Welcome to the GLOBES program at the Reilly Center. We offer graduate students the opportunity to be part of an engaged community of scholars who seek new and innovative ways to address environmental challenges facing humankind and the planet. Our mission is to:
- Enhance interdisciplinary graduate education and research across departments, research initiatives, and colleges so that novel solutions to vexing problems can be understood, invented, tested, and implemented.
- Train today’s graduate students so that they can address tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities in environment and society and compete in an interdisciplinary, professional marketplace.
We promote camaraderie and exchange of knowledge between graduate students and research groups at the intersection of the environment and society. We seek to develop a community that extends beyond the doors of the laboratory and the constraints of disciplines and departments. We assist students in becoming more effective at communicating their research to multiple audiences and in broadening their fluency across department and college domains. We further interdisciplinary collaborations, encourage novel research approaches, and facilitate knowledge-sharing. In other words, we advance Scholarship Serving Nature and Society.
GLOBES students work toward the GLOBES Certificate in Environment & Society. The application process is very simple. Go to the Globes Certificate Application Form. The certificate program arises directly from the successful training model developed under the National Science Foundation grant award that launched the GLOBES program in 2005. Go to GLOBES History.
Send an email to the GLOBES Office to be added to the GLOBES student list serve and learn about upcoming training activities and special events.
GLOBES Seminar with Dr. Bill Mitsch Addresses the Role of Wetlands in the Environment
GLOBES presents William Mitsch, eminent scholar and winner of the Stockhom Water Prize, at a seminar on Thursday, Nov.8 at 4 p.m., in Rm 190, Galvin Life Sciences Center. The Director of the Everglades Wetland Research Park of Florida Gulf Coast University will speak on "The Role of Wetlands in Mitigating Pollutants in our Landscape and Globe." A casual reception follows.
Congratulations to Katherine O'Reilly, Winner of Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Award
Congratulations to GLOBES fellow Katherine O'Reilly who was awarded a Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Katherine was nominated by the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant program and then evaluated at the national level and selected as a finalist. In November, Katherine was placed in the National Sea Grant office as a Science Communications Specialist. Beginning in February 2018, Katherine will undertake a year-long paid fellowship to communicate the research being done by Sea Grant's 33 programs across the country to a variety of audiences including policymakers and the lay public. A wetland ecologist by training, Katherine is advised by Prof. Gary Lamberti. Read the National Sea Grant news article on the 2018 class. Read the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant announcement.
Welcome New Student Fellows to GLOBES
GLOBES is pleased to welcome the following new students to its Graduate Certificate in Environment and Society program. The certificate program now serves 26 graduate students with home departments in the College of Arts & Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, and Law School. They are:
Meenu Garg, MS student in Environmental Engineering, Major Advisor: Rob Nerenberg
Benjamin Gombash, PhD student in Biological Sciences, Major Advisor Hope Hollocher
Drew Guinness, PhD student in Biological Sciences, Major Advisor Joe O'Tousa
Amy Kryston, PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Major Advisor Marc Muller
Mallika Sarma, PhD student in Anthropology, Major Advisor Agustin Fuentes
Cristal Sicard, MS student in Global Health, Major Advisor Katherine Taylor
Robert Stanley, PhD student in Biological Sciences, Major Advisor Jeanne Romero Severson
See a complete listing of GLOBES Fellows here.
GLOBES Newsletter: See our most recent newsletter here: Winter 2018