A couple of history grad students who were inspired by Bill McKibben’s book and campus visit this past spring are going to do something — they haven’t figured out what — for the 350.org Work Day on October 10, 2010. They would like to coordinate with other like-minded students. If anyone else is thinking of doing a 350.org project, please contact Dr. Christopher Morris and he will forward your message.
Continuing the OneBook/Conversations program’s focus on sustainability this academic year, the organizers have lined up three high-profile events for spring.
Jan. 29, 12:00-1:00, Central Library, 6th floor — “The Sustainable Upside-Down Cement Boat: The Whitehawk Community Experiment” — Lecture by English Professor Ken Roemer – Details
Feb. 12, 12:00-1:00, Palo Pinto Room, University Center – “Bodily Natures: The Environmental Activism of the Posthuman” — Lecture by PSC Co-Chair and English Professor Stacy Alaimo – Details
March 10, 7:00, Rosebud Theater — Bill McKibben — A presentation by the popular author of Deep Economy, this year’s OneBook selection – Details
OneBook home page
This OneBook poster session displays original research presented in poster form. Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Poster judging at 11:30 a.m. Awards announcement at 12:30 p.m. Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center.
Take a new look at food through the documentary Food, Inc. at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Lone Star Auditorium at the Maverick Activities Center. The film details the often unseen side of food production and the role of food in our lives and communities.
Freshmen Leaders On Campus is hosting the film, which is being shown in conjunction with the OneBook selection of Deep Economy.
Information will be available on topics addressed in the film and the complex issues surrounding food. Admission is free, but canned good donations for Mission Arlington are encouraged.
My presentation for today’s Focus on Faculty lecture series is available at the link below.
Presentation (ppt, 4.6 MB)
Shorthorn story on presentation, 10/8/09
Arne Winguth, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has posted the Powerpoint file he used in his Sept. 25 OneBook talk.
Presentation (ppt, 58.2 MB)
John Garrigus, Associate Professor of History, has posted the video of his September 9 talk for the OneBook series. It is in four parts.
Video, part 1
Video, part 2
Video, part 3
Video, part 4
Shorthorn story on lecture, 9/9/09
On Wednesday, September 30, at 12:00 p.m. in the 6th floor Library Parlor, the OneBook Program will host “Green Screen: Student Films about the Environment.” The films featured were produced by English undergraduates under the direction of Asst. Prof. Carolyn Guertin.
The OneBook program has announced an extensive line-up of events on sustainable economy during the fall semester. These events are in conjunction with the program’s adoption of Bill McKibben’s Deep Economy as a common reading in freshman English courses. Additional events are being planned for the spring semester.
Wednesday, September 9
Three Keys to Understanding Deep Economy – John Garrigus (Department of History), Nedderman Hall 100, 12-1 PM.
Friday, September 25
Global Climate Change and its Impact on North Texas – Arne Winguth (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences). Sixth Floor Library Parlor, 12-1 PM.
Wednesday, September 30
Green Screen: Student Films about the Environment – Sixth Floor Library Parlor, 12-1 PM.
Wednesday, October 7:
Sustainability and the Crisis of Expertise – Jeff Howard (School of Urban and Public Affairs). UT Arlington Library Focus on the Faculty, Sixth Floor Library Parlor, 12-1 PM, reception following.
Friday, October 14-17
The Hermanns Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of English, presents a colloquium titled “Greening English Studies.” For more information: http://www.uta.edu/english/. Extensive schedule of events is now being finalized. <<Update 9/4/09: http://blog.uta.edu/sustainability/2009/09/04/greening-english-studies-oct-14-17/>>
Thursday, October 22 — SPOTLIGHT EVENT!
Petroleum Free in One Year: An Afternoon with Doug Fine – Rosebud Theater, University Center, 3:30 PM. Fine is author of Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living.
Wednesday, November 4
Community Empowerment Along the U.S. Mexico Border – Presented by Center for Mexican American Studies at UT Arlington and OneBook – Laura Treviño (Associate Regional Director, Lower Rio Grande Valley Colonias Program of the Center for Housing and Urban Development/College of Architecture at Texas A&M University). Sixth Floor Library Parlor, 12-1 PM, refreshments immediately following.
Friday, November 20
Approaches to Sustainability: A UT Arlington OneBook Poster Session (info) – Palo Duro Lounge, University Student Center, 9-5 PM. Announcement of awards at 12:30 PM.
2009-2010 OneBook Deep Economy Study Guide is available at: http://www.uta.edu/uac/one-book/resources
For more information on this program, or for press contact: Dr. Chris Conway, OneBook Program Faculty Co-Chair
The OneBook/Conversations program has announced the book that will serve as its centerpiece for 2009-2010 academic year. At the request of several faculty members, the committee several months ago decided that the subject of the selection would be sustainability, and we’ve been waiting anxiously to find out which book would get the committee’s nod. The selection is Deep Economy, a provocative volume by renowned environmental author Bill McKibben. McKibben’s prose is beautiful, and his insights into the long-term challenge of sustainability are penetrating. The book describes how our society’s environmental dysfunction is related to social injustice, food safety concerns, and the breakdown of community — and how this entire knot of problems can be addressed by reshaping the economy.
OneBook/Conversations web page
Amazon.com info on the book
Library record on the book
Shorthorn story, March 4