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Chicago’s True Nature: Black History Month Event at RU Next Tuesday 2/27

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 4pm –6pm LOCATION: Roosevelt University Sullivan Room Auditorium Building 2nd Floor (AUD 232) 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 FREE REGISTRATION: forestpreserves_blackhistorymonth.eventbrite.com You’re Invited to a Celebration of Black History Month! The … Continue reading

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Lies and Lead in Water: UIC Event on Feb. 13th

Chicago, Flint, East Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee are just a few of the cities across the nation experiencing an ongoing lead crisis. City and government officials often keep the problems under wraps while concerned community members and organizers fight to … Continue reading

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RU’s Policy Research Collaborative Hosts CITY OPEN Workshop Series, Starting Monday, Jan. 22

The Policy Research Collaborative at Roosevelt University is launching a new initiative, CITY OPEN workshop, on Monday Jan. 22. CITY OPEN workshop is a hands-on bi-weekly meet-up to share, learn and contribute to civic projects connecting city design and public … Continue reading

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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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Growing Chicago: Food Access and Urban Agriculture

By Nikki Braus for SUST 350 My friends frequently brag about the convenience of living within the heart of Chicago’s densely-settled urban landscape — everything is so close together, and everything you need is within walking distance or just a … Continue reading

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Sociology, Environmental Justice, & Sustainability: Reflections by SOC Grad Student Shanti Brown

by Shanti Brown As a second-year graduate student in sociology at Roosevelt University’s Chicago campus, my connection to sustainability and environmental justice stems from my longstanding interest in studying poverty and social justice. Sadly, the inequities of the poor also … Continue reading

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