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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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Storied Earth, featuring Tiana Birrell at Alice Gallery

Tiana Birrell, second-year Environmental Humanities student, and current Digital Matters Fellow at the Marriott Library is one of five artists at Storied Earth, an exhibition that celebrates nature’s mystifying language by examining human relationships with the earth at Alice Gallery in Salt Lake City.

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Laura George presents poster at Red Butte Research Symposium

Laura George presented her poster at Red Butte Research Symposium, sponsored by GCSC on December 5, 2018. She was invited to present her work on using plants in the Wasatch to promote environmental education and literacy.

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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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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