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Sustainability September 18, 2020
HSI graduate student Maloney helped craft Dayton's sustainability report
City of Dayton Sustainability Manager Mark Charles prefers the term sustainability specialist when it comes to Meg Maloney, a Hanley Sustainability Institute graduate assistant who is working with the city. “She’s not just following me around,” Charles said. “She’s actually got her own responsibilities and activities. She helped me with the final touches on the overall sustainability strategy.”
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Sustainability September 03, 2020
Women in Clean Energy Conference hosted by UD and OSU strives for gender equity

The virtual Women in Clean Energy Conference aims to provide knowledge, connections and resources to help women create impactful careers. “Everyone should have a seat at the table in the fight against climate change, we believe in helping women get there,” organizers of the event wrote in a release. “We want to empower women to make a difference in the male-dominated energy industry and educate men on the challenges often faced by women in the industry. We believe that by providing education, networking, and recruitment opportunities, we can close the gender gap in the energy industry in an empowering and productive way.”

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Human Rights August 28, 2020
Conscious Consumerism: Shopping ethically in the time of COVID-19
Looking to be a more conscious consumer in our modern shopping industry dominated by online consumption? HRC student interns offer insights, tips and tricks on how to practice ethical shopping by learning more about your favorite brands and shopping small and local.
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Sustainability August 26, 2020
HSI executive director to speak at Sept. 30 PIVOT event about post-pandemic world
Hanley Sustainability Institute Executive Director Ben McCall, Arthur Morgan Institute Executive Director Susan Jennings and MVRPC Regional Equity Initiative Manager Carlton Eley are the keynote speakers for the PIVOT virtual conference on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Formerly the Dayton Green Expo, the event from 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Sept. 30 will feature businesses, architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, government representatives, experts, and non-profits committed to environmental sustainability. This year's conference will focus on people, resiliency and performance. Registration is free.
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Sustainability August 19, 2020
A switch to UD’s sustainability major and semester in Hawaii have Moore on the right (watershed) track

Abbey Moore’s interest in water quality began during high school environmental classes. That curiosity led her to the University of Dayton and a semester in Hawaii. “Dayton of all places is the best place to get a hydrological education due to the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer and the effect the Great Lakes have on us,” said Moore, a sophomore at UD taking the sustainability major’s watershed track. “Ohio is perfect for hydrology and I feel as if my education has true substance and value.”

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Sustainability August 10, 2020
UD professor co-authors paper on smart renewable energy plan for West Africa

University of Dayton professor and Hanley Sustainability Institute staff member Robert Brecha is one of eight authors of a paper about how West African nations can expand their power supply and meet climate goals by working together. Brecha, along with Sebastian Sterl, also wrote an article about the paper for The Conversation, a publishing outlet for academics and researchers.

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Sustainability August 05, 2020
Sustainability fellowship available at start-up founded by former UD director

A paid, part-time remote sustainability fellowship is being offered by a start-up company founded by the former director of education abroad and partnerships at the University of Dayton’s Center for International Programs. Karen McBride is the founder and president of Bound International, which bills itself as a “small start-up navigating the intersection of international educational mobility, environmental sustainability, and technological innovation.”

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Human Rights July 16, 2020
Is it real concern for change or just for the clout?

Social media campaigns like the recent #BlackOutTuesday can boost influencers’ and corporations’ public images, while making little meaningful change. HRS 200 summer student shares her views on social media as a tool for activism, and how we, as activists and brand consumers, can do better.

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Libraries June 29, 2020
Honors Theses 2020: Angry Tweets, Urban Soils, Grasshopper Guts and More

The latest theses from students in the University Honors Program are now available in eCommons, the University of Dayton’s open-access institutional repository.

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Human Rights June 02, 2020
Stand Up for Human Rights: #BlackLivesMatter
The Human Rights Center joins the multitude of voices condemning the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black men and women, demanding accountability for these injustices and proposing actions to reform our current system.
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