College of Arts and Architecture continues Sustainability Roundtables in 2020-21

September 18, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The College of Arts and Architecture’s Sustainability Teaching Roundtable Series, launched in last year, will continue with seven sessions during 2020–21. All fall sessions will be presented via Zoom.

The first of the year will be held 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, via Zoom, and 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.

The series, organized by Mihyun Kang, research professor and assistant 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 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," said Kang. "We anticipate that the series will result in establishing the College of Arts and Architecture sustainability teaching community."

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

Oct. 6: 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

Nov. 20: Sustainability and Environmental Justice

  • Facilitators: Mihyun Kang and Kate Cholakis-Kolysko

Feb. 8, 2021: Teaching Arts and Architecture in the Anthropocene

  • Facilitator: Peter Buck

March 1: SoVA Studio for Sustainability and Social Action

  • Facilitator: Angela Rothrock

March 29: Sustainability Behind “A Marvelous Order”

  • Facilitator: Eric McKee
  • Presenters: Judd Greenstein, composer; and Joshua Frankel, director/animator

April 5 and 12: Two-Part Series: Paper from Invasives and Yard Waste

  • Facilitator: Heather McCune Bruhn
Last Updated September 19, 2020