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February 16 - E/RS Interviews: "Sustainability - Community, Equality, Environment"

In the second of six E/RS interviews, Kathleen Smythe (History) and Nancy Bertaux (Economics) will discuss issues of sustainability based on both their personal experiences and academic pursuits. The E/RS interviews provide an opportunity for us to get to know in a more informal fashion members of the Xavier community. 

Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall, 4 pm.


February 25 - Roy Scranton: "Learning to Die in the Anthropocene"

Roy Scranton (Princeton) is an Iraqi vet and one America’s rising new and critical voices. He’s expanded his widely read and critically acclaimed article “Learning to Die in the Anthropocene” (The New York Times) into a bold new book that examines the age of climate change from the perspective of a veteran. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Boston Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and he is also a co-editor of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War.

Kennedy Auditorium, 7 pm. ?


Tuesday, April 12, 7-8:30 PM in Conaton Board Room, 2nd floor Schmidt Hall

Climate Change Event: How to Achieve Paris Accord Goals, Tues., April 12, 7-8:30 PM, Conaton Board Room, 2nd floor of Schmidt Hall; includes poster presentations by ECON 421 students

April 21-22 - Additional Lecture: "The Cooperative Economy: Building a Sustainable Future"          

Over two days, E/RS will host a conference on cooperative business. (John Jay) will deliver the conference keynote address on Thursday, April 21. Gordon Nembhard is the author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. Panel sessions, workshops, and a second keynote will follow on Friday, April 22. Co-sponsored by the Brueggeman Center, Community Building Institute, the Eigel Center, and Sustainability Committee.  

Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Keynote Lecture, Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Co-op Conference continues, with keynote by Melissa Hoover.


Have you checked out our Farmers Market page yet? See when our market days are!

  • In March 2008, Xavier University created a Sustainability Committee in response to the requirements of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The Committee, which represents a cross-section of the campus community, has created a comprehensive plan for achieving climate neutrality and initiated tangible actions to meet the goals expressed in the Campus Sustainability Plan.