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College continues Sustainability Teaching Roundtable Series in 2020–21

The College of Arts and Architecture’s Sustainability Teaching Roundtable Series, launched in 2019–20, will continue with seven sessions during 2020–21. The first of the year, on Tuesday, October 6, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., via Zoom, will feature Graphic Design faculty members Emily Burns and Huiwon Lim, Art History faculty member Heather McCune Bruhn, Visual Arts faculty member Angela Rothrock, and Landscape Architecture graduate student Lucy Rummler. All fall sessions will be presented via Zoom.

The series, organized by Mihyun Kang, research professor and director for sustainability in the College of Arts and Architecture, and Peter Buck, academic program manager at the Sustainability Institute, features Penn State faculty and graduate students, as well as guest speakers, addressing a range of topics concerning sustainability, curricular planning and engagement across the College of Arts and Architecture. More details and a schedule are posted at https://sites.psu.edu/aasustainability/home/events/roundtable-series/. Check this page before each session for the Zoom link.

“The series will transform the culture of sustainability education and pedagogy, embedding it into the college’s teaching culture. We anticipate that the series will result in establishing the College of Arts and Architecture sustainability teaching community,” said Kang.

All roundtables are 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. The full 2020–21 schedule includes:

October 6, 2020: Sustainability Teaching Panel Discussion
Emily Burns, Graphic Design Faculty
Huiwon Lim, Graphic Design Faculty
Heather McCune Bruhn, Art History Faculty
Eric McKee, Music Faculty
Angela Rothrock, Visual Arts Faculty
Lucy Rummler, Landscape Architecture Graduate Student

November 20, 2020: Sustainability and Environmental Justice
Facilitators: Mihyun Kang and Kate Cholakis-Kolysko

February 8, 2021: Teaching Arts and Architecture in the Anthropocene
Facilitator: Peter Buck

March 1, 2021: SoVA Studio for Sustainability and Social Action
Facilitator: Angela Rothrock

March 29, 2021: Sustainability Behind “A Marvelous Order”
Facilitator: Eric McKee
Presenters: Judd Greenstein, Composer, and Joshua Frankel, Director/Animator

April 5 and 12, 2021: Two-Part Series: Paper from Invasives and Yard Waste
Facilitator: Heather McCune Bruhn