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  • News & Events | Sustainability @ SJSU | San Jose State University
    Involved Reduce Your Footprint Spartan Sustainability Stories Learn More News Events Campus as a Living Lab Project Project Description Modules SJSU Home Sustainability SJSU News Events News Events MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Sustainability at SJSU About Us Academics Research Sustainable Campus What You Can Do News Events Campus as a Living Lab Project SJSU has a range of sustainability events every semester that engage the campus and the community in moving us toward a more sustainable society Typical events during the year include the Fall Locavore Faire Green and Safe Halloween Ride to School Days Trashion Fashion Show SJSU Day of Service and SJSU s Annual Earth Day Event which has been held for over 40 years on campus Find out about these and other sustainability events from the campus groups that sponsor them Environmental Resource Center Locavore Faire Ride to School Days Earth Day Associated Students Trashion Fashion Earth Day CommUniverCity Safe and Green Halloween Day of Service Spartan Shops Art and Dine Earth Day View the SJSU Event Calendar SJSU Links and Resources Information for Alumni Current Students Donors Faculty Staff Future Students Researchers Colleges Applied Sciences Arts Business Education Engineering Humanities the

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  • Campus as a Living Lab Project | Sustainability @ SJSU | San Jose State University
    Francisco Bay Campus as Living Labs in a Learning Community In academic year 2013 2014 the California State University Chancellor s Office funded San José State University to develop a Campus as a Living Lab CLL program to help infuse sustainability throughout our curriculum We developed a learning community to advance sustainability curriculum at three campuses San José State De Anza College and Foothill College As a result of our program a diversity of faculty members at the three campuses are using campus sustainability features in their courses Of greatest interest to instructors are the nine teaching modules we developed Each module is designed as a stand alone single class sustainability lesson using each campus sustainability features We designed them for ANY instructor to use in their courses Each module includes key sustainability principles and provides a hands on experience allowing students to explore aspects of their campus and other local campuses that promote sustainability The lesson plan for each module is designed to be plug and play However for each module we provide contact information for the module developer for instructors to contact if they need assistance For more information and the outcomes of the CLL Project please visit

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  • Project Description | Sustainability @ SJSU | San Jose State University
    Lab exploring plant responses to climate change using web and campus sites Waterwise Plant Lab exploring adaptations to dry climates using plants on campus San Jose State Sustainable Agriculture Garden an organic teaching garden on campus Martin Luther King Jr Library a LEED building shared with the city of San Jose Cogeneration Plant SJSU s efficient energy generation and heating cooling system Summaries of each module and each complete downloadable module can be found at CLL Modules Curriculum experts from each campus developed these modules between September 2013 and April 2014 We hope to continue to refine these and add new modules We also hope to inspire other instructors to write modules of their own focused on getting students out of the classroom and experiencing hands on sustainability learning Outcomes 3 and 4 Learning Community Workshop and Field Trips and Campus as Living Lab features incorporated into courses While developing the modules we were also seeking instructors from all three campuses to participate in a workshop designed to teach the instructors how to use the modules in their courses Twenty three instructors enrolled in the workshop representing all three campuses and a wide range of disciplines Table 2 Workshop participants incorporated CLL modules into one or more courses to be taught sometime in academic year 2014 15 Table 2 Summary of instructors participating in the Learning Community Campus and Number Pa r t icipating from that Campus Dep a rt m ent s Represented Courses Expected to include CLL Modules in AY 2014 15 De Anza 9 English Speech Communication Humanities Economics Biology EWRT 1A Writing and Research SPCH 1 Public Speaking HUMI 9 Comparative Religions ECON 2 Microeconomics BIOL 6B 40B 40C General Biology courses Foothill 7 English Horticulture Chemistry Biology Engineering ENGL 1A English Composition and Writing HORT 10 Environ Horticulture Urban Landscape CHEM 1C General Chemistry BIOL 10 General Biology BIOL 1C Evolution Systematics Ecology ENGR 40 Introduction to Clean Energy Technology SJSU 7 Communication Studies Sociology Art Art History Child Adolescent Development Biology Geology COMM 20 Public Speaking ARTH 72 Design in Society SOCS 120 Environmental Sociology CHAD 60 Child Development SCI 110 Global Themes of Science BIOL 10 The Living World BIOL 145 255 Ecology Climate Change GEOL 103 Earth Systems Environment Outcome 5 Evaluation of modules At the end of the CLL Workshop forms were collected with instructor evaluations of the modules We have used these comments to revise the modules and to guide follow up activities to support module use During the AY 2014 2015 we will conduct a post module use assessment We will use this assessment to improve modules provide support to instructors and identify ways to further institutionalize the use and expansion of CLL modules Outcome 6 Inform others on each campus about this program During the fall 2013 and spring 2014 each CLL campus coordinator met with faculty members department heads and administrators to advertise the project In order to continue to get the word out about the availability

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  • Modules | Sustainability @ SJSU | San Jose State University
    discover the benefits of creating a healthier soil Students will receive instruction in the benefits and methods of composting in a home setting Scientific presentations will include the process of component degradation conditions necessary for adequate decomposition and activities that increase and or support the process of decomposition Lab related activities will include measuring and performing maintenance on an active compost pile creating a new compost pile or measurements of compost and native soil samples to allow the students to compare and contrast the differences between native soil and the soil amendment created through the composting process Students will be expected to know how the different methods for creating compost and the process for creating and maintaining a compost pile Activities prepared for the instructor include lecture material on home composting lab activities at three levels beginning measurement of temperature and soil moisture intermediate maintenance and creation of a compost pile and advanced using soil test kits to measure the humus organic matter levels of compost and a native soil Support for the activity includes contact individuals for gaining access to the facility and lab supplies expected outcomes for the activity a grading rubric and reference materials A section on preparing for the module will help prepare you for teaching the subject regardless of your experience with the composting process FOOTHILL COLLEGE Module 2 Summary PHENOLOGY MODULE This module will help students to learn about and observe ecological processes in non destructive research activities The module will also help students observers to relate their observations to differences at other sites regionally and nationally Using protocols created by the National Phenology Network USA NPN and or Project BudBurst students will engage in monitoring of phenological for example timing of fruiting flowering leaf break nesting dispersal behaviors processes of plants on Foothill Campus to investigate the effects of climate change Their data will be submitted to a national database to contribute to the scientific understanding of climate change effects on animals and plants There is the potential to create a phenology trail which would be an interpretive walk through natural parts of the campus available to anyone interested in learning more about native plants and how they change with the seasons and over time Either small groups of students or individuals will be assigned one species to monitor for phenological changes during the module If they are assigned a plant species they will be required to monitor 3 5 individuals to monitor if they are assigned an animal species they will be required to spend a set amount of time weekly observing the species For example if the student s are assigned coast live oak to monitor they will be able to investigate questions involving timing of flowering within a population environmental factors that affect timing interactions with pollinators or seed fruit dispersers If they are looking at animal populations they could examine the relationship between food source availability and nesting success Students will be required to collect data maintain work logs and observation journals In the majors Biology course students will be required to develop a research project that investigates change over the quarter culminating in a presentation of their findings in poster presentation and or paper format Grading would be on quality of data collection conclusions and presentations of research findings Students will be expected to formulate hypotheses regarding the subjects observed and draw conclusions from testing and communicating results of those test and critically evaluation the results Students will also be expected to apply evolutionary theory to explain the unity and diversity of living organisms FOOTHILL COLLEGE Module 3 Summary WATER WISE PLANT ADAPTIONS An important component of sustainability is an understanding and appreciation of the environment and the natural resources it provides which includes an understanding of local biodiversity found in natural communities Students are introduced to common chaparral plants present in the Foothill College Native Plant Garden Through a combination of lecture direct observations small group and class discussions students learn about features characterizing chaparral communities and adaptations typical of chaparral plants particularly adaptations associated with water conservation The activity focuses on evolutionary processes and biodiversity as a component of sustainability and considers the merits of using native species in sustainable landscaping with an emphasis on water wise plantings Discuss the concept of sustainability social equity economic vitality environmental integrity Define biodiversity Explain how the evolutionary process of natural selection generates biodiversity Recognize and identify the chaparral community and representative plants Discuss the potential merits of landscaping with native plants Contrast regions of campus with native water wise plantings to those with water intensive lawn plantings Students will review the environmental conditions of the region learn about plant physiology and morphology and then make field observations of plants to identify what they feel is an adaption for water conservation Students will also be expected to compare and contrast the water use of a chaparral area and a typical landscaped area on campus Students will be required to collect data maintain work logs and observation journals Students will be expected to formulate hypotheses regarding the subjects observed and draw conclusions from testing and communicating results of those test and critically evaluation the results Students will also be expected to apply evolutionary theory to explain the unity and diversity of living things SJSU M O DULE 1 SUMMARY MLK LIBRARY GREEN BUILDING The Sustainability at the King Library module introduces the major LEED categories that buildings applying for LEED certification for Operations and Maintenance are reviewed The goal of the module is to provide a basic overview of criteria used for each LEED category The module s goal is to have students rate the library s features via a physical tour and an online tour to discover sustainable features The module asks the students to explore the building discover how people use it and to apply their understanding of LEED s categories to sustainability in their own lives and living environments The module is an online tool available from

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  • Site Index | Sustainability @ SJSU | San Jose State University
    Your Footprint Spartan Sustainability Stories Learn More News Events Campus as a Living Lab Project Project Description Modules SJSU Home Sustainability SJSU Site Index MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to HOME A C D E G H L M N P R S U V W A About Us Academics Research Back to top C Campus as a Living Lab Project Contact Us Current Future Projects Back to top D Degree Programs Back to top E Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Back to top G Get Involved Back to top H History of Sustainability at SJSU Back to top L Learn More List of Courses Back to top M Modules Back to top N News Events Back to top P Project Description Back to top R Reduce Your Footprint Research Projects Back to top S SJSU STARS Report Spartan Sustainability Stories Sustainability Map Sustainability at SJSU Sustainable Campus Back to top U University Sustainability Board Members Back to top V Vision Goals Back to top W What We ve Accomplished What You Can Do Back to top SJSU Links and Resources Information for Alumni Current Students Donors Faculty Staff Future Students Researchers Colleges Applied Sciences Arts Business Education Engineering

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  • About | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    Beethoven Treasures in America Beethoven Auction Database About Beethoven FAQ on Beethoven Beethoven the Broadwood Fortepiano Beethoven and the Harpsichord Catalogs Beethoven Gateway Art and Media Catalogs Services Access to Collections Permissions and Fees Reproduction Services Events the Community Events Current Events Beethoven s Birthday Celebration First Wednesdays Lecture Series Historic Keyboards Mini Concerts Young Pianist s Beethoven Competition Past Events Community Educational Programs Beethoven Center Facebook Page Support Donating Materials Joining the American Beethoven Society Planned Giving Program Funding Opportunities Digitization Project SJSU Home Beethoven Center About About MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Ira F Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies FAQ Contacting the Beethoven Center American Beethoven Society Hours and Location Tours and Group Visits Visitor Guidelines History Ira F Brilliant Mission Photo Gallery Memories of Tom Wendel 1924 2004 Staff of the Beethoven Center Collections and Exhibits Research Support Services Events and Community What is the Ira F Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies The Center is the only institution in North America devoted solely to the life works and accomplishments of Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 1827 Established in 1983 when Ira F Brilliant donated his Beethoven collection to San José State University the Center officially opened in September 1985 with a gala co sponsored by the San Jose Symphony Building on Ira Brilliant s original donation the Center now has the largest collection of Beethoven materials outside of Europe In addition to functioning as a research library and museum the Center is involved in a variety of educational programs and sponsors concerts lectures tours and other events Long term projects include publication of The Beethoven Journal and development of the Center s online catalog the Beethoven Gateway The Center is also the headquarters for the American Beethoven Society The Beethoven Center welcomes visitors and

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  • Hours and Location | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    and Fees Reproduction Services Events the Community Events Current Events Beethoven s Birthday Celebration First Wednesdays Lecture Series Historic Keyboards Mini Concerts Young Pianist s Beethoven Competition Past Events Community Educational Programs Beethoven Center Facebook Page Support Donating Materials Joining the American Beethoven Society Planned Giving Program Funding Opportunities Digitization Project SJSU Home Beethoven Center About Hours and Location Hours and Location MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to About FAQ Contacting the Beethoven Center American Beethoven Society Hours and Location Tours and Group Visits Visitor Guidelines History Ira F Brilliant Mission Photo Gallery Memories of Tom Wendel 1924 2004 Staff of the Beethoven Center The Beethoven Center is located in Room 580 in the special collections area on the fifth floor of the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Library The King Library is on the campus of San José State University in downtown San José at 150 E San Fernando St on the corner of S Fourth and San Fernando streets Public parking is available in the 4th St Garage across the street at 44 S Fourth St and other nearby garages and lots Metered street parking may also be available Current hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 11 5 11 6 11 6 11 6 11 5 1 5 closed Important notice In the event of staff illnesses or other unforeseen events we may need to close or shorten the Center s hours without notice When possible we will post the shortened hours on our website here F February 13 open 1 4 p m only February 27 open for concert event only April 16 open 2 30 5 00 p m only Holiday schedule for 2016 the Center will be closed on the following days January 1 2 January 18 March 31 May

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  • Tours and Group Visits | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    Art and Media Catalogs Services Access to Collections Permissions and Fees Reproduction Services Events the Community Events Current Events Beethoven s Birthday Celebration First Wednesdays Lecture Series Historic Keyboards Mini Concerts Young Pianist s Beethoven Competition Past Events Community Educational Programs Beethoven Center Facebook Page Support Donating Materials Joining the American Beethoven Society Planned Giving Program Funding Opportunities Digitization Project SJSU Home Beethoven Center About Tours and Group Visits Tours and Group Visits MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to About FAQ Contacting the Beethoven Center American Beethoven Society Hours and Location Tours and Group Visits Visitor Guidelines History Ira F Brilliant Mission Photo Gallery Memories of Tom Wendel 1924 2004 Staff of the Beethoven Center Docents are available to guide tours for visitors who drop in during the Center s open hours Visitors are also welcome to view the exhibits on their own For groups larger than 10 people please contact the Center at 408 808 2058 in advance of your visit to confirm that staff will be available to assist you The Center s staff also conducts tours and demonstrations of the historical keyboard instruments by advance arrangement for school groups college courses and other organizations

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