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International Coffee Expert Néstor Osorio Initiates “Faces of the Americas” Speaker Series

Event: Néstor Osorio, executive director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), will be the first speaker in the new "Faces of the Americas/Rostros de las Américas" series presented by the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin. Media Availability: Osorio will be available for media interviews upon…   » Continue Reading

New Director of Sustainability Appointed by The University of Texas at Austin

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.

Community design can boost fitness and health, says expert

Community design can boost fitness and health, says expert

What Moves You?: Our lifestyles are killing us--and costing us--with sedentary habits being one of the biggest contributors. As epidemiologist and physical activity expert Dr. Bill Kohl puts it, we've engineered physical activity right out of our lives, and that's not natural.

The Steps Toward a Sustainable Austin Energy Symposium Presented by LBJ School of Public Affairs and School of Law

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin present the Steps Toward a Sustainable Austin Energy Symposium on March 10 in the School of Law's Eidman Courtroom.

Interdisciplinary Team at The University of Texas at Austin Receives $500,000 Grant to Tackle Urban Sustainability Issues

An interdisciplinary team composed of faculty and graduate students from four divergent areas at The University of Texas at Austin has received $500,000 from the University of Texas System to develop an integrated approach to solving issues associated with rapid urbanization and sustainability.

Sustainability Classes New Focus of Spring Wildflower Center Informal Offerings

Event: A free class on how to garden to combat global warming and a new series of classes for the public about making sustainable landscape choices are among the 16 Go Native U options this spring from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Texas Union Informal Classes at The University of Texas at Austin.

School of Architecture Unveils Design for Austin’s First Clean Energy Park

Event: The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin will unveil designs for core acreage of the Texas Clean Energy Park, slated to be the most technologically advanced clean energy campus in the country.

New $5 Million Grant to Fund Research Advances in Solar and Other Renewable Energy Technologies

The Center for Electrochemistry (CEC) at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $5 million grant from the Houston-based Welch Foundation to start the Renewable Energy Initiative (REI), a multi-disciplinary, collaborative effort to promote advances in renewable energy technologies.

School of Architecture Promotes Sustainable Design in Core Curriculum with Meadows Foundation Grant

Faculty in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin will soon have the opportunity to incorporate principles of sustainable design into core curriculum due to a $240,000 grant from the Meadows Foundation.

Architecture Faculty and Students Travel to Beijing for International Collaboration with Tsinghua University

As all eyes turn to Beijing in anticipation of the 2008 Olympics, architecture faculty and students at The University of Texas at Austin are working in collaboration with renowned Tsinghua University to bring green space into a neighborhood outside the densely populated city.