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Sustainability October 13, 2020
Update to University of Dayton carbon neutrality study among presentations in global sustainability conference
The update to a study on making the University of Dayton carbon neutral by 2025 is among the UD presentations at the 2020 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education. UD's host status enables free registration for anyone with a @udayton.edu email address (by entering the discount code UDAYTONEDU093020) and allows access to more than 300 on-demand sessions until Nov. 22. Led by former graduate assistant Ryan Shea, the study shows that converting UD into a fully-electrified, renewably powered, carbon-neutral campus by 2025 would increase costs by just 2.4 percent over a 30-year period.
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Sustainability October 05, 2020
UD a host institution for the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education; registration free for UD emails

The Hanley Sustainability Institute and the University of Dayton have joined a select group of schools as host institutions for the Oct. 20-22 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE). UD stands alongside Arizona State, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, Colorado, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Texas, Wisconsin and others as hosts for a conference with a global audience of innovative professionals and students committed to a more sustainable future. Organized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the event’s theme is “Mobilizing for a Just Transition.”

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Engineering September 25, 2020
University of Dayton ETHOS students selected as finalists for global design challenge

University of Dayton students, Rosie Errigo, renewable and clean energy graduate program, and Brianna Dooley, mechanical engineering major, coordinated with GRUPO researchers, Sandra Vergara, MSc in thermal energy systems, and Sergio Jordan, BSc mechanical engineer operations, to solve food storage dilemmas in Peru and address UN SDG #2-Zero Hunger.

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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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Engineering September 15, 2020
National Science Foundation awards University of Dayton research team $63K to apply machine learning to 3-D printing on nanoscale
The National Science Foundation awarded a $63,215 supplemental grant to University of Dayton physics, computer science and electro-optics researchers to apply data science technology to an advanced manufacturing process for building three-dimensional structures at nanoscale, or a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
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Human Rights September 10, 2020
Ferguson Voices: Building a High School Curriculum
Students Corey Rinella and Megan McCarren join the Human Rights Center team to adapt the Moral Courage Project's Ferguson Voices into a versatile curriculum for grades 9-12. Our goal is to provide an accessible and flexible learning platform for high school students grounded in the open sharing and discussion of our identities, experiences, and biases.
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Sustainability September 09, 2020
Summer 2020 HSI work: Expanding composting education and practice

Before University of Dayton students migrated back to campus during a pandemic, Hanley Sustainability Institute graduate assistant Christopher Baldasare saw the need for more composting. “With the emphasis on not going out, I expect more students to be cooking in their residences,” Baldasare said. “This will also give us a chance to pilot online composting education, which was planned in the spring to potentially expand the composting program by making it easier to reach all students that would want to participate.”

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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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