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Fall 2017 Course Preview for SUST 350 Service & Sustainability at Eden Place Nature Center

This coming fall semester (2017) the Sustainability Studies program once again offers a unique transformational service learning course, SUST 350 Service and Sustainability, at the Chicago Campus as well as online. Taught by SUST professor Mike Bryson, the course theme … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 Course Preview for SUST 330 Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This coming Fall 2017 semester the Sustainability Studies program will offer 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 the Field … Continue reading

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Sustainability for All: Examining the Relationship between Sustainability and Gentrification

By Moses Viveros When one thinks about “sustainability” and what it means; one usually conjures up images of green spaces, clean air, and well-maintained land. Typically projects or developments that are considered to be “sustainable” are created with the intention … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Trash (and Makin’ Compost) at RU

It’s official — the 8th floor of the Auditorium Building (or, “AUD 8” for short) is now the coolest floor on Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus. Why, you may ask? Well, Physical Resources and the Sustainability Studies Program have just launched a … Continue reading

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Calling all Future Conservationists: Doris Duke Program at UM Seeks Applicants for Summer 2017 Program

Applications for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program hosted by University of Michigan are now officially open. This unique program is committed to diversifying the conservation workforce by training the next generation of land, water, and wildlife professionals among traditionally underrepresented … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and the Possibilities of Climate Disaster

Editor’s note: In this op-ed post, RU biology major Mark Barr reflects on the implications of Donald Trump’s election for environmental policy. Upon Donald Trump’s election, the sentiment among many was “give him a chance.” Individuals with backgrounds in science … Continue reading

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RU Finals Week / Spring 2017 Registration

Best of luck to all Roosevelt students during your finals this week! Scholars, please note that the RU Library has extended hours this week to provide a quiet place to study and write. Auditorium Library Finals Hours Tuesday  Dec. 13         … Continue reading

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