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Yale F&ES Reunion Weekend 2014

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - Alumni Services

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Yale F&ES Reunion Weekend 2014

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Friday, October 10

9:00 am – 5:00 pm    

  • Doctoral Conference - You are invited to attend doctoral presentations throughout the day, including the conference keynote address at 4:30 pm.
  • Keynote Address by Sherburne Abbott '84 M.F.S.
    University Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy and vice president for sustainability initiatives at Syracuse University
  • N.B.: If you arrive in time, Prof. Dave Skelley—the new Director of the Yale Peabody Museum—will speak at noon of Friday on the third floor of the Peabody (Whitney Ave. & Sachem St.)

5:30 pm    

  • F. Herbert Bormann Prize Presentation - Join us for the 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 (Thank God I'm a Forester) 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 11

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.

  • Spencer Beebe M.F.S. '74  
    "Hybrid Vigor: Integrating for Profit and Nonprofit Structures Towards a New Model of Development"
    Ecotrust Founder and Board Chair; former president of The Nature Conservancy’s international program; founding president of Conservation International; co-founder of the first environmental bank, ShoreBank Pacific (now OnePacific Coast Bank). An autobiographical account of his work, Cache: Creating Natural Economics, was published in 2010 with an introduction by Tom Brokaw.

  • Gary Machlis Ph.D. '79
    "On the Shoulders: An Interdisciplinary Life in Conservation, Science and Politics"
    Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University, and Science Advisor to the Director, U.S. National Park Service (NPS), the first scientist appointed to this position within the NPS; co-Leader of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Strategic Sciences Group, which conducts scientific assessments during major environmental crises, including response and assessment related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and most recently, Hurricane Sandy.
    He helped establish and directed the National Parks Science Scholars program. His most recent book, Warfare Ecology: A New Synthesis for Peace and Security, was published by Springer in 2011.

  • Louisa Willcox M.F.S. '84
    "30 Years in the Conservation Crucible"
    President of Grizzly People, a grassroots organization devoted to preserving bears and their wilderness habitats in the American West; former head of the Center for Biological Diversity's northern Rockies office; former Senior Wildlife Advocate and Director of the Wild Bears Project for the Natural Resources Defense Council. She served as the first Program Director for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a conservation organization dedicated to protecting the 20-million-acre Yellowstone ecosystem of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

11:00 am    Reunion Weekend 2014 Keynote Address

  • Peter Seligmann M.F.S. '74
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Conservation International
    Peter has been a leader in creating conservation solutions for the past 37 years. Since he founded Conservation International (CI) in 1987, CI has earned a reputation as an organization on the cutting edge, creating innovative and lasting solutions to the threats facing humanity, biodiversity and the natural systems that sustain us all. He has developed strong partnerships between CI and leaders in science, industry, government and communities around the world. He continues to prove that healthy ecosystems are essential for the present and future well-being of humanity and all life on Earth. Peter serves on the advisory councils of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Ecotrust and other not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Environment Committee of the International Public Policy Advisory Board for The Coca Cola Company. President Clinton named him a member of the Enterprise for the Americas Board in 2000.

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

2014 Distinguished Alumni

  • Spencer Beebe M.F.S. '74
  • Gary Machlis Ph.D. '79
  • Louisa Willcox M.F.S. '84

2:00 pm    

  • Class of 2009 to Great Mountain Camp - The five-year class special - not to be missed!
  • DIY Field Trips—Fun and Free in New Haven:
  1. Lollappleooza at Yale Farm — an apple cider pressing extravaganze for the whole family; come sip and sample fresh apple cider and brick oven pizza
  2. Yale Art Gallery - self-guided tours in the newly renovated and beautifully expanded building and collections!
  3. Peabody Museum - Fiesta Latina! — a celebration of traditional and contemporary Latin American music and dance, along with games, a fossil dig, live animals, crafts, face painting, and other activities for the whole family.
  4. East Rock Park - great for hiking, biking and gazing across the long view of the Elm City to Long Island Sound.

5:30 pm    Cocktail Reception & Organic Bitters from "Shoots & Roots"

  • Information available at the reception for all Environmental Leadership alumni mentors, student mentees and interested alumni — Curious? Join and learn more.

6:30 pm    Octoberfest Harvest Dinner

  • Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall — a true New England experience; family-friendly, with good harvest eats, decor and music.

SUNDAY, October 12            

 9:00 am – 11:00 am  Brunch and Tour at Yale Farm

  • Hosted by the Yale Sustainable Food Project - Breakfast goodies, local seasonal fruit, breakfast breads, orchard preserves, hot and cold beverages, talk and tour of the Farm - families welcome!


Have questions about Yale F&ES Reunion Weekend 2014? Contact Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - Alumni Services
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Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
195 Prospect St
New Haven, CT 06511

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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