General news

Join Dean Overpeck for a welcome back to school luncheon!

Event Date: 
Friday, September 7, 2018,
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

University of Michigan scientists grew various combinations of freshwater algal species in 80 artificial ponds at U-M’s E.S. George Reserve near Pinckney, Michigan in the first large-scale, controlled experiment to test the widely held idea that biodiversity can improve the performance of algal biofuel systems in the field.

The SEAS annual Winter Solstice celebration brings students, faculty, and staff together for live music, delicious food, and a gingerbread house competition. The 2018 event takes place Friday, December 14th, from 3-6 p.m. in Ford Commons. Families are welcome!

Event Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2018,
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sustainable development, as a concept and call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and guarantee human well-being, is perhaps the greatest challenge facing humanity. The complexity of the meanings of sustainable development have meant that many scholars, researchers, decision makers, and practitioners see in it diverse ways in which to aspire for and achieve societal goals.

Event Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018, 9:45 am to Sunday, November 11, 2018, 5:00 pm

Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan—in the name of austerity—shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon after, citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps—but officials rebuffed them, insisting that the water was fine. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city’s public hospital, took state officials at their word and encouraged the parents and children in her care to continue drinking the water—after all, it was American tap water, blessed with the state’s seal of approval.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018,
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The 5th annual “Fast Food for Thought” will bring together 10 interdisciplinary faculty members from across campus to give a series of fast-paced talks (5 minutes each) related to food and/or agriculture.

Information to come soon!

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:00 pm

Log sawing, wader races and good times! Come celebrate our 112th annual Campfire event!

Event Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:30 pm