Category Archives: faculty

Microcosm Film Project: Fall Update

by Michele Hoffman Trotter, SUST adjunct professor at Roosevelt University and director/co-producer of the Microcosm film project As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Microcosm team pauses to reflect on how much has happened and how far we have come over … Continue reading

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Strategic Sustainability Planning at RU: Last Workshop Next Friday, Nov. 14

This semester, Roosevelt University began crafting its first five-year Strategic Sustainability plan with a series of workshops that kicked off in September, continued in October, and are wrapping up next week with the third and last planning session. These sessions have brought … Continue reading

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Getting Trashed on the Loading Dock: SUST Students Conduct Waste Audit of RU’s Chicago Campus

Last Thursday, October 17th, students in Professor Mike Bryson’s SUST 240 Waste & Consumption honors class gathered at Roosevelt’s Wabash Building loading dock instead of their regular classroom to poke through the trash. More specifically, they conducted the second systematic … Continue reading

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SUST 390 Course Preview: The Sustainable Campus (Spring 2015)

Following up on Roosevelt’s campus-wide strategic sustainability planning effort this fall, the SUST Program will offer a SUST 390 special topics course entitled The Sustainable Campus this coming spring (2015) semester. Taught by SUST Program Director and Associate Professor Mike … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Connections: RU Professor and Student Promote Marine Education and Research

In recent student and faculty news, SUST adjunct professor Michele Hoffman Trotter, who is working on a documentary film about marine biodiversity and conservation entitled “Microcosm,” received an appointment as Director of Advancement of the Hawai’i Association for Marine Education … Continue reading

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Strategic Sustainability Planning Underway this Fall at RU

On September 26, 2014, Roosevelt University began an inclusive effort to craft its very first 5-year Strategic Sustainability Plan. At this kick-off workshop event, faculty, staff and students provided clear guidance for the plan, including these major initial recommendations: 1) … Continue reading

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Exploring Spatial Justice in Chicago on Oct. 7th at the Institute for Cultural Affairs

This coming Tuesday, Oct. 7th, please join the Center for Humans and Nature, in partnership with The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network and the Institute of Cultural Affairs, for a free interactive discussion entitled “Is It Just Space?” — how justice is a … Continue reading

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