Dr. Herrington’s 40 Years of Service


Interim Dean Dr. Adams and Former Dean Dr. Herrington

On Friday September 30th 2016, The Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs hosted a reception on behalf of Dr. Herrington’s 40 years of service at Texas Southern University and more specifically the School of Public Affairs. In attendance included representation from all institutional sectors. Everyone that spoke highlighted the major impact Dr. Herrington had on their personal lives and careers. Click Here to see dr-herrington_dr-jones_doris-robinsonall event photos.   posted by amr 10.4.2016


Dr. Michael Adams, appointed Interim Dean School of Public Affairs

Dr. Michael Adams, one of three key appointments, became the interim Dean of the School of Public Affairs as of September 1, 2016. Dr. Adams in one of his first statements echoed the focus of the new president of Texas Southern University, students, students, students.  See full story here.

befunky_collage_t580Pictured in photo from the Houston Defender News Service from left to right Dr. James Douglas, Interim Dean of Thurgood Marshall School of Law; Dr. Michael Adams, Interim Dean of the School of Public Affairs; and Dr. Bobby Wilson, Interim Provost/Vice President.

Release of EJSCREEN – EPA mapping tool for Environmental Justice


After a year of public engagement and hundreds of outreach events to collect feedback from stakeholders, we are proud to announce the release of the latest version of EJSCREEN<https://www.epa.gov/ejscreen> – EPA’s screening and mapping tool for environmental justice – which has an abundance of new features! All of the new enhancements in the tool were requested from public users like you! A few of these are:


  • Inclusion of the National Air Toxic Assessment environmental indicators for cancer risk, respiratory, and diesel PM;


  • scalable maps, that summarize data at the Census block group, tract, or county-level;


  • new layers such as parks/green spaces and unemployment rates;


  • the ability to save sessions and print maps from the home screen;


  • a side-by-side view that allows you to look at different datasets simultaneously; and


  • inclusion of data for Puerto Rico.


Learn more about the tool in Check out EJSCREEN 2016<https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/06/ejscreen-2/> by Matthew Tejada, EPA’s Director of Environmental Justice,and make sure to register for one of our upcoming webinars so that you can learn more how the new features in the tool!