Category Archives: Faculty

Register @RooseveltU for Spring & Summer 2017 Classes

Advising and registration are now ongoing (since Nov 1st) for the Spring & Summer 2017 semesters here at @RooseveltU. Undergraduate students, please look over the Spring 2017 schedule using this coursefinder, check remaining course requirements on your curriculum checksheet, and email or … Continue reading

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Water Stories: Narrative, Urban Sustainability, and the Fluid Future of the Otakaro-Avon River in Christchurch, New Zealand

Twenty-five years ago, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Antarctica as part of a scientific research expedition from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Taking a semester’s leave from my graduate studies at SUNY Stony Brook, I worked for two … Continue reading

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Five Faculty Named First-Year Fellows at Roosevelt

I’m honored to be part of the First-Year Faculty Fellows team at Roosevelt University, where I just finished my 20th year of teaching. Looking forward to working with these and other great colleagues on our ACP curricular efforts! Linda Jones, … Continue reading

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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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#RUinFlint this Weekend

Roosevelt University journalism professor John W. Fountain and nine students in his JOUR 392 Convergence Newsroom class will be in Flint, Michigan, this weekend to report on the Flint water crisis. They’ll also have the opportunity to cover the Democratic … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2015

This weekend I finished one of my favorite annual writing projects: a comprehensive review of last year’s student and faculty activities and accomplishments in Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies Program, published on the SUST Blog this morning. 2015 was a notable time … Continue reading

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RU Scores Bronze STARS Rating from AASHE: Some Personal Reflections

Last Friday night (Dec. 18th) at 9:30pm, my fellow STARS Reporting Team members and I submitted Roosevelt’s first-ever sustainability assessment report to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, resulting in our university’s earning a Bronze rating. … Continue reading

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Fall 2015: Welcome Back to RU

I would like to extend a warm welcome to my students, advisees, and colleagues to the 2015-16 academic year at Roosevelt. Here’s to an excellent Fall 2015 semester! With the recent migration of the SUST program from RU’s College of Professional Studies … Continue reading

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Writing Urban Nature: A One-Week Intensive Summer Course in Chicago, May 18-22

Still plenty of room in this new one-week-intensive summer course! Pre-session is next Wed., May 6th, at 4:3pm in Gage 218. For more detailed information on my summer intensive course, check out this Writing Urban Nature preview; and share a pdf version of … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinarity, Sustainability, & Service Learning

A little while back, I was asked by some of my environmental studies colleagues outside of RU to briefly describe my take on interdisciplinary scholarship in under 200 words. Here’s what I came up with: An interdisciplinary scholar can speak … Continue reading

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