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The University of Texas at Tyler Announces 2017 Freshman Book

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May 25, 2017

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
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The University of Texas at Tyler has named the book, "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash" by Edward Humes, as the 2017-18 Freshman Book.

All incoming freshmen will receive a free copy of the book during Patriot Orientation.

"We are excited about the impact this reading with have on our incoming freshman students and look forward to campus conversations in the fall," said Dr. Paul Streufert, Freshman Book Committee chair.

"The average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year. But our bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century. In Garbology, Edward Humes investigates trash—what's in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity." – Excerpt from "Garbology."

Faculty and staff interested in a copy of the book may email Honors Program coordinator Katherine Hellmann, khellmann@uttyler.edu.

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