Events Archive

September 2014

Sept 14 – Community Day

Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Gladwin Barn

Sept 14 – Erb New Student Orientation (Day 2)

Gladwin Barn

Sept 12 – Entrepalooza 2014

Time: 8:30am-2:00pm
Location: Michigan League, 911 N. University, Ann Arbor
Event details

This event is free and requires an advanced registration. The registration deadline is Monday, September 8th. Register here

Sept 12 – Michigan Environmental Justice Summit

Lansing, Michigan

Event details

Sept 10 – Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Dana 1046

Mark-rooftopMark Retzloff, Co-Founder and Chairman Alfalfa’s Market

Mr. Retzloff is a pioneer in the organic and natural foods industry with a 44-year career starting and managing successful companies. He is co-founder and Chairman of Alfalfa’s, a Boulder-based natural foods store. He also co-founded Aurora Organic Dairy in 2003, and currently serves on their board.

Mr. Retzloff started his career in natural foods retail, as co-founder of Eden Foods, Rainbow Grocery, and the original Alfalfa’s Market, which merged with Wild Oats Markets in 1996. Mr. Retzloff went on to become one of the co-founders of Horizon Organic Dairy. There he served as Chairman, CEO and President International. He then became Chairman of Rudi’s Organic Bakery where he helped execute a successful turn-around.

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Sept 9 – Michigan Energy Futures Conference II

Janet McCabe

Keynote Speaker: Janet McCabe

Transitioning to Market Models and Implementation Challenges,
Changing Regulatory Framework to Support the Utility of the Future

The Second Annual Michigan Energy Futures Conference convenes a discussion on strategies for meeting the challenges facing energy producers and regulators in providing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy supplies and services during a period of unprecedented industry transformation.

This  conference brings together national experts on a variety of aspects of the changing energy landscape to inform cross-sectorial and constituency dialogues and to help chart the optimal paths forward.

Time: 8:30am-6:30pm
Location: Ross School of Business

Watch the Conference Videos:

(Forthcoming) Panel I:  Energy Supplies in Transition  with  Moderator Mark Barteau, U-M Energy Institute Director and:
  • John DiDonato , Vice President of Development, NextEra Energy Resources
  • Robin Newmark, Associate Lab Director, Energy Analysis and Decision Support, NREL
  • Gregory Ioanidis, President, ITC Michigan
  • Dennis Dobbs, Vice President of Generation Engineering and Services, Consumers Energy
  • John Caldwell, Director of Economics, Edison Electric Institute
  • Lisa Frantzis, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Advanced Energy Economy
  • Ron Binz, Principal, Public Policy Consulting
Panel III: Evolving Regulatory Frameworks with Moderator, Greg White, Michigan Public Service Commissioner

  • Ron Binz, (redux) former Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • Sonia Aggarwal, Director of Strategy, Energy Innovation
  • State Senator John Proos, Representing Michigan’s 21st  District
  • John Quackenbush, Chairman, Michigan Public Service Commission

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Sept 4 – Sustainability in the Auto Industry Panel

Ross, Colloquium

Come hear from global leaders at the forefront of sustainability in the industry discuss alternative fuel vehicles, pressing issues in the supply chain, and how they have influenced their companies. The event will be a panel discussion, moderated by Ross professor Marty Zimmerman. Participating executives include:

Chrysler: Bill Hall – Head of Sustainability
Ford: John Viera – Global Director of Sustainability
GM: David Tulauskas – Director of Sustainability, Environment, Energy, & Safety Policy

Register here

August 2014

Aug 29 – Erb New Student Orientation (Day 1)

Time: 12:30-4:30pm
Location: Ross, R0240

Aug 25-28 – Ross Leadership Initiative Impact Challenge

7:00am-10:00pm (Monday-Wednesday)
8:00am-1:00pm (Thursday)

Ross School of Business (Blau Auditorium, Colloquium, Winter Garden)

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Aug 25-29 – SNRE New Student Orientation

View the SNRE New Student Orientation – Fall 2014 details and schedule here.

Note: Erb Students are excused on Friday, August 29th for Erb Orientation.