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.
Of the 160 projects announced since November 2012, 16 have at least one SNRE faculty member (19 total faculty). In addition to the Q-fever project, here are titles, project summaries and faculty role (with field of study) in the other 15 projects.
I attend SNRE because the school houses so many lenses for understanding our environment. In Dana, we constantly interact with one another's work, both formally and informally. I relish opportunities to communicate with others in many fields because my goals are defined by places, not disciplines. As a student studying Landscape Architecture, I am learning how I can use design principles to improve and restore ecological relationships.
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