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Register Now for SUST 361 Urban Ecology this Summer!

Now that the Spring 2020 semester is finished, it’s a great time to set yourself up for a summer class @RooseveltU. The Sustainability Studies program will offer an innovative and exciting fully-online course, SUST 361 Urban Ecology, taught by Prof. … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 Course Preview for SUST 361 Urban Ecology

For coming summer semester (2020) the Sustainability Studies program will offer an innovative fully-online course, SUST 361 Urban Ecology, taught by Prof. Graham Pickren. A unique experiential learning course, SUST 361 introduces students to the research methods and practices of … Continue reading

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IL Governor Issues “Stay-at-Home” Mandate / RU Updates

Roosevelt University has posted a Coronavirus (Covid-19) Emergence Response website to provide the university community with up-to-date information about this rapidly changing situation. Please check it frequently for new information on classes and campus operations. RU students should check their … Continue reading

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All @RooseveltU Classes Postponed Until 3/23

Roosevelt University has posted a Coronavirus (Covid-19) Emergence Response website to provide the university community with up-to-date information about this rapidly changing situation. Please check it frequently for new information on classes and campus operations. RU students should check their … Continue reading

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Fall 2020 Course Preview for SUST 330 Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This coming Fall 2020 semester the Sustainability Studies program once again will feature a special section of SUST 330 Biodiversity that meets at the Field Museum of Natural History on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. Overview of SUST 330 at … Continue reading

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Volunteering with the Puerto Rico Project and Chicago Recovery Alliance

by Octavio Urbina for SUST 350 This is my last year here at Roosevelt University.  I was asked to do a semester internship with an organization that focused on doing something with either people or the environment and helping them … Continue reading

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Building a Sustainable and Resilient Environment

by Sylwia Kmiec for SUST 350 Part of creating a sustainable and resilient environment is to improve and protect the quality of this place we call home, through the elimination of all the harm humans cause. This idea is explored … Continue reading

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Fighting Climate Change by Learning from Indigenous Communities

by Jessica Villarreal for SUST 350 While many of us are aware of the global changes we are experiencing due to climate change, we seldomly consider how it affects those who live where these changes are most intense: the Arctic. … Continue reading

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My Summer as a City of Chicago Bicycling Ambassador

by Edwin Serna for SUST 350 At the beginning of summer 2019 I was hired to be a City of Chicago bicycling ambassador, which is an outreach and education team for the Chicago Department of Transportation. I first heard about … Continue reading

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Register Now for SUST 370 – Mapping for Sustainability (Spring 2020)

The Sustainability Studies program will offer innovative course entitled “Mapping for Sustainability” this coming Spring 2020 semester at Roosevelt U. This hands-on course utilizes Geographic Information Science (GIS )software, which allows us to visualize data, ask questions, and conduct analysis … Continue reading

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