Category Archives: biodiversity

Summer 2018 Course Preview for SUST 390 Rooftop Garden

This coming summer semester (2018) the Sustainability Studies program will offer an innovative special topics course, SUST 390 Rooftop Garden, at the Chicago Campus. Taught by SUST adjunct professor Vicki Gerberich, the class will utilize RU’s unique 5th-story rooftop garden … Continue reading

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The Urban Ecology Field Lab: SUST alum Diana Ramirez Reflects on Her Summer 2017 Fellowship Experience

By Diana Ramirez (BA ‘17) As we have officially moved into the “cooler season” of the year, I can’t help but reflect on what might very well be the most successful summer of my life. The Urban Ecology Field Lab … Continue reading

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Tour RU’s Rooftop Garden this Thursday, Oct. 26

Interested in seeing and learning more about Roosevelt’s very own Rooftop Garden? Now’s your chance to get some five-stories-high fresh air during a personal garden tour by Sociology & Sustainability Studies alum Diana Ramirez (BA ’17), who has stewarded the … Continue reading

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Info Meetings for BIOL 369/469 Conservation Biology in Tropical Africa

This coming spring semester at RU, the Department of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences is offering BIOL 369/469 Conservation Biology: Tropical Africa — a 14-day, field-based course that will largely be carried out in the Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania, where … Continue reading

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Tour RU’s Rooftop Garden Next Week!

Interested in seeing and learning more about Roosevelt’s very own Rooftop Garden? Now’s your chance to get some five-stories-high fresh air during a personal garden tour by Sociology & Sustainability Studies alum Diana Ramirez (BA ’17), who has stewarded the … Continue reading

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Rooftop Gardening, Community Service, & Social Justice: Reflections on Service Day 2017 @RooseveltU

By Diana Ramirez (BA ‘17) Last week, Roosevelt University held a Day of Service to conclude a week of panels and performances exploring contemporary issues of social justice for the second annual American Dream Reconsidered Conference. The Roosevelt community and … Continue reading

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Crickets and Kale: WB Garden Summer Update

by Diana Ramirez and Moses Viveros Despite the slow start at the beginning of this year’s growing season, the 2017 Wabash Rooftop Summer Gardeners have been working hard to revitalize our outdoor plots to harvest fresh herbs and vegetables that … Continue reading

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