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Dining Services grows its local foods program through partnership with Harvest Table

Dining Services grows its local foods program through partnership with Harvest Table

August 14, 2018

Dining Services is now one of a few college and university dining programs nationwide to embrace a fresh, customized “food first” philosophy through a new partnership with Harvest Table Culinary Group.

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University Dining Services recognized for environmentally sustainable operations

University Dining Services recognized for environmentally sustainable operations

July 20, 2018

The student-led Team Green program has earned a Gold Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services for its local and sustainable procurement practices.

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Hot town, Summer Sustainability Fellows in the city

Hot town, Summer Sustainability Fellows in the city

July 18, 2018

How will climate change affect the health and well-being of City of Rochester residents? This summer, students in a new sustainability fellowship program worked with city officials to help answer the question.

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Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

January 31, 2018

University of Rochester chemists are working on changes to existing batteries to provide clean energy when the sun isn’t shining and the wind doesn’t blow.

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Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

January 17, 2018

Environmental scientist Katy Sparrow ’17 (PhD) set out to discover whether ancient-sourced methane, released due to warming ocean waters, survives to be emitted to the atmosphere.

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Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

August 11, 2017

Chemistry major Austin Bailey ’18 (T5) has spent his summer developing a special polymer to attach other molecules to nanotubes, and his work could have significant applications for creating renewable energy sources.

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Student follows liquid metal flow to build a better battery

Student follows liquid metal flow to build a better battery

August 1, 2017

Meghan Patrick ’18 has spent her summer studying the use of liquid metal batteries on a scale large enough to power entire cities in conjunction with solar and wind power. Patrick is helping the lab figure out where to place ultrasound probes that can capture detailed measurements of how fluids flow in those batteries and how that affects their performance.

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Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

July 10, 2017

In his new book Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters Curren argues that the core of sustainability is the “long-term preservation of opportunities to live well.”

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University students, youth farmers collaborate for food justice

University students, youth farmers collaborate for food justice

April 3, 2017

Students enrolled in a new course in Food Justice & Social Practice combine urban farming, food security, and socially engaged art.

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