Events Archive

September 2014

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

Bringing together national, cross-sectorial experts on the changing energy landscape, this conference explored 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.

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

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Click on individual conference video segments below:

Opening Keynote: Janet McCabe,  EPA, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation

(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.

Aug 18 – Ann Arbor Roadshow

Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Ross School of Business, Colloquium (6th Floor)

We’ve already had several of these roadshows so far this summer (San FranciscoNew YorkBoston, and Seattle), to discuss trends in business sustainability, and where Erb should be headed.

This event is open to the Erb community. Regsiter here

Aug 16 – We Make Health Fest

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: University of Michigan, Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Rooms

The We Make Health Fest is a collaborative event for a local and virtual community interested in health, technology, and participatory design. Think of it as a mash-up between a science fair, a hands-on museum/exploratorium, and a do it yourself expo!

This event is free and open to the public. Event details

Aug 12-14 – Ross New Student Orientation

Details to be announced

Aug 12 – Chicago Roadshow

Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: TBD

Aug 11 – Climate Change: Learn how you can make a difference

Time: 7:00pm
Location: The Ecology Center, 339 E. Liberty, Suite 300, Ann Arbor

Dr. Elizabeth (Lisa) Del Buono, MD (Climate Reality Presenter and Citizens’ Climate Lobby Volunteer) will discuss global warming and why it is urgent that we take action to address this problem. She will explain the solution proposed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby and favored by economists as the most efficient way to transition away from fossil fuels: placing a price on greenhouse gas emissions, and she will teach us how we can become citizen advocates to ensure that this solution is enacted. Event details