Category Archives: parks and public land

Film Screening: “Chicago’s True Nature” (Mon. 11/26)

Join us on Monday, Nov. 26th, from 12:30-1:45pm in WB 612 @RU’s Chicago Campus for a film screening of Chicago’s True Nature, a documentary film about the remarkable Forest Preserve system of Cook County, IL. Sneak preview here:   This … Continue reading

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Summer 2019 Course Preview for SUST 361 Urban Ecology

This coming summer semester (2019) the Sustainability Studies program will offer an exciting new field-based course, SUST 361 Urban Ecology, taught by Prof. Graham Pickren at the Chicago Campus. This five-Saturdays course introduces students to the research methods and practices … Continue reading

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Alum Diana Ramirez (BA ’17) Publishes Article on Burnham Wildlife Corridor

Diana Ramirez, who graduated from RU in May 2017 as the university’s first double-major in Sociology and Sustainability Studies, has just published an article in the Chicago news publication, South Side Weekly. Her October 10th essay, “Scavenging the South Lakefront,” … Continue reading

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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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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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EPA and Dept of the Interior Excise Climate Change from Strategic Plans

by Mike Bryson In this new era of administrative incompetence, mendacity, and malfeasance here in these United States, two federal departments stand out for their energetic actions to roll back policies and regulations developed over the past several decades: the … Continue reading

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Coming Face to Face with Urban Pollution at Bubbly Creek

By Kyria Fortina for ACP/SUST 250 This past Wednesday, April 12th, the students of the Sustainable University class ACP/SUST 250 ventured to Canal Origins Park for a special day of community and environmental service along the shoreline of Bubbly Creek, … Continue reading

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