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Yale F&ES Reunion Weekend 2013

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

New Haven, CT

Yale F&ES Reunion Weekend 2013

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Friday, October 4

9:00 am – 5:00 pm    

  • Doctoral Conference - You are invited to attend doctoral presentations throughout the day, including the conference keynote address by Peter Kareiva, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, at 4:00 pm.

5:30 pm    

  • F. Herbert Bormann Prize Presentation - Join us for the inaugural prize ceremony, including a cash award to a current Ph.D. student who has made a significant published contribution to his or her field in the past year, and . . .
  • TGIF - Kick off Reunion at the traditional TGIF with alumni, faculty, students and staff.

7:30 pm    

  • Class and Alumni Group dinners out - Coordinate with your friends and classmates to party!

Saturday, October 5

8:30 am    

  • Light Breakfast Fare - A great time to find your friends, meet other alumni and get yourself in gear for the day.


9:30 am    Alumni Seminars - Choose the conversation that is most relevant to your interests and career.

  • Arthur Middleton M.E.M. ’07 – "Ecology & Management of Large Carnivores in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem"
    Gaylord Donnelly Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow, cutting-edge researcher in large carnivore migration and predation in the U.S. High Plains & South America and winner of the 2013 Camp Monaco Prize for groundbreaking wildlife migration study in Yellowstone
  • Margaret Williams M.E.S. ’93 – "Conservation at the Top of the World: News from the Arctic"
    Manager of Arctic Region, World Wildlife Fund, Echoing Green Fellow and winner of the Lowell Thomas Jr. Award for Outstanding Achievements by a Conservation Organization
  • Chris Rogers M.F.S. ’91 – "Seattle's Bullitt Center: the World's First Commercial Building Designed to Meet the Living Building Challenge"
    Founding Partner & CEO, Point32, sustainable real estate development (check out the Bullitt Center in Seattle, a Point32 project, and one of the greenest buildings in the world)
  • Ian von Lindern M.F.S. ’73, Ph.D. ’80 – "Following Lead Ore: Cleanup of Childhood Lead Poisoning Epidemics from A to Z (America to Zamfara, Nigeria)
    Founder & Co-Owner, TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering, hazardous waste cleanup and environmental restoration, winner of the U.N. Green Star for humanitarian cleanup of lead-poisoned soil in Nigeria


11:00 am    Reunion Weekend 2013 Keynote Address - "Turning Points: Life Altering Choices in a 50-Year Career"

  • William K. Reilly, Chairman Emeritus WWF, Chairman Global Water Challenge, Chairman ClimateWorks Foundation, Sixth Administrator of the U.S. EPA


12:15 pm    Awards Luncheon with Dean Peter Crane & current and Emeritus Faculty Special Guests

  • 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards

            •    Ian von Lindern M.F.S. ’73, Ph.D. ’80
            •    Margaret Williams M.E.S. ’93

2:00 pm    

  • Class of 2008 to Great Mountain Camp - The five-year class special - not to be missed!
  • Field trips: The Art of . . .

           •    ART: Yale Art Gallery - Tour the newly renovated and beautifully expanded building and collection!
           •    BEER: BAR Brewery - Learn the ins and outs of making beer with downtown "BAR" brewmaster.
           •    CIDER: Hands-on fun for young and old at the Yale Farm, making (and sampling) fresh cider from the press.

6:00 pm    Dinner & a Movie

  • Family Friendly Dinner in the Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
  • A River Changes Course - Winner, EFFY Grand Jury Prize, Best Feature Movie, with film director, Kalyanee Mam  -“A breathtaking and unprecedented journey from the remote, mountainous jungles and floating cities of the Cambodian countryside to the bustling garment factories of modern Phnom Penh, A River Changes Course traces a remarkable and devastatingly beautiful story of a country torn between the rural present and an ominous industrial future.”

SUNDAY, October 6            

8:00 am – 10:00 am  Morning-After Wake-up in Sage Hall            

  • Early bird coffee in Sage Lounge
  • Yoga in Bowers Auditorium
  • Chair massage in Bowers Auditorium Conference Room

 10:00 am – 12:00 am  Breakfast at Yale Farm

  • Hosted by Mark Bomford, Director, Yale Sustainable Food Project - Breakfast goodies, local seasonal fruit, breakfast breads, orchard preserves, hot and cold beverages, tour of the Farm - families welcome!
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Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
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New Haven, CT 06511

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM (EDT)


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