Category Archives: science

Microcosm Hedas to the San Juan Islands in Washington State

This summer the adventure into the microscopic universe with the ocean continues as SUST Adjunct Professor of Sustainability Studies Michele Hoffman Trotter and crew hit the road to pursue more interviews and information for her upcoming documentary Microcosm.  Michele and … Continue reading

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NSF-STEP Summer Undergraduate Science & Math Research Symposium at RU on July 30

Here at Roosevelt next week, a science research symposium highlighting the work of 17 undergraduate researchers who have been participating in the NSF-STEP Summer Research Experience will take place Wednesday, July 30th, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in WB … Continue reading

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Fall 2014 Course Preview for SUST 330 Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This coming Fall 2014 semester the Sustainability Studies program will offer a special section of SUST 330 Biodiversity that will meet at the Field Museum of Natural History on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. Overview of SUST 330 at the … Continue reading

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SUST Prof Julian Kerbis Peterhans Presents Conservation Research in the National Museums of Kenya

SUST prof Julian Kerbis Peterhans recently returned from 10 days in Kenya where he presented two papers and a video during the first-ever conference on “African Large Carnivores: Impacts on Ecosystems and Human Interactions.” The event was held at the … Continue reading

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Oceans 2014 Marine Conservation Conference in DC Continues Today

Yesterday and today, the US State Department is holding an oceans conference addressing some of the problems that face our oceans on an international scale (sustainable fisheries, marine pollution and ocean acidification). The gathering is a mix of scientists, politicians, … Continue reading

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Microcosm Goes Canadian!

by Jordan Ewbank This past fall (2013), Microcosm director Michele Hoffman-Trotter packed up her bags and headed up to Nova Scotia. While the water was a little too chilly to get great underwater diving in, she took to the microscope … Continue reading

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Biodiversity, Science, and Art: Powerful Themes at this Spring’s SUST Student Symposium at Roosevelt

Last Wednesday, 23 April 2014, three undergraduate students in Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies program shared their recent internship and research experiences in an exciting and thought-provoking symposium attended by RU students, faculty, and staff. Two unifying themes of all the presentations … Continue reading

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Attend the Forum on Ethics and Nature: A Cascade of Loss, an Ethics of Recovery (May 2)

The Center for Humans and Nature and the Chicago Botanic Garden present this forum with a focus on the ethical dimensions of conservation issues. The year 2014 is the centennial anniversary of the death of “Martha,” the last passenger pigeon. … Continue reading

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Join us Wednesday 4/23 at the SUST Student Symposium at RU’s Chicago Campus

In honor of Earth Week, please join the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University for a special afternoon symposium of student research on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 4-5:45pm in RU’s LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash Ave. in … Continue reading

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Digitizing Flowering Plants Specimens at the Field Museum: Taxonomy, Technology, and Sustainability

This guest post is the fourth installment of periodic blogs this winter/spring from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Colleen Dennis, who is working as a student intern in the botany division of the science department at the Field Museum of … Continue reading

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