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350.org workday

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.

Schedule of OneBook/Conversations events on environment & sustainability

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

“Approaches to Sustainability,” Nov. 20

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.

“Food Inc.,” Nov. 10

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.

Howard: “Sustainability and the Crisis of Expertise”

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

Winguth: “Global climate change and its impact on North Texas”

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)

Garrigus: “Three Keys to Understanding Deep Economy”

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

“Green screen: Student films about the environment,” Sept. 30

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.

Poster

Announcing fall schedule of OneBook events on sustainability

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 TexasArne 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 ExpertiseJeff 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

OneBook/Conversations selection announced: McKibben, Deep Economy

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.

Announcement

Background

OneBook/Conversations web page

Amazon.com info on the book

Library record  on the book

Shorthorn story, March 4