IES 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of Environmental Stewardship

Welcome from the Director

"I am thrilled to announce that IES is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019! We celebrate 50 years of interdisciplinary problem solving and training students to make a difference in the world as environmental professionals. Our Master's program continues these traditions, and we are now growing in our undergraduate programs as well. As I have met more and more alumni over the past few years, I am filled with such pride in being part of an organization that has contributed so much to Miami, Oxford and the world."

- Jonathan Levy, IES Director

September 2019 Weekend Highlights

There were a variety of events and excursions, including:

  • keynote speaker (Gina McCarthy, former USEPA Administrator under the Obama Administration)

    See the CAS press release:
    Gina McCarthy inspires younger generation with message of hope
  • panel discussion featuring updates on IES student and faculty projects
  • tours of:
    • new organic farm
    • campus geothermal sites
    • Fernald preserve
  • poster sessions by students
  • Saturday evening banquet

Keynote Speaker - Gina McCarthy

photo of Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy, former EPA administrator, gave the keynote address on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5 pm in Wilks Theater, inside the Armstrong Student Center at Miami's Oxford campus. Hundreds of people attended including members of the public, current and former students, faculty, and professionals in environmental science.

McCarthy was recently appointed a professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and granted a joint appointment at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.