October 9, 2009
  The University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture Designs a Diversity Pipeline
Through recruitment, outreach, and satellite programs, the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture is creating a conduit to a more diverse profession. The school’s diversity initiative to target under-represented and under-utilized communities, in its sixth year, is part of a campus-wide plan, and reaches across both the school of architecture and landscape architecture. It targets adding more members of underrepresented ethnic groups and women, as well as fermenting a more generally diverse intellectual climate.

With New ARRA Stimulus Funding, DOE’s National Accounts Program Expands Big Box Sustainability
With a definitive recognition that buildings are the single largest source of energy consumption, the federal government is looking to triple or quadruple their investment in building energy modeling and performance monitoring.

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