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.
Hua Cai, a second-year doctoral student at SNRE, has won three awards for a poster presentation on research using travel patterns of taxis in Beijing, China. Her work examined the real-time trajectories of 10,375 taxis for one week to explore the impacts of individual travel patterns to plug-in hybrid electric vehicle acceptance, electrification rate, and associated implications on greenhouse gas emissions.
The poster (download .pdf below) is titled "Characterizing Individual Travel Patterns through Big Data Mining."