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Wright State University Participates in National Solar Tour

Wright State University hosted its first National Solar Tour on campus Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Thanks to our great group of volunteers and the representatives from Dovetail Solar and Wind who helped out. And a special thanks to: Dr. Jim Menart, Professor, Materials Engineering; Director of Renewable and Clean Energy Program for creating the informative slide show; John Howard, Manager of Energy and Customer Services; Thanks to Jim Hannah, Assistant Director of Public Relations for arranging an interview with Dayton Daily News to publicize the event.

View slide show from the event (PDF) »

View a letter from Chris Widener, State Senator, 10th District about his stop on the Ohio Solar Tour (PDF) »

Tour attendees overlook solar panels

Group shot of solar tour attendees

Group of attendees overlooking solar panels

Sustainability Events

5th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care

Thursday, March 26 - WSU will be co-hosting the 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care at the Sharonville Convention Center. This yearly event is relevant to not only medical and nursing faculty, staff and students, but also to those involved in engineering and others with interests in sustainable design, construction and operation.

This year, SSHC will feature nationally renowned Health Care expert, Richard (Dick) Jackson, as the keynote speaker. He is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award. In October, 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. The symposium has clinical and infrastructure panels as well.

More detailed information and a registration link can be found at: http://www.heapy.com/about/upcoming-events/item/224-symposium-on-sustainability-in-health-care-sshc-15.html.

"Growing Cities" Local Food Film at the Neon Theater!

Join us May 2nd 3:00 p.m. for the screening of "Growing Cities", a film about urban farming in America. This documentary examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power local food grown in cities has to revitalize our communities and change the way we think about food and eat.


Contact Linda Ramey (Linda.Ramey@wright.edu) for details and ticket information.

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