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SNRE Doctoral Candidate Cybelle Shattuck won "The Marion McFarland Taylor Award for Best Research Paper in the Area of Religion, Ecology, and Sustainability", and received her award at last week's Midwest Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion. 

This past Saturday, SNRE Environmental Justice professor Paul Mohai received the 2014 Damu Smith Power of One Leadership Award presented at the Second Annual HBCU Student Climate Change Conference held at Dillard University in New Orleans, April 17-19, 2014.  The conference was co-sponsored by Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.

The high bar may be SNRE student and gymnast Ian Makowske’s specialty, but he’ll also be raising the sustainability bar at this year’s NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championship. Thanks to the work of Ian and others involved in planning, the 2014 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championship was the first ever zero-waste event of this kind. The event took place on April 10-12 at the University of Michigan’s Crisler Center.

Cardinale Lab

Associate Professor Bradley J. Cardinale, has received a $2-million National Science Foundation grant as part of the agency's efforts to expand knowledge and understanding of Earth's biodiversity. Cardinale is the principal investigator on a project titled, "Can evolutionary history predict how changes in biodiversity impact the productivity of ecosystems?" He and his colleagues will examine how evolutionary processes among algae generate and maintain the diversity of genes, and whether genetic diversity can explain the productivity of freshwater lakes.

SNRE students Eric Weinberg, Jeremy Good, Kate Loshakova, Luis Cecco, Yiyao Chen, and Kuan-Ho Lai have teamed up with the Northport Energy Action Taskforce to develop and implement a Renewable Energy Community Plan that will enable the village and township to attain their goal of becoming a 100% clean energy community.

In honor of former director Carol Hollenshead’s twenty-year tenure at the Center for the Education of Women, CEW created the Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change. Awardees are faculty and staff—either individuals or groups—whose sustained efforts have resulted in greater equity in regard to gender, race, class, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) annual Better Buildings Case Competition engages the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and policy makers to develop creative solutions to real-world energy efficiency problems for businesses and other organizations across the marketplace. Through the competition, interdisciplinary teams of university students gain critical skills and experience to start careers in clean energy.

A list of the 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in American history—compiled by students at the University of Michigan—has been added to a new "Global Atlas of Environmental Justice," an interactive online map detailing about 1,000 environmental conflicts worldwide. The atlas is a product of the European Union-funded EJOLT project (Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade), which is hosting a conference this month in Lund, Sweden.

SNRE Faculty book covers

U-M Faculty Authors Event, 3/20

The cover art for these books will be incorporated into a temporary digital exhibit in the Author’s Corner in the Hatcher Graduate Library.

Dan Brown, Land Use and the Carbon Cycle: Advances in Integrated Science, Management and Policy, Cambridge University Press
Raymond De Young and Thomas Princen, The Localization Reader: Adapting to the Coming Downshift, MIT Press