The Environmental Studies Program offers students the opportunity to study how humans should relate to the natural world, a subject that has become increasingly relevant as more people begin paying attention to the Earth’s limited resources and our own impact on those resources.
Department Award WinnersCongratulations to Megan Wing and Emily Onufer, winners of the Christopher Stevenson Award for Excellence in Environmental Studies.
Environmental Studies Feature Stories
UR gallery talks explore relationship between sustainability and art
The University of Richmond will host two gallery discussions exploring the relationship between sustainability and art related to a current exhibition, “Crooked Data: (Mis)Information in Contemporary Art.”
Christie Marsh, '17
Christie Marsh, ’17, used her studies in philosophy, German, and environmental studies to examine invasive species.
Series of scholars will be featured as part of the 2016-17 University of Richmond Global Environmental Speaker Series
A group of renowned scholars will speak on everything from coral reefs to contemporary art as part of University of Richmond’s Global Environmental Speaker Series.
Megan Wing, '17
Junior conducts ecological fieldwork on the presence of bird species before bison are reintroduced to the Colorado prairie.
Bonner Scholar uses her Bonner summer of service and a Civic Fellowship to explore climate change in the South Pacific.
National Park Service funds professor's research at two historical sites
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service has awarded a $69,898 grant to Todd Lookingbill, Department of Geography and the Environment chair and associate professor of biology at the University of Richmond.
King William native researches animal behavior at Mountain Lake Biological Station through University of Richmond summer fellowship
Kayla Sherman, ’16, of King William, spent her summer conducting research on both the eastern red-spotted newt and the European gypsy moth working in the Mountain Lake Biological Station in Pembroke through the University of Richmond’s Summer Fellowship (URSF) program.
Students work with mapping technology in Spatial Analysis Lab at University of Richmond through summer fellowship program
Four University of Richmond students have begun mapping out their futures through a summer fellowship in the Department of Geography and the Environment Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL).
How to Build a Better BayJeff Allenby, '07, of the Chesapeake Bay Conservancy offers tips for being a good steward of the bay and beyond.
Bridget Ward, '11
It wasn’t that long ago that Bridget Ward, ’11, was unfamiliar with the computer-based mapping tool GIS. Today, she’s a GIS analyst and environmental planner working on a proposed high-speed rail project between Richmond and Washington.
The Princeton Review names University of Richmond a 'green' college in recognition of environmental initiatives
The Princeton Review has named the University of Richmond a “green” college for 2015. The college guidebook publisher annually recognizes colleges for environmental initiatives in construction, transportation, energy conservation and recycling.