News

Shortleaf pine restoration on the Domain

April 22, 2018
Sewanee's prescribed fire team, including twelve students, conducted a 30 acre prescribed fire last week at Piney Point.

Sewanee awards forty environmental internships

April 6, 2018
Sewanee's environmental programs and the Office of Career Development and Research have teamed up to award 40 environmental internships to Sewanee students who will be conducting research or working in programs across the US and abroad during the summer of 2018.

Sewanee professor publishes new book about artisanal whaling

March 28, 2018
Professor Russell Fielding of Earth and Environmental Systems has published a new book about artisanal whaling in the Caribbean and the North Atlantic.

Sewanee Headwaters Initiative to launch this summer

March 11, 2018
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation has provided a large grant to support the Sewanee Headwaters Initiative, a three-year project focused on water quality and conservation in the watersheds that surround the University of the South.

Sewanee water series continues this week

March 3, 2018
Sewanee’s Integrated Program in the Environment continues our year-long series examining water conservation with a talk by George Ramseur Jr. from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources on Tuesday, March 6th at 5pm in Gailor Auditorium.

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Sewanee students spending semester at sea

November 21, 2017
Three students are conducting environmental research off New Zealand.

Sewanee water series continues on Wednesday

November 6, 2017
Sewanee's year-long water series will continue on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Dr. Brad Collett from the University of Tennessee will speak about his work and that of his students in developing valuable resources for protecting Tennessee’s water quality and the new Tennessee River project.

Shortleaf Pine Restoration at Sewanee

October 4, 2017
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has announced that Sewanee has received a competitive grant to fund shortleaf pine restoration on the Domain in a partnership with the Forest Stewards Guild, Berea College, and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation.

Anna George to speak in Sewanee water series

September 25, 2017
Dr. Anna George, the Tennessee Aquarium's Vice-President of Conservation Science and Education, will speak about Freshwater Conservation Science in the Southeastern United States this Wednesday (Sept. 27) at 6pm in Gailor Auditorium.

Sewanee's Water Lecture Series

September 11, 2017
Sewanee's water lecture series continues on Wednesday, Sept. 20, with a talk by Dr. Billy Turner, the Director of the Center for Water Resource Economics at Troy University. Dr. Turner's talk is entitled "Restoring the Middle Chattahoochee River to Enhance Fish Passage (and Create an Urban Whitewater Paddling Mecca)." The talk will take place in Gailor Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Andreas Fath to speak about TenneSwim

August 28, 2017
Andreas Fath's 652 swim for science across the Tennessee Valley is almost completed, and he will be speaking about his adventure with Sewanee's Martin Knoll on Wednesday, August 30 in Gailor Hall at 5:30 pm.

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Tenneswim surveys the health of the Tennessee River, one stroke at a time

August 15, 2017
The Tenneswim project is the brainchild of Professor of Geology Martin Knoll, C’82, and Andreas Fath, a professor from the University of Furtwangen in Germany. Fath, the swimmer behind Tenneswim, is almost two-thirds of the way though his 652-mile swim of the Tennessee River, accompanied by Knoll and other scientists as well as two recent Sewanee graduates.

Thirty-six environmental internships awarded at Sewanee

August 2, 2017
Over the summer of 2017, Sewanee funded 36 environmental internships around the globe.

TenneSwim is underway!

July 28, 2017
TenneSwim, a 652-mile journey along the Tennessee River, is underway.

Constructed Wetland Project marks its first year

June 28, 2017
Sewanee's Constructed Wetland Project celebrated its first year in operation in June, and multiple research partnerships between Sewanee faculty and students and personnel from the University of Georgia will continue in the year ahead.

Island Ecology kicks off its 31st year

June 8, 2017
Sewanee's Island Ecology program kicked off its 31st year on St. Catherines Island last week.

Graduation 2017

May 15, 2017
Sewanee's environmental programs graduated over sixty students across our six majors this past Sunday, and we also bid farewell to long-time Geology Professor Dr. Steve Shaver.

Commissioner of Agriculture visits Sewanee

May 5, 2017
Jai Templeton, Tennessee's Commissioner of Agriculture, visited Sewanee this week along with State Forester Jere Jeter and the board of the Tennessee Forestry Association to tour the Domain and see recent management projects.

Katharine Wilkinson speaks about Drawdown

May 5, 2017
Katharine Wilkinson (C'05 and Rhodes Scholar) came back home on April 27 to speak about Drawdown, her recent collaboration with Paul Hawken.

The Songs of Trees

April 10, 2017
Professor David Haskell's new book, The Songs of Trees, was released on April 4th. Dr. Haskell will be speaking about his book in Convocation Hall on April 17th at 4:30 pm.

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Sustainability tour in Nashville

March 28, 2017
Sewanee's Integrated Program in the Environment and Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability are teaming up to send a van of students to Nashville to tour green urban projects with Dr. Dodd Galbreath of Lipscomb University's Institute for Sustainable Practice.

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News and Updates

March 4, 2017
There are several upcoming events in the environmental arena at Sewanee, including talks by David Haskell and Katharine Wilkinson and a sustainability tour with Lipscomb University in Nashville.

Dr. Paul Farmer receives an honorary degree at Sewanee

January 22, 2017
Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, was in Sewanee last week to visit with classes and to receive an honorary degree at our Easter convocation.

Sir Peter Crane visits Sewanee

January 22, 2017
Sir Peter Crane, the former director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London and the former dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, spent several days in Sewanee last week to give our convocation address and to visit with SIPE faculty and students.

Student wildland fire training at Sewanee

January 10, 2017
Sewanee students are taking a week long training session to obtain their fire-fighting credentials.

Sewanee's reservoir levels continue to fall

November 15, 2016
The water levels in Lake Jackson continue to fall as Sewanee remains in a severe drought.

Watersheds and Wetlands at Sewanee

October 23, 2016
Sewanee will be hosting discussions and site visits concerning watershed management and constructed wetlands this Friday and Saturday (October 28 and 29).

Sewanee students visit Louisiana-Pacific Headquarters

October 14, 2016
Sewanee students visited the Louisiana-Pacific Headquarters in downtown Nashville last week and were also hosted at Nissan Stadium for a round of presentations by regional natural resource professionals.

Environmental Law, Religious Politics, and Ecological Restoration to be highlighted next week

October 4, 2016
Next week, Sewanee will host two lectures on Environmental Law and American Religious Politics (Oct. 10) and Ecological Restoration (Oct. 13).

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Environment and Sustainability Newsletter

September 29, 2016
The bi-monthly newsletter from the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability was released today and readers will find updates about our sustainability initiatives as well as our environmental academic programs.

Sewanee yellow poplar used for dugout canoe at Russell Cave National Monument

September 15, 2016
A yellow poplar from the Domain was recently shipped to Russell Cave National Monument so they could build a traditional dugout canoe.

Seeking student sustainability fellows

September 12, 2016
Information session for student sustainability fellows on September 19

Sewanee students conduct research in Haiti

September 2, 2016
This summer, five Sewanee students and a St. Andrews-Sewanee student worked closely with Haitian counterparts on a long-term ecosystem services research project in Haiti's central plateau region.

Competition for students to attend the AASHE conference

August 27, 2016
Sewanee's Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability invites students to apply to be a representative of the University at the 2016 AASHE Convention in Baltimore on Oct. 9-11 this coming fall semester.

Upcoming Environmental Events

August 22, 2016
Photographs of prehistoric cave paintings to be featured at Sewanee.