ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - Darryl J. Mayeaux, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure University, will discuss “The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, Dresser Auditorium C of the John J. Murphy Professional Building. The program is sponsored by the university’s Clare College and the Franciscan Center for Social Concern.
"We are 46.7 percent of the way finished with the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014, UN Resolution 57/254). What exactly does sustainability mean, anyway? It is not synonymous with 'environmentalism' or 'going green,'" says Mayeaux.
This talk will clarify what seems to be misunderstanding of the meaning of sustainability, outline some reasons that we should be concerned about sustainability, and describe a framework and an example for community-wide education for sustainability. Discussion of other applications within our local community will be encouraged.
Mayeaux joined St. Bonaventure’s Department of Psychology in 2003. A graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, he earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis, where he was an associate instructor from 1993 to 1995. He was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University from 1999 to 2001.
Mayeaux has established an active research program and laboratory facility in his time at St. Bonaventure. He regularly involves undergraduates as collaborators in his research work. He has also co-written several grant proposals, two of which were funded for a total of $200,000.
About the University: St. Bonaventure is in the top 15 percent of institutions in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 ranking of Northern universities that offer master’s degrees. It has a history of accomplishment and service that extends back 150 years. At the heart of St. Bonaventure University is the Franciscan affirmation of the dignity and worth of the entire created order. Fundamental to this vision is an awareness that it is within relationships and community that individuals discover and develop their potential.