School of Natural Resources and Environment

News and Research Digest

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:

Climate change and adaptation panel, held at the World Bank by SNRE alumni, left to right: Nate Engle, Moushumi Chaudhury, Joe Thompson, Kathleen Mogelgaard, and James Mulligan.

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.

SNRE Professor Tom Princen discusses "Why food? Why now?"

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.