SUST Symposium 4.1 (Spring 2017) @RooseveltU: Advancing Campus Sustainability, Critiquing Neoliberalism

The ACP 250 Student Orientation Team presents their work, 26 Apr 2017

As part of #EarthMonth2017 at Roosevelt University, the Sustainability Studies Program hosted its Spring 2017 SUST Symposium on Wednesday 4/26 from 2-6pm in RU’s Gage Gallery in Chicago (18 S. Michigan Avenue).

Symposium 4.1 featured nine team presentations by RU undergraduate students in the first-ever section of ACP/SUST 250 The Sustainable University. Following the student presentations, the Symposium featured a keynote address by a special guest speaker, Professor Anthony Zaragoza from the Evergreen State College (Tacoma Campus) in Washington. The setting in the Gage Gallery was apt, as surrounding us was the visual feast of the Rooftop: Second Nature photo exhibit by Brad Temkin, featuring photographs of green “eco-roofs” from around the world.

Student Team Presentations: Campus Sustainability Projects

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Faculty Keynote: Neoliberalism in the Neighborhood

After the round of student presentations and a break for refreshments, our Symposium featured a keynote address by a special guest speaker, Professor Anthony Zaragoza from the Evergreen State College (Tacoma Campus) in Washington, who presented a dynamic talk on social justice, political economy, and community development entitled “Neoliberalism in the Neighborhood.”

The moment was somewhat historic, in that it represented the first faculty presentation at the Roosevelt SUST Symposium since its inception in 2012. Professor Zaragoza’s visit was co-sponsored by Roosevelt’s SUST Program as well as the new Resilience Studies Consortium of US colleges and universities, of which RU is a charter member.

Dr. Anthony Zaragoza speaks at the Spring 2017 SUST Symposium (photo: M. Bryson)

Links to Past Symposia

  • Symposium 1.1 (Fall 2013): Alison Breeding, Kyle Huff, Ron Taylor
  • Symposium 1.2 (Spring 2014): Colleen Dennis, Jordan Ewbank, Mary Beth Radeck
  • Symposium 2.1 (Spring 2015): Melanie Blume, Rebecca Quesnell, Mary Rasic, Emily Rhea
  • Symposium 2.2 (Fall 2015): Shannon Conway, Laura Miller Hill, Karen Craig
  • Symposium 3.1 (Spring 2016): Student teams from SUST 390 The Sustainable Campus (honors); individual presentations by Lindsey Sharp, Cassidy Avent, Tiffany Mucci-Heitman, and Lacy Reyna
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