Regional

CIGLR researcher awarded sustainability catalyst grant
May 31, 2024
Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome, an associate research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR), and her project team have been awarded a sustainability catalyst grant from U-M's Graham Sustainability Institute for their project, Catching the Waves: Empowering Beaver Island with Clean, Local Energy.

Global

Climate change is moving tree populations away from the soil fungi that sustain them
May 28, 2024
A study published online May 28 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that trees, especially those in the far north, may be relocating to soils that don’t have the fungal life to support them.

National

Altering cancer treatment dosing could reduce climate impact, study finds
May 30, 2024
Changing how often a popular cancer therapy is delivered would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental impact without decreasing cancer survival, according to a study published online May 28 in the journal The Lancet Oncology. SEAS Assistant Professor Parth Vaishnav is one of the co-authors.

SEAS Perspectives

Commoning for resilience, commoning through change
Apr 8, 2024
This is the second in a two-part blog series focused on the commons. In it, we share a few lessons we’ve learned about commoning and change.

Alumni in the News

Julia Elkin
May 28, 2024
The Julia Elkin Conservation Leadership Award has been established in memory of Elkin, a member of the SEAS community who graduated in 2015. Elkin passed away on February 25 after being struck by a car while jogging in Berkeley, California, and sustaining a traumatic brain injury. With generous support from the Wyss Foundation and U-M, an endowment has been established with a $200,000 gift that aims to honor Elkin’s memory by supporting students with interests similar to hers, enabling them to participate in a summer internship experience focused on U.S. land conservation.