Public Engagement

Public Engagement

Public Engagement and Events

Check this page for additional events and recordings of past events!

Spring 2021 -- All events are 'virtual' for the semester!

  • Tuesday, February 16 - "Fashion in the Circular Economy: Reducing Clothing Waste"
    Ruth Kelly, Performance Materials Expert/Entrepreneur/Former Head of Women’s Fabric Development at Lululemon
    Dr. Helen Goworek, Associate Professor in Marketing at Durham University Business School
    2:00 - 3:15 PM
    Email RCRL@rowan.edu to register

  • Wednesday, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, and 3/17 - Carbon Literacy Training
    Dr. Petra Molthan-Hill, Nottingham Business School
    11:00AM - 1:00 PM on each day
    Email RCRL@rowan.edu to register

  • Saturday March 6 & Sunday March 7 - Sustainable Development Goals student training
    Foundation for Environmental Stewardship
    10:00AM - 1:00PM each day
    Click on the link above to register - free for all Rowan students!
    (in collaboration with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences)

  • Wednesday March 31 - "The Opportunities and Challenges of Social Entrepreneurship"
    Stephanie E. Raible, Ed.D, University of Delaware
    12:30 - 1:45 PM
    Register at rowan.startuptree.co

  • Wednesday April 7 & Thursday April 8 - 2021 EcoCareers Conference
    National Wildlife Federation
    Full schedule each day, attend as many or as few sessions as you like:
    Registration is free for Rowan students, faculty, and staff: simply select “Campus Sponsor Student” or “Campus Sponsor Faculty and Staff” under Ticket types, select Rowan University Center for Responsible Leadership from the dropdown list, and use your Rowan email address on the registration page.

  • Tuesday, April 13 - "Accelerating Progress Towards a Circular Economy"
    Chris Coulter, CEO, GlobeScan
    2:00 - 3:30 PM
    Space is limited – Register at go.rowan.edu/circulareconomy

  • Wednesday, April 21 - "The Economic Growth and Mobility Project"
    Ashley Putnam, Director of the EGMP, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    6:30 - 7:30 PM
    Register here!

  • Thursday, April 22 - Earth Day Celebration
    A full slate of events highlighting research, real-world sustainability initiatives from industry partners, and student projects. Advance registration is required!
    11:00am - 12:15pm - Student showcase, international marketing and the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
    12:30pm - 1:30pm - keynote lecture, "In Search of a Responsible Business: Can History Help?" with Dr. Geoffrey Jones (Isidor Strauss Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School)
    5:15pm - 6:15pm - The Business of Sustainability panel discussion (in collaboration with RCB Graduate Business Programs -- separate registration required here)

Fall 2020 -- All events are 'virtual' for the semester!

Spring 2020:

Fall 2019 schedule:

  • Tuesday, September 17 — “America's Original People -- Keepers of the Land and Water
    Carla J.S. Messenger, Director of Native American Heritage Programs
    12:30 - 1:45 PM, Business Hall 104
    (in collaboration with the School of Earth & Environment and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rowan University)

  • Tuesday, September 24 - "Crowdfunding for Social Good" workshop
    Devin Thorpe, founder Your Mark on the World and contributor to Forbes magazine
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; WeWork Philadelphia (1010 North Hancock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123)
    (in collaboration with the Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

  • Wednesday, September 25 - "Your Mark on the World" workshop for students
    Devin Thorpe, founder Your Mark on the World and contributor to Forbes magazine
    9:30 - 10:30 AM, Business Hall 209
    (in collaboration with the Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

  • Monday, October 7 — “Inevitable Industry? Engineers and the Practice of Accountability
    Jessica Smith, Associate Professor at the Colorado School of Mines
    12:30 - 1:45 PM, Business Hall 104


  • Monday, November 4 - "Shattering Glass Ceilings"
    Tsedale Melaku, postdoctoral research fellow at at The Graduate Center, City University of New York
    11:00 - 12:00, Business Hall 209 (Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
    (in collaboration with the Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

  • Monday, November 11 -- "The Nexus of Public Policy: Renewable Energy in New Jersey"
    Erick Ford, Executive Director of NJ Energy Coalition
    12:30 - 1:45 PM, Robinson Hall 302

  • Wednesday, November 13 - "No Time to Waste: What We Need to Do for Sustainability and Climate Progress"
    Miranda Massie, founder and director of The Climate Museum
    5:00-7:00 PM, Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center
    (public event in collaboration with the Honors Program, Rowan University)