Monthly Archive for October, 2010

New course: Introduction to Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ESST 2300)

Spring 2011

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:30-10:50

Prof. Jeff Howard

This is the core course for the university’s recently launched minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. It is open to all undergraduates.

Introduces major topics, questions, issues and methods within interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary environmental studies. Includes a study of some of the most significant texts, studies, practices, and creative works from diverse fields relating to environment, ecology, and sustainability. Features guest lectures by faculty members involved in minor.

Flyer – Please distribute widely (pdf, 1.3 MB)

“The Big Push: 2010-2013,” Oct. 21

Jim Schermbeck

Downwinders at Risk

October 21, 7-8 p.m.

College Hall 101

Schermbeck explains how a “perfect storm” of industrial air pollution from the Gulf Coast to East Texas to Midlothian and now the Barnett Shale keeps DFW in violation of the Clean Air Act — and argues that to finally bring safe and legal air to DFW we have to put modern controls on these upwind sources.



Contact: Jeff Howard, School of Urban & Public Affairs

Downwinders at Risk web page

Shorthorn article, Oct. 21