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Justice & Peace Studies Major

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Justice and peace studies is an interdisciplinary department designed to prepare students to be responsible critics of contemporary societies and effective agents for positive social transformation.

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Conflict Transformation Concentration

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The Conflict Transformation concentration prepares students to analyze the dynamics and identify transformative opportunities in conflicts at multiple levels, from interpersonal to international, while developing practical skills in mediation and ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy Concentration

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy concentration develops social analysis skills for public policy formation, evidence-based research and argumentation, as well as communication and networking skills for effective advocacy around ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Leadership for Social Justice Concentration

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The Leadership for Social Justice concentration helps students anticipate and begin preparing for the full arc of a career in which successful community organizing requires them to institutionalize the changes ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Graduate Certificate in Strategic Risk and Responsibility

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

There is significant demand, especially in regulated industries, for individuals with a strong understanding of corporate risk management, compliance, governance, social responsibility and sustainability – and a specific need for leaders ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Graduate Certificate in Power Electronics and Systems

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

This certificate addresses the microgrid and the penetration of alternative energy systems (Distributed Energy Resources - DERs) into the legacy power grid and the humanitarian/sustainable evolution in developing countries where ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Potential for urban agriculture to support accessible and impactful undergraduate biology education

  • Rollins College (FL)
  • Salish Kootenai College (MT)
  • Tulane University (LA)
  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • University of San Diego (CA)

Active learning in STEM education is essential for engaging the diverse pool of scholars needed to address pressing environmental and social challenges. However, active learning formats are difficult to scale ...


Junkyard Planet: Using Stories to Teach Managerial Accounting with a Sustainability Theme

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The purpose of this article is to share my experience teaching managerial accounting as a sustainability-themed course using stories. Theme-based learning suggests a relatable theme can make course content more ...


University-Community Collaboration for Climate Justice Across Disciplines

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Communities locally and globally are re-imagining systems to restore interconnected human and environmental well-being. University-community collaborative partnerships can be a crucial part of this effort. This presentation explores how university-community ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Creating Organizational Culture Change to Advance Sustainability in Higher Education

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Culture is a shared set of assumptions that guides people's thoughts and behaviors. Within organizations, aligning structures and process with organizational culture is crucial for maintaining successful organizational functioning ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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SCP Arts: A Collaborative, Applied Learning Partnership Model for Creative Community Engagement

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Communities locally and globally face the challenge of re-imagining and implementing systems that restore interconnected human and environmental well-being. Creative forms of engagement can inspire broad-sector participation with community sustainability ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Five-Year Strategic Plan

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Sustainability requires responsibly using and managing natural resources to meet our needs today without harming the possibilities of future generations meeting their own tomorrow. Sustainability is central to the University ...


Four participants of the Barefoot College display their projects.

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

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The Barefoot College in northern India teaches women skills to bring solar power to their ...


The Under-Told Stories team interviewing a community activist after the murder of George Floyd.

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Under-Told Stories is a journalism project at University of St. Thomas’ Center for the Common Good. The project uses high quality video storytelling to help students understand and engage with ...


The Under-Told Stories team reporting on an effort to clear mine fields in Cambodia.

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Under-Told Stories is a journalism project at University of St. Thomas’ Center for the Common Good. The project uses high quality video storytelling to help students understand and engage with ...


48 kW Solar PV Array -- McCarthy Gymnasium / FDC

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The McCarthy Gym array is part of the microgrid research facility and it is currently operating in "island mode."stss

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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Minnesota Student Sustainability Leadership Network

  • St. Catherine University (MN)
  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, students created theMinnesota Student Sustainability Leadership Network to bring together student leaders involved in sustainability from colleges and universities across the state of ...


University of St. Thomas Stewardship Garden

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The Stewardship Garden (SG) at the University of St. Thomas (MN) is an innovative urban agriculture project that combines undergraduate-driven research, teaching, and community engagement. Established in 2010, the SG ...


Challenges in the teaching of environmental journalism

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The birth of the modern environmental movement in the 1970's sparked more extended and in-depth news coverage of ecological issues and awakened interest among journalism educators and prospective journalists ...


Teaching Psychology for Sustainability: The Why and How

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Willamette University (OR)

The behavioral sciences can make vital contributions to environmental sustainability efforts, as relevant basic and applied psychological research has grown considerably over the past dozen years. Recently, conservation biologists, environmental ...


Teaching Psychology for Sustainability

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Willamette University (OR)

TeachGreenPsych.com is periodically updated; revisions are currently underway, thanks to a grant provided by the Willamette University Green Fund. We invite suggestions from users for additions, revisions, and other ...


STARS 101: Completing Your First Report

  • Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
  • University of Montana (MT)
  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • AASHE (PA)

In this session, hosted by AASHE staff, first-time STARS participants will share information about how they approached the reporting process. This will be a great opportunity to learn strategies for ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Peace Engineering Minor

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The purpose of the peace engineering program is to engage and teach students to collaborate with and empower those experiencing injustices to develop innovative and sustainable solutions from a service ...

  • Posted May 5, 2019
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Sustainability Minor

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The goals of the university-wide Sustainability Minor are 1. to prepare students to work skillfully to address social challenges, particularly those associated with environmental change, 2. to foster interactions and ...

  • Posted May 5, 2019
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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary science program focused on solving environmental problems that lie at the interface between biology, chemistry, and geology. Students participate in one of three concentrations (biology ...

  • Posted May 5, 2019
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The Environmental Studies degree provides students with a broad interdisciplinary background as well as a basis for career specialization and practical application and problem solving. The program is based upon ...

  • Posted May 5, 2019
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Sustainability Scholars Grant

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The Sustainability Scholars Grant program supports undergraduate students from any discipline who wish to complete a major research project focused on sustainability. These grants are designed to give students the ...


Connecting Community Partnerships with Curriculum to Strengthen Sustainability Education

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)

This session will discuss the role of community partnerships (CP) for strengthening sustainability education at the University of St. Thomas (UST), a liberal arts university, and Virginia Tech (VT), a ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Undergraduate Community Engagement in the Service of Sustainability: Connecting the ACTC Consortium with the City of St. Paul

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

In this session we will describe our experience leveraging the strengths of multiple institutions and engaging undergraduate students in project-based learning to improve the environmental sustainability of our city. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating Environmental Issues Into Social Sciences, Business, And Humanities Courses Using Ecological Worldview Principles

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Environmental problems are actually human behavior problems. Social sciences and humanities are important contributors for addressing environmental sustainability as they investigate and explain human behavior. Yet for faculty, integrating sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Getting Their Attention: The Facts and Stats to get Your Sustainability Proposal Accepted

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The single most important and often most challenging step in initiating a campus sustainability program is gaining alignment from university officials. At last year's AASHE Conference, a conversation was ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Embedding undergraduate-led ecology experiments into temporary public art to transition vacant urban spaces

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Public Art Saint Paul (MN)

Over 50% of the global population currently lives in urban areas, and 3.2 billion more urban residents are predicted by 2050. Urbanized areas already produce most human-associated carbon emissions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Stewardship Science: Connecting undergraduate-led sustainability research with community service

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Growing environmental challenges make sustainability science training a pressing educational goal. Given the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems, strategies are needed to recruit students with diverse skills to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Systems Approach to Supporting Curricular Innovations

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

UST faculty, through grass-roots efforts, have transformed piecemeal efforts to integrate sustainability into their courses into a system that encourages the integration of sustainability throughout the curriculum. Our system consists ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Examining Environmental Justice Locally: A Case for Student Engagement and Integrated Curricular Content

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Environmental justice is often perceived as primarily an international issue. This case study uses social worker experiences to demonstrate the scope of environmental injustice in our own backyards. Social workers ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating sustainability and social innovation at an urban, Catholic university (University of St. Thomas Campus Tour)

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Join us for a tour highlighting grassroots, collaborative efforts at the University of St. Thomas to design and implement sustainable infrastructure and curricular innovations that also serve as experimental platforms ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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