Le Moyne College

Advisory Board

Lawrence Tanner, Center Director, Natural Systems Science; tannerlh@lemoyne.edu; Personal web page 





Events & Announcements

APRIL 8, 2011: ENERGY IN THE 21ST CENTURYAPRIL 8, 2011: ENERGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY - Friday, January 21, 2011

You are invited to join us on April 8, 2011 for our Seventh Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century (formerly Cazenovia Symposium). The topic is:"Reducing Our Carbon Footprint - Choosing The Right Path" . We are once more gathering for you the most important speakers to share their perspectives. I want to make sure you save the date and register soon. Included in our program this year will be these outstanding speakers:
Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center 
                      on Global Climate Change and Strategies
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, NRDC
Kenneth Adams, President, New York State Business Council
Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding;Chairman,
U.S. Green Building Council
Jill Harvey, New York State Director of Rural Development, USDA
Other speakers to be announced
 (I have included biographies of the speakers)
      This  Symposium has been cited as one of the most important conferences on energy in New York State, and has consistently drawn 350 attendees from all over the state. If you have attended in past years, you know that it is a unique Symposium as our attendees include academicians, congressmen and mayors and their staff, college presidents, town supervisors and municipal planners, governmental agency staff, environmental and business leaders, architects, lawyers, engineers, farmers, media, and interested citizens. Over a two dozen colleges are represented with faculty and students. Many municipalities send planners and supervisors and staff from all major New York State Agencies attend.
           We will again hold the Symposium at "The Links" in East Syracuse, which has ample free parking, and have worked hard to maintain the very low registration fee of $40 which includes breakfast and a buffet lunch. Last year we had to close registration at 350 attendees so consider registering early. Go to our new website for information on the Symposium and to register.  website:   www.energy21symposium.org, and click on Register.
         As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, and do register on the website as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing you April 8th, if not before.
                Dr. Rhea Jezer, Symposium Chair


Center for the Study of Environmental Change

The Center for the Study of Environmental Change serves as a node for the coordination of educational, research and outreach activities related to the environmental effects of Earth's changing climate. By supporting the study and understanding of these effects in the local and global environment, the Center will promote a more just and sustainable society, in keeping with the Jesuit mission of Le Moyne College.



Center Research

The concern over and study of global climate change has pervaded nearly all aspects of environmental research in recent years. CSEC is sponsoring projects that add important new data to our understanding of how the global environment is changing in response to climate change. At present, most of our research focuses on processes of soil formation, in particular, on rates of floral colonization and carbon storage. The environmental analysis labs at Le Moyne are equipped with a JEOL JSM-6510LV Scanning Electron Microscope, Bruker D-2 Phaser X-Ray Diffractometer and a LECO TruSpec C/N. Financial support for some of these facilities and activities has been provided by NSF and HSBC. 

For a description of our research activities in Costa Rica, Iceland and Hawaii, please visit the CSEC Research page here.


The following links may provide useful information


Science News


Global Warming Action Sites

Other Resources for Educators

New - NOAA Climate Services Portal: this is an excellent portal-based site with links for climate data, climate news, and a variety of grade-specific educational resources and activities.

NOAA Climate Program Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration maintains a site that has lots of useful information for teachers, including educational information on climate in general, hurricanes, tornadoes. They also have travel and workshop opportunities, such as arctic cruises.

Annenberg Media's Learner.org site has free educational resources for educators at every grade level in almost every discipline! I personally have used the Earth Revealed video series in my college Geology classes for years. If you haven't already, register and browse the site.

Project Budburst: Interested in getting involved with environmental ir climate science? This is a nationwide volunteer effort to gather a wide variety of data. A perfect way to get students involved!


Learn about the Environmental Science Systems major (BS degree)

Learn about the new major in Environmental Studies (BS degree)

College commitment to sustainability

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