Fall 2014 Theme: James Balog

James Balog

Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism recipient James Balog. Photo courtesy of Extreme Ice Survey.

This fall, One College One Community kicks off with conversations around Chasing Ice, a documentary about James Balog, recipient of the 2014 Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism.

We’re bringing the conversation to you

  • #dsonbalog: Post to Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #dsonbalog and share your comments! Use this to submit questions for the live stream. You can also e-mail questions to dson1college@dickinson.edu

  • Regional events, discussions with faculty and students 
    Learn more and register

  • Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, Photographs by James Balog
    Sept. 20 through Dec. 5
    Waidner-Spahr Library
    Visitors are invited to the free exhibit featuring 15 color photographs, Extreme Ice Survey's time-lapse video loop and informational panels. Visitors are welcome during the library's open hours of operation.

  • Public Lecture, Live Stream and Interactive Discussion
    #DsonBalog
    On Sept. 23, James Balog shared the latest photography and image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey. To watch the recording of the public lecture, click here.

The Center for Sustainability Education has purchased the educational rights and DVD for Chasing Ice (75 minutes), which includes 6-, 11-, 23- and 36-minute versions of the film for use in classes. To reserve use of the DVD, or for information about Balog's residency, contact Lindsey Lyons at lyonsli@dickinson.edu

Interested in hosting a watch party in your area? Contact Liz Glynn Toth ’06, director of alumni relations, at tothe@dickinson.edu, and view the Web resources.

About James Balog 


For three decades, Balog, who founded the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) and Earth Vision Trust, has been at the forefront of merging art and science and giving a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. To reveal the impact of climate change, Balog and his team undertook the most wide-ranging, ground-based photographic study of glaciers ever conducted. Learn more.


James Balog received the 2014 Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism at Commencement on Sunday, May 18. The prize was created to focus attention on the need to reduce the impact of human lives on the planet, particularly given the rising population predictions for this century, and Balog is the third recipient. Learn more