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Date of Publication: 
10/02/2012

UDC'S College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) Launches Television Series

Washington, DC - A new television program focusing on urban sustainability issues in the District of Columbia premiered on October 1, 2012. “CAUSES,” the half-hour news and interview program of UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), will explore relevant issues and inform viewers about the many ways that CAUSES research, academic programs, and community outreach initiatives seek to improve the quality of life and economic opportunity for the residents of the District of Columbia.

Dr. Sabine O’Hara, Dean of CAUSES and program host, notes, "The 'CAUSE' driving this television series are the residents and organizations of the District of Columbia. CAUSES programs serve over 150,000 participants annually in the District of Columbia through our extension centers in Sustainable Development, Urban Agriculture & Gardening, Water Resources Management, Nutrition, Diet & Health, and our 4H & Youth Development programs. We hope to build on this interest and reach even more people across the District to offer them research-based information that is relevant and useful to them."                     

Two different CAUSES episodes will be aired each month on UDC Television, a 24-hour educational cable program service, operated by the University of the District of Columbia and serving the District government's non-commercial, adult education program service. In the District, UDC-TV can be viewed on Comcast Channel 98, RCN Channel 19, and Verizon Channels 19 and 21, reaching approximately 187,000 residential households in the District of Columbia and every major hotel, federal and Congressional office and the White House.

UDC, whose roots reach back to 1851, currently offers 75 undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs.  CAUSES offers academic programs in environmental science, nutrition and dietetics, nursing, health education, and architecture as well as a wide range of community education programs through its five Extension Centers.
The program schedule can be viewed at www.udc.edu/cable_tv_19/guide.htm.


As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and David A. Clarke School of Law.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal_opportunity.

The University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education - 3624 Market Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104 – 267.284.5000

Contact: Gerri Williams, CAUSES Communications Coordinator, for press kits and interview inquiries at 202.274.6686; email: gewilliams@udc.edu.

CAUSES: LOCAL COMMITMENT – GLOBAL REACH