Category Archives: history

Conservation at Spring Valley: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 2nd guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities … Continue reading

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Agricultural History and Food Education in Schaumburg; Melanie Blume Reports on Spring Valley Internship Experiences this Semester

This guest post is by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities are part … Continue reading

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Honoring Dr. King and the Ongoing Quest for Social and Environmental Justice

Today’s national holiday in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is an apt time to acknowledge the persistence of social injustice and environmental racism in our society, and to encourage and support the ongoing quest for justice and equity locally, … Continue reading

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“The Humanities as the Foundation of Science”: RU Lecture by Adam Gopnik of the New Yorker this Thursday, Nov 13

Roosevelt University’s Montesquieu Forum will present a lecture by New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik on “The Humanities as the Foundation of the Sciences” at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Auditorium Building’s seventh-floor Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave., … Continue reading

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Guided Tour of Chicago Portage National Historic Site on Sat 10/4

The “Friends of the Chicago Portage” would like to announce their next public walking tour of the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Saturday October 4th, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Please join veteran tour guide Jeff Carter who will explore the … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago, Humanity Exterminated the Passenger Pigeon

Today, 1 September 2014, marks the final passing of a iconic species: the passenger pigeon, which in the 19th century was the most populous bird in North America. This editorial by conservation scientist Stanley Temple, of the Aldo Leopold Foundation … Continue reading

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Learn about the Earliest Chicagoans at the Chicago Portage on March 29

Chicago Portage Lecture March 29th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Friends of the Chicago Portage would like to announce the 3rd in their series of 5 free public presentations in their “Earliest Chicagoans”series for 2014. Please join Friends Founder … Continue reading

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