The 2014 recipient of the Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism conducted a campus residency September 22-24, 2014 to meet with students, faculty and alumni.
Dickinsonians gathered to view a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice, as part of Homecoming & Family Weekend festivities. Two days later, Balog came to campus to discuss the film and his ongoing work. Balog’s two-day residency included classroom visits and small-group discussions, an award presentation, and an exhibition of his photos from ICE: A New Vision of Vanishing Glaciers, and a free, public discussion in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, which was live-streamed so that alumni and parents could join the conversation and ask questions via Twitter. In addition to the weekend screening, many students also had the opportunity to view truncated versions of Chasing Ice in class.
The residency launched the college’s new One College One Community initiative, which brings together alumni, parents, faculty and students to consider a common theme and connect through associated events on campus and around the world. Regional events featuring faculty discussing the issues Balog raised are scheduled in New York, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore so that the conversation can continue among members of the wider Dickinson community.
To see videos and photos from James’ residency, click here.