Category Archives: Chicago

SUST 350 Service & Sustainability Class Update

This fall 2017 semester I am teaching two linked sections of SUST 350 Service & Sustainability. The Chicago-based section (01) will meet in AUD 825 the first week of class (Tues 8/29) at 10am and subsequently off-campus at Eden Place … Continue reading

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Wildness: Relations of People and Place

This March saw the publication of the new book Wildness: Relations of People and Place, edited by Gavin Van Horn and John Hausdoerffer (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2017), an environmental humanities project sponsored by the Center for Humans and Nature. … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2017: Mapping the March for Science in Chicago! #MFSChi @sciencemarchchi

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March for Science in Chicago on Earth Day 4/22

Join faculty and students from Roosevelt’s SUST program and the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Physical Science as we in the RU community march for science! We’ll meet in the WB Lobby at 9:00am, after which we’ll walk over to … Continue reading

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SUST 390 Writing Urban Nature (May 2017)

For more details, check out the course preview page here! Please share this poster/link far and wide (pdf).

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Introducing “Rooftop: Second Nature” — Remarks at the Opening Reception, 9 Feb. 2017

Nature within the urban landscape is simultaneously close at hand and hidden from view — a paradox of proximal obscurity. Yet its myriad forms are as diverse in kind as their human denizens. City parks, urban farms, back yards, forest … Continue reading

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INSS Conference in Uptown, Chicago IL, June 8-10

Next week I’ll be attending and presenting at the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability Conference, a national multi-site conference that is hosted locally by the Institute of Cultural Affairs in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. I’ll be presenting on Thursday 6/9 at … Continue reading

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Conservation Corps Leader Position with Friends of the Forest Preserves (Summer 2016)

The Friends of the Forest Preserves have conservation crew leader positions that are available this summer. See this link for details!

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Earth Month at Roosevelt

This image is also available as a pdf. Also see RU’s Green Campus Blog for detailed info on the week’s many events and activities!

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City Creatures: Wildlife in the City

Tomorrow afternoon my SUST 340 Policy, Law, & Ethics class at Roosevelt University’s Chicago Campus proudly hosts a special presentation entitled “City Creatures: Urban Biodiversity in Chicago” at 3:30 p.m. in Roosevelt’s LEED-Gold Wabash Building, Room 1214. Dr. Gavin Van … Continue reading

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