Jim Walker, executive director of the Central Texas Sustainability Project for the past nine years, has been appointed to the new position of director of sustainability at The University of Texas at Austin.
Take It Outside: They arrived on campus from New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art last month on flatbed trucks and tractor trailers: several towering giants of steel, iron and metal; a triad of tall, stately whip-thin spires; two carved, organic pieces, full of motion in black walnut and cherry wood. Seventeen sculptures (with 11 more arriving in January 2009) by some of the greatest artists of the mid-to-late 20th century were brought to campus through a new public art program called Landmarks at The University of Texas at Austin.
AT&T Conference Center’s latest technology fosters new ways of teaching and learning for presenters and students
Meeting of the Minds: When Jason Moore and three other graduate students enrolled in a technology commercialization course last spring, little did they know the project their team chose to investigate would take on the biggest environmental and political issue of 2008.
The University of Texas at Austin has adopted a Campus Sustainability Policy to integrate sustainability in academic programs, operations, campus planning, administration and outreach, becoming one of the first Texas public higher education institutions to introduce such a rigorous plan, President William Powers Jr. has announced.
The newly constructed Research Office Complex has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded the 2007 Gold Leaf Award for Landscape Beautification by the Texas Community Forestry Awards Program for the preservation of the 16 live oaks transplanted in the renovation of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.