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Sewanee students spending semester at sea

November 21, 2017
Three students are conducting environmental research off New Zealand.

"Thinking with Fuels: Toward Postcarbon and Other Futures"

April 3, 2017
All are welcome to attend a lecture by Karen Pinkus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Cornell University entitled "Thinking with Fuels: Toward Postcarbon and Other Future" on Monday, April 10 at 6:00P.M. at Gailor Auditorium

Claude B. Nielsen, C'73, beverage industry leader, is next Executive-in-Residence

February 21, 2017
You've probably heard about Coca-Cola's closely guarded formula, but that's not the "real" secret ingredient in your soft drink. The chairman of the nation's biggest privately held Coca-Cola bottling company reveals the truth in a lecture on March 28.

Sewanee students win Quiz Bowl

February 4, 2016
Eight students from Sewanee's Department of Earth and Environmental Systems vanquished competitors from the University of Kentucky and the University of Tennessee at the Natural Resources Quiz Bowl in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Sewanee students publish an article about redbay survival on St. Catherines Island

January 7, 2016
Two recent Sewanee graduates have published a paper about the survival of redbay (Persea borbonia) following an infestation with an exotic disease on St. Catherines Island, Georgia.

Sewanee students visit Louisiana-Pacific Headquarters

October 23, 2015
Several Sewanee students recently visited the headquarters of Louisiana-Pacific in Nashville and participated in talks with LP administrators and natural resource professionals from around the state.

Valles Caldera Celebration

October 12, 2015
Professor Ken Smith speaks at the National Park Service's inauguration of their newest acquisition.

Valles Caldera Trust celebrates 15 years of accomplishments; Smith to chair final trustees meeting

July 17, 2015
Professor Ken Smith will chair the final public meeting of the Valles Caldera Trust board of trustees on July 25, 2015, on the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Florida graduate class tours the Domain

June 26, 2015
A University of Florida graduate class recently toured management sites on the Domain.

Sewanee student presents at National Geology Meeting

April 24, 2015
Kelsa Anne Warner, a Sewanee senior Geology Major from Fayetteville, TN, will present Breakout Mechanisms in Experimental Pahoe-hoe Lava Flows at the KECK Geology Consortium at Union College, NY on April 25th.

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Students conduct prescribed fire

March 25, 2015
Sewanee students lead prescribed fire on the Domain.

Sewanee professor and student receive awards at regional forest meeting

February 5, 2015
Elise Landreaux (C'15) and professor Ken Smith were recently honored at the annual meeting of the Kentucky-Tennessee Society of American Foresters in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Wildland fire training at Sewanee

January 16, 2015
Sewanee recently hosted a week long training for wildland fire fighters that was attended by 18 students, two staff members and one faculty member.

Sewanee professor heads transition effort to Park Service

January 5, 2015
Sewanee forestry professor Ken Smith has been elected as chair of the Board of Trustees for the Valles Caldera National Preserve and will help lead the transition of the Preserve to the National Park Service in the coming year.

Forests and Climate Change

December 12, 2014
Forestry professor Scott Torreano has co-authored a book chapter in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options. A Guide for Natural Resource Managers in Southern Forest Ecosystems.

American chestnut at Sewanee

December 12, 2014
Sewanee's Forestry and Geology Department is partnering with the US Forest Service and the American Chestnut Foundation on research to restore American chestnut on the Domain and in the region.

Post-fire Historical Documentation of the Construction Materials and Methods Used in Rebel's Rest

December 12, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students are documenting physical and cultural elements on this historic building and grounds.

Students Conduct Water Quality Study on Duck River

November 19, 2014
Recently, students in the Watershed Sciences Capstone course conducted an extensive water quality study of the Duck River in central Tennessee, which is known to be one of the most biologically diverse rivers in North America.