders in Villard Room at 12:45pm)
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T4 Vassar Conservation and Environmental Engagement Cooperative (VCEE COOP)
Jennifer Rubbo, Manager; and Jamie Deppen, VCEE COOP, Vassar College
W2 Incorporating Data Analysis with Excel into the Classroom
Larry O’Connell, Adjunct Professor of Economics, The New School
W3 Mapping the Hidden Campus Landscape
April Beisaw, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Vassar College
W4 Where Animation and Citizen Science Collide
Ann LePore, Associate Professor Fine Art: 3D Design & Animation, Fine Art, School of Contemporary Arts, Ramapo College of New Jersey
5:00 p.m.   Reception (College Center, Rose Parlor)
5:45 p.m.   Dinner (College Center, Villard Room)
6:30 p.m.   Film Screening: Sustaining This Place: Creating a New Hudson Region Landscape
Screening Hosted by Rik Scarce (Producer)
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Skidmore College
(College Center, Villard Room)
7:30 p.m.   Adjourn
Saturday, November 7, 2015
8:00 a.m.   Registration, Breakfast and Poster Set Up (College Center, Villard Room)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Inaugural Student Congress (Ely Hall, The Aula)
9:00 a.m.   Welcome (College Center, Villard Room)

Michelle D. Land
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Dyson College
and the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities
Pace University

Jonathan L. Chenette
Dean of the Faculty
Vassar College

9:15 a.m.   Keynote: Educating for an Ethic of Place: Insights from Curriculum for the Bioregion’s First Decade (College Center, Villard Room)
Jean MacGregor
Senior Scholar and Director, Curriculum for the Bioregion
Washington Center for Undergraduate Education
The Evergreen State College
10:30 a.m.   Break
10:45 a.m.   Breakout Session 1 (College Center: Rooms 204, 223, 237, 240)
12:00 p.m.   Lunch (College Center, Villard Room)
1:00 p.m.   Presentation of The Great Work Award, in honor of Thomas Berry
Honoree: Dr. Joseph W. Rachlin, Professor and Interim Associate Provost and Dean for Research, Laboratory for Marine & Estuarine Research (LaMER), Lehman College
(College Center, Villard Room)
1:45 p.m.   Breakout Session 2 (College Center: Rooms 204, 223, 237, 240; Main Building: Faculty Parlor Room C203)
3:00 p.m.   Student Congress Report Out (College Center, Villard Room)
3:30 p.m.   Posters Session & Reception (College Center, Villard Room)
5:00 p.m.   Adjourn
Co-sponsored by
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies/Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
and Vassar College

Vassar College