2015 Rose-Walters Prize Winner



Mark Ruffalo at Dickinson


Mark Ruffalo at Dickinson

Dickinson has presented Mark Ruffalo—award-winning actor and environmental activist—with the Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism. Ruffalo had words of inspiration for graduates at Commencement 2015 and returns to campus in early October for the Rose-Walters residency.

While in Carlisle, Ruffalo will be engaging students across topics and across campus, taking part in discussions with interns from the Center for Sustainability Education, the student workers of ALLARM, residents of the Treehouse and a group of student-leaders to explore Dickinson's initiatives in sustainability.

He’ll also be joining several classes over the course of his residency:

  • "Theatre as a Social Exploration," with Professor of Theatre Todd Wronski
  • “Environment, Culture and Values,” with Professor of English and Environmental Studies Ashton Nichols
  • “Environmental Policy,” with Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Heather Bedi
  • “Analysis and Management of Aquatic Environments,” with Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Kristin Strock
  • “Advocacy Organizations, Social Movements and the Politics of Identity,” with Assistant Professor of Political Science Kathleen Marchetti

With nearly a dozen events scheduled with students and faculty, and the campuswide event An Evening With Mark Ruffalo (see below), students and Ruffalo will be inspiring one another in countless ways.



"An Evening with Mark Ruffalo"

As a part of Mark Ruffalo’s residency, Dickinson is proud to host “An Evening With Mark Ruffalo” on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter auditorium (ATS).

Ticket information 

The event is currently sold out. For those who couldn’t get a ticket but still want to see Mark Ruffalo, the college will be live-streaming the event in Althouse 106 and Dana 110 beginning at 7 p.m. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 6:15 p.m. You can also follow the action on social media using #dsonRuffalo.

Location: ATS; live streams in Althouse 106 and Dana 110
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

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Actor/Director Mark Ruffalo Receives 2015 Rose-Walters Prize

Actor/Director Mark Ruffalo Receives 2015 Rose-Walters Prize

Dickinson presented Mark Ruffalo, the award-winning actor, director and advocate for addressing climate change and increasing renewable energy, with the Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism.


Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism

Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism

The Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism awards $100,000 each year at Commencement to its recipient, who returns to campus for a short residency during the academic year.



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