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.
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
Last semester’s final SNRE Alumni Happy Hour at the Jolly Pumpkin was a huge success! 45 alumni and current students attended. The event was put on by the SNRE Student Government Alumni Gateway and sponsored by the Student-Alumni Engagement Fund (SAEF), which was created by the 2012 class gift. These funds are available for SNRE student groups to use. The funds were used to purchase food for students and alumni.
CAFE is hosting a Sustainable Food Careers Symposium Friday, Feb. 15, Room 1040 of the Dana Building. The symposium brings graduate and undergraduate students together with professionals in food careers related to sustainability and the environment. Organizers' goal is to expose students to the wide range of career opportunities in this field. The event will feature panel discussions focused on:
THIS EVENT IS FREE; THE FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS RECEIVE A FREE LUNCH! (REGISTER BELOW)
Your very own SNRE StudGov is proposing a new StudGov election and governing structure! StudGov believes that this change will make our organization both more nimble and more thoroughly integrated with life in Dana. To accomplish this, we've designed a committee structure governed by a 3-4 person Executive Committee and 4-5 selected committee chairs. All student government meetings will continue to be open to all members of the SNRE community. The new committee structure will provide opportunities for:
Forty master's and professional-degree students from eight schools and colleges at the University of Michigan, including 17 from the School of Natural Resources and Environment, are beginning the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program today, marking the first cohort of fellows in the $10 million program launched last spring.
By Angela Fichera
West Eisenhower Parkway, Stone School Road and West Ellsworth Road – three heavily traveled thoroughfares in the city of Ann Arbor – each got a makeover thanks to graduate students in an SNRE experimental course titled “Urban Stormwater: Science, Design and Management course.”