Category Archives: students

Forest Conservation in Tanzania: SUST Alum Emily Rhea Reflects on Conservation Biology Travel Course

During the spring of 2016, Roosevelt students in Prof. Nobby Cordiero’s BIOL 367 Conservation Biology class capped off their semester with a May trip to Tanzania. This guest post is by RU alum Emily Rhea, a May 2016 SUST graduate … Continue reading

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Get Involved this Summer: Sustainability in/around Chicago

by SUST adjunct professor Vicki Gerberich During summer, sometimes university students and faculty can feel disconnected from the sustainability issues and the sense of community that they care about. In an effort to stay involved and connected this summer in … Continue reading

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Following Our Waste and Water Streams: SUST Senior Cassidy Avent Reflects on Her Summer 2015 Internship with SCARCE

This guest post is by RU senior Cassidy Avent, a SUST major who interned during the Summer 2015 semester at the non-profit organization, SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education), based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  Here is the … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 SUST Symposium at RU Featured Internships, Research, & Campus Sustainability Projects

Last Wednesday, April 27th, as part of our Earth Week campus events and activities, the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University hosted its biannual afternoon Symposium of student projects and research from 2:30-5:30pm in RU’s LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building at … Continue reading

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In It for the Long-Haul: SUST Major Tiffany Mucci Reflects on Her Spring Internship at Midewin

This spring 2016 semester, several students in the Sustainability Studies Program here at Roosevelt have reported and reflected upon their sustainability-related internship experiences. Here’s Tiffany Mucci’s final such post, a senior SUST major interning in plant conservation and ecological restoration at Midewin National … Continue reading

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Faces of the Poisoned: A Roosevelt University Journalism Convergence Project

The Department of Communication in Roosevelt University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a panel discussion with Roosevelt journalism students who traveled to Flint, Michigan, this spring to cover the drinking water crisis story. Hear, see, and experience the … Continue reading

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UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy for 2016

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the relation between sustainability and energy. The 2016 program theme is “Nexus,” that is, the connection between water and energy. In … Continue reading

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