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Sustainability December 03, 2019
Meeting sustainable development goals by gaining electricity access in poor countries
Until the fossil-fuel age started about 200 years ago, most people lived a bare existence; vulnerable to the whims of nature’s cycles. Beginning with the industrial revolution, but accelerating dramatically after World War II, the extraction and burning of fossil fuels for industry, heating, electricity and other applications helped raise people’s standard of living.
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Sustainability December 03, 2019
U.S. News lists UD in slideshow of "10 environmentally friendly" campuses

U.S. News & World Report named the University of Dayton as one of "10 Environmentally Friendly College Campuses" as part of their Best Colleges website section. "For college hopefuls who are passionate about the environment, an undergraduate institution's policies on sustainability may be a major factor they consider during their school search," the slideshow story reads. "The Sierra Club's "Cool Schools" ranking is a resource that prospective college students can use to find an environmentally conscious school. Here are 10 eco-friendly U.S. colleges and universities that placed in the top 50 of that ranking."

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Sustainability December 02, 2019
UD's first sustainability minor, now in Norway, has advice for first majors

The first 10 University of Dayton Sustainability Program majors begin classes in Spring 2020, about nine years after Mike Voellmecke became UD’s first student with a Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE) minor. The 2011 graduate with a major in civil and environmental engineering got the sustainability minor by checking his finished courses against the requirements.

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Sustainability November 25, 2019
Register for MVRPC roundtable on UD's carbon neutrality pledge

The Dec. 4 edition of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission sustainability roundtable features an overview of the University of Dayton’s carbon neutrality pledge. Ben McCall, executive director of UD’s Hanley Sustainability Institute, and Matthew Worsham from UD’s facilities management will discuss the planning and projects behind the pledge, such as the university’s carbon neutrality feasibility study, the school’s potential power purchase agreement, and a geothermal assessment and potential for carbon-free thermal energy. 

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Sustainability November 19, 2019
UD's Sustainability Program now part of Hanley Sustainability Institute

The University of Dayton’s Sustainability Program is now part of the Hanley Sustainability Institute, further illustrating a deepening, campus-wide commitment to sustainability issues and education. The College of Arts and Sciences remains the umbrella organization over both entities, but the academic program now lives within the institute, an organization founded in 2014 after a $12.5 million gift from George ’77 and Amanda Hanley.

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Service November 19, 2019
Students Provide Bikes to Kids at Kiser Elementary

Children from Kiser Elementary, a local Dayton public school, had a great day recently — filled with coloring, playing games and new bikes — thanks to a University of Dayton student organization.

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Engineering November 11, 2019
Two Engineering Faculty Appointed as Endowed Chairs

Two School of Engineering faculty members were appointed to endowed chair positions by Provost Paul Benson and President Eric Spina at a formal installation ceremony held on Oct. 24, 2019.

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Sustainability November 11, 2019
Brecha: A castle in the Austrian Alps is teaching sustainability lessons to tourists
What can a castle in the Austrian Alps contribute to a conversation about sustainability? I found out recently during a family gathering sponsored by my father-in-law. My wife’s family has known Ernst and Gerlinde Schrempf, the owners of the Schloss (Castle) Thannegg-Moosheim, for decades. I actually had been there many years ago.
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Sustainability November 08, 2019
Create Your Own Backyard Habitat

No matter the weather or season, it's always a good time to learn how to transform your garden into a backyard habitat for pollinators and native birds. The Hanley Sustainability Institute has a webpage dedicated to links to experts in the field.

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Engineering November 06, 2019
The Marianist Way: UD Engineering Donates Used Equipment to Schools in Togo

The University of Dayton School of Engineering donated more than 50 pieces of lab equipment for students attending Marianist schools in Togo, Africa, this summer.

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