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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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SETF Activist Tom Shepherd Speaks at Roosevelt on Nov 19

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project at Roosevelt University continues its Fall Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series this Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 3:30 – 5 p.m., with a special presentation by Tom Shepherd of the Southeast Environmental Task Force. Mr. Shepherd will talk about … Continue reading

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“The Humanities as the Foundation of Science”: RU Lecture by Adam Gopnik of the New Yorker this Thursday, Nov 13

Roosevelt University’s Montesquieu Forum will present a lecture by New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik on “The Humanities as the Foundation of the Sciences” at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Auditorium Building’s seventh-floor Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave., … Continue reading

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IL Approves Rules and Sets Stage for Fracking on Heels of the Latest IPCC Report on Climate Change Impacts

By Mike Bryson, editor Less than a week after the International Panel on Climate Change issued its latest summary report on global warming and its present and future impact upon the earth’s ecosystems and economies, a group of Illinois legislators … Continue reading

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Chicago River Advocate John Quail Speaks at Roosevelt on Nov 5

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project at Roosevelt University continues its Fall Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series next Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 4:30 – 6 p.m., with a special presentation entitled by John Quail, Director of Watershed Planning with the influential local … 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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Illinois DNR Releases Updated Fracking Regulations for Final Review

This past Friday, Aug. 29th, the Illinois DNR released its revised regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, after receiving a record number of 30,000+ public comments on its initial draft rules back in the fall of 2013. Now the state’s … Continue reading

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