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SUST Student Symposium on Earth Day 2015: Science, Sustainability, & Social Justice

This past Earth Day, 22 April 2015, the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University hosted its 3rd symposium of student research in RU’s LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash Ave. in downtown Chicago (room 616). Four students in Roosevelt’s SUST … Continue reading

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Join us Earth Day 4/22 at the 2015 SUST Student Symposium at RU’s Chicago Campus

In celebration of Earth Week, please join the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University for a special afternoon symposium of student research on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 3-5:30pm in RU’s LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash Ave. in downtown … Continue reading

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EPA-Funded Fellowship Program for Undergraduates Offers Tuition Support & Research Internship

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 19, 2015, at … Continue reading

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Mice, Lions, and The Doors: Adventures in Paris with Julian Kerbis Peterhans

RU Professor of Natural Science and Sustainability Studies Julian Kerbis Peterhans recently returned to Chicago after 10 days at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MHNH) in Paris where he gave a talk on his work on African lions. Most of … Continue reading

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Fall 2015 Course Preview for SUST 330 Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This coming Fall 2015 semester the Sustainability Studies program will offer a special section of SUST 330 Biodiversity that will meet at the Field Museum of Natural History on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. Overview of SUST 330 at the … Continue reading

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The Atlantic’s CityLab Features RU Sociology Prof Stephanie Farmer’s Research on the Privatization of Chicago’s Parking Meters

Anyone who’s ever ridden a bus in Chicago’s Loop knows it can be a . . . well . . . um . . . rather slow experience at times, a the vehicle lurches from stoplight to stoplight, discharging and … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 NSF Fellowships: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

SUST majors who have had some biology/environmental science classes are in a good position to apply for a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) summer fellowships, offered through generous funding by the National Science Foundation. These fellowships are excellent opportunities to … Continue reading

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