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.
If they successfully invade Lake Erie, Asian carp could eventually account for about a third of the total weight of fish in the lake and could cause declines in most fish species—including prized sport and commercial fish such as walleye, according to a new computer modeling study.
On December 14, 2015, the New York Times published the following letter to the editor by SNRE Associate Professor Thomas Princen. The letter was a response to the outcome of the 21st Conference of Parties, recently held in Paris and attended by a delegation of U-M students and faculty from SNRE and across campus.
To the Editor:
You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday... Now get ready for Giving Blueday, the University of Michgan's spin on the national Giving Tuesday initiative. The virtual giving event aims to focus the giving spirit on donations to worthy causes.
Supported in part by the SNRE Class Gift Fund, 22 SNRE students traveled to Washington, D.C. in October to explore career opportunities and connect with alumni working in the nation’s capital. The trip was part of the SNRE Career Trek series, which takes students to major US cities for networking and place-based learning.
“This was a great opportunity for students to learn about and hear first-hand the types of jobs and career paths other SNRE grads before them have taken,” said student Elena Huisman.
The second annual “Fast Food for Thought” event brought together interdisciplinary faculty members from across campus to give a series of fast-paced, five-minute talks related to food and/or agriculture. Hosted by the U-M Sustainable Food Systems Initiative and held at SNRE on October 27, 2015, the event drew a crowd of more than 200.