RCE Greater Atlanta - Higher Education Learning Community (HELC) Action Group

SDGsRCE Greater AtlantaRCE, a Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development acknowledged by the United Nations University, is a regional sustainability network that supports implementation of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals at the regional level through education and training. Brings together universities and colleges with nonprofit, community, government, and business partners.

 

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Inaugural Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium: The UN SDGs in Education, Research, and Community Engagement | April 26, 2019

Higher Education Learning Community (HELC) is an RCE Greater Atlanta action group that aims to facilitate faculty and research-active student engagement with the SDGs in a collective learning environment. Participants include faculty and research-active students from Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the University of Georgia.

HELC aims to create a dynamic network of research and teaching faculty, practitioners, youth, and community partners in Greater Atlanta who work together to offer research seminars, symposia, curricular resources, teaching workshops, and a variety of publications to advance the SDGs in education, research, and service across campuses in the region as well as among the US (North American) higher education community as a whole.


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Inaugural Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium: The UN SDGs in Education, Research, and Community Engagement | April 26, 2019

HELC Projects


Sustainable Development Research Seminar Series
Lead: Bruce Stiftel, bruce.stiftel@gatech.edu; Michael Black, seawater@gsu.edu

See below for upcoming and past seminars.


Expanding SDG Teaching Resources for Higher Education
Lead: Rebecca Watts Hull, rwattshull@gatech.edu; Evan Mallen, esmallen@gatech.edu

Read about the "Think Globally,Teach Locally" Workshop, Feb 19, 2020 here.
 

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AGSC Symposium/RCE & RCE Youth Track 
Lead: Sebnem Ozkan, sebnem.ozkan@gatech.edu; Mona Ray, Mona.Ray@morehouse.edu


AGSC Symposium webpage

In February 2020, United Nations University recognized this HELC project by an Award for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development, Honorable Mention for SDG 4 Quality Education. Read the press release. 


 

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Lead: Pegah Zamani, pzamani@kennesaw.edu; Binbin Jiang, 
bjiang@kennesaw.edu

Equinox Website
 

 

 

Spring 2021 Events

4th Annual EQUINOX Symposium: United Nations Sustainable Development GoalsEquinox-logo

The EQUINOX seeks to catalyze pathways of multidisciplinary scholarship and partnership on the UN SDGs among institutions of higher education, professionals, policymakers, stakeholders, community members, and advocates. Specifically, this year, the symposium focuses on the intersections of Good Health and Well-being & Climate Action.

Date + Time: Monday, March 15th, 2021 | 10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Venue: Online

RSVP: here [the registration is free but required]


The multi-sponsored initiative has been part of the Annual EQUINOX Week -- a week dedicated to a diverse set of multidisciplinary programs and events on sustainable development within the KSU and beyond. The symposium is also one of the focused projects of the RCE Greater Atlanta, Higher Ed Learning Community (HELC) -- a working group that aims to facilitate faculty and research-active student engagement with the SDGs in a collective learning environment. Participants include faculty and research-active students from Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the University of Georgia. 

 

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Going Global: A Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Curriculum Design Workshop
Feb 23 | 11am-12:30pm

REGISTER HERE by February 5

SLS, CTL, and the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) at Georgia Tech are working with colleagues at Georgia State and Kennesaw State through the RCE Greater Atlanta’s Higher Education Learning Community to offer this hands-on SDG workshop for instructors. This workshop is appropriate for ALL instructors interested in teaching with the SDGs, no matter where you are in your efforts—novice or pro.

Read more about the workshop here.

Sustainable Development Research Seminar Series

Spring 2021
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Spring 2021

Raymond
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Friday, January 22 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
Migration following Hurricane Michael: Evidence from the Consumer Credit Panel
Elora Raymond, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Tech

Seminar recording

 


 

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Friday, February 26 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
Alexander von Humboldt’s Proto-Ecological Thinking
Caroline Schaumann, Professor of German Studies, Emory University

To request access to the seminar recording, please contact Dr. Schaumann at 
cshaum@emory.edu.


 

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Friday, March 19 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
Sustainable Construction Neighborhood: The way forward
Ali Keyvanfar, Assistant Professor of Construction Management, Kennesaw State University

Seminar link: https://bluejeans.com/436457333

*Presented in conjunction with the 4th Annual EQUINOX Week at KSU: UN SDGs (March 15-19, 2021)

 



Fall 2020

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Lepegna
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Friday, November 20 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
The Politics of GM Crops and Agrochemical Exposure in Argentina
Pablo Lapegna, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, University of Georgia
Seminar recording

 


 

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Friday, October 23 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
Taking Science to the Streets: Community Science and Participatory Approaches to Improve Environment, Health, and Quality of Life in Urban Areas
Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College
Seminar recording

 

 

Iwanec
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Friday, September 25 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
A Social-Ecological-Technological Systems (SETS) approach to advancing urban systems science
David M. Iwaniec, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University

 



 

Spring 2020

Gunderson
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Friday, January 31 | 12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm
Theories for Sustainable Futures
Lance Gunderson, Professor and Chair, Environmental Sciences, Emory University

Atwood Center, Rm 360, 1515 Dickey Drive, Emory University

 

 

 

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Contact:
RCE HELC Co-Leads:
Sebnem Ozkan (Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Tech), sebnem.ozkan@gatech.edu
Michael Black (Neuroscience Institute and Urban Studies Institute, GSU), seawater@gsu.edu
Jairo Garcia (School of City & Regional Planning, Georgia Tech), jairo.garcia@design.gatech.edu

Spring 2021 HELC Monthly Meeting Calendar
12-1 pm on Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12, June 9 
Contact sebnem.ozkan@gatech.edu for the meeting URL

HELC participants include faculty and research-active students from Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the University of Georgia. 
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