Category Archives: history

Environmental Justice Activist To Speak at RU this Wednesday, Oct. 5

Roosevelt University’s Loundy Human Rights Project 2016 Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series is proud to host Joseph Standing Bear Schranz, Founder and President of Midwest Soarring (Save our Ancestor’s Remains and Resources Indigenous Network Group). Schranz will be delivering a presentation … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Day of Service on the Banks of Bubbly Creek

by Moses Viveros To conclude its inaugural American Dream Reconsidered Conference last week, Roosevelt hosted a day of service where students, faculty, and staff were able to participate in a variety of different volunteer projects throughout Chicago and in the … Continue reading

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Day Three of #AmDreamConf at RU: Faculty Panels on Immigration, Citizenship, and the 2016 Election

Today is Day Three of Roosevelt’s American Dream Reconsidered Conference this week. This afternoon in Ganz Hall, on the 7th floor of the university’s historic Auditorium Building, RU faculty are featured in two panel discussions on the interrelated issues of … Continue reading

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“National Parks and America’s Railroads” — Tomorrow at Midewin

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in southern Will County, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is the largest tallgrass prairie ecological restoration project east of the Mississippi River, and one of the great open space resources / biodiversity preserves … Continue reading

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Tomorrow at RU: Environmental Racism Lecture, 3pm

Tomorrow afternoon at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus, the Sustainability Studies Program will host a very special guest lecture, “Environmental Racism in Historical Perspective,” by Dr. Carl Zimring, former RU professor and SUST program co-founder. Dr. Zimring will discuss and sign his groundbreaking … Continue reading

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“The Rocks and Rolls of Midewin Tallgrass Prairie” — Free Lecture Tomorrow in Wilmington IL

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in southern Will County, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is the largest tallgrass prairie ecological restoration project east of the Mississippi River, and one of the great open space resources / biodiversity preserves … Continue reading

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New Exhibit in Pembroke IL Celebrates “Richness of Land and Culture”

The Field Museum’s Keller Science Action Center recently debuted Rooted! The Richness of Land and Culture in Pembroke Township IL, which exhibits the history of this community’s intimate relationship with its natural environment. Pembroke is located about 70 miles south of downtown … Continue reading

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