Events Archive

October 2011

Oct 14 – SNRE Campfire

Annual alumni and student event, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Saginaw Forest.
registration and event details


Oct 12-14 – Great Lakes Now Conference

Video content from the conference.

Watch Al Gore talk about the Global Climate Crises and how it is effecting the Great Lakes:
Al Gore and the Climate Crises

Take a look at a panel discussion on clean and affordable water:
Clean and Affordable Water

Learn about four rivers that have caught fire due to contaminated material in the water:
Burning Rivers

Watch discussions on the plan for a new Chicago Waterway System:
Chicago Waterway System

Great Lakes Now outreach is sponsored by

Oct 13-14 – Ross Net Impact Fall Conference

Can a company’s commitment to the environment drive business growth? Can a mission-driven company be profitable? Ross Net Impact’s Fall Conference, “Purpose Driven Profits: Creating Change through Action,” will explore these and other issues through interactive discussions designed to advance action, understanding, and motivation for all participants.

Last year, Ross Net Impact hosted the National Net Impact Conference for over 2,500 participants, and featured 130 panels and 400 speakers over the three-day event. This year, Ross Net Impact Conference attendees will have an active role in co-creating solutions to society’s greatest challenges in five key areas: natural resources, energy, models of sustainability in business, emerging markets and impact investing. Sessions will explore how social entrepreneurs are changing corporations and industries for the better and how graduate students can find careers that make a difference.

Conference Schedule:

Thursday, October 13
6:00-9:30pm, Ross Colloquium

  • Conference Kick-Off Dinner
  • Keynote by John Fullerton, President and Founder, Capital Institute

Friday, October 14
8:00am-4:30pm, Ross School of Business

  • Keynote by Elissa Loughman, Social Responsibility Manager, Patagonia
  • Panels & Workshops
  • Networking

Register Here
For more information on the conference, panels, workshops and speakers, visit


Oct 12 – SNRE PhD Seminar / Hsing Hsiang Huang

“Economic Impacts of Climate Variability: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment with Great Lakes Water.” Dana 2024. Wednesday, October 12, noon-1pm.

Oct 12 – WDI Global Impact Speaker Series

Beyond Good Intentions: Achieving Accountability and Impact through Technology
Who: Daniella Ballou-Aares, Partner and North American Regional Director, Dalberg
4:30 – 5:30pm at Ross K1310
Reception to Follow. Details.

Oct 11 – Erb Brown Bag Career Information Session

The first session will be on Consulting & Green Consulting Tuesday, October 11th at 6-7:30pm in 1028 Dana. There will be second and third year Erbers talking about their experiences with jobs or internships in these fields.

Oct 10 – Erb Colloquium Brown Bag / Magali Delmas

“Saving Power to Conserve Your Reputation? The effectiveness of private verse public information.”
12 – 1:30 PM, Ross E0550
Open to the University community
The Erb Colloquium is an informal gathering, please feel free to bring your lunch.

Magali Delmas has written more than 50 articles, book chapters and case studies on business and the natural environment. Delmas’ current work includes the analysis of the effectiveness of firms’ voluntary actions to mitigate climate change and the investigation of the barriers and incentives to the adoption of energy efficient solutions. She is also engaged in refining current methodologies to measure and communicate firm’s and products’ environmental performance. She is particularly interested in understanding the effectiveness of eco-labeling and certification strategies.

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Read more about Magali


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Oct 10 – Michigan Environmental Law and Policy Program Lecture Series

Michigan Law’s ELPP Lecture series invites Rachel Jacobson, Acting Asst. Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, U.S. Department of the Interior. She will discuss Natural Resource Damages and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

Rachel Jacobson oversees policy, planning, and regulatory actions for the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including the 150 million acre Wildlife Refuge system and over 400 units of the Park Service. She is also responsible for historic and cultural preservation and management of protected species. Prior to being named as Acting Assistant Secretary, Ms. Jacobson served as Interior’s Principal Deputy Solicitor where she was in a leadership role working with the Solicitor to oversee all legal matters within the authority of the Department of the Interior and manage an office of over 400 professionals. Notably, Ms. Jacobson was the lead negotiator for the recent $1 billion “early restoration” settlement with British Petroleum arising out of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

12pm, Monday, Oct. 10, Hutchins 116. Lunch will be provided. For questions or comments, please contact Al LaGrone at

Oct 7-8 – India Business Conference

“Dissolving the Boundaries.” Ross School, Blau Auditorium - open to the University Community.

IBC 2011 provides a forum for leaders in business, politics and academia to engage in spirited debate with each other, students and the media about the many changes that have impacted India, both domestically and internationally. This year’s theme, Dissolving the Boundaries, is an exploratory dialogue on India’s rapid ascent as both a socio-political and economic force in the international arena.

We are pleased to announce that this year we expect more than 400 business professionals, students, faculty members, policy leaders (including the Indian ambassador to the US!), and organizations interested in India to attend the conference. Details


Oct 3 – SSI Roundtable, Campus Sustainability Goals and Commitments

Student Sustainability Initiative will feature Andy Berki from the Office of Campus Sustainability and Drew Horning from the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute give a brief presentation about the advancement of the University’s Sustainability goals. They will be there to answer any following questions. The night will start out with a little bit of Envrionmental Speed Dating to connect students with others participating in the campus sustainability movement. There will be finger food, hummus, and sandwiches. 7-8pm, 1024 Dana. For questions, contact Devi Glick at