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Fall 2014 Course Offerings 

Environmental Internship Symposium May 1, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Brandeis Now features Nail Salon Study

Students Present Nail Salon Worker Exposure Study at Public Health "Grand Rounds"

Nail Salon Study Presentation

Nail Salon Study Poster

Take Charge project on BrandeisNow

Prior JBS Nail Salon Exposure Study Poster 2011

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April 03, 2014
Environmental Internship Symposium!

March 27, 2014
Sip in to the Future! See the video!

March 14, 2014
TapBrandeis Free Water Bottles - this Monday the 17!

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Many of the critical dilemmas that threaten our world today, such as  global climate change, challenges and conflict over shrinking natural resources, human health effects from toxic exposures, have environmental underpinnings. Addressing these problems requires a truly interdisciplinary approach, calling upon understanding and tools from across the university. Environmental studies prepares students to tackle these issues through rigorous coursework in the natural and social sciences, including economics, law, policy, history, ecology and physical sciences.

We emphasize hands-on learning through field-based courses. Students work directly with community partners to address current issues facing local communities, and are placed in individually tailored internships where they work alongside environmental professionals. Students also master research, report writing, oral communication, advocacy, geographic information systems (GIS) mapping, website development and problem-solving skills. Many students undertake field studies abroad with our partner programs, and/or participate in our signature immersive, integrated semester programs,  the Environmental Field Semester and the Environmental Health and Justice  program.

Check out our blog  AND  Green Ideas for Brandeis: April 2012