URS Ph.D program to open doors for prospective new students

George Rogers

George Rogers 

Prospective students can learn more about Texas A&M’s Urban and Regional Science doctoral program during a Oct. 23-25 open house, to be held in conjunction with the 13th annual College of Architecture Research Symposium: Natural, Built, Virtual.

Students in the U&RS doctoral program learn how to become leading researchers and scholars in areas directly responsive to the challenges of the built environment, specializing in areas such as health systems planning, sustainable development, environmental hazard management and planning, transportation, urban design and community development.

The open house begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Wright Gallery, located in the Langford A building on the Texas A&M campus, with presentations by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the College of Architecture, Forster Ndubisi, head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, George Rogers, URSC program coordinator, and directors of the college’s five research centers.

On Monday, Oct. 24, prospective students can attend the College of Architecture Research Symposium, daylong event feature more than 50 faculty research presentations held in several concurrent sessions at the Langford Architecture Center.
Susan D. Clayton, a social psychologist whose work examines how people think about and make personal connections to the environment, will deliver the keynote address.

The open house’s final day begins 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the Wright Gallery with information on admissions, financial aid, housing, Texas A&M’s teaching academy and a final question and answer session with Rogers.

For more information about the open house, contact Rogers at grogers@tamu.edu or 979.845.7284 or Rebecca Itz, ritz@arch.tamu.edu or 979.845.1046.

Download open house agenda (207 KB PDF)

posted September 27, 2011