School of Natural Resources and Environment

Environmental Informatics News & Highlights

Alumna Cynthia Koenig (M.S. '11/M.B.A. '11)

Alumnus Cynthia Koenig and the Dana Building are featured in the new public service announcement created by the University of Michigan. The announcement will air as a commercial and during sporting events broadcast on TV.

Shots from inside the Dana Building come from the Flume Room, the research lab space operated by Associate Professor Brad Cardinale.

Here is the story from the University Record explaining how the announcement was built ...

Gregg Crane, a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature within the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, has been named the new director of the Program in the Environment.

Crane has been teaching ENVIRON 377, History and Literature of the Rockies, at Camp Davis since 2007.  He is a specialist in American literary and intellectual history, and his current research focuses on the importance of intuition to a collection of literary, philosophical, legal, and environmental writers. His appointments runs through June 30, 2016.

Third Century Initiative

Five researchers at the School of Natural Resources and Environment received funding under a new University of Michigan program to promote interdisciplinary work. The funded projects are examining the challenges facing resource-constrained environments and sustainable transportation.

The Global Challenges for a Third Century (TCI) program, as the initiative is called, funded fewer than 15 percent of submitted proposals.

Mark Van Putten, a friend of SNRE with more than 30 years of experience in environmental policymaking and nonprofit organizational leadership at the international, national, regional, and local levels, delivered the Spring 2013 Commencement Address to graduating students Saturday, May 4.

SNRE students and alums gathered Thursday for their regular happy hour at Jolly Pumpkin. Tom Wagner, Class of '71 (pictured on right) told stories about his days in the Dana Building before SNR got its 'E', Erik Herzog, Class of '89, told us about his work at the EPA and 2004 graduate Michael DiRamio talked about the beginnings of the Sustainable Systems track. A good time had by all! Thanks to all the students and alums who came! We look forward to this every month.


-SNRE Alumni Gateway

SNRE Professor Dan Brown served as editor on this book, along with three other collaborators. As governments and institutions work to ameliorate the effects of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on global climate, there is an increasing need to understand how land-use and land-cover change is coupled to the carbon cycle, and how land management can be used to mitigate their effects.

The Center for Sustainable Systems at the School of Natural Resources and Environment annually invites an internationally recognized leader to deliver the Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability. Established in 2001, the lecture series is named to honor Peter M. Wege, the retired vice-chairman of the board of Steelcase, Inc., in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Carrico to discuss Nashville Yard Project at research talk

Amanda Carrico is a research assistant professor at the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy & Environment at Vanderbilt University. She also is a faculty fellow in the Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt, where she was a postdoctoral fellow from 2009-2012. She earned a doctoral degree in Social Psychology (2009) from Vanderbilt University; a master of arts in social psychology (2005) from Vanderbilt and a bachelor of arts (2002) from Transylvania University.