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Climate change. Food access. Water quality. The world needs bold leaders willing to take on urgent environmental issues more than ever. At SEAS, we're focusing on the future - transforming research into action to create a healthier planet for all.

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Sara Hughes named CIGLR's associate director

Sara Hughes named CIGLR's associate director

Sara Hughes, an associate professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, has been named the Associate Director of the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR). Hosted by SEAS, CIGLR is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and businesses. Together, they work to achieve environmental, economic, and social sustainability in the Great Lakes.

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"To be a black person is to come from a long bloodline of survivors and storytellers, with a resilience that people can't even comprehend." - Lena Waithe

In SEAS's commitment towards decolonizing and creating a more equitable world, we want to acknowledge and rectify the erasure and minimization of black and indigenous environmentalists in conservation. We commit to promoting prominent black environmental historians and authors through our coursework and programming.