Events Archive

June 2015

June 2 – Supply Chain Sustainability: Emerging Trends and Opportunities for Action / BSR Connect Event

Detroit, Michigan

The event will feature an interactive dialogue with BSR issue experts and industry peers highlighting best practices and opportunities for action, followed by an informal reception to continue the conversation.

During this event, we will discuss:

  • Commodities of concern: From conflict minerals and leather to electronics and beyond, what are significant sustainability issues in the commodities and components used in automotive and other industrial supply chains?
  • Human rights and working conditions: How do new global standards on business and human rights apply to company supply chains, and how can companies engage effectively?
  • Climate resilience: What role is climate change, as well as potential regulatory responses, likely to play in global supply chains, and how can companies prepare?

Event registration and details

May 2015

May 15 – Good, Bad and Maybe: Communicating Scientific Certainties and Uncertainties / Dr. Richard Alley

Rackham Amphitheater

“Good, Bad, and Maybe: Communicating Scientific Near-Certainties and Deep-Uncertainties to a Non-Scientific Audience”

Dr. Richard Alley, Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

Event details

May 14-15 – Ross Positive Business Conference

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Michigan Ross is hosting the 2nd annual Positive Business Conference. The conference will deliver workshops and keynote sessions designed to inspire and empower professionals to create engaged and productive workplaces through positive business.

Register to attend and learn more about the conference

May 13 – Delivering on Science’s Social Contract / Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Rackham Amphitheater

“Delivering on Science’s Social Contract”

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University, former Administrator of NOAA and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

Event details

May 2 – SNRE Commencement

1:30pm; doors open at 1:00pm

Location: Rackham Auditorium

This event is open to graduating students and their guests (see more details)

Commencement details

May 1 – Ross Commencement

BBA, MAcc, MsE & MM Ceremony: 4:00pm
MBA & PhD Ceremony: 7:00pm

Location: Hill Auditorium

Tickets are required for all graduates and guests.

Commencement details

April 2015

Apr 22 – Driving the future: Combating climate change with cleaner, smarter cars

Noon – 1pm (pizza lunch served at 11:45am)
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110), 735 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

In recognition of Earth Day, please join us for a very special lecture about what it takes to pass historic air quality legislation. Margo Oge served at the US Environmental Protection Agency for 32 years, the last 18 of which she directed the Office of Transportation Air Quality. Ms. Oge led the Obama Administration’s landmark 2012 Clean Air Act deal with automakers, the nation’s first action targeting greenhouse gases. This regulation will double the fuel efficiency of automakers’ fleets to 54.5 mpg and cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2025.

In Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars Margo Oge will provide the ultimate insider’s account of the science, politics, policy, legal battles and, most importantly, the people who made this regulation possible. She then describes the technological, social, economic and regulatory terrain in which even larger reductions in greenhouse gases could be achieved. Finally, she lays out the future of technology that will enable a global market for super-efficient, zero carbon-emitting vehicles and other sustainable personal mobility options.

Oge envisions a future of clean, intelligent vehicles with lighter frames and alternative power trains, such as plug in electric and fuel cell vehicles that produce zero emissions and average 100+ mpg. The cars of tomorrow will have electronic architectures more like that of airplanes, and will be smarter and safer, park themselves, and network with other vehicles on the road to drive themselves, save fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These innovative vehicles will be necessary to combat climate change as the transportation sector accounts for one-third the global greenhouse gas emissions in the US.

Sponsored by: University of Michigan Energy Institute; University of Michigan Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP); and the University of Michigan Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP)

Event details

Apr 17 – Canceled – Nandini Rajagopalan / Erb Colloquium

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Nandini Rajagopalan is Captain Henry Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship & Professor of Management and Organization at USC Marshall School of Business.

Apr 17 – Erb Graduation Celebration

Michigan Union, Pendelton Room

This event is open to the Erb Community