Category Archives: alumni

SOC Alum Gina Ramirez Speaks on Environmental Justice in Chicago @RU on 10/8

The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation is hosting a talk by Gina Ramirez (MA Sociology ‘14), winner of the 2019 Matthew Freeman Social Justice Alumni Award, on Tuesday, October 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Room … Continue reading

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Greenest Region Corps Seeks 12 Americorps Volunteers

The Greenest Region Corps is a partnership between the Caucus and AmeriCorps to find ~12 enthusiastic volunteers to lead sustainability projects in a select group of our GRC communities in the Chicago region. AmeriCorps volunteers will work directly for a … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Manager of Air Regulation Division (Cook County)

MANAGER, AIR REGULATORY DIVISION COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY 69 W. WASHINGTON ST., CHICAGO 60602 Overview of Position The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability manages environmental regulatory programs in the areas of air quality, solid waste, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Our December 2018 Graduates!

Last Friday, 14 December 2018, Roosevelt University hosted its commencement ceremonies in the historic Auditorium Theatre at its downtown Chicago Campus. The Department of Sociology, Sustainability, and Community Development warmly congratulates all of our graduates who earned BAs in Sociology … Continue reading

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Alum Diana Ramirez (BA ’17) Publishes Article on Burnham Wildlife Corridor

Diana Ramirez, who graduated from RU in May 2017 as the university’s first double-major in Sociology and Sustainability Studies, has just published an article in the Chicago news publication, South Side Weekly. Her October 10th essay, “Scavenging the South Lakefront,” … Continue reading

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Summer 2019 Course Preview for SUST 390 Rooftop Garden

This coming summer semester (2019) the Sustainability Studies program will reprise our innovative special topics course, SUST 390 Rooftop Garden, at the Chicago Campus. The class will utilize RU’s unique 5th-story rooftop garden on its LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building as … Continue reading

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SUST Alum Rebecca Quesnell (BA ’15) Talks Recycling in Chicago Tomorrow, Oct. 3rd

Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 240 Waste class is honored to host a special guest speaker tomorrow, Oct. 3rd, at 3:30pm: Rebecca Quesnell (BA ’15), the Sustainability Coordinator at Independent Recycling Services in Chicago. “Beeka,” as she’s known far and wide, … Continue reading

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