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CAUSES Calendar of Events

10/12/15 - East Capitol Urban Farm Finish Date: Saturday, October 17th (8:00 am - until)

10/5/15 - Urban Garden & UDC

9/20/15 - DCBIA to Build “East Capitol Urban Farm” on its 23rd Annual Community Improvement Day

8/25/15 - UDC Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Receives Full Accreditation

7/23/15 - Food-Producing Green Roof Inaugurated by the University of the District of Columbia

2/24/15 - UDC 4-H to Host LifeSmarts Competition March 13

Register for April 10 Water Resources Symposium

Just CAUSES Dec 2014 Newsletter

Just CAUSES Nov 2014 Newsletter

Just CAUSES October 2014 Newsletter

UDC and Aruba Collaborate to Promote Food and Water Security

CAUSES Hosts D.C.’s First Urban Ag Symposium

UDC Pilots “Flicking CO2” Wall Sticker Campaign

D.C. Students Enjoy Agroecology Day at UDC Farm

RFPs addressing local water concerns due Nov. 14

Just CAUSES September Newsletter

8/22/14 - UDC to Launch Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate Program

Just CAUSES August Newsletter

Just CAUSES July Newsletter

Bioretention Summit - Aug 18 - 19

7/15/14 - UDC Offering Free Soil Testing

7/1/14 - Just CAUSES June Newsletter

6/21/14 - Workshop: Urban Design for Urban Agriculture

6/16/14 - UDC's research farm featured in the Washington Post

6/16/14 - UDC Celebrates National Pollinator Week

6/6/14 - DC Students Win Big at 2014 National EnvironMentors Fair

6/6/14 - Just CAUSES May Newsletter

6/6/14 - UDC Honors its Senior Citizen Volunteers

5/15/14 - UDC Urban Gardening Project featured by Associated Press Television

5/15/14 - The Farmers Market of the University of the District of Columbia Opens May 17

5/15/14 - Just CAUSES April Newsletter

5/9/14 - Architecture program on path to accreditation

5/9/14 - Accepting applications for the Summer Bridge STEM program for high school students

3/11/14 - UDC to Host DC Sustainability and Social Enterprise Summit

3/11/14 - UDC to Host 4-H LifeSmarts Competition March 14

2/28/14 - DC Sustainability and Social Enterprise Summit - Save the Date - 4-18-14

March 14 & 17, 2014 - Lead Abatement Worker Course

Lead Abatement Worker Course

4-H Volunteer Leaders Training - March 1, 2014

Try Out Your Green Thumb at the 2014 Rooting DC Forum

Just CAUSES Newsletter - Feb. 2014

CAUSES awarded three Sustainable DC Innovation Grants

Dean O'Hara and Prof. Kakovitch release "Physics and the New Economy

Water and Food Security dialogue closes out "Post-Oil City" exhibition

The Center for Sustainable Development partners with Go Dutch on integrated research project

National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium – April 4

2/21/14 - Heads of DC Water, DDOE, to close series of "Post-Oil City" Workshops and Dialogue Panels

2/11/14 - Just CAUSES January 2014 Newsletter

1/14/14 - UDC and Goethe-Institut Washington to offer the "Post-Oil City" Exhibition and Workshops

12/26/13 - CAUSES signs on as Collaborating Organization for Building Climate Solutions Conference

12/26/13 - Just CAUSES December 2013 Newsletter

12/6/13 - 12/18/13 - CAUSES supports the DC Women's and Childrens Shelter - through donations. Please click graphic for more information.

12/5/13 - Dr. Prema Ganganna discusses Trans Fats with PBS

12/5/13 - Just CAUSES November 2013 Newsletter

12/5/13 - Produce from UDC's farm donated to NBC's 'Food 4 Families' Campaign

11/25/13 - UDC and partners host urban revitalization exhibit and conference featuring Hamburg, Germany

11/23/13 - Workshop: Urban Agriculture and Food Security: Starting Out @ 9am

11/22/13 - Ready Set Go Training

11/18/13 - Cultural Competence in Community Service @ 2pm

11/16/13 - Community Harvest Day @ Marvin Gaye Park - Riverside Center @ 11am
Community Harvest Day

11/16/13 - New Workshop Offering: Urban Agriculture and Food Security: Starting Out @ 9am

11/5/13 - UDC and Goethe-Institut Washington Partner to Host Hamburg Conference and Exhibit

10/18/13 - Save the Date - Hamburg Conference (11/15/13) and Exhibition (11/14 - 12/6)

10/1/13 - Ethnic Crops 2

10/1/13 - New 2013 Water Highlights available

10/1/13 - Just CAUSES October 2013 Newsletter

9/16/13 - UDC Hosts Successful Green Living Expo DC

9/16/13 - University of the District of Columbia to Host April 2014 Water Symposium

9/7/13 - 5th Annual Green Living Expo DC

9/1/13 - UDC and Hay-Adams Partnership Promotes Locally Grown Food

8/16/13 - USDA's Under Secretary of Marketing & Regulatory Programs Visits UDC's Farmers Market

7/31/13 - High School Students Complete CAUSES Summer Bridge in Environment and Sustainability Program 

7/31/13 - University of the District of Columbia Creates Community Gardens of the Senses

6/15/13 - Farmers Market 2013

5/3/13 - Request for Proposal: Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Farm Bill - Deadline June 17, 2013

5/3/13 - Fabulous Friday - RSVP by May 1, 2013 -

4/4/13 - CAUSES Monthly Vol 1

3/11/13 - University of the District of Columbia to Install Hoop House to Combat Food Desert

2/8/13 - Verizon Awards $25,000 Grant to CAUSES for Innovative Garden Project

1/24/13 - Internship Opportunities in CAUSES - Flyer | Brochure

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Successful Co-op event held

Celebrating a successful season of the UDC-CAUSES Farmers Market

10/11/12 - DC WRRI FY 2013 Seed Grant RFP - Deadline Nov. 23, 2012

10/2/12 - UDC'S College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) Launches Television Series

7/19/12 - Wild Weather News

7/18/12 - A city garden blooms on video - Washington Post profiles CAUSES' student Josh Singer in the DC Master Gardener Program

6/22/12 - UDC Included in Senate Farm Bill

6/18/12 - A New Water Lab at UDC


College of Urban Agriculture and Environmental Studies (CAUSES)

CAUSES Academic Programs

RN to BS in Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Program Director
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Dr. Susan Kliman, Program Director
PSM in Water Resources Management - Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Health Education - John Slack, Program Director

CAUSES Land-grant Programs

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che' Axum, Director
Center for Sustainable Development – Dr. Dwane Jones, Director
Water Resources Research Institute – Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health - Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord, Director
Institute of Gerontology - Claudia John, Director
Center for 4-H and Youth Development – Rebecca Bankhead, Director
Architectural Research Institute - Clarence Pearson, Director

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