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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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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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EH student Tourgee and ‘16 alumna Taylor Fulbright semi-finalists

Environmental Humanities Graduate Program is proud to announce two semi-finalists from the Program, Heather Tourgee and Claire Taylor.

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Re-Valuing the Ocean

“Re-Valuing the Ocean” is a two-day symposium connecting prominent ocean thinkers across multiple disciplines. Participants will spotlight the oceans’ centrality to global well-being, examine the ocean as a cultural object, and illuminate the oceans’ importance for both academic and popular audiences. This conference is sponsored by The S.J. Quinney College of Law, and the Environmental Humanities Program with generous support from GCSC and the Natural History Museum of Utah.

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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