Monthly Archive for September, 2010

Sustainability: Green Development in North Texas, Oct. 20

Jyl DeHaven

Rosebud Theater, University Center

October 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

DeHaven is owner of Green Urban Development, CCO of Prism 3 Solutions LLC, and an adjunct instructor in the School of Urban and Public Affairs

The talk is sponsored by the UT Arlington chapter of the Interdisciplinary Studies National Leadership Organization

Update on new minor in Environmental & Sustainability Studies

I’m pleased to report that nine people have already signed up for the new minor in Environmental & Sustainability Studies. They represent a wide range of majors — Interdisciplinary Studies, Architecture, Social Work, Anthropology, Journalism, Nursing — demonstrating that the ESST minor has broad appeal and that students are seeing how it can be applied to many different career paths.

We expect many students to find that they can do the ESST minor while adding only a few credit hours to their overall degree plan. The minor requires 18 hours of coursework, but many courses that qualify for credit in the minor also qualify for credit in most majors. This is because ESST encompasses courses in academic programs across the campus, from English, History, and Art to Architecture, Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies, offering students a lot of possibilities and lots of flexibility, making it easier to simultaneously satisfy requirements of both major and minor.

For more information, see the ESST web page

Shorthorn story, Nov. 15

Park(ing) Day, Sept. 17

This was submitted by Michele Berry of the Student Planning Association:

Since 2005 groups and individuals across the globe have participated in PARK(ing) Day, an annual event innovated by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, in which activists, artists, and other urban thinkers turn parking spots into temporary public parks for the day.  The purpose and mission of PARK(ing) Day is “to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat.”  The event is organized on-line and acted out on local city streets across the globe.
This year the Student Planning Association with the support of the Office of Sustainability is creating a PARK(ing) space at UT Arlington.  The goal is to encourage students to think about how urban space is used and how these uses affect quality of life and quality of the natural environment.  All are welcome to come enjoy the park and discuss urban spaces and sustainability.  Information on PARK(ing) Day, sustainability and a good relaxing time will be available in the PARK(ing) space on September 17th in student parking lot 49, near the pedestrian bridge.  Visit for more details.

Shorthorn story, Sept. 19