John Muir Institute of the Environment

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"The founding of the John Muir Institute of the Environment in 1997 was a monumental achievement for visionary academics. It was the culmination of over 30 years of strong leadership in environmental research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and campus and system-wide endorsement. It was built upon the success of an earlier prototype, the Institute of Ecology (IOE). Founded in 1966 by Professor Charles Goldman in Zoology, the Institute of Ecology was the first environmental institute in California and one of the earliest in the nation. Chancellor Theodore Hullar (1987-1994) was the first to coin the name “John Muir Institute” in connection with a campuswide environmental entity." [1]



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  1. History, John Muir Institute of the Environment, accessed June 23, 2010.