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Sustainability November 22, 2021
Forage Ahead the theme for Dinner in the Desert Kitchen V, a UD art exhibition and fundraiser
The fifth annual University of Dayton student-led art auction, can drive, dinner and art exhibit to benefit the Gem City Market will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 at The Hub powered by PNC Bank in the newly reopened Dayton Arcade at 31 South Main St.
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Sustainability October 15, 2021
HSI names four part-time directors for main areas in new strategic plan

The University of Dayton’s Hanley Sustainability Institute designated four accomplished leaders to direct the four key areas of HSI’s new strategic plan. Faculty members Erin Gibbemeyer, Zach Piso, Andrew Chiasson and Glenna Jennings will work part-time with HSI and each lead an identified initiative and its associated goals. HSI Executive Director Ben McCall recently announced the appointments.

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Sustainability September 21, 2021
UD campus climate strike this Friday at noon; People in more than 150 countries taking part

University of Dayton students are taking part in the global climate strike Friday, Sept. 24, according to campus organizers. The group is calling for students, faculty and others to meet in the Humanities Plaza from noon until 2 p.m. Friday to strike for the future.

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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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