3rd Annual Sustainability Symposium

3rd Annual Sustainability Symposium

[download the PDF flier for the 2012 Symposium]

Friday, September 21, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Legislative Assembly Room (2.302)
Student Activity Center (SAC)

Opening remarks by Provost Steven Leslie.

The President’s Sustainability Steering Committee hosted UT Austin’s 3rd Annual Sustainability Symposium on Friday, September 21, 2012. Each year the symposium integrates scholarly work and practical pursuits in hopes of finding new opportunities for collaboration and innovation on campus and beyond. The symposium featured 26 short presentations from students, faculty, and staff.

For questions or more information, please contact Alice Gerhart at alice.gerhart@austin.utexas.edu.

2012 Symposium Essays and Presentations

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, the essays and presentations below are PDF files and require Adobe® Reader® or compatible software. All links will open in a new browser window or tab.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Presentation Title Presenter Affiliation
Welcome Dr. Patricia Clubb Vice President for University Operations
Opening Remarks Provost Steven Leslie Executive Vice President and Provost
President's Sustainability Committee Report Jim Walker Director of Sustainability

Curricula & Teaching

Presentation Title Presenter Affiliation Essay Presentation
Ethics and Sustainability: New Initiatives in Ethics Education at UT Austin Jess Miner (Staff) School of Undergraduate Studies   PDF
Teaching GeoDesign: A Campus-Wide Initiative Ming-Chun Lee (Faculty) School of Architecture PDF PDF
Sustainability and McCombs MBAs John Doggett (Faculty) McCombs School of Business PDF PDF
Teaching Sustainability: Lessons in Time, Space and Complexity Gloria Lee (Faculty) College of Fine Arts PDF PDF
A Vision for UT Austin: Integrating Sustainability into Higher Education Michael Webber (Faculty) Cockrell School of Engineering   PDF
Service Learning for Sustainability Scott Swearingen (Faculty) College of Liberal Arts PDF PDF

Global Impacts

Presentation Title Presenter Affiliation Essay Presentation
Studio Africa: A UT Austin School of Architecture Design Studio for Developing Sustainable Schools in Africa Michael Garrison (Faculty) School of Architecture PDF PDF
Environmentally Sustainable Initiatives: Ghana as a Case Study Natasha Sharma (Student) College of Liberal Arts; School of Social Work PDF PDF
“Let Them Eat Cactus?” Early Thoughts on Bioprecipitation by a Law Professor, Spurred by the Drought Jane Cohen (Faculty) School of Law PDF PDF
Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on High Mountain Glacial Watersheds in the Andes and Himalayas Rachel Chisolm (Student) Cockrell School of Engineering PDF PDF
Sustainable Development in Haiti: Challenges, Lessons, and Hope Justin Baker, Katrin Greisberger, Danny Guerra, Sofia Leon, and Julia O'Rourke (Students) Cockrell School of Engineering; Jackson School of Geosciences; LBJ School of Public Affairs; McCombs School of Business PDF PDF

Operations & Resource Management

Presentation Title Presenter Affiliation Essay Presentation
Leveraging Social Norms Marketing and Socially Responsible Investment Funds to Fuel Energy Conservation at The University of Texas at Austin Liv Isham, Jay Kleberg, Spencer Jones, Caroline Kolb, Lara Cottingham (Students) McCombs School of Business PDF PDF
Implementation of a Green Laboratory Program Dennis Nolan (Staff) Environmental Health and Safety PDF PDF
Making Our Urban Forest More Sustainable Jim Carse (Staff) Facilities Services PDF PDF
20/20 Vision: Energy and Resource Conservation at UT Austin Mike Frisch (Staff) Facilities Services PDF Prezi
The New Wave: Irrigation Sustainability Markus Hogue (Staff) Facilities Services PDF PDF

Campus Master Plan

Presentation Title Presenter Affiliation Essay Presentation
A History of Planning at UT Austin Larry Speck (Faculty) School of Architecture   PDF
An Overview: The Campus Master Plan David Rea (Staff) Campus Planning and Facilities Management   PDF
Planning for the Future: Energy and Resource Conservation Steve Kraal (Staff) Campus Planning and Facilities Management   PDF
Transportation and Mobility Across Campus Jeri Baker (Staff) Parking and Transportation Services   PDF
A Key Component: Sustainability in the Campus Master Plan Jim Walker (Staff) Office of Sustainability   PDF

Research and Initiatives

Presentation Title Presenter Affiliation Essay Presentation
The Green Fee: Promoting and Facilitating Campus Sustainability Research and Development Through Projects Led by Students, Faculty, and Staff Sam Hermitte and Collin Poirot (Students) College of Communication; College of Liberal Arts; LBJ School of Public Affairs PDF PDF
Responses of Gambusia affinis to Changes in Hydrologic Regimes in Waller Creek, Texas Ben Bonney (Student) College of Natural Sciences PDF PDF
Going Solar: Consumer Investment Behavior for Residential Photovoltaic Installations Ben Sigrin (Student) Jackson School of Geosciences; LBJ School of Public Affairs PDF PDF
Sustainable Employees: A Wellness and Green Partnership Adrienne Howarth-Moore (Staff) Human Resource Services PDF PDF
The Opportunity to Cycle: The UT Safe Cycling Campaign Kate Bedford (Student) School of Architecture PDF PDF

 

2011 Symposium Presentations

To read the essays or view presentations from last year's symposium, please visit our 2011 Symposium page.