The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR)
Contact InformationThe University of Vermont
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
George D. Aiken Center
81 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405-0088
Phone: (802) 656-4280
Fax: (802) 656-8683
In the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR), excitement for discovery and a commitment to lifelong learning are central. The school’s emphasis on the integration of natural science, social science, and cultural and political perspectives reflects the interdisciplinary context in which ecosystem management, resource planning, and environmental concerns must be addressed. We believe that there is a strong interplay between teaching and scholarship and that each is vital to the other.
The Rubenstein School seeks to cultivate an appreciation and enhanced understanding of ecological and social processes and values aimed at maintaining the integrity of natural systems and achieving a sustainable human community. We pursue this goal by generating and broadly disseminating knowledge and by challenging students, colleagues, and citizens to acquire knowledge, skills, and values to become innovative, environmentally responsible, and accountable leaders.
The school is actively committed to diversity-biodiversity in natural communities and social-cultural diversity in human communities. Individual and professional responsibility, as well as scholastic excellence, are emphasized within the school's supportive atmosphere. Faculty members are conscientious advisors, and students communicate frequently with them for guidance in clarifying educational, career, and personal goals. While these programs prepare students for a variety of positions in natural resources and the environment, graduates are also well prepared to pursue careers or advanced study in other professions.
The office of the dean of the school is located in the George D. Aiken Center for Natural Resources.