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Jenn Lawrence
Biopolitical Disaster
September 25, 2017 — Jennifer L. Lawrence

  It was as if God had decided to put to the test every capacity for surprise and was keeping the inhabitants of Macondo in a permanent alteration between excitement and disappointment, doubt and revelation, to such an extreme that no one knew for certain where the limits of reality lay. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude   In One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez describes an ill-fated town named Macondo. Ironically, the oil prospect where Deepwater… Read More
Jenn Truong
Farewell to Jenn Truong
August 8, 2016 — CLiGS

It’s with regret that we announce Jenn Truong, our Operations Manager, has decided to move on and her last day with us will be August 19. She originally joined our staff in Feburary 2014 as our Communications and Engagement Specialist. Over the years, her role within the CLiGS headquarters office was vast and varied - interacting with many of our staff, students, faculty, and partners along the way. In addition, Jenn is an alumna of the Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR)… Read More
CLiGS announces new advisory group
May 6, 2015 — CLiGS

The Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability in the College of Natural Resources and Environment has formed a 14-member external advisory group comprised of business, nonprofit, and public sector executives it calls the 2050 Council. (more…) Read More
Residential Real Estate Sustainability Practices in Northern Virginia
April 1, 2015 —
What green features are builders prioritizing in their designs? What are buyers willing to invest in? Those were just some of the questions that Peter Burke, Executive Master of Natural Resources student and realtor, asked in his most recent study of residential real estate sustainability practices in Northern Virginia. (more…) Read More
A 21st Century Program for 21st Century Challenges
March 26, 2015 — CLiGS

The Online Masters of Natural Resources (MNR) program celebrates its one-year anniversary of going fully online with an added International Field Experience (IFE) requirement. Virginia Tech began offering Natural Resource courses in 1994 and the MNR graduate degree in 2003 out of the National Capital Region, but in looking at what natural resource management meant in light of 21st century challenges, the College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE) decided it was time to redefine and restructure the original program.… Read More