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Fall 2016 Course Preview for SUST 330 Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This coming Fall 2016 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 Alumni Guest Post: Bridget Powers (BA ’14) Reflects on Her Americorps VISTA Year at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana

This alumni guest post is by Bridget Powers (BA ’14), who after graduation secured an AmeriCorps VISTA post working at a Boys and Girls Club on the Northern Cheyenne Nation’s Reservation in Montana in 2015. She spent last year writing … Continue reading

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Sustainability Studies in 2015: The Year in Review

2015 was a landmark year of transformation and transition in the Sustainability Studies undergraduate program at Roosevelt University, and we’re looking forward to an exciting new year as we start classes this January. Here as in our previous year-end reviews, … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Research in Kenya: A Report from the Field by SUST Prof. Julian Kerbis Peterhans

Roosevelt University professor of natural science Julian Kerbis Peterhans diligently works on his research at in the Field Museum of Natural History’s mammals department; but during the summer months he often finds himself in the biologically rich lands of Central … Continue reading

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SUST Alumni Guest Post: Jordan Ewbank (BA ’15) Reflects on Summer Internship in Costa Rica

This alumni guest post is by Jordan Ewbank, a Sustainability Studies alum who graduated with honors in 2015 and was part of the SUST 390 Sustainable Campus Spring 2015 class that did the preliminary research for RU’s first STARS report. … Continue reading

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Study Conservation Biology in Tropical Africa this Spring in BIOL 369

BIOL 369/469 Conservation Biology is 13-day, field-based course offered this Spring 2016 semester at RU that will be largely carried out in an ancient rainforest and two savannah biomes of Tanzania, all three of which are World Heritage sites. This … Continue reading

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Good News from Paris: 195 Nations Create Historic Climate Change Agreement

Editor’s note: In recognition of the historic agreement on climate change reached in Paris at COP21 this past week, we reprint this announcement from the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change newsroom website. Read more about the details of the … Continue reading

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