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Event Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017,
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Doug Rowland of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, titled "The VISIONS sounding rocket missions - high resolution imaging of low altitude ion outflow”.

Dr. Rowland is a research scientist in the Space Weather Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He is currently the Mission Scientist for NASA's ICON mission and the Deputy Principal Investigator for the MEME-X Small Explorer Concept Study.

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:30 pm

Join the Michigan-Earth Science Women's Network on Oct. 23rd to hear from our Science Writing Panel over lunch, sponsored by M-ESWN and GradSWE! The feature panel will discuss different perspectives and experiences with science writing -- audience questions are encouraged. Panelists include Dr. Allison Steiner (Climate and Space, ESWN co-founder), Dr. Rose Cory (Earth and Environmental), and PhD candidate Liz Agee (Civil and Environmental Engineering, former M-ESWN co-coordinator).

Time: 11am- 12:30pm

Location: Pierpont Commons, East Room

Event Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2017,
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

On behalf of the MUSE Organizing Committee*, you are cordially invited to participate in the 2018 Michigan University-wide Sustainability and Environment (MUSE) Conference, to be held February 14–15, 2018, on campus at the Michigan League.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 9:00 am to Thursday, February 15, 2018, 5:00 pm

The Eisenberg Institute is hosting Erika M. Bsumek, who's giving a talk on environmental history, specifically "The Appropriation of Indigenous Knowledge from the 'Discovery' of Rainbow Bridge to the Glen Canyon Dam Debates." For more information click here

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017,
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sponsored by SEAS Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017,
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Bernard David, Chairman of the Global CO2 initiative, will talk about efforts to address the more than 35 gigatons of global emissions annually by developing and commercializing the $1 trillion market for carbon dioxide (CO2) products. The Global CO2 initiative awards research and development funding to innovative technologies invests in commercial-stage companies and accelerates the adoption of CO2 products using recycled carbon dioxide. 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017,
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

The department invites everybody to attend the Smith Lecture on Friday October 13 at 3:30 in room 1528 C. C. Little. There will be a reception afterwards in room 2540 C. C. Little.

Event Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017, 3:30 pm

The guests for this week's CLaSP Weekly Seminar will be the CRLT Players of the U-M Center for Research, Learning and Training. The CRLT Players will present a seminar titled "Cuts: Responding to Student Climate Concerns" on Thursday, October 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the SRB Auditorium, room 2246.

Please join them as they:

- Learn about micro-aggressions and bias.

- Discuss communicating across differences in identity.

- Develop strategies for responding to climate concerns.

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:30 pm