The 2017 Michigan Law Environmental Law & Policy Program Conference: Environmental Criminal Enforcement is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 30
4:15 PM: Keynote Address
30 Years of Environmental Criminal Prosecution at the U.S. Department of Justice - a Panel Discussion with the Chiefs of the Environmental Crimes Section 1987-2017
Friday, March 31
9:00 AM: Panel I
When the Levee Breaks - Criminal Liability in Environmental Disasters
10:45 AM: Panel II
Fraud in the... Read more...
On Thursday March 30, the Epsilon Eta professional fraternity and U-M Sustainable Food Program will be hosting a panel discussion about urban farming in Detroit. Panelists will discuss the possibilities and problems of urban farming, with three main focuses:
The narratives attached to urban agriculture, both imposed from the outside and emerging from within communities engaged in farming
The infrastructural challenges faced by farms, and the ways in which the city of Detroit and non profits... Read more...
SNRE is co-sponsoring a lecture with PitE titled Science, Society, and Metaphors for the Anthropocene, about how metaphors interweave science and society as well as their implications for environmental sustainability. This presentation, featuring Professor Brendon Larson, will examine how metaphors interweave science and society as well as their implications for environmental sustainability. "I will focus on how we may assess novel metaphors proposed in the environmental sciences, especially... Read more...
The Capstone Conference is a celebration of graduate student research at SNRE that incorporates thesis, practicum and master's project student presentations. Concurrent presentations are organized into themed sessions that will take place in rooms 1040 and 1028.
Schedule at a Glance:
Thursday, April 6 - Concurrent student presentations begin at 5 pm and conclude with an evening reception in the Ford Commons.
Friday, April 7 - Concurrent student presentations run all day beginning at 9 am and... Read more...
On Monday, April 10, from 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM, in South Hall room 1225, the Environmental Law and Policy Program will conclude its 2016-17 Lecture Series with another first-ever event: a panel discussion featuring the EPA General Counsels from the Clinton, Bush, and Obama Administrations. We will be welcoming Jonathan Cannon (Clinton), Roger Martella (Bush), and Avi Garbow (Obama) to talk about their tenures as the top attorney at EPA—and what we can expect over the next four years from the... Read more...
Please join us for a Great Lakes Seminar Series presentation:
Presenter: Dr. Robert Sterner, University of Minnesota-Duluth Large Lakes Observatory
Title: Lake Superior: A warming ecosystem
Abstract: Dramatic physical changes to the seasonal mixing regime of Lake Superior have been described: the summer stratified season is lengthening and summer surface temperatures are increasing. At the same time, there are less prevalent anthropogentic forcings affecting Lake Superior than most other... Read more...