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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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Hannah Smay recipient of 2018-19 Floyd O’Neil Fellowship

The American West Center awarded Hannah Smay, Environmental Humanities master’s student one of the two Floyd O’Neil Fellowships for 2018-19. This fellowship, in honor of the late professor Floyd A. O’Neil, is awarded to a student doing research in the American West.

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Francesca Varela, Recent EH Graduate, Hired at OLCV

Varela will begin her work as a digital coordinator and communications specialist at the Oregon League for Conservation Voters, a nonpartisan organization that seeks to pass laws that protect Oregon’s environmental legacy and elect pro-environment candidates to office.

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Maya Silver Named new Writing Instructor for the University of Utah's Water Center

Recent EH graduate Maya Silver is the new Writing Instructor for the University of Utah's Water Center, which conducts interdisciplinary research to increase the security of Earth’s water systems.

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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: 11/6/18