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Sustainability September 19, 2021
UD student research exploring effects of solar panels on pollinator community

University of Dayton student Brigid Morgan is researching how solar panels at UD’s Curran Place affect the community of pollinators gathering next to the panels. Under the direction of Associate Biology Professor Chelse Prather, Morgan is a senior biology major with Spanish and philosophy minors. She plans to present her honors thesis in March 2022. For weeks, she used pollinator traps - different colored containers attracting different species inside and outside the solar array - and took them to the lab to identify them.

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Sustainability September 17, 2021
UD student research exploring if plastic waste can be transformed into 3-D printer products

Under the direction of Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Denise Taylor, University of Dayton student Peter Fabe is assessing recycled plastic and considering the design of a plastics processing machine to bridge from post-consumer waste to the plastics input for 3D printing.

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Sustainability September 15, 2021
UD student research exploring sustainable eating practices in Hispanic populations

University of Dayton student Mary Claire Atkinson is researching the Latino/Latina/Hispanic population’s relation to sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and cultural dietary customs. Atkinson, a senior dietetics major and Spanish minor under the direction of assistant professor Diana Cuy Castellanos, is working on a narrative review examining the idea of a sustainable diet.

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Sustainability September 08, 2021
Women in Clean Energy conference later this month already providing career connections for UD students

The 2021 Women in Clean Energy conference hosted by the University of Dayton features three sessions led by accomplished professionals and a panel discussion with recent graduates beginning their careers. The virtual conference is Sept. 21-23 and Sept. 27. Registration for each session is linked to from the conference website. The sessions include: Clean Energy Implementation & Development; Clean Energy Regulation & Policy; Energy Justice & the Social Impact of Clean Energy; and Jumpstarting a Career in Clean Energy.

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Sustainability September 02, 2021
Hanley Sustainability Institute to hire 4 leaders, focus on 10 goals set in HSI’s new strategic plan
The Hanley Sustainability Institute will hire four part-time University of Dayton directors to oversee four strategic areas and help implement 10 goals named in HSI’s strategic planning initiative to confront today’s urgent global challenges. The four directors, to be selected from current faculty and staff, will devote their HSI work time to planning and implementing their respective strategic areas. The institute also is announcing a call for expressions of interest from interested parties.
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Sustainability September 01, 2021
Hanley Sustainability Institute to hire four part-time strategic priority directors; interested parties can contact HSI
HSI is looking to expand its leadership team through the appointment of four part-time directors and encourages interested faculty and staff to consider these positions. Potential candidates are encouraged to reach out to HSI Executive Director Ben McCall (bjmccall@udayton.edu) to schedule an informal discussion to explore the possibilities.
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Sustainability September 01, 2021
Hanley Sustainability Institute to hire four part-time strategic priority directors; interested parties can contact HSI
The Hanley Sustainability Institute is looking to expand its leadership team through the appointment of four part-time directors and encourages interested faculty and staff to consider these positions. Potential candidates are encouraged to reach out to HSI Executive Director Ben McCall (bjmccall@udayton.edu) to schedule an informal discussion to explore the possibilities. Potential candidates are also encouraged to consult with their supervisors or department chairs before submitting an expression of interest.
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Sustainability August 24, 2021
Former student’s podcast series recounts history of sustainability evolution at University of Dayton
University of Dayton graduate Sophia Palmer, a December 2020 UD grad who majored in mechanical engineering and earned a sustainability minor, developed a special four-part series that detailed four eras of how HSI and UD's sustainability program got to where it is and hinted at its future. The series starts with events beginning around 1985 and journeys through the decades after that led to a new strategic plan and the academic program offering four tracks in a major and a graduate certificate.
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Sustainability August 18, 2021
UD email address users get free registration to 2021 GCSHE; UD leading 4 presentations

As a host institution, the University of Dayton is able to receive unlimited free registration to October’s virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education. Those with @udayton.edu email addresses can register here and should use the promotional code DAYTON30JUN21. The conference, Oct. 12-14, offers three days of live content, keynote speakers, presenters and networking, plus 80 days of on-demand access through Dec. 31, 2021 for anyone with UD email addresses.

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Sustainability July 06, 2021
Podcasts produced locally focus on regenerative agricultural issues
Two podcasts produced locally address regenerative, agricultural and other sustainability challenges. Alive with Cristina Redko, a Wright State University associate professor, features ways to “disseminate ideas about regenerative practices.” Recent episodes of Alive address hydration in California, soil health as public health and planting trees. Grounded Hope pairs podcast director Renee Wilde with people at the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions and Agraria. The series introduces “the people of Ohio to the past, present and future of Ohio agriculture."
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