Without Sharon Miller’s commitment to our community and our institution, alumni relations may look very differently than it does today.
Picture this: It’s the 1970s. A deep economic recession just hit. The auto industry is in trouble, and government funding for higher education is dropping precipitously. The University needs to cut costs.
Many count exposing children to toxins among the worst environmental crimes. But studies by SNRE Professor Paul Mohai and Dr. Byoung-Suk Kweon (University of Maryland) show that it is also among the most pervasive: these researchers found that a majority of public schools in Michigan are located in highly polluted areas.
SNRE’s Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is now underway! Each summer, the program brings 20 undergraduates from environmental studies or a related field to SNRE for an eight-week summer internship program.
This is the program’s first year at SNRE. They have welcomed participants from 17 colleges and universities around the country to work in labs alongside SNRE faculty, research scientists, and doctoral students.
Do you live in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Bozeman, Denver/Boulder, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Boston, DC, Chicago, New York, or Minneapolis? Do you want to connect with other SNREds in your area and have fun doing it? Then look no further than SNRE’s Regional Alumni Clubs!
Six innovative student groups from SNRE were featured in a new publication, Made at Michigan, created by Innovate Blue. Made at Michigan is U-M’s first annual report of student innovation and entrepreneurship campus-wide. The magazine-style publication highlights more than 80 student ventures over a broad variety of disciplines, including for-profits, nonprofits, and innovative products and services with market potential.
Professors Steve Yaffee and Julia Wondolleck have just launched a new web-based teaching tool to help people understand facilitation strategies and collaborative decision making. The new website follows in SNRE's strong tradition of work in conflict management and collaborative problem solving, while using new technology that enables engaged learning. According to Yaffee, "We built this site to provide users with a stepwise guide for facilitating a complicated public
Rocky Rohwedder, MS ’79, began his journey with a single, central question: “Are there highly successful examples of communities lifting themselves out of poverty, while simultaneously lowering their ecological footprint?” Based on decades of exploration, he has found the answer to be a resounding yes. Illuminating that link for others prompted Rocky to write Ecological Handprints, an interactive eBook focused on proven grass-roots remedies that both ameliorate poverty and restore ecological resilience.
My grandmother, Christine Johanna Hoffman, was born in 1894 and died in 1990. In the course of her lifetime, she witnessed the advent of indoor plumbing and home electrification, the Wright Brothers' first flight, the debut of the Ford Model T and man landing on the moon, just to name a few.
By Liz Kalaugher, environmentalresearchweb
The environmental justice arena has seen much change since it emerged from the civil rights movement. Now, a survey of 31 key players has revealed some of the challenges as the field has transitioned from local efforts to national and global remits, and more sophisticated strategies.
Foregoing turkey dinners and downtime over the 2015 Thanksgiving break, a group of dedicated SNREds from Sustainability Without Borders (SWB) instead traveled to the Ayacucho region of Peru to assist the Chakiqpampa community with two critical water projects.