URS Ph.D program planning open house for prospective students

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Prospective students can learn more about Texas A&M’s Urban and Regional Science doctoral program during an Oct. 21-23 open house, to be held in conjunction with the 14th annual College of Architecture Research Symposium: Natural, Built, Virtual.

The program prepares leading urban science researchers and scholars in areas directly responsive to the challenges of the built environment, specializing in fields 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. 21 at the Wright Gallery, located in the Langford A building on the Texas A&M campus, with presentations by Forster Ndubisi, head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, George Rogers, U&RS program coordinator, and directors of the college’s five research centers.

On Monday, Oct. 22, prospective students can attend the college’s research symposium, a daylong event featuring more than 50 faculty research presentations held in several concurrent sessions at the Langford Architecture Center.

M. Kamal Uddin, a champion of developing appropriate technology in the Third World — the local manufacturing of goods such as cell phones, motorcycles and refrigerators as opposed to importing inexpensive, low quality goods — will present the symposium’s keynote address.

The open house’s final day begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Wright Gallery with information on admissions, financial aid, housing, Texas A&M’s Graduate Teaching Academy, an Evans Library tour 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.

posted September 26, 2012