Events Archive

March 2011

March 19 – Conference: Lean Years, Infrastructure, Dwelling, Sustenance

8:30 AM-5:30 pm, Rackham Amphitheater 4th Fl. Free and Open to the Public. Details

March 19 – Second Annual SNRE Sustain-a-Ball

8:00-11:00pm At Live at PJ’s. Tickets: $15. SNRE. Sponsored by SNRE

March 18 – Conference: Sustainable Enterprises in Emerging Markets

Keynote Speaker: Jan Piercy, former US Representative of the World Bank. 11am – 5pm, Ross, Colloquium Room (6th floor). Sponsored by the Navara Foundation / Open to the University Community- Registration Required

March 18 – Conference: Lean Years organized by the P+ARG

Conference: Lean Years, an interdisciplinary UM design exhibit organized by the Planning + Architecture Research Group (P+ARG).
Exhibit Reception, 5:30pm North Campus (A&AB Rm 2106). Keynote Lecture: Ellen Dunham-Jones – Retrofitting Suburbia, 6:30pm Rm 2104. RSVP

March 16 – Dr. Larry Brilliant: “Sustaining Humanity”

3:30- 5pm, Rackham Auditorium. Sponsored by the SNRE Dean’s Speaker Series. Free and Open to the Public – Reception to Follow. Details

March 15 – Doug Kelbaugh: Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism

SMART Distinguished Speaker Series. 6:30 pm, Art & Architecture Auditorium, Taubman College, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd. Details

March 12 – Erb Curling in Canada

Details and Evite to follow.

March 7 – Erb Colloquium / Shelie Miller

“Beyond Carbon:  Assessing the Impacts of an Emerging Bioenergy Industry.”  12-1:30 pm, Ross E0530. Pizza and salad will be served. Shelie Miller is an Assistant Professor at SNRE on Environmental Systems Analysis and Industrial Ecology. Her research focused on the life cycle impacts of energy. Shelie Miller joined the SNRE faculty in Fall 2010.  Her research interests center around the life cycle impacts of energy. Recent work focuses on the non-carbon aspects of biofuels, such as disruptions to the nitrogen cycle and changes in land use.  Interests also include advancing Life Cycle Assessment methods to analyze dynamic and emerging systems.  She teaches courses in Environmental Systems Analysis and Industrial Ecology at the graduate level and Ecological Issues at the undergraduate level.

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February 2011

Feb 25-26 – IESE Barcelona Conference / Doing Good and Going Well

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Feb 21 – Erb Colloquium / Marlene le Ber

“Value Frame Fusion in Cross Sector Interactions.” 12-1:30 pm, Ross E0530. Pizza and salad will be served. Open to the University Community.

Marlene’s research is centered on the processes of social innovation that address the social, environmental and economic sustainability challenges facing society. She is interested in how social systems change and how market forces can address these sustainability challenges.
Her work has been published in Business & SocietyOrganization, andJournal of Business Ethics. Marlene completed her PhD in Business Administration (Strategy) in August 2010 at the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario and is a SSHRC- supported (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada) postdoctoral fellow at the Erb Institute.
Her interest in social innovation stems from her earlier roots in health care/health research management and in mental health and community nursing. Marlene holds degrees in MScN(A) and BScN from The University of Western Ontario. She is an Erb post-doctoral fellow candidate.
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