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Why Study the Environmental Humanities?

Environmental Humanities is a two-year graduate degree training the next generation of environmental leaders and thinkers. Here at the University of Utah, students enjoy space to reflect on a world of entangled human and other presences. We encourage creative and scholarly exchanges toward new forms of environmental leadership and environmental justice.

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A Fulbright for Heather Tourgee!

Second-year EH student Heather Tourgee was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to Germany for 2019-2020. These competitive, national fellowships support international understanding by sending standout American students to teach, research and engage with other cultures.

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Tiana Birrell participates in Sol LeWitt's _Drawing #33_

Tiana Birrell recently participated as a student draftsperson to install Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #33 (1970) at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. LeWitt’s wall drawings were conceived as a set of instructions for artists to execute, and in February, an authorized draftsperson from LeWitt's estate came to UMFA to oversee the selected student drafters.

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Michelle Wentling, first-year student, publishes in "Voices Rising"

Michelle Wentling, a first-year Environmental Humanities Program student, describes her transition West in Becoming Utahn, a piece she wrote in Voices Rising, published by Torrey House Press.

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Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities

The Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities celebrates environmental leadership and expression. It honors those who
solve the planet’s environmental problems using the tools of the humanities, such as creative expression,
scholarly research, popular art forms and advocacy. 

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Last Updated: 12/13/18