With lab gloves accounting for 22% of waste in an average college research laboratory, they can make up a significant portion of the waste stream at research universities. This can pose a serious challenge for the sustainability of a campus, as nitrile and latex gloves have typically been an extremely difficult type of product to recycle. This means that each year, tons and tons of lab gloves are simply buried in landfills where they will remain for years to come, with absolutely no positive environmental impact.
Every month, Learning in Action features one member of faculty involved in community engagement via service-learning coursework or scholarship. This month, we are featuring Professor Nancy Deutsch, a dedicated contributer to community engagement at the University through both her teaching and her support and leadership of initiatives such as the Young Women Leaders Program. Keep reading to discover what drives Professor Deutsch's commitment to her community and how this manifests itself in her work.
Frank Dukes, Ph.D. is a mediator and facilitator who directed the Institute for Environmental Negotiation (IEN) at UVA from 2000 to 2015 before stepping down to concentrate on his applied work. Community and civic engagement is a core part of his work and his life as a citizen.
Phi Gamma Delta Chapters at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech united to raise money for cancer research via the annual Run Across Virginia event before the Commonwealth Clash football game last Friday.
Every month, Learning in Action will feature one member of faculty involved in community engagement via service-learning coursework or scholarship. This month, I wanted to highlight one of my professors, Professor David Flood.