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  • Annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference. 

Highlights of 26th Annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) Conference held at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, March 28-29, 2014, Harvard Law Today, April 10, 2014. See conference video here.

  • Student Climate Change Conference. 

Dillard/TSU 2nd Annual HBCU Student Climate Change Conference April 17-19, 2014 - TSU UPEP students are scheduled to present at the conference: Go to the conference website here

  • Earth Month – TSU - 2014

Texas Southern University (TSU) will hold its annual Earth Day/Arbor Day activities on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 10 am – 2 pm, hosted by the Buildings and Grounds Department and the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs (BJML SPA).  Earth Day/Arbor Day will begin with a welcome from Dr. Glenn S. Johnson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies of the BJML SPA and Mr. Terry Garner, Master Gardner, Houston Department of Health and Human Services.   The day will include a variety of sustainable campus activities, such as tree and seedling planting, tile and paver painting, and walkway improvements.  The event will be held in front of the Jessie H. Jones School of Business.   TSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as, the surrounding community of the Wallip School and Jack Yates High School will participate in the activities planned for this exciting day. 

  • Earth Month Event: TSU to Host Houston Premiere of “Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek” Documentary, April 9, 2014

Derrick Evans talk after the screening of the video was equally compelling and passionate. To learn more about the Turkey Creek Land Trust <Here>

  • NAACP Climate Justice Leader Featured Speaker for TSU Black History Month 

Houston, TX - March 1, 2014 Jacqui Patterson the featured keynote speaker for Black History Month at Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs Black History Month Lecture Series was simply amazing. About 55 people were in attendance. Check out the other links that tied into her talk. NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice ProgramJust Energy Policies: Reducing Pollution and Creating JobsCoal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People,” For more information on Ms. Patterson’s work <HERE> Event power point **Here**

  • Administrative of Justice - Forensic Scientist Dr. Mozayani appointed to commission. 

Dr. Ashraf Mozayani, (March 28, 2014) Professor of Administration of Justice and Executive Director of our Forensic Science Learning Lab (FSLL) appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on the State of Texas Forensic Science Commission. Read full story (here) 

As part of the 20-year anniversary, a team of researchers from the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University released “Environmental Justice Timeline and Milestones, 1964-2014” (Full Text) a report that chronicles environmental justice milestones, accomplishments and achievements of the Environmental Justice Movement in the United States over the past five decades, beginning with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson